Once upon a time, having a birthday party in one of McDonald’s party rooms was the highest honour for a kid. But these days, birthday parties are getting more elaborate.
Whether you’re throwing a Frozen birthday party for the resident princess or a very adult bachelor party, organising it yourself will definitely save you money than if you hired a professional party planner.
To give you an idea of how much party supplies cost, here are 7 well-known party supply shops in Singapore. For comparison’s sake, we’ve used the price of 50 helium balloons as the benchmark.
Cheap Party Supplies in Singapore (2020)
|Party shop||Price||Price of 50 helium balloons|
|Party & Gifts and AZ Gift & Trading||$||$60|
|MTrade Singapore||$||$15 (inflated or deflated) + $50 for helium tank|
|Party with Us (Bukit Timah)||$||$72|
|Wow Let’s Party||$$||$80|
|Spotlight Westgate and Spotlight Plaza Singapura||$$||$25 for 50 latex balloons + $59.99 for helium inflation kit|
|Party City||$$||$85 for balloons + inflation|
|The Party Stuff||$$$||$117.50|
Party Supplies in Bugis: Party & Gifts and AZ Gift & Trading
Party & Gifts and AZ Gift & Trading Address: 116 Middle Road ICB Enterprise House Singapore 188972
Party & Gifts and AZ Gift & Trading is a party supply shop and wholesaler that offers one of the most diverse selections of party supplies available.
While some shops tend to focus on kids’ birthday parties, Party Supplies caters to a wider range of events such as Chinese New Year, Hari Raya Puasa, National Day, Mid Autumn Festival, bachelorette parties, Halloween, New Year’s countdown and more. This is good news if you’re looking for tiny Singapore flags or little ketupat decorations.
Their Party Supplies store in the Bugis area is one of the most comprehensive in Singapore, and you can buy not only a huge range of supplies from decorations to masks, costumes, partyware and piñatas, but also toys and games to entertain your guests with.
MTrade Singapore address: 50 Gambas Crescent #05-06 [email protected] Singapore 757022
Mtrade offers party supplies for a wide range of kids’ birthday parties and baby shower themes. Whether you are organising a cute Noah’s Ark-themed baby shower, a Peppa Pig-themed birthday party or a dinosaur-themed birthday party, there’s a good chance you’ll find something that your kid will love.
They’ve also got party supplies featuring popular cartoon characters and kid-friendly themes. For instance, Sesame Street fans will be able to find balloons, party games, invitations and goodie bags with Elmo’s face plastered all over them.
Party with Us (Bukit Timah)
Party with Us address: 1 Jalan Anak Bukit #01-27 Bukit Timah Plaza Singapore 588996
This store has been a party organiser’s staple in the Holland/Bukit Timah area for decades, and unlike some of the others that are only decked out in Elsa and Peppa Pig merch, Party With Us is a good option for those organising non-kiddy parties.
They have a wide range of costumes, partyware, balloons and cake decorations that are suitable for kids and adults alike. They’ve also got some unusual offerings that you wouldn’t typically find at a party supply store: novelty board games like Chocolate-Opoly and Garfield-Opoly as well as sumo wrestler costumes for, uh, your next sushi party perhaps.
Wow Let’s Party
Wow Let’s Party outlet addresses:
- 23 New Industrial Road #02-07 (Ground Level) Solstice Business Centre Singapore 536209
- 69 Moulmein Road #01-81 Moulmein View Singapore 300069
- 293 Holland Road #02-05 Jelita Shopping Centre Singapore 278628
Wow Let’s Party has a decent selection of supplies for mostly kids’ birthday parties, including partyware, cakes and balloons. Other than kid-friendly themes like Frozen, unicorns, Marvel and Nintendo, they also have piñatas, games and balloons. On top of that, they sell supplies for baby showers, weddings and even karaoke parties.
Their cake supplies include cartoon-themed cake accessories featuring the likes of My Little Pony, Disney Princesses, Batman and Ben 10, including cake toppers, candles and cake decorating kits.
They don’t bake the actual cakes for you, but rather sell you accessories that you can use to dress up your cake according to the theme. This is an economical alternative to ordering a customised cake.
Spotlight Westgate and Spotlight Plaza Singapura
- Spotlight Westgate address: Level 3 Westgate, 3 Gateway Drive, Singapore 608532
- Spotlight Plaza Singapura address: 68 Orchard Road, Level 5, Singapore 238839
While Spotlight is not a party supply shop per se, this massive DIY and crafts store offers lots of material for organising your own party.
They have an extensive party section that includes costumes, decorations, partyware and kitchen supplies. If you’re planning to DIY every aspect of your party, from cooking to making your own goodie bags, Spotlight is a good option.
For those looking to buy helium balloons, you have the option of buying a helium inflation kit or having your balloons inflated in-store. Which to choose will depend on your transportation options. A family car can supposedly contain about 50 inflated balloons.
Party City address: 277A Holland Ave Level 2 Singapore 278994
Party City specialises on kids’ birthday parties — they’ve got partyware, supplies, costumes and wearables like face paint and novelty sunglasses and party themes like Hello Kitty, My Little Pony, Paw Patrol and Star Wars. They also have stuff for baby showers, gender reveal, New Year and Christmas.
The range of party themes isn’t as wide as what some of the other shops are offering, but they do have some harder-to-find items like photo booth props, unusual headwear like sombreros, court jester hats and birthday tiaras, as well as noisemakers guaranteed to annoy your neighbours.
The Party Stuff
The Party Stuff address: Aljunied Industrial Complex 623 Aljunied Road #02-09 S389835
The Party Stuff offers supplies such as tableware and balloons, with a focus on kids’ parties. Overall, they’re a great choice if you wish to throw a big kids’ birthday party and your priority is that the children stay entertained (and out of your hair).
On the menu are packages for a range of events such as kids’ pool parties with personal lifeguard and kids’ Kpopx fitness birthday parties, which are basically Kpop dance parties. They also offer live entertainment options including magic shows, mascots appearances, balloon sculpting, face painting and juggling workshops, as well as the rental of equipment like bouncy castles.
Their office at Aljunied Industrial Complex is only open from 2 to 5pm on weekdays, which can be tricky for working adults. If you can’t make it to shop in person, you can make your orders online and have them delivered instead.
What is your favourite party supply store in Singapore? Share your recommendations in the comments.