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The Guide To Planning The Ultimate Kids Party In Hong Kong: Part 1

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Eek! You’ve got a little one’s birthday just ’round the corner and despite your best efforts you still have no idea what to do or where to start  (we don’t judge -we’ve been there plenty).   To the rescue: we’ve pulled together the ultimate party planning guide with some of our all-time favorite vendors, from catering and cakes, to cool venues and unique entertainment.


ENTERTAINMENT

Jurassic Garage – Reptile Party
www.jurassicgarage.hk
Email: [email protected]
Jurassic Garage’s 4000 sq ft clubhouse is completely unique, with one of a kind animal displays and glass exhibit rooms. The clubhouse caters to all types of parties with a special focus on animal parties and exotic animals, sounds like an exciting option to us!

Arabella’s Party
www.arabellasparty.com

Tel: (852) 2638 3174
These guys do just about everything you can think of in terms of party entertainment – face painting, magic shows, puppet shows, balloon modelling, etc. And just about any theme can be arranged.  Early booking is recommended, especially for weekend parties.

Hong Kong Toy Club
www.hongkongtoyclub.com
Email: [email protected]
Tel: (852) 8216 3870
A toy rental club (genius!) and the go-to for bouncy castles, ride on car, ball pools and more for your child’s big day.

Rachel’s Fun House
www.funhousehk.com
Email: [email protected]
Tel: (852) 2705 9556 / (852) 2792 1124

Tailor-make your own party programme or select from their wide range of activities – and have them performed by the magical character of your choice ranging from fairy princesses and mermaids, to pirates and superheroes.  They have party programmes catering to babies and toddlers through to bigger kids  – including make-over parties and hip hop dance classes for the tween set.

Football Parties
Let the kids run off the sugar buzz with a football party.  Our favorite organizers include Brazilian Soccer and Tiny Tots, both of which bring all the equipment plus a qualified coach.   They’ll even help with a venue if you don’t have one. Tiny Tots also runs basketball, rugby and mixed sports parties.

Tween Photoshoot Party with Sophia K
www.sofiakstudio.com

Finally – a party made for those hard in-between tween years!  Photographer Sophia K is now doing tween photoshoot parties (fun!).  As part of the package the birthday girl and her closest friends will have their hair and makeup professionally done by the fabulous Jaime of Smudge Makeup Artistry, followed by a full photo shoot. Individual shots will be taken, and then the real fun begins with the group shots. Each guest will receive their own special CD with all the professional photos after the party, and the birthday girl will get a special print made to look like a magazine cover.

The Explorer Group of HK
www.explorergroup.com.hk

8T International Industrial Center, 2-8 Kwei Tei Street, Fotan, Shatin, N.T.
Tel: (852) 3543 0122
Email: [email protected]

Perfect for a budding scientist (or anyone actually) – their party package includes a 30 minute science show and a hands-on lab for everyone. Forget your average magic show- here they’ll be able to make something they can actually take home like Gooey Slime and Super Freezing Ice Cream.

Jewellery Birthday Parties
www.beadsgalorehk.com
Tel: 23581452 / 93369987
Email: [email protected]

Why not hold a “Jewellery Party”? Spend two hours designing and making jewellery and everyone gets to take home their designs afterwards! Perfect for ages 4 and up.

COOL VENUES

Art Parties at Little Picasso Studio
www.littlepicasso.hk
Studio 10, 21st Floor, Oceanic Industrial Centre, 2 Lee Lok Street, Ap Lei Chau, Hong Kong
Email: [email protected]
Tel: (852) 9523 2878

Want to do something different for your child’s birthday this year? Little Picasso, in Ap Lei Chau, now host art parties with a personal touch perfect for a birthday celebration to remember. It’s one stop shop here as provide everything from  a sunny art studio and the materials you need – from canvases and aprons to any kind of paint you can think of.  Artist and educator Lindy Moran of Little Picasso will even help you come up with a theme ( Pirates, Rainbows, Butterflies, Magical Owls…the list goes on and on)  and can tailor a unique party just for you that includes an art activity.

