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Planning your child's birthday party in Singapore?

That is exactly what I am doing at the moment. Every year I find it becomes more daunting and difficult to find somthing different to do. The last birthdays for both my kids were simple parties at home, with games, and dancing and then some food and cake. Check out my post to see the amazing birthday cake from Smiling Orchard Bakery Ben had at his party in June.

I say 'simple', but of course there is a lot of preparation and thought that goes into this kind of party. And it really doesn't work out much cheaper than having it at an organised venue once you add up all the costs, including party bags, food, cake, and decorations.

This time around Maya wants something a little different. When the kids were smaller, Go Go Bambini was perfect. Ben had a great 4th birthday there; everything was done for me and it was the most stress-free birthday I've given. I had nothing to do except get the party bags together. The kids had a blast and I went home relaxed.

But Maya is turning 9 this year and feels she has outgrown these indoor parties. So we are being a little more adventurous and trying out Forest Adventure. They have a kid's course for children between 1.1m and 1.45m which takes between 45 minutes to 1 hour for the children to complete. The children are connected to a continuous safety line and 4 feet up they make their way throught the trees on ropes, tunnels, ladders and a zip line similar to a flying fox. Parents stay on the ground, which I am a little disappointed with, as it looks like lots of fun. I will have to do the Grand Course some time.

The logistics of bringing food, drinks and cake out to Bedok Reservoir will be interesting, as it is always hot and everything will need to be kept cool. A couple of large Eskies should do the trick, although not having a car adds a bit of difficulty to the equation. There are about 8 picnic tables at Forest Adventure, so hopefully I can nab one of those. Maya has been wanting to do this for a long time, so it should be interesting.

Forest Adventure have a party package for 20 children for S$750 (ouch!). This includes exclusivity on the course, a gift voucher to put in your party bags, a Forest Adventure cake (by Smiling Orchid Bakery), drinks for the children, 3 dedicated instructors and birthday invites with envelopes. Otherwise the course is $20 per child for one round, or $30 if they want to do it twice. We have less than 20 kids so we will just pay per child.

Ahh, the things we do for our children! At least the birthdays only come around once a year (per child).

Bedok Reservoir Park
Tel: 8100 7420


Kurt said... @ March 14, 2011 at 8:36 PM

I've been procrastinating the planning of my son's 5th birthday party. This is the perfect idea! Thanks for the info.
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