Christmas time is here, and that means it's time to start planning the perfect party! One of the best things about the festive season is getting together with family and friends to celebrate.
Whether you're hosting a corporate office holiday party or a family gathering, making sure everyone has fun should be at the top of your list. Trying to come up with some fun Christmas party games that will entertain all your guests? To help you make this year's event a hit, here are five festive and fun game ideas for adults to get everyone in the holiday spirit.
Test your guests’ knowledge of all things Christmas with a fun round of trivia during your party! Create questions based on popular holiday movies, music, traditions, and more. You can even divide guests into teams to compete against one another or play a game of “Name That Tune” using classic holiday songs.
For a classic Christmas party game with a holiday twist, try playing charades with Christmas-themed words and phrases. This game is always sure to be a hit at any party! Split the adults into two teams and have them take turns acting out different holiday-themed words or phrases without talking such as “Jingle Bells” or “Christmas Tree Decorating”.
Besides charades and trivia, get everyone moving with an exciting scavenger hunt! Hide items around the house that relate to Christmas such as candy canes, tinsel garland, ornaments, and more for your guests to find. The team who finds all their items first wins!
For this game, each guest brings one wrapped gift (no peeking!) and puts it in a pile at the center of the room. Mix up all the gifts so they are not in their original order and then have each guest pick one from the pile at random – you never know what you’ll end up with at your Christmas party!
If you want to get everyone moving, set up an obstacle course to test your guests coordination! Players must maneuver their way through each challenge while competing against each other. The route can feature different blocks, tunnels, and slides which are perfect for players of all ages and sizes. Consider renting the Ultimate Challenge Bouncy Castle or Survivor Challenge Bouncy Castle if you don’t wish to set up the obstacle course manually.
No matter what games you choose, they're sure to add some festive fun to your Christmas party.
The Carnival Fair is one of the leading game rental company in Singapore. Our bouncy castles, ball pits, and carnival games can be customised for any events in Singapore so you can have an unforgettable time at your next Christmas party.
So, gather the adults and kids together to enjoy these festive games. There’s sure to be something for everyone that will get your guests in the holiday spirit and have hours of laughter-filled entertainment this season!
These days, corporate events need to be entertaining, engaging and, above all else – memorable. So why not shake things up by including some carnival games? They are a great icebreaker and are guaranteed to get everyone mingling, laughing, and having fun! Plus, they're easy to set up and can be tailored to suit any company or theme.
But with so many games to choose from, which ones should you go for? Here are ten of our favourite carnival games in Singapore to include in your corporate event.
The Bank A Ball carnival game is a classic test of skill. Players must use a small ball to bounce off the backboard and into one of the baskets. The key to success in this game is accuracy and strength. Players must be careful not to overshoot the baskets, as this will result in lost points. At the same time, they must control their strength carefully to make sure that the ball hits the backboard at just the right angle. Time to grab a ball and see if you can become the next champion!
Another firm favourite, this Balloon Dart carnival game is guaranteed to get people laughing – especially when they try (and fail) to pop the balloons! You can add an extra element of competition by seeing who can pop the most balloons in a set time period, or award prizes for the best shot. Either way, it's sure to be a hit with your guests.
Face painting is a fun and easy way to add some festive flair to any corporate event party. All you need is some paint and a little bit of creativity and you can transform yourself into anyone or anything you want. Corporate partygoers start by choosing a design from a selection of pre-drawn options. From dragons to clowns, the possibilities are endless. After all, who doesn’t want to get their cheeks painted like a tiger or their forehead adorned with a sparkling tiara?
Roll A Ball is a fun way to test your accuracy and win prizes. Players roll a large ball along a pre-marked course, aiming to land the ball in one of the numbered holes. This carnival game is simple to understand but difficult to master and players can quickly become addicted to trying to beat their previous score.
Ring Toss is a classic carnival game that's ideal for corporate events as it can be played by people of all ages and abilities. Plus, it's easy to set up and doesn't require too much space. You could give out small prizes for whoever gets the most rings on the bottles, or have a grand prize for anyone who manages to get all three rings on in one throw!
Golf is always popular – so why not bring it indoors with Mini Golfing Time? With its many twists and turns, it's a great opportunity to show off your putt-putt skills while getting to know your fellow co-workers.