Hong Kong Yachting
www.hongkongyachting.com
Email: [email protected]
Tel: (852) 2526 0151

Hong Kong Yachting owns and operates some of the most unique boats in Hong Kong. Charter the yachts, cruisers and junks for a sailing adventure perfect for older kids.

Paintball Headquarters
www.paintballhq.com.hk
G/F, Po Lung Centre, 11 Wang Chiu Road, Kowloon Bay
Tel: (852) 3106 0220
Email: [email protected]

With an expert game ‘field’ over 10,000 square feet and a 4,000 square foot function room, the folks here can accommodate games for up to 60 (whoa!), and of course you can rent all the needed equipment. Note the age minimum is 8yrs old (and at least 130cm tall).  Their special ‘spectators zone’ gives those not playing a view of all the action.

The Rink
www.rink.com.hk
G/F, Elements Mall, 1 Austin Road West, Kowloon
Tel: (852) 2196 8016
Email: [email protected]

Who doesn’t love an ice-skating party?!  And the view of Victoria Harbour is fabulous.

Sideways Driving Club
LG/F, 1-2 Chancery Lane, Central, Hong Kong
Tel: (852) 2523 0983
Email: [email protected]

Go full throttle and rent a state-of-the-art, virtual racing car simulator (SIM) for your next big event, available exclusively from Sideways Driving Club! Designed to recreate real-life racing conditions, Sideways’ SIMs are equipped with the same technology used by professional Formula One teams.

Jurassic Garage – Reptile Party
www.jurassicgarage.hk
Email: [email protected]
Jurassic Garage’s 4000 sq ft clubhouse is completely unique, with one of a kind animal displays and glass exhibit rooms. The clubhouse caters to all types of parties with a special focus on animal parties and exotic animals, sounds like an exciting option to us!

CAKES + CATERING

Shamrock
19/F Leader Building, 37 Wong Chuk Hang, Aberdeen, Hong Kong
Tel: (852) 2547 8155
Email: [email protected]
www.shamrock.com.hk

Their party catering packages are creative and kid-friendly and include specialties such as Ants on a Stick, BBQ, Diggity Dogs (they look like mini cars), shaped sandwiches, satays, spring rolls, UFOs (pastry parcels) and healthy fresh fruit kebabs. Plus, you can even rent their choc fountains, popcorn machine and candy machine!

Beyond Desserts
http://www.beyonddessert.com/

Email:
[email protected]
We love love love their creative and inspired cakes and cupcakes, but the big draw here is the incredible dessert tables.  Theatrical displays of candies, cakes and sweets galore, there are over the top and seriously gorgeous – the ultimate centerpiece for a special celebration.

Cake-a-Licious
www.cakealicious.com.hk
Lower Ground Floor, 11 Lyndhurst Terrace, Central
Email: [email protected]
Tel: (852) 2815 2218

Their specialty cakes are truly amazing – they offer a huge catalog of their creations online and they’ve tackled just about everything.

Complete Deelite
www.completedeelite.com
9-11 On Lan Street, Central
Email: [email protected]
Tel: (852) 3167 7022

Fantastical novelty buttered creamed creations abound here. They specialise in cakes, cupcakes and cookies to order. They also have a same day pick up for their ‘Cakes to Go’ designs within a six hour period (so smart!).  They’re also our go-to for cake pops.

Sift
www.siftdesserts.com
G/F, 46 Graham Steet, Central
Tel: (852) 2530 4288
G/F, 51 Queen’s Road East, Wan Chai
Tel: (852) 2528 0084
Email: [email protected]

One of our favourite patisseries in town, Sift is famous for delicious cakes and cupcakes, refined French pastries…and their macaroons are heaven.

