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Ideas for perfect parties: The ultimate guide to help your celebrations go with a bang

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A is for Action

Add some fun to your event and capture those happy memories by hiring your own photo booth through Hong Kong Photo Box.

 

B is for Balloons

Make a statement by decorating with bouquets of helium balloons or choose pandas, fish or your favourite Disney characters from Balloon Fish’s vast collection. New ranges include life-sized Spiderman and Batman. Home delivery available.

 

C is for Cake

Whether you want stylish cupcakes or Elmo sitting atop a fondant creation, any type, flavour and style of cake is available in this sweet-toothed city.

 

Cake-A-Licious

2815 2218 | cakealicious.com.hk

 

Whimsical Cakes

6504 7948 | facebook.com/WhimsicalCakes.hk

 

Sift Desserts

siftdesserts.com

 

Christina’s Creation

2808 1608 | christinacreation.com

 

Ms B’s Cakery

2815 8303 | msbscakery.hk

 

D is for Decorations

From fairy lights to floral garlands, getting the decorations just right can make or break a party.

 

Simply Love

Whether you want balloons or bunting, this is the place for stylish accessories.

 

Pacific Petals

Elegant and contemporary arrangements from our favourite floral designer.

 

E is for Entertainment

Chunky Onion

Magicians, harpists, jugglers and rock bands are all available through this talent-booking agency.

 

Pole Divas

If you fancy something a bit different then book your own pole dancer. You’re even welcome to have a go. Prices for pole and dancer from $4,000.

 

F is for Food

From canapés to pig roasts, we’ve found caterers for all tastes.

 

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Delicious

Roast lamb for 20 or go the whole hog with a pig on a spit to serve 50. From $3,000.

 

Gingers

Whether it’s a party for 200 or an intimate dinner for eight, Gingers is one of the longest established names and still one of the best.

 

Pomegranate Kitchen

Menus with a Mediterranean flavour from this new name on the party scene.

 

Relish

Dishes from Spain to Sri Lanka are on Relish’s extensive menu of canapés and dinner party favourites.

 

Fondueliscious

Cater for the chocoholics by hiring a chocolate fountain. Prices from $988.

 

G is for Gifts

Make gift giving easier for your guests by directing them to the wonders of Giftwell. This new concept allows guests to choose giftcards from some of the city’s best-loved stores and restaurants including Manks, Indigo and Kapok.

 

H is for Hiring Equipment

Tents, tables, chairs and linen all available for hire at reasonable prices from Joseph’s Catering.

 

I is for Ice Cream

For the perfect finale to any party why not hire an ice cream cart from Hong Kong’s very own ice cream company XTC. Prices start at $4,750 for rental of the candy-striped cart, six five-litre tubs of ice cream or sorbet, two staff, mini cones, cups and spoons.

 

ideas for perfect parties, ultimate guide to help celebrations go with a bang, parties, celebrations

J is for Junks

Evening junk trips are nothing new but to really wow your guests why not invite them to jump aboard Elite Charters’ new 86-foot motor yacht, the Mahala Lin. This is a boat like no other offering the ultimate in onboard luxury with onboard cinema system, mixologists, massage services and even ocean golf on tap. Catering is provided by Woolly Pig Concepts, owners of renowned restaurant Madam Sixty Ate.

 

K is for Kitchen

Add the cool factor and an air of mystery to your party by inviting your guests to an almost undiscovered dining gem in the form of a private kitchen. Some of our favourites include:

 

Dinner at Chef Studio by Eddy, Room 5B, Kwai Bo Industrial Building, 40 Wong Chuk Hang Road, Aberdeen, Hong Kong. 3104 4664

Comilonas, Flat 22, 1/F, Yip Cheong Building, 4-16 Hill Road, Sai Wan

Fa Zu Jie, 1/F, 20A D’Aguilar Street, Central. 3487 1715

Mandy’s Private Kitchen, Sai Kung (full address revealed upon reservation)

Yin Yang, 18 Ship Street, Wan Chai

 

L is for Luge

Get the party going with shots served from an ice luge. Other designs available.

shiupong.com.hk (Chinese only)

 

M is for Mobility

Treat your guests to the sights and sounds of Hong Kong aboard your very own vintage tram. Full catering service available. Prices from $880 per hour for up to 35 people.

2118 6338 | hktramways.com

 

N is for Notifying

Set the tone of your party by sending quirky or elegant invitations. Paperless Post (paperlesspost.com) has the best range of online cards but if you want to stick to the age-old paper-and-post format then we love the contemporary designs of Studio M in Sheung Wan. No. 1104, Bonham Strand Trade Centre, 135 Bonham Strand.

 

O is for Ocean Park

Enjoy the rides and attractions of Ocean Park after hours by booking the park for an exclusive private party.

 

P is for Planners

Take the stress out of the planning by getting an expert party planner involved. Many will have worked their magic on large-scale productions for celebs to fashion houses but they can also turn their hand to more intimate affairs.

 

Nisha Parmanand

9186 5615 | nisha@harilela.com

 

Sweet Soirees | 2818 5870

 

Q is for Quenching your Thirst

The founders of Hop Leaf dedicate their days to bringing craft beers to Hong Kong. For parties they will match beers to the mood of the event and the menu. Keg containing 55 pints and pump rental approximately $2,400.

 

R is for Rocking Out

Uncover every guest’s inner rock star by holding your event at one of Red MR’s four lounges across the city.

 

S is for Sand

We live on an island after all so where better to celebrate a special occasion than on the beach. You can hold parties at various venues across the city including Coco Thai at Deep Water Bay and South Bay Beach Club but our favourite has got to be Zanzibar on Shek O Main Beach for its LED interactive dance floor.

 

T is for Theme

If you are planning on sticking to a theme then you are going to need costumes. You will find almost everything you need on Pottinger Street but if you want to go bespoke then head to Siren on Shelley Street where they have couture costumes on hire or you can work with them to create your own.

 

U is for Unusual

If you don’t want to host the regular buffet-and-bubbly kind of affair then why not try these alternative party ideas?

 

Art Jamming, 123 Wellington Street, Central. 2541 881

Boules at Café Pétanque, 18, Woo Hop Street, Shek Tong Tsui. 2872 0102

Indoor golf at City Links Golf Lounge, 10/F, The Centrium, 60 Wyndham Street, Central. 2522 6366

 

V is for Venue

You can create a stunning party venue almost anywhere with the help of Alexandra Lauren Designs. Her event styling service will transform a living room or boardroom into a party backdrop to remember.

 

W is for Wine

Believe it or not, urban Hong Kong has its very own winery located high above Ap Lei Chau. As well as creating stunning wines right here in the city from premium grapes imported from the best wine regions of the world, The 8th Estate Winery also offers one of Hong Kong’s most spectacular party venues with a vast terrace, private dining room and cavernous dance floor.

 

X is for Xmas

For the ultimate family Christmas get-together, book a private dining room at Ozone at the Ritz Carlton, the highest bar in the city. You might not be dining in a winter wonderland but the views of the city from that height will more than make up for it.

 

Y is for Year

If you want a party with the best view of the New Year’s Eve fireworks then book the Peninsula Garden Suite. Enjoy dinner in the sumptuous dining room before spilling out onto the large outdoor terrace to toast the New Year and enjoy the breathtaking views of the harbour.

 

Z is for Zoo

Invite some furry friends to your party for some entertainment with a difference. Jurassic Garage can provide cute and cuddly rabbits and guinea pigs or if you are brave enough, you can party with pythons, spiders or hissing cockroaches.

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