To play the Virtual Pinball Machine, challengerss will use the flippers to control the ball and score points. The game ends when the ball falls through the bottom of the playfield. The player with the highest score wins! Guests of all ages will enjoy trying their hand at this classic carnival game and you can even set up a tournament to see who can rack up the highest score!
For those who wish to make their corporate event as interesting as possible, Gladiator Dome is a lively game that's perfect for getting people interacting with each other. Two contestants enter the dome and face off in a battle, with the last person standing being the winner. The rules are simple: there are no rules. Anything goes.
For a corporate event that's sure to be a blast, try out the Inflatable Cash Flow machine. Guests will have a blast trying to grab the flying cash and vouchers as they swirl around in the wind. So if you're looking for a fun and unique way to liven up your next event, nothing says party like an inflatable money machine!
Last but not least, soccer is a great way for employees to let off some steam while competing against each other in a fun and friendly match. So, if you're looking for a fun, interactive activity that will get everyone moving and promote teamwork, inflatable soccer is the perfect choice.
So, there you have it – ten carnival games in Singapore that are guaranteed to make your corporate event a hit!
Now all you need to do is choose which ones you want to include. Simply choose your favourites from our list above and get planning! You can even tailor the games to your company by using branded decal or making the targets company-specific.
The Carnival Fair is Singapore’s leading corporate event party planner. Check out our different carnival games and custom events for more inspiration. With so many different ones to choose from, you're sure to find the perfect fit for your company's corporate event. Have questions? Simply contact us to find out more about our corporate event planning services today!
While we’ve previously covered the ‘90s, what about the ‘80s? The 1980s were a decade of big hair, colourful clothes, and iconic music. They were also a decade of great carnival games.
For many people, a trip to the carnival is a nostalgic journey back to their childhood. The sights and sounds can bring back happy memories of birthday parties and evenings spent playing games and riding rides. From the classic bottle ring toss to the always popular dunking tank, these games were a staple of any good carnival. And while some of them may seem dated, they are still just as fun today as they were back then.
Even if you haven't been to a fair in years, there's something about the atmosphere that can make you feel like a kid again. So here are five of the most popular 1980s carnival games that are sure to get you reminiscing about the past.
The Buzz Wire carnival game is a classic test of nerves and hand-eye coordination. Players must guide a loop of wire through a winding course without touching the sides or letting the wire touch the ground. The slightest mistake will set off a loud buzzer, resulting in an embarrassing forfeit.
This nerve-wracking game has been thrilling players for generations and its popularity shows no signs of waning. The challenge comes from trying to manoeuvre the loop around all the bends in the wire while also keeping it steady.
For many of the older folks, the Buzz Wire game conjures up nostalgic memories of childhood carnivals and fairs.
Whack A Frog is a crowd favourite that will evoke nostalgic memories.
The carnival game's objective is to use a mallet or other blunt object to hit a frog as it pops out of one of the many holes in the game board. Each time a frog is hit, it disappears into the hole and another frog pops up in its place. The goal is to hit as many as possible in a given amount of time. While the game may seem simple, it requires quick reflexes and good aim.
For many, the appeal of the game lies in its ability to provide a moment of light-hearted fun after the end of a day. Whether you're five or fifty-five, whacking those frogs can be strangely satisfying. So next time you're at the carnival, be sure to give it a try!
Who can forget the beloved 1980s carnival game Milk Can Toss? It was simple yet challenging that often resulted in laughter and good-natured competition.
Players are given three softballs or beanbags and have to knock down a certain number of milk cans that are set up in a row. You need to have the perfect combination of aim, power, and accuracy to make your shot.
Though the game is no longer as popular as it once was, it remains a fond memory for those who played it before.
Ah, the Ring Toss carnival game. A classic test of accuracy and aim that has been around for years.
Anyone who's ever been to a fair knows the appeal of this addictive activity. It was a staple at every carnival and it was always a crowd favourite.
The objective is to toss a ring onto a peg and it can be played alone or in teams. It's definitely a game that brings back fond memories of childhood nights spent at the local fairgrounds.
Darts, also known as Bullseye, is a game where players take turns throwing three darts at the board. The game can be played alone or with friends. The closer you get to the bullseye, the more points you score.
