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Sassy Mama’s Birthday Guide: Top Party Picks 2016

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Check out our favourite party vendors before planning your next celebration!

There is always a reason to celebrate and throw a party in our opinion! Whether it’s your kiddo’s first birthday party, your teenager’s sweet 16, or your husband’s 40th, there is definitely no shortage when it comes to inviting friends over for a fiesta. As you may already know, there are a ton of vendors out there to choose from. We’ve narrowed it down to our favourite three to help you with your planning. We know how daunting it can be to look at long lists so we’ve kept this one concise! But don’t worry mamas, if you’re looking for a more detailed list, we have those too! We’ve linked them under each category for you to check out. So what are you waiting for? Let’s get this party started!

Party Planner
Decorations
Entertainment
Cakes and Sweet Treats
Venue
Photographers
Online Resources

Party Planner

Planning a party in HK - sweet soirees

Sweet Soirées
Sweet Soirées was the first boutique party planning company to open in our bustling city, and they’ve stayed as a strong staple ever since! With over 4 years of experience in organising unique bespoke parties to suit every occasion, Sweet Soirées are all about planning enjoyable, memorable parties. Whether it’s a 1st, 21st or 50th Birthday, they pride themselves in providing clients with a stress-free, all-encompassing party service that is tailor made to suit each individual’s tastes. From setup to cleanup, you can trust that every little thing will be taken care of, allowing you to relax and enjoy the special celebration. Hooray!

Sweet Soirées, 10/F, Yally Industrial Building, 6 Heung Yip Road, Wong Chuk Hang, Hong Kong, 2818 5870, [email protected]www.sweetsoireeshk.com

Sassy Mama birthday guide Crafted 852

Crafted 852
If you’re looking for a party planner that takes care of every detail for an interactive experience, then look no further than Crafted 852! They offer a range of preset cooking and craft experiences for kids as young as 5 years old and adults who are kids at heart. From their interactive and fun sessions hosted and guided by passionate artisans, your party will be a sure hit amongst your guests. They even provide a range of artisanal gifting options for those looking to make an impression!

Crafted 852www.crafted852.com

Poppy’s Trunk
It’s no secret that all of us at Sassy Mama HQ loves to support mum-entrepreneurs which is what makes us huge fans of Poppy’s Trunk. Founded by three enthusiastic Hong Kong mamas with design and marketing backgrounds, Poppy’s Trunk has got everything you need for a stylish party. They offer everything from personalised invitations, announcements and occasion cards and their super popular candy bars!

Poppy’s Trunk[email protected]www.poppystrunk.com

Read more: That Mama: Poppy’s Trunk Co-Founder and Party Planner, Kaye Dong

Decorations

Hong Kong Plan Birthday Party Guide - Simply Love

Simply Love
Looking for all your loved brands from the UK, USA and Australia? Simply Love opened the largest party supplies shop in Hong Kong, and brought a whole bulk of our favourites with them! Since 2011, the company has expanded into party and event planning for both corporate and private parties. Simply Love is more than a retail shop, they are passionate about parties and aim to make each and every event a memorable one. Whether you’re on the hunt for personalised banners, backdrops and invitations, or top-quality catering and decorations, you won’t be disappointed by their selection! Oh, and Simply Love stocks over 1000 styles of foil balloons – the biggest selection in the city!

Simply Love7A Ho Lee Commercial Building, 38-44 D’Aguilar Street, Lan Kwai Fong, Central, Hong Kong; 2810 6223, [email protected]www.simplylove.com.hk

Planning a party in HK - swoon soirees

Swoon Soirées
Stylish party ware, chic décor and creative inspiration for the modern hostess? Check! Swoon Soirées is an online party boutique that has swiftly become Hong Kong’s source for swoon-worthy selections. This curated collection stocks the most delightful party necessities from independent designers all over the globe – so many of these goodies are exclusively available! The Girly Gatherings collection is ideal for girls of all ages (us included!), and the Black and White collection is perfect for a classy New Years Eve celebration… Basically, we want everything in their New Boutique Collection. The best bit? They deliver within 24 hours (to most locations) and shipping is free on all orders over $750. What more could you ask for, mama?

Swoon Soirées,  www.swoonxoxo.com, www.facebook.com/swoonxoxo[email protected]

Partytime
With two locations in Causeway Bay and Central respectively, Partytime is loaded with everything you may need for your celebration. From colour coordinated party and table ware to themes your kiddos are loving, they have it all. Looking for an added pop to your party? Check out their range of piñatas as well as huge selection for loot bags for your party guests.

