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We’re all ready to start the new year off right, and what better way to do that than by hosting an unforgettable New Year's party? Whether you plan on keeping it small or going all out, these ideas will help you make your 2023 celebrations one for the books! 

1. Create a New Year celebration playlist

What would a New Year celebration be without some great tunes? Create a playlist ahead of time that will have your guests singing along and dancing all night long. Make sure to have a variety of genres including everyone’s favorite songs from 2021. You can also put together a list of “2023 Hits In Singapore” which can include songs from upcoming artists and albums that are set to release in the new year. Or maybe, you can even play some Chinese New Year songs to get ready for the Lunar New Year which falls on mid January 2023.

2. Make your own countdown video 

A great way to get everyone excited for the countdown is to create your own festive video. You can include memorable moments from the past year, as well as highlight your hopes and dreams for 2023. If you’re tech-savvy, try making a stop motion video of printed photos or use one of the many online video editing tools available. This is sure to be a hit amongst family and friends!

3. Plan some fun New Year celebration activities

Keep your guests entertained with some fun activities! For example, you could create a water obstacle course in the backyard or set up a Singapore Dragon Bouncy Castle. If you want to go for something more low-key, board games or karaoke competitions are always fun too! No matter what activities you decide on, make sure they are appropriate for all ages so no one feels left out during the New Year celebration festivities.  

4. Offer delicious snacks 

Good food and drinks are essential for any successful New Year celebration! If you're feeling adventurous, try making some unique snacks like mini pizzas or tacos filled with festive ingredients like black beans and corn chips. Be sure to cook your food well to ensure they are safe for consumption. For those who are too busy to prepare the food, how about hiring some live food stations to let the chefs cook them for you?

5. Make your own cocktails

For those who are over 21 years old, why not throw a cocktail-making New Year party celebration? Gather up all your favourite spirits and mixers (or purchase premade ones), then break out into teams and see who can create the best drink concoction out of what you have available! Make it even more interesting by having each group name their drink after themselves—it could become the next big thing in cocktails!  

Celebrate The 2023 New Year With The Carnival Fair

It's never too early to start planning for 2023! With these five tips in mind, planning your party and throwing an unforgettable New Year's event is now easier than ever before. 

Not sure how to plan your New Year celebration? Our event party planners at The Carnival Fair are experts in our field. Other than being able to provide delicious snacks, desserts, and drinks, we also have various fun and creative carnival games that will help you kick off the new year with a bang.

Whether you're looking for something intimate or large-scale, traditional or modern – there's no wrong way to celebrate the New Year with us! Get in touch with our party celebration planning team today.

As we all learnt from the June holidays, Keeping the kids occupied during the school break can be a challenge. With parents busy trying to juggle work and family, it’s important to have some creative ideas up your sleeve for activities they can do while at home or out and about. 

Looking for things to do in Singapore? Here are five ideas that are sure to keep your kids entertained during their school holiday break. 

1. Make homemade snow globes

There’s no better way to celebrate the holiday r season than by making your own snow globes! All you need is a transparent jar, glycerin which keeps the “snow” suspended in water, glitter, and a few trinkets or toys to add inside the jar. Simply fill the jar with water and glycerin, add the glitter and toys, and glue on the lid. Shake it up and watch as snowflakes flutter around your wintery scene! You can also decorate your jars with paint or markers for an added touch of holiday cheer. This is definitely one of the more fun activities to do during the December school holidays in Singapore!

2. Create a family time capsule

Get creative this holiday season by creating a family time capsule! Prepare a box or container and items from around your house that represent this unique moment in time (photos, mementos from vacations or special events, etc.). Assemble everything into your box/container, wrap it up, label it with today’s date (so you know when to open it!), and store it away until next year! 