The instructions sounds simple - throw darts at a target and score points. However, it’s difficult to maintain a steady hand as well as focused aim and coordination to hit the bullseye. Once you sink a perfect shot though, the satisfaction is unmatched.
Today, darts are still enjoyed by players of all ages and skill levels.
Other than darts, Shoot the Duck was another popular accuracy-based 1980s carnival game that everyone loved. To play, simply aim the gun at the duck target and see if you can make the shot. The game was both fun and challenging, and it often resulted in some hilarious misses.
For those who feel nostalgic, it's still possible to find Shoot the Duck at some carnivals in Singapore. So, the next time you're looking for a bit of fun, be sure to give this classic game a try.
There's something special about carnival games from the 1980s. They're nostalgic, they're challenging, and they're a blast from the past.
Wish to turn back time and experience the excitement of carnivals all over again? You can do so with The Carnival Fair! We are Singapore's leading birthday party planning and carnival game equipment provider. Check out our carnival games that are available at wholesale prices now!
Over the past five years, we’ve hosted many fun carnivals, birthday party celebrations, and fairs for individuals as well as companies. Feel free to contact or WhatsApp us to find out more about our equipment, services, and packages today!
Socialite Kim Lim famously went all out to throw the ultimate birthday party bash for herself and her son called “Kandy Karnival” earlier on 24 July this year.
Born in the same month of July–Kim turned 31 years old while Kyden turned five years old – the billionaire heiress decided to combine their birthdays to host the event at The Barracks Hotel Sentosa.
Source: Kim Lim’s Instagram
Kany Karnival was attended by 250 of Kim’s and Kyden’s family, friends, and guests. Even local actors and actresses such as Zoe Tay, Aileen Tan, Hong Huifang, and Cassandra See were spotted at the event. Media influencers such as Jianhao Tan went too. And who can forget one of Kim’s best friends, Xiaxue?
Known for her regular philanthropic work, Kim had also opened Kandy Karnival to charity guests from SSO@Tampines, Boys’ Town, and North East Community Development Council, allowing the children to have a memorable time while enjoying the company of their friends.
Source: Kim Lim’s Instagram
Kim’s and Kyden’s party was famously known to have a 30-feet tall 1,000kg bouncy castle, 3,000-feet drapes, 72 rainbow doors, 10,000 toys and balloons that took ten full days of construction.
The Carnival Fair was one of the main organisers of the Kandy Karnival birthday party and provided the following attractions and entertainment:
When it comes to birthday parties in Singapore, carnival games are always a hit. Not only are they a fun and interactive way to keep guests entertained, they also promote competition and friendly rivalry among guests, adding an extra layer of excitement to the party. Carnival games included at Kany Karnival were Lobster Pot, Roll A Ball, and Giant Gachapon.
Arcade machines provide a perfect blend of nostalgia and fun, and they're sure to be a hit with guests of all ages. When choosing arcade game machines for a birthday party, it is important to consider the age and interests of the guests. For example, younger children may enjoy simpler games like Whack A Frog, Mario Kart Racing Arcade Machine, Bishi Bashi Arcade Machine, and Basketball Arcade Machine.
Meanwhile, older kids and adults may prefer more challenging games like the Alien Extermination Arcade Machine, 00s’ Retro Arcade Game Machine, Air Hockey Table, LED Foosball Table, and High Striker.
Even better, these machines can be easily customised to fit any party theme. Whether you're planning a '80s-themed bash or a retro-inspired celebration, incorporating some classic arcade games is sure to make your party in Singapore one to remember.
If you're looking to add an element of fun and sophistication to your next birthday party, you may want to consider having live food stations. Seeing their favourite dishes being prepared right before their eyes can make for a truly memorable dining experience. Over at Kim’s and Kyden’s birthday party, guests had enjoyed the Popcorn Live Food Station and Candy Floss Live Food Station.
Birthday parties are a time to let loose, have some fun, and feel like a kid again. No one can deny that Kany Karnival is the perfect way for both mother and son to celebrate another year in style.
Looking to plan a birthday bash like Kim’s and Kyden’s? With plenty of experience planning and hosting both large and small birthday parties and events in Singapore, The Carnival Fair can help you do so! Feel free to contact or WhatsApp us to find out more about our equipment, services, and birthday packages now!