Partytime Central, Shop 246, The Landmark, 10 Chater Road, Central, Hong Kong; 2190 4032

Partytime Causeway Bay, 1301A, Times Square Hong Kong, 1 Matheson Street, Causeway Bay; 2521 1649

Entertainment

Party entertainment in HK - Rumple and Friends

Rumple & Friends
With over 500+ parties under their belt each year, Rumple & Friends knows a thing or two about entertaining your kids for any special occasion. What started off as one performer and a suitcase in 2012 has now grown into a team of professional and charismatic entertainers for kid parties! Partnering with other reputable brands in the business, they provide non-stop fun and activities that will surely delight your kiddos and their friends. From unique themed characters (like their very own Princess Pandora, Super Rumple and Astronaughty the astronaut!)  and range of party options (we’re a fan of their magic show!) and ability to provide a full party service, there will definitely be something suited for your kiddo.

Rumple & Friends, rumpleandfriends.com[email protected]9830 8287

Chunkyumam Onion
Chunky Onion is all about quality entertainment no matter what your celebration. Offering an impressive line up of performers, Chunky Onion provides more than just your traditional clown show. From magicians, caricaturists, mime artists or comedy waiters, you’re bound to find something for your little or big kid. The entertainers are guaranteed to keep your guests entertained for the duration of your party!

Chunky Onion, [email protected]www.chunkyonion.com; 2110 0014

Hong Kong Toy Club
If you’re looking to host your kiddo’s next birthday bash in your clubhouse, rented out venue or yard (if you’re so lucky to have one of those!) and need a bit of help with filling the space with some awesome toys, look no further than the Hong Kong Toy Club. They have a great selection of small to large bouncy castles, outdoor toys, battery operated cars and other party necessities like mini tables and chairs for your little guests.

Hong Kong Toy Club, [email protected]www.hongkongtoyclub.com/bouncy-castles; 8216 3870

Cakes and Sweet Treats

Sassy Mama birthday guide - birthday cakes hk

Party Mate Cakes
For a truly personalised cake, how about getting your fave photo of the birthday boy or girl immortalised in sugar? Japneet Chahal at Party Mate Cakes is an expert in sugar art and can craft something that guests will still be talking about at next year’s bash (check out the photo gallery on Facebook for the awesome Jay-Z and Kanye West cake, fabulous Nautical themed masterpieces, and an adorable musical box cake).

Party Mate Cakes, 12 Wong Chuk Hang Road, Aberdeen, [email protected], www.facebook.com/Partymatecakes, 9463 7720

Citrus Sweets
When it comes to cakes, the bakers of Citrus Sweets are the crème de la crème (pun intended). Oh and, fear not, the rumours are true: they have their own flowchart to help you carve your cake to perfection. Don’t forget to pick up some of their finger-lickin’ good cupcakes and darling cake pops as well…

Citrus Sweets, Hankow Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong, 5199 4774, [email protected], www.citrussweets.com

Sweet Secrets
Let’s be honest, mama: dessert really is the icing on the cake at any event. Whether you’re looking for a 1st birthday smash cake, or an elegant 21st birthday cake, you can be sure to find something to satisfy every sweet tooth at Sweet Secrets. They do cupcakes, cookies and catering as well, so every guest is sure to leave satisfied!

Sweet Secrets, G/F 35 Graham Street, Central, Hong Kong, 2545 8886, 2575 6228, 2575 6885

Read more: Top 10 Places to get a Birthday Cake in Hong Kong

Venue

Hong Kong Plan Birthday Party Guide - The White Loft

The White Loft
The White Loft is the adaptable, venue creation of Sweet Soirées, a go-to party planning company. Specifically designed to host parties, the beautiful open plan venue (of 1,800sq ft – woohoo!) pairs plenty of natural light, with rustic wooden floors and white panelled walls in an effortlessly chic way. The venue design was inspired by a Hamptons beach house, and aims to create a home-away-from-home atmosphere. Plus, the minimalistic design leaves plenty of room for the space to be transformed into any theme. Stay tuned, mamas: The White Loft will be offering exciting party packages, and you can even partner up with Sweet Soirées for a bespoke customised party!

The White Loft, 10/F, Yally Industrial Building, 6 Heung Yip Road, Wong Chuk Hang, Hong Kong, 2818 5870, [email protected]www.thewhitelofthk.com

Umami concepts HK - planning a party in HK

Umami Concepts
Looking for the perfect venue to host your next party that gets your whole party involved? Umami Concepts is your answer for a bespoke cooking, dinning or beverage experience! From birthdays to baby showers and even hen nights, you and your guests can participate in the Interactive Cooking Party. Your event will be hosted by Chef Nolan or a guest chef. He or she will have prepared most of your dinner, allowing you and your guests to add to the finishing touches. After all, great food is even more delicious when created in great company. The culinary offerings are tailor made for you and your preferences. Time to put your dreams of being on MasterChef to reality, mamas!

