Party venues and organizers
Soap specialist Lush offers a fun-filled couple of hours mixing potions and creating bath bombs at their Mong Kok-based store. All games are cleverly based around the huge Lush product line and the enthusiastic party hosts quickly have the kids teamed up and playing a soapy version of 3D Pictionary, bubble-offs and create your own bath bomb. Every child is given a voucher and a free-run of the downstairs store. “Best party ever!” come the cries as parents assemble and the party comes to a close. Some food is provided, although you are free to supplement and bring a birthday cake, lush-hk.com.
Rumple and Friends
Boasting a range of party characters, Rumple and Friends can provide entertainment customised for any theme. From superhero training camps, to princess lessons, jungle hunts or space exploration, they are guaranteed to liven up any party. New rundowns for this party season keep the ideas fresh so no child can claim they’ve seen them before. Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Adventures for littlies
Move the action away from your lounge room and book a Woodland venue. Woodland Schools entertain pre-schoolers every day of the week in a variety of locations throughout Hong Kong, making them the perfect hosts for lots of excited party-going tots come the weekend. Their six schools are spacious and child friendly with age appropriate indoor and outdoor equipment the kids are free to use. Entertaining and catering options are available, although you are free to do your own thing (each school has a handy kitchen at its disposal). Woodland parties are suitable for kids up to the age of eight, with capacity for up to 20 guests. Have a look at woodlandschools.com, or email email@example.com.
Seedling has been creating kids craft kits since 2007, so they are experts when it comes to throwing a crafty party. Their themed events encourage every child to let their creative imaginations run wild. Party packages at the Sheung Wan venue include a three hour event with an hour of art and craft using Seedling products, party themed posters, a personalised “welcome” birthday door sign, use of the studio space and pantry, colourful plastic tableware and free small canvas party bags. The venue caters for up to ten children. Find out more at seedling.com.hk or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hit the slopes
Ok, we’re not talking Whistler or the Alps, but PLAY does a fine line in artificial indoor skiing and snowboarding in downtown Kwun Tong. It has two slopes, both of which can be hired privately. Sleds and snowboard instructors are provided and rock climbing is also available. 321play.com.hk or email@example.com.
Chalk caters for up to 45 kids with UV art jam sessions. The events include a mixture of painting, music, chalk drawing on walls, creative accessorizing with neon masks, bracelets, sunglasses, body paint and wigs, and general hanging out . The arty parties aim to bring out the crazy in guests, with an on-hand art tutor to help with neon body painting and henna drawing. There is also a rooftop space where parents can hang out with BYO drinks and food while the kids go mad in the blacklight area indoors. A standard package costs $250/person for a three-hour time slot with unlimited soft drinks. Food catering can be arranged or you are free to bring your own. Chalk parties are recommended for kids up to the age of 14 years. See sketch-studios.com.hk or WhatsApp/call 5117 5092.
Strike it right
If bowling is their thing, Tiki Tiki Bowling Bar has the party thing covered. Basic party packages include two fun-filled hours with the skittles, including invitations, decorations, video wall announcements, balloons, party favours and a cake. If you don’t think a few rounds of bowling are enough, additional extras include balloon sculpting, face painting, clowns, character actors and puppet shows. Themed parties – such as Dinosaur, Mermaid and Pirate, are also available. The packages are open for parties of up to twelve children, and include three hours of free parking on site. Have a look at tikitiki.hk.
Andrew the Brilliant Balloon Man
Laugh until tears roll down your cheeks as Andrew climbs inside a balloon – yes, he really does. The entertainment continues with balloon twisting, jokes, puppets, storytelling and general mayhem. He succeeds where many adults have failed in keeping young children enthralled for up to an hour. He has sculpted balloons for the children of Tony Blair, Sir Paul McCartney and the British Royal family. We can only guess, but we’re betting they were doubled up with laughter too. Have a look at his online video at thebrilliantballoonman.com.