National Day in Singapore is celebrated every year on August 9th to commemorate the country's independence from British rule. As we celebrate this special occasion, why not also add some Singapore-inspired fun and games to the mix? Here are six ideas from The Carnival Fair that are sure to get you in the spirit of National Day during your event!
Every Singaporean is probably familiar with the iconic Dragon Playground in Toa Payoh. Built in 1979, it is one of the few remaining playgrounds from that era that is still intact today.
Our Dragon Playground Bouncy Castle is available for rental for any carnival games or events in Singapore. Towering at a height of four metres and fitting up to 14 children, it contains climbing walls, tunnels, and a giant slide for hours of entertainment.
For National Day, why not try getting a Glitter Glue Tattoo? We have Singapore-inspired designs, such as the lion, crescent, and stars. All you need is a sticky sheet and a few different colours of glitter. Simply paste the sticky sheet to the desired area on your skin and then sprinkle the glitter over top. Wait a few minutes for the glue to dry, and then you're ready to go! If you love this idea, check out our other fun event activities suitable for both kids and adults alike.
A photo booth is a fun, unique way to capture memories of your event day. Gone are the days of grainy prints and low-quality photos. Modern photo booths use high-resolution cameras and professional-grade printers to produce stunning images that guests will be proud to display. Best of all, the pictures can be printed out or shared digitally on the spot.
To put a uniquely Singaporean twist, design some photo booth props such as iconic Singlish phrases like “Bojio”, “Toh”, “Chope”, and “Lepak” to use at your photo booth!
There's something about a ball pit that just screams fun. Maybe it's the fact that you can dive right in and start playing without having to set up any equipment. Or maybe it's just the way the colourful balls create a festive atmosphere.
Ball pits are also sensory havens for children – the soft balls provide tactile stimulation, while their different colours can be visually stimulating. Fill the rented pit with red and white balls for the ultimate show of patriotism this National Day!
Live food stations are a great way to serve fresh food at your event or party. In light of National Day, go for classic Singapore snacks such as the spice-laden Kacang Puteh, sweet Tutu Kueh, or chewy Muah Chee.
Everyone knows that Singapore’s weather can be real hot. Beat the heat with cool snacks like the colourful Ice Kacang or Potong Ice Cream that comes in various local flavours like red bean or durian.
Today, many traditional local games are being forgotten as people turn to digital forms of entertainment. However, the simplicity of these classics is what makes them so special. So, why not round up some friends and have a go at these old-school games the next time you're feeling nostalgic?
Start with Five Stones where the objective is to throw one weighted stone into the air and catch it with the remaining other four stones. Another classic is Marble Balls, also known as goli, where you must hit your opponent's marbles with your own. For something a little more physical, go for Chap Teh, where players use their feet to keep a feathered shuttlecock in the air. Alternatively, try your hand at Pick Up Sticks or Congkak, which require you to test your strategic thinking skills.
Whatever game you choose, you're sure to have hours of fun reliving your childhood memories.
National Day is also an opportunity to reflect on the country's achievements over the past year and to look ahead to the future.
Whether you’re throwing a birthday party or planning a road show, we hope the above ideas will inspire you this coming National Day. Do check out our blog and portfolio for other event ideas. Contact us to level up your event now!
Anyone who has tried to organise an event knows it is not always a simple task. There are a lot of different factors to consider, from the guest list and menu to entertainment and décor. However, it is possible to organise a successful event with careful planning.
So if you’ve ever caught yourself asking:
“How do I start planning an event?”
“What does an event checklist include?”
“Do I have any roadshow planning ideas?”
“What are the steps to plan a birthday party?”
This guide to planning an event is for you!
The first step is deciding on the event type you would like to host. Will it be a casual get-together like a party or a more formal affair like a corporate function? Next, think of the purpose of the event. What is the point of it? Are you trying to raise awareness for a cause or are you simply trying to celebrate something special?
How much time do you have? This is the next question you need to answer when you start planning an event. Whether you have weeks, months, or even years, knowing the timeline is crucial for ensuring everything runs smoothly.
Depending on the size and scope of the event, the timeline can vary significantly. It may only be necessary to plan a few weeks in advance for small events. However, it may be better to start planning several months or even a year in advance for larger events. Keep in mind things like holidays and other events that might conflict with your chosen date.
