Birthday parties! The highlight of your child’s social calendar and a great excuse to throw some confetti, eat too much cake and paint your face as a tiger. Here are the stores that'll help you get the party started...
The pressure is always on in the world of parenting, and never more so than when it comes to hosting birthday parties! We all know where to get cool cake art in Singapore, we have party entertainers and bouncy castle hire on speed dial, and we are good for the best party cupcakes. But do we know where to buy the essential party supplies to really make our bash go with a bang? Whether you’re throwing a first birthday shindig or a cool teen party, we’ve tracked down the best suppliers in town for piñatas, giant balloons and those oh-so-important themed party bags.
The Party Stuff
Why settle for a plain old balloon when you can have giant gold letters that spell out YAY? We’ve had a lot of fun decorating with paper honeycombs and pinwheels, tassels and confetti from these guys, and have raved about The Party Stuff as a fab party supplier before. If you’re looking for Tinkerbell tattoos, Pocoyo stickers, Avengers activity packs or Frozen candles, then The Party Stuff has it all. Check out its free-delivery helium balloon pack options, and don’t forget to order a scene setter kit to really make your party pop. Best of all? You don’t have to battle around a shopping mall to get your goodies: as well as its three stores, everything you need is available online! Hip hip hooray for The Party Stuff!
The Party Stuff, 315 Outram Road, Tan Boon Liat Building #12-08B, Singapore 169074; www.thepartystuff.com.sg
The Children’s Showcase
Not just a brilliant toy store and a great spot for unique gift shopping, The Children’s Showcase has a fab selection of cool retro party plates and stripy paper straws, cute invitations and paper decorations. And, if you love throwing parties, you’ll want to invest in a set of brightly coloured melamine plates, cups and gorgeous serving trays by Rice, too. Parties just got oh-so-pretty.
The Children’s Showcase, 19 Tanglin Road, #03-08A, Singapore 247909; thechildrensshowcase.com
Parties can involve big bucks and we’re all guilty of blowing the budget when it comes to kids’ birthday parties. But do we really have to? Kids tend to be happy with a cake, some games, their mates and a goodie bag: really it’s us who cares about the plates, the tablecloths, the balloons and the plastic cups all matching. We say reign in the spending and make the most of $2-a-pop Daiso when it comes to party supplies – they even have party blowers and hats! This place is chock-a-block with great party favour ideas too (you’ll find markers, mini Kokeshi dolls, games and more). Hot tip: If you have a ‘theme’ to your party then buy the plain plastic cups and plates and then print and colour your own themed DIY wrappers to liven them up.
Daiso, various locations; www.daisoglobal.com
That moment you suddenly remember that you didn’t get the My Little Pony tablecloth for your kiddo’s birthday party tomorrow: we’ve been there! Party City to the rescue, people! Grab piñatas, balloons, favours, party games and even a selection of fancy dress costumes for the kids (or you!). Whatever your theme, Party City will have you covered. Phew!
Party City, Shophouse 277A, Holland Avenue, Level 2, Singapore 278994; www.partycity.sg
Lulu + Moo
You may have already discovered Lulu + Moo while checking out our back to school guide, but have you seen their gorgeous range of party supplies? Whatever your theme, it will have you covered for everything from pirate bandanas to Ninja nunchucks, tiaras to fairy wands. Don’t forget to check out its art and craft supplies too if you fancy putting a creative spin on your bash. Delivery is free from this online paradise for all orders over $70.
Lulu + Moo, online only; www.luluandmoo.com
Give yourself several hours in Spotlight: it’s impossible to head in for a couple of things without getting lured into an afternoon of browsing! The party supply aisles are jam-packed with themes ranging from first birthday to Spiderman, Disney Princesses to Hawaiian Luau and there literally is something for every age, every party style and every budget. If you and the kiddos are feeling crafty then this place also happens to be the place to go for art and craft supplies: grab everything you need to make your own party invitations, thank you cards and party decor!
Spotlight, Plaza Singapura, Level 5, 68 Orchard Road, Singapore 238839; www.spotlight.com.sg
Wow Let’s Party
Got big plans for a big bash? Wow Let’s Party could just be your one stop shop for cake decorating kits, balloon packages, themed party ware and even entertainment – magicians included!
Wow Let’s Party, 69 Moulmein Rd #01-81, Moulmein View, Singapore 300069 and 293 Holland Road, #02-05, Jelita Shopping Centre, Singapore 278628; www.wowletsparty.com
People of the East looking for airwalker balloons, Ben 10 plates or Peppa Pig banners, head over to Parkway Parade and fill your bags with everything you need for birthday bashes, baby showers, wedding celebrations and more. We love the huge range of piñatas here (need a pirate treasure chest? Score!), and it even sells themed cupcake stands to show off your baked goodies too. Extra good news alert: Party Joy also provides a balloon delivery service for when your Nemo helium balloon bunch won’t fit in a taxi!
Party Joy, 80 Parkway Parade #02-K2, Marine Parade Road, Singapore 449269; www.partyjoy.com.sg
With 45 retail outlets dotted around Singapore, there is sure to be an SKP nearby for you to stock up on everything you could possibly need for a party. Angel wings? Check. Novelty piñata fillers? Check. Birthday candles? Check. Balloons? Check. The list is endless, and the prices are super reasonable. This is our go-to for cool, inexpensive party favours, from bubble wands to card games and retro blow-up paper balls, and we love that you can buy a ton of wrapping paper (for pass-the-parcel purposes) for next to nothing, too.
Hot tip: Some outlets accept cash only so come prepared.
SKP, various outlets; www.skp.com.sg
Party With Us
Not all kids want a character-themed party, but if your little one is dino-obsessed, fancies a Pokemon party or maybe wants to be King or Queen of the jungle at their bash, Party With Us is the place to head for the more obscure themes your kiddo has come up with. Check out the disco fever shiny ball patterned plates, the pirate treasure map tablecloths and the safari-print balloons for theme choices a step away from all things Disney!
Party With Us, Bukit Timah Plaza #01-27, 1 Jalan Anak Bukit, Singapore 588996; www.partywithus.com.sg
Photography: Nathania Tirtaputra; Styling: Skye Marsden
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