Umami Concepts, 2/F, 35 Bonham Road, Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong; 5161 5900, www.umamiconcepts.com/celebrations

Hong Kong Plan Birthday Party Guide - Bounce

BOUNCE INC HK
Have some jumpy kiddos who are looking to expend some energy on their birthday? Look no further than BOUNCE INC HK, the indoor trampoline concept from Australia. Book your kiddo and his/her friends up for up to an hour and 45 minutes of pure jumping fun. There’ll be a dedicated party host to guide your kiddos through the action from the Dodgeball Court to launching themselves into the Big Bag and the Free Jump area giving you a break. Order from their food packages to fuel your guests and to top it off they also get to leave with a special goodie bag. Driving parents will also be happy to know there is two hours of free parking.

BOUNCE INC HK, EMAX Ground Floor, 1 Trademart Drive, Kowloon Bay; 2556 9555, www.bounceinc.com.hk

Photographers

Hong Kong Plan Birthday Party Guide - DFN Studios

DFN Studios
A party is best remembered through photos, right mama? If you’re looking to capture all those precious first moments of your baby’s first 100 day celebration or your toddler’s first themed birthday party even a milestone occasion, then look no further than DFN Studios. They are one of the best and most sough after boutique photographers in HK especially for families with young kiddies! Snapping and documenting special moments is what has made them the popular choice amongst families and celebrity clientele. Their photographers are heart warming and love to tell stories through their images and you’ll have these photos to remember all those celebratory moments! Say cheese!

DFN StudiosUnit 1104 Crawford House, 70 Queen’s Road, Central, Hong Kong, 2961 4579, www.dfnstudios.com

Lucky Fish Photography
A lover of finding all the small details in a moment, Jenna of Lucky Fish Photography is a great choice for capturing all those celebratory moments. From shooting fun photoshoots to happy occasions, all of the images will come back looking natural and relaxed as Jenna steers clear of stiff formal poses. If this sounds completely your cup of tea, Lucky Fish Photography is definitely for you!

Lucky Fish Photographywww.luckyfishphotography.com

Kim Bacon Photography
If you love the natural light look in your photos, then Kim is definitely for you. Taking beautiful images of every life stage, you can count on Kim to help capture those precious moments. Whether it be a cake smash for your bubba or an outdoor garden party for your older one, you will definitely leave with many images to frame!

Kim Bacon Photography[email protected]otography.com, 

www.kimbaconphotography.com, 6681 1105

Online Resources

Party Planning Online Resouces - Eazy Peazy

Eezy Peezy Parties
Eezy Peezy Parties is Hong Kong’s first and only online party planning solution. Founded by a HK-based mother of three, the platform offers busy party hosts a full DIY solution that is a saviour for mamas trying to juggle it all. With more than 100 themes to choose from, anyone can plan a professional looking soiree from garden parties to informal weddings, baby showers to bubba’s first birthday. The best bit? It’s all done through the click of a mouse and delivered in 1-2 days! So settle yourself on the sofa with a good cup of tea and take the stress out of the whole frustrating organising process.

Eezy Peezy Parties, Unit 8, 23/F Harbour Industrial Centre, 10 Lee Hing Street, Ap Lei Chau, Hong Kong, 2580 2530, www.eezypeezyparties.com

Little Miss Green Queen The Party Queen
Looking to make your party eco-friendly, mama? Little Miss Green’s goodies are biodegradable, fair trade, organic, sustainably made, or recycled. Sounds pretty perfect to us. This online boutique offers a fab collection of eco products for kids parties with everything from biodegradable tableware, fabric decorations and party bags, quality party bag fillers as well as super cool gifts.

Little Miss Green Queen The Party Queenwww.facebook.com/pages/Little-Miss-Green-The-Party-Queen, www.missgreenpartyqueen.com

Party Faces
As the birthdays roll around each year, we are always looking for new and easy ways to make all the organisation as painless and stress-free as possible, right, mama? Party Faces provides services from bouncy castles, video and photography (including photobooth fun!). Plus, we hear the littles really hit it off at the tennis parties. A one-stop shop to get all your entertainment and fun party themes sorted!

Party FacesFlat H6, 4 Floor, Phase 4, Kwun Tong Industrial Center, 436 Kwun Tong Road, Kowloon, Hong Kong, 5540 7081, [email protected]www.partyfaces.com.hk

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Time to blow out the candles, and make a wish, mamas! 

Brought to you in partnership with Rumple & Friends, Umami Concepts, BOUNCE INC HK, DFN Studios, Swoon Soirées, Eezy Peezy Parties, The White Loft, Simply Love, Sweet Soirées and Crafted 852.

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