3. Go on an outdoor nature walk

If the weather allows for it, go exploring outdoors during the Decemeber school holidays! Take a nature walk through nearby parks and observe all of the wildlife that calls these places home. This is a great activity to get them moving while teaching them about their environment. Let your kids collect leaves, stones, or feathers along their journey so they have something tangible from their adventure when they come back home afterwards too! 

4. Do some festive baking

Looking for a chill thing to do with the kids in Singapore? What better way to celebrate the holiday than by baking festive treats? Get creative in the kitchen together - bake cookies, muffins, pies, bread, cakes, or anything sweet! Your kids will love helping out while learning valuable skills like measuring ingredients, mixing doughs, and spreading icings. Plus, when all is said and done they’ll have delicious goodies to eat. Be sure to wash your hands so the food is kept clean

5. Have a game night

Nothing beats good old-fashioned game night! Gather up all of your favourite board games (or make up some new ones!) and have everyone take turns picking which one they want to play next. You could also create an indoor scavenger hunt in which teams compete against each other to see who can find hidden items or complete tasks first! 

To celebrate with a bigger bang, why not rent some carnival games? From bouncy castles to ball pits,  there's a multitude of options available to ensure your guests have loads of fun this coming December school holiday in Singapore.

Or how about heading to the different arcade centres across the island? Venture out together as a family and get ready to enjoy a night of sweat, laughs and cheers.

Celebrate The Upcoming December School Holidays With The Carnival Fair

With so many fun activities available during the December school holidays, there really isn't any excuse not to keep your kids entertained! Whether they prefer being indoors or outdoors, include one of these five things on your list this year for guaranteed family-friendly entertainment. 

Check out The Carnival Fair’s various games and products available. We also have party packages, from princess to carnival themes, starting at $599 and above. Contact or WhatsApp us to find out more now. It’s time to get creative this holiday season and give your kids something they'll remember forever!

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. 

1. Christmas trivia

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. 

2. Holiday charades 

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”.

3. Scavenger hunt

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! 

4. Gift exchange roulette

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!  

5. Obstacle course

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. 

Get Into The Holiday Spirit With The Carnival Fair

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!

Anyone who's ever been to a birthday party knows that they can be quite costly affairs. Cake, presents, goodie bags, decorations, and venue rentals all add up quickly! And that's not even taking into account the cost of your time and effort in organising the whole event. 

So, how much should you set aside for a birthday party in Singapore? Here's a breakdown of some common costs to help you plan the perfect party on a reasonable budget.

1. Venue Rental

One of the biggest expenses when planning a birthday party is renting a venue. If you have a large enough home, you may be able to host the party there—but if not, there are plenty of other options. 

Popular venues for birthday parties in Singapore include restaurants, cafes, bars, clubhouses in condominiums, and even public parks. For a party of ten or fewer people, you can expect to pay around $50 per hour for a small party room rental. For larger parties of 20-30 people, the cost increases to S$250 per hour for a big party room rental.

Expected damage for a birthday party with 15 guests: S$200 and above for four hours in an air-conditioned party room in Singapore 

2. Food and Drinks

Of course, no birthday party is complete without food and drinks

Hosting a simple sit-down party lunch or dinner? If everyone orders an entree and a drink from the menu, you can expect to spend around S$30-S$50 per person. 

If you're providing your own party food and drinks, you can cut costs by shopping at local supermarkets or online retailers. Don’t forget to cater for birthday favours! One idea is to distribute prepacked snacks like packaged cotton candy and packaged popcorn to your guests as a take-home gift. A rough estimate for food and drink costs that includes party snack favours is S$15-S$20 per person.

Want to go all out? Live food stations are also available for hire. Prices start from roughly S$180 onwards for an hour.

Expected damage for a birthday party with 15 guests: S$450 for a sit-down lunch/dinner and S$225 for a party celebration 

3. Entertainment 

Birthday parties shouldn't just be about eating—they should also be fun! That's why it's important to factor the cost of entertainment into your party budget. 

