Birthday parties: the highlight of your child’s social calendar and a great excuse to eat too much cake and laugh yourself silly. 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 cakes 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 best places to shop for party supplies in Singapore
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 party supplies! From retro party plates and stripy paper straws, cute invitations and paper decorations, there are tons to browse from. 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.
Where: The Children’s Showcase, 19 Tanglin Road, #03-08A, Singapore 247909
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 to match the decor. We say, reign in the spending and make the most of $2-a-pop Daiso when it comes to party supplies! Psst, they even have party blowers and hats, too. This place is chock-a-block with great party favour ideas (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.
Where: Daiso, various locations
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! Thankfully, here’s 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!
Where: Party City, Shophouse 277A, Holland Avenue, Level 2, Singapore 278994
We should probably warn you in advance: 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 The Lion King to Toy Story, Disney Princesses to Star Wars. 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.
Where: Spotlight, Plaza Singapura, Level 5, 68 Orchard Road, Singapore 238839, and at Westgate, #03-44 to 45 & #03-34 to 37, 3 Gateway Dr, Singapore 608532
Looking for airwalker balloons, Ben 10 plates or Peppa Pig banners? Head over to Parkway Parade to Party Joy! Fill your bags with everything you need for birthday bashes, baby showers, wedding celebrations and more. We love the huge range of piñatas here, 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!
Where: Party Joy, 80 Parkway Parade #02-K2, Marine Parade Road, Singapore 449269
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 partyware and even entertainment. We love their wide selection of party supplies of great quality and service!
Where: Wow Let’s Party at three locations. Moulmein, 69 Moulmein Rd #01-81, Moulmein View, Singapore 300069, Holland, 293 Holland Road, #02-05, Jelita Shopping Centre, Singapore 278628 and Bartley, 23 New Industrial Road #02-07 (Ground Level) ProDesign Engineers Pte Ltd, Singapore 536209
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. SKP is also 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!
Where: SKP, various outlets
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!
Where: Party With Us, shop online
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