Fact: teenagers are hard to please. Thankfully, we know exactly how to throw them the perfect teen party bash in Singapore...
If your little one is not so little anymore, and has outgrown birthday celebrations at indoor soft play centres, or is way too cool-for-school for the bouncy castle birthday parties you threw in bygone years, fear not! We know what teens really want to do in Singapore, and have scoured the island for the best party ideas for teenagers: spa days, adventuring and even a spot of surfing! Read on for huge brownie points with your teen when you suggest the best birthday ever…
Party ideas for teens in Singapore
The Ultimate Gaming Experience: Virtual Room
Get that gamer teen off the sofa and into the immersive VR experience of their dreams at Virtual Room. It’s a whole other level of social gaming with this team-based virtual reality experience. Up to 22 people can play at once in teams of up to four people. All they have to do is strap on a VR headset and jump into historical periods to solve puzzles and challenges and work together to save the world!
Where: Basement 3, Lucky Chinatown, 211 New Bridge Road, Singapore 059432
Ready, steady, go: Intrigg Hobbies
Make your F1-loving kiddo’s dreams come true with a party by InTrigg Hobbies, where they will get to participate in slot car racing. Whatever is that, you ask? Well, it’s basically racing miniature vehicles on a table-top race track. The remote-controlled cars will move guided by grooves and slots. You can also customise the racing circuit, pick a background you want to race against, and choose from a wide range of car models and genres. They can even go where the party’s at as long as it’s sheltered and has a power source.
Where: 410 Joo Chiat Road, Singapore 427636
Sing your heart out: Manekineko
This one’s for all the aspiring teenage pop stars out there – and their diva friends! Let loose, within soundproof walls, as you sing to your heart’s content at Manekineko. This KTV bar stands out from the rest, thanks to its cute fortune cat-themed decor and vibrant interior. Standard rooms can fit up to 10 teens and offer free flow of drinks, snacks and, yup, even ice cream. But if you bump the party up to the VIP room, your youngsters also get to enjoy a pool table. We’re up for it either way – hand over the mic, please!
Where: Various locations, including Lucky Chinatown
Beach bash: Tanjong Beach Club
All teens fancy themselves a little bit hip ‘n’ happening, so where better to show off their cool status than at the impossibly stylish Tanjong Beach Club? Teens will love its top-notch grown-up menu (we especially love the delish lobster bun with a side order of truffle fries), and the Club’s mellow beach vibe. If lounging around on the oversized beach beds is not your teen’s bag, then they can spike a volleyball on the huge expanse of sand at the club, followed by a dip in the 20ft infinity pool. Private area hire is available and a dedicated events team can customise the party. You can score extra points with your teen for hooking them up with a rodeo bull machine, dunking machine, giant Twister or giant Jenga. We want this party!
Where: Tanjong Beach Club, 120 Tanjong Beach Walk, Singapore 098942
For young foodies: Cooking competition at Expat Kitchen
It’s probably high time those teens of ours started being a bit useful in the kitchen. So get those budding MasterChefs to cook up a storm and make a party of it. Expat Kitchen‘s cooking party is competition-style, with teams competing against each other to produce the best dishes using mystery ingredients. Chefs will be guided by the professionals whilst whipping up teen faves such as pizza, curly noodle frittatas, cupcakes and s’mores.
Where: 9 Norris Road, Singapore 208252
The great escape: Lockdown SG
Most teens spend a large amount of time and energy trying to escape. Be it from doing the dishes, tidying their rooms, getting their homework done or walking the dog. We say put those cunning teenage brains to good use and organise a teenage party at escape room venue, Lockdown SG.
Where: 6 Eu Tong Sen Street, #02-33 Clarke Quay, Singapore 059817
Red carpet treatment: Gold Class at Golden Village
Who doesn’t like a great big comfy reclining chair, a fluffy blanket and a cocktail glass full of M&Ms when watching the latest blockbuster movie? Your teen will love a VIP cinema party with friends, plus the burgers or fish ‘n’ chips that are served at their chairs without them having to take their eyes off of the silver screen. Bonus: Wine can be brought to your own comfy reclining chair while you supervise the teens…
Where: various locations around Singapore
The day trip: Pulau Ubin
If getting your teen out of the house for some fresh air is a bit of a challenge, then why not up the ante and challenge those teens to a birthday treasure hunt? This will take some forward planning, but we absolutely love the back-to-basics vibe and natural beauty over at Pulau Ubin. Plus, we reckon the teens would secretly relish the chance of a trek and some treasure-hunting in the great outdoors.
Drop them off at Changi Ferry Terminal with their maps, water, sunscreen, some cash, bug spray, their backpacks (and probably a mobile phone) and a sense of adventure. Then pick them back up when they are exhausted, smelly with treasure in hand. Bike hire is also available over there as an alternative to trekking, and don’t forget to check out our guide to Pulau Ubin to help you plan the day!
The Physical Challenge: Forest Adventure
We say tip your teens out of bed and head over for an aerial treetop escapade at Forest Adventure. Think wobbly logs, rope swings, rickety bridges and a couple of leaps of faith. The perfect excuse for your teen to show off! The HoneyKids team has tried out the Forest Adventure experience and it’s definitely for fearless types (energetic teens will probably think it’s a breeze). Zip lining over Bedok reservoir after mastering a challenge is an unforgettable thrill!
Where: Bedok Reservoir