Vanilla
G/F, 33 Mosque Street, Mid levels
Tel: (852) 2530 4828
This bakery may not be known for overly decorated kid’s cakes but they make some of the most delicious cakes in Hong Kong – including a white chocolate cheesecake and a chocolate truffle cake that are to die for.

XTC Gelato
Email: [email protected]
Tel: (852) 2540 0105
What’s a birthday party without delicious gelato? Click here to check out how to get your very own gelato cart for the birthday party – choices include various sizes and flavors!

INVITES

Minted.com
www.minted.com

If you’re not yet a fan of Minted, get ready to be.  All of the fresh and fabulous designs they carry come from design challenges where thousands of independent designers from all around the world submit their designs.  The result is a site where you’ll find original designs that are about as far from cookie-cutter as you can get.  And they ship internationally!

Paperless Post
www.paperlesspost.com
Spread the birthday fun this year without paper! Paperless Post makes it easy to make beautiful, convenient and environmental invites – spreads the word with just a click of the mouse.

Progressive Press
Ground Floor, 174 Wellington Street, Central. Entrance at Kau U Fong.
Email: [email protected]

This is the place for everything from custom invitations, announcements, holiday cards – you name it.  Ask for Steve Kwok.

Studio M
www.studiomhk.com
1/F Tung Yiu Commercial Building, 31A Wyndham Street, Central
Email: [email protected]
Tel: (852) 2525 0765

Founded in 2006 by American designer Malia Hoffman, Studio M offers fresh, elegant and fashionable stationery. It’s a great source for bespoke luxury paper goods for special events. And we love their Lemon Drop line which offers quick and colorful personalized paper products in as little as 3 days.

DECOR + OTHER RESOURCES

Balloon Fish
www.balloonfish.com.hk
Tel: (852) 3621 0966
Email: [email protected]

Balloonfish offers over 800 styles of balloons online  to fit every possible theme out there. And they offer free delivery.  Easy peasy.

Hobby Horse
Shop 209 Princes Building, 10 Chater Road, Central
Tel: (852) 2523 6542

A great source for balloons and all other party decorating needs.

Kiddle Party Supplies
www.kiddle.com.hk
Email: [email protected]
Tel: (852) 2177 2089

A kids party supply one-stop-shop with balloons, table decorations, pinats –you name it. And if you’re planning a Disney themed birthday, look no further –they have every Disney party favour under the sun.

Little Miss Green the Party Queen
www.missgreenpartyqueen.com
Selling the cutest environmentally-friendly party supplies and gifts around.  Everything here is biodegradable, fair trade, organic, sustainably made, or recycled –or all of the above!  A great source for party bags.  Online order is a breeze – and they deliver (for the amazing flat rate of HK$45!).

Simply Love
7A Ho Lee Commercial Building. 38-44 D’Aguilar Street, Lan Kwai Fong, Central
Email: [email protected]
Tel: (852)2810 6223
www.simplylove.com.hk

Our new go-to boutique party suppliers – they have the cutest designs for any theme your little one might want – from an animal parade to fairy wishes to a pirate party – complete with everything from tableware to thank you cards. Not to mention over 400 balloon designs to choose from.

Seedling
www.seedling.com.hk
Email: [email protected]
Tel: (852) 6015-4050

Candies and stickers just don’t cut it anymore. Seedling – makers of some of our favorite activity kits around – has revolutionized the party bag with their range of eco-friendly Party Bag craft kits, designed to help kids wind down after the sugar rush. Their Book Bag and Treasure Box activities are perfect for party bags, but also make for super prizes or an easy activity during the party.

Vanille Fest Collection Party Planning
www.vanillefest.com
Email: [email protected]
Tel: (852) 9382 7305

Their boutique sensibility – a smaller clientele, a greater awareness of detail – ensures specialized attention for planning a one-of-a-kind party! Contact Paola, the founder, who can handle all the details.

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