You'll also want to think about how long your event will last. Will it be an all-day affair or just a few hours? This will help you determine how many activities to include and how much time to allocate for each one. Factors that affect the event time include:
Once you have an idea of the overall tone and know what you're trying to accomplish, you can start to focus on the details and narrow down your options.
Any successful event begins with a well-planned budget. Create a list of all potential expenses and itemise them to determine the overall cost of the event, including venue rental, food and beverage catering, entertainment games, decorations, and transportation.
After you have a total figure in mind, you can begin to allocate funds to different areas of the event. For example, you may want to set aside a larger percentage of the budget for food and drinks as this is often one of the most critical elements of any event.
If your budgeted costs exceed your current resources, you may need to fund-raise to cover the remainder.
To host a successful event, you need to get people interested in attending it. Carefully consider your target audience by thinking about their interests and needs. By using a combination of the below event advertising strategies to target them, you can generate interest and excitement for your event.
Remember to start your promotion early. This will give people time to clear their schedules and make arrangements to attend.
Catering, entertainment, and rental companies can make or break an event, so it is vital to do your research. Ask for recommendations from friends and family as well as read online reviews.
Once you have a few options, reach out to at least three vendors and get quotations. Be sure to ask about hidden fees and add-ons as these can quickly increase the price.
By taking the time to plan your event carefully, you can ensure that it goes off without a hitch.
The Carnival Fair is a one-stop party and event company in Singapore. For parties, we have different types of party packages and live food stations that take the hassle out of planning. For corporate events or roadshows, we provide customisable event equipment like photo booths and prize redemption machines as well as fringe activities like emcee hosting and roving mascots. Take a look at the successful parties, roadshows, and functions we hosted or contact us to find out more!
Ah, the 1990s. A simpler time when all you needed for a good time was a can of Coke and a few cents for the games at the local carnival.
Carnival games were a staple of their childhood for many of the 1990s kids in Singapore. During those times, game stalls and amusement parks popped up all over the island. While some of these carnival games have since faded into obscurity, others remain as popular as ever.
Whatever the reason, carnival games were always a favourite among ‘90s kids in Singapore. Here are the top five traditional carnival games that every ‘90s kids in Singapore would remember.
Many carnival-goers enjoy trying their hand at this Fishing Game. The objective is to use a pole to hook up the plastic fishes/ducks that are floating in a pool of water. There are many variations of this game, such as catching a set amount of fishes/ducks within the time limit or reeling in a special-coloured fish/duck.
While it may sound easy, it’s actually rather hard to win a prize as you’re competing with so many other individuals. It is truly a test of your skill and luck if you can reel in a prize!
Another classic carnival game, the Bottle Ring Toss required players to throw a ring onto a peg. The challenge was to get the ring to land on the bottle without bouncing off.
The anticipation of tossing, finally seeing the ring fit around the bottleneck, followed by the collective cheers of the crowd when someone finally succeeds is truly addictive. Even if you don't win, it's still enjoyable to watch the ring bounce off the bottles and land in all sorts of interesting positions.
So, the next time you pass by a carnival in Singapore, be sure to give this traditional carnival game a try!
Feed the Clown is another popular traditional carnival game. Players must use their aim and accuracy to throw a fixed number of balls, and each ball that goes into a clown's mouth counts as one point. This game is simple but addictive, and it's easy to see why it was (and still is) such a hit with carnival-goers of all ages.
Ball pits are a staple of any good carnival. What could be more fun than diving into a sea of colourful plastic balls? Many ball pits also have slides or other obstacles, making them even more exciting to play in. From medium ball pits that can fit 10 children to mega ball pits that can fit 30 individuals, they are truly the ultimate way to have fun.
Bouncy castles are one of the most popular attractions at carnivals and fairs in Singapore. Often resembling a castle or other fun themes like dinosaurs, they are large inflatable structures filled with air, which makes it possible for children to bounce around on the surface—just like a trampoline! Sometimes, they also come with slides, obstacle courses, and ball pits.
From shooting hoops to knocking down tin cans, a carnival is definitely not complete without these classic games that were a blast to play! There is always something magical about them that set them apart from other childhood games. Perhaps it was the vibrant colours and festive music of the carnival that made them so inviting or the promise of winning a prize that was just out of reach. What other games do you remember?