Popular forms of entertainment for birthday parties include hiring entertainers like clowns and magicians (around S$200 onwards), renting inflatable bouncy castles (around S$150 onwards), and fun carnival games like bowling booths and milk can toss booths (around S$100 onwards). 

Of course, there are plenty of other options like ball pits available, so choose whatever will make your child's birthday party special and memorable! 

Expected damage for a birthday party with 15 guests: S$250 for two types of games

4. Birthday Party Decorations

When it comes to birthday party decorations, the sky is the limit. Balloons, streamers, and banners are all classic decors that can help to transform any space into a festive celebration. For a more personal touch, consider using photos or other mementoes to decorate the space. Or, if you want to really make a statement, go all out with birthday party props like air puppets and air dancers.

Expected damage for a birthday party with 15 guests: S$150 for simple decorations and $500 for elaborate decorations

How Much To Throw A Birthday Party In Singapore

So, summing up the total amount, it’d cost roughly S$825 to throw a simple party for 15 guests in Singapore. 

If you're looking to have a birthday party on a budget in Singapore, follow the six tips below. Your guests will never know the difference.

Tips to Reduce Birthday Party Costs

1. Set a realistic budget: How much can you realistically afford to spend on the birthday party? Once you have a number in mind, stick to it!

2. Choose an affordable venue: Venue rental costs can eat up a large chunk of your budget, so try to find an affordable option. Think about holding the party at your home, at a park, or even at a community centre. 

3. Make your own decorations: With a little creativity and some DIY skills, you can easily make your own decorations instead of buying them from a store. Pinterest is a great resource for DIY decoration ideas.

4. Order a simple cake: Forgo the custom fondant cake and opt for something more simple and affordable instead. A delicious cake doesn't have to be expensive!

5. Skip the goodie bags: Goodie bags are nice, but they're definitely not essential. If you're on a tight budget, skip them altogether or fill them with inexpensive items like stickers or pencils. 

6. Opt for party packages: Sometimes, one may forget that time is money too. Party packages save you the hassle and effort of organising a celebration, especially if you’re busy with work. The Carnival Fair offers a diverse selection of party packages. Take your pick from princess to carnival themes, starting from $599 and above. 

Celebrate With A Bang At The Carnival Fair

Planning a birthday party on a budget doesn't have to be difficult—just remember to factor in the cost of renting a venue, food and drinks, entertainment, and decorations. With those four taken care of, your child's birthday party is sure to be a success!

The June holidays are a great time to spend some quality time with the kids. However, it can be hard to think of ways to keep them entertained for an entire month. 

Fortunately, there are plenty of exciting things to do in Singapore, whether you're looking for some outdoor action or indoor fun. Check out these activity ideas to get you started!

Outdoor Activities To Do In Singapore

Singapore is a nature lover's paradise, with its diverse landscapes and abundance of wildlife. Here are three outdoor activities to do with the kids during the June holidays. 

playgrounds singapore

1. Check out the different playgrounds 

Singapore is home to a wide variety of playgrounds, each with its own unique features. From traditional playgrounds with swings and slides to more modern ones with interactive games and equipment, there is something for everyone to enjoy. 

For thrill-seekers, there's the playground at Jurong Lake Gardens, where you can zip down slides and swing from ropes. For kids who enjoy some wet and wild fun, consider bringing them to the Coastal PlayGrove at East Coast Park and Oasis Waterpark @ Nee Soon East in Yishun. 

With so many different playgrounds available, there is no excuse not to get out and explore them with junior! 

hiking around nature parks, singapore

2. Hike around nature parks

There are several nature parks located around Singapore that offer daddies, mummies, and kiddos the opportunity to hike and explore the local flora and fauna.

