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How to plan a kids’ birthday party in Hong Kong (Part one)

Gone are the days when you could blow up a few balloons, bake your own cake, play pass-the-parcel and call it a party. These days there are countless options for celebrating your kids’ birthdays – and we’ve rounded up some tips and tricks from some of the professionals.
 

Rumple and Friends have got it sorted
Rumple and Friends have got it sorted

# Maximise the fun

Considered among the most popular children’s entertainers in Hong Kong, Rumple and Friends perform at 500 parties and events each year, with their professionally trained staff from the UK and US delivering hilarious entertainment for all. The group offers a number of character-themed parties for kids of every age, and its newest venture, RF Discos, provides something a little different.

Younger kids might love clowns and magic, or character-themed parties, but RF Discos are aimed at mini boppers, teens and tweens. Providing a professional disco set-up with PA system, DJ mixer, lighting rig and special effects, full-party rundowns are provided for mini movers and shakers, from air guitar competitions to limbo, while the older kids are fully chaperoned, but allowed to spend their time freely (without parents!). The RF Discos mobile set-up can travel anywhere in Hong Kong and is perfect for clubhouses, private parties or even larger venues. You can also choose from a range of fun add-ons:

* DJ your own disco

* Neon party with body paint

* Dance instructor

* Photo booth

* Karaoke

* Customisable playlists for the guest of honour

Rumple and Friends provide everything for an unforgettable two-hour party, and they recommend you book early (around four to six weeks in advance) to avoid disappointment.

9830 8287 | rumpleandfriends.com

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# Don’t forget the essentials

What if you could get everything you need for an unforgettable party in the one place? Partytime is a one-stop shop for all party essentials, whatever your budget. Here are the top five items they recommend you buy for your next big celebration with the little ones.

#1 Balloons

It isn’t a party without loads of balloons! Pick your style from Partytime and you can get them delivered on the day of your bash.

#2 Piñata

Perfect to entertain the children and to set the scene, Partytime piñatas come in a wide range of shapes, from castles and pirate ships to characters and animals.

#3 Party-ware

You’ll be spoiled for choice when it comes to decorating the table, with Partytime’s huge selection of themes and prints, all designed to help create a magical party.

#4 Cakes

Can’t decide on one big cake or a stack of cupcakes? Or perhaps a candy buffet to raise the excitement levels an extra notch? Take your pick and save yourself hours in the kitchen baking and preparing.

#5 Goodie bag fillers

The highlight of the party for a lot of kids is the bag of treasures they get to take home at the end. Partytime has a massive selection of toys and treats from HK$10 so you can send your little guests away with smiles on their faces.

Find Partytime at two locations:

* Shop 225-226, 2/F Landmark Prince’s, 10 Chater Road, Central, 2190 4032
* Shop 1301A, Kids Square, 13A/F Times Square, Causeway Bay, 2521 1649

Stay tuned for our next article on planning, location and that final checklist!

Read the full article in June/July issue of Expat Living or in our E-mag here.

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