While the times may have changed, the appeal of these carnival games remains strong. At The Carnival Fair, we offer a wide variety of games for rental in Singapore, so there is sure to be something for everyone. Whether you're looking for traditional classics like bouncy castles and ball pits or something more modern like arcade machines and fringe activities, we have you covered at wholesale prices, with no third-party fees. All our equipment is also cleaned and sanitised before being delivered.
Contact us at 9099 4415 to enquire more about our products today!
Jump into a world of colourful excitement with ball pits! Perfect for parties and playtime, these pits are filled with bright balls that can provide hours of entertainment for children of all ages.
Here are four reasons why you should rent a ball pit for your next party or event in Singapore!
There’s no doubt that ball pits encourage active and imaginative play.
Play is essential to children’s growth and development. Active play is especially beneficial, as it helps kids to get moving. Through chasing one another and hiding from each other inside the ball pit, they learn how to interact with others and explore their surroundings.
Physically active kiddos are more likely to develop strong gross motor skills. These skills help children climb, run and balance better, which is essential for other physical activities such as sports. Muscle strength is also improved, leading to greater overall fitness.
From boosting their physical health to enhancing their cognitive development, there’s simply no downside to letting kids have some fun and get moving in the ball pits. With so many brightly-coloured balls bouncing around, the kids can truly let their imaginations run wild!
Another benefit is that ball pits provide a stimulating yet safe environment for playtime. The balls are incredibly soft and squishy, which can help to cushion any impact from falling. For example, younger children such as preschoolers and even toddlers who have not mastered walking properly can play safely. Older kids are also unlikely to get injured even if they are roughhousing.
The four sturdy walls of the ball pits keep the kids safe and contained. With plenty of room to run, jump, and explore, your children can let off some steam and have hours of fun!
Ball pits are also perfect for indoor and outdoor play, no matter rain or shine.
The ball pits also come with different add-ons such as tunnels, slides, and floats to keep both the little ones and older kids occupied. Everyone will love crawling through the tunnels, sliding down the slides, and playing with the colourful floats, all while surrounded by their multi-coloured balls.
These structures may seem like simple fun, but they can provide a host of developmental benefits. They improve children’s hand-eye coordination, motor skills, and overall sensory development. For example, the Tunnel Gym Set is great for keeping the little ones happy and busy. The soft, padded mat is safe and comfortable to play on, while the attached tunnel with bright colours encourages crawling and engagement.
Other add-ons such as the kids’ slides further improve their balance and coordination.
From mini, portable netted ball pits (2.4m x 2.4m x 0.6m) that can fit 4 children to humongous mega ball pits (20m x 20m x 0.6m) that can fit 30 individuals, ball pits are highly versatile. They can be customised to suit the number of guests you have.
Whether you’re throwing a small, intimate gathering or a large, grand carnival fair, it's an excellent way for children to meet new friends and have some fun!
It can be difficult to decide which ball pit is suitable for you and your guests. With so many different shapes, sizes, and colours available on the market, how can you ensure you chose the best ball pit for rental in Singapore? Here are three tips to help make your decision easier.
Firstly, determine the number of individuals who will be attending your event. You can then decide on the size of the ball pit. They come in a variety of sizes, so make sure you pick one that will fit the number of attendees you have as well as your desired location.
Next, consider the activities that you want your ball pit to have. Some come with built-in features like slides, while others are just structures filled with balls. Be aware that this affects the rental price as well.
Lastly, consider engaging a party vendor in Singapore. A reliable vendor can supply a variety of quality ball pits and provide valuable advice on which type of ball pit to choose that best suits your event.
It's hard to resist the allure of a ball pit. With so many colourful balls and fun structures to play with, your kids will be entertained for hours on end.
The Carnival Fair is a one-stop company specialising in carnival games, including ball pits. Choose from our different types of ball pits, such as the Mini Red Brick Ball Pit, Medium Red Wall Ball Pit, or the Giant Blue Ball Pit at wholesale prices, with no third-party fees. Our best-selling ball pit is the vibrant and colourful Rainbow Ball Pit that all kids love to jump, tumble, and play in.
So why not contact us at 9099 4415 to rent a ball pit today and let the good times roll?