The Bukit Timah Nature Reserve is home to a diverse range of plant and animal life. Singapore’s tallest hill, Bukit Timah Hill, is also located there, which provides hikers with a challenging workout. Another popular nature park is Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve, which is known for its mudflats and mangrove forests. The park is also a haven for migratory birds, making it a perfect spot for birdwatching. For those looking for an easy hike, the MacRitchie Reservoir Park is a great option where you can take in the sights and sounds of nature. The park offers a Tree Top Walk that takes hikers through the forest canopy, providing stunning views of the greenery below.

Whatever your fitness level or hiking experience, there is sure to be a nature park in Singapore that is perfect for you. So, get out there with junior and explore the amazing outdoors on offer in this vibrant city. 

camping singapore

3. Go for a camping trip

For those who love the outdoors, camping is a great option. Did you know that there are many camping spots around Singapore that are perfect for a weekend getaway with the kids? 

The most popular camping spot would be East Coast Park. With its long stretch of coastline, it is perfect for a variety of outdoor activities. Visitors can go for a swim in the ocean, cycle to the Jurassic Mile, or simply rest by the beach. The park also has plenty of other amenities, including BBQ pits, picnic areas, and a playground.

If you're looking for a rustic island experience, you can consider bringing the kids to Pulau Ubin, Lazarus Island, and St John’s Island. Camping is truly one of the best ways to teach the kiddos about nature. There are so many things they can learn while they’re out in the wilderness, away from the comforts of home. They can learn to pitch a tent, cook their own food, and find their way around using a map and compass. They’ll also get to experience first-hand the beauty of nature.

Do note you’ll need a permit to camp overnight and this can be applied from NParks.

Indoor Activities To Do In Singapore

Even though Singapore is small, there is still plenty to do indoors when the weather is hot and humid or when it's raining outside. Here are three indoor activities to do with the kids during the June holidays. 

local museums, singapore

1. Visit the local museums for free

Museums are a great way to learn about Singapore’s rich heritage and culture. 

The National Museum of Singapore is a great place to start, as it offers an overview of the country's history, culture, and art. This museum chronicles the country's history, from its earliest days as a British colony to its present-day status as a global financial centre. You'll see exhibits on everything from the Singapore Sling cocktail to the city-state's iconic architecture.

If you're more interested in art, the Singapore Art Museum is a must-see. This museum features collections of both traditional and contemporary art from all over Asia.

From the National Gallery Singapore to the Asian Civilisations Museum, there is much to see and explore in the different fields like history, art, science, and technology. Even better, all museums in Singapore are free to enter for Singaporeans and Permanent Residents!

arcade centres, singapore

2. Get your game on at arcade centres

There's nothing like a good arcade to get the kids (and adults) excited. With all the flashing lights and loud sounds, it's hard not to have a good time. 

For a classic arcade experience, you can't go wrong with Timezone. They have locations all over Singapore, so you're sure to find one near you. They have a wide variety of games, from old-school favourites to the latest and greatest releases that will put you right in the middle of the action. If you want to take a break from playing, there are plenty of other activities to keep you entertained, like air hockey and foosball. You can even challenge your friends to a game of darts or basketball.

If you're looking for an arcade with a bit more of an edge, Virtualand is worth checking out. They have a smaller selection of games but are known for their racing and rhythm music games that are sure to get your heart racing. It is often touted as the best authentic arcade in Singapore!

house party, the carnival fair singapore

3. Throw a house party 

If you’re a homebody, how about celebrating the June holidays by throwing a house party in the comfort of your own home. Not only is it a great way to gather your family and friends together, but it can also help to spread holiday cheer.

When you’re planning your house party, check out The Carnival Fair, a one-stop carnival game rental provider in Singapore. From classic carnival games like Coin Toss and Feed the Clown to exciting fringe activities like balloon sculpting and airbrush tattooing, we have something for everyone. 

Create Special Memories With Your Child During The June Holidays

There are endless possibilities for fun during the June holidays. Whatever you decide to do, the important thing is that you make some memories together as a family. The June holidays will be over before you know it, so make the most of them with your little one.

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