Top 9 Ideas on How to Celebrate Birthdays in Singapore


Birthdays hold a special place in almost every culture worldwide, commemorating the day a special someone arrived on this earth years ago. Beyond being a solo celebration of the birthday individual, however, they’re also timely occasions to celebrate life, cherish friendships, and create timeless memories with family, friends, and those who have a special place in your heart.

If you’re planning to throw a birthday celebration – be it for yourself or for someone else – you’ve no doubt wondered what’s the best way to do so. After all, birthday celebrations are as unique as the person they’re about, reflecting a diversity of preferences, interests, and even personalities.

Planning a memorable birthday celebration is thus not just about marking another year; it's about curating experiences that leave an indelible mark on the heart. Explore ten exciting ideas on how to celebrate birthdays in Singapore and ensure that every moment spent with your loved ones is filled with joy, laughter, and unforgettable experiences.

Hold a traditional celebration of cakes and candles

Customary rituals such as cutting cakes, giving and receiving gifts, and sharing a meal with family and friends are fuss-free ways to celebrate birthdays. You can’t go wrong with the classics! To turn a cliched trope into something timeless, add some personalised ideas to the celebration. Choose the birthday celebrant’s favourite eatery as your dining destination, or theme your presents around their hobby or interest. Better yet, if you know that the celebrant is usually the person who plans the group’s get-togethers, take over the reins for a day and give them a surprise party they won’t forget!

Bring your guests on an outdoor adventure

Singapore has no shortage of ways to celebrate a birthday amidst nature’s beauty. Pack a picnic to enjoy on the shores of the Southern Islands, or get your friends together for a nature hike before heading to the birthday celebrant’s favourite breakfast spot. For the more adventurous, some ideas include safari tours to indoor venues with a variety of activities such as paintball, virtual reality games or rock climbing.

Try new culinary experiences for a gastronomic get-together

For the gastronomically-inclined birthday celebrant, take their taste buds on a tour of Singapore’s vibrant food scene. Plan out a romp across their favourite restaurants or independent cafes, complete with all their favourite cuisines they desire. Or opt for rooftop restaurants like CÉ LA VI to enjoy brunch, lunch, or dinner with a side of panoramic views. Our chefs put an enthralling twist on Contemporary Asian cuisine, transforming familiar dishes into culinary masterpieces. From Champagne Brunch with free flow drink packages to exquisite Celebration Platters laden with tropically-flavoured desserts, book a private dining room to experience any gourmand’s dream.

Throw a themed birthday party so guests can join in on the fun

Themed parties are increasingly popular in Singapore, offering endlessly creative ways to take your special occasions to the next level. Ideas can be as straightforward as the birthday celebrant’s favourite TV, book, or movie; classic themes like retro, jungle, and the roaring 20s; or any other totally fun and wacky concepts. No matter how mundane or weird, what’s important is that the birthday celebrant feels seen, loved, and cherished throughout the event.

Cool off and celebrate by the waterfront

If you’re hoping to get some good photos out of the birthday celebration, waterfront locations offer a picturesque backdrop for effortless awe. Think yacht parties with fun activities, DIY beach BBQs, or restaurants with charming views by the Singapore straits – there are so many ways to celebrate a birthday with sparkling waters adding to the atmosphere and ambiance.

Indulge in some arts, entertainment, and creativity

For the creatively inclined, a birthday is best celebrated by getting in touch with their inner artist! Singapore’s art scene has a plethora of entertainment options to choose from, be it theater performances, live music concerts, indie art galleries, vicarious comedy shows, or a night out with the best House DJs and best EDM DJs in the region. Activities such as art jamming, punch needle rug making, or pottery workshops also allow guests to get hands-on, and even younger guests can get involved!

Celebrate under the skies

Being amidst Singapore’s towering skyscrapers and apartment blocks can have you feeling a little stuffy and cooped up now and then. On a day as special as a birthday, give the celebrant a momentary release from the doldrums of everyday life with a celebration under the skies and stars. Spend the morning out picnicking, kite-flying, or other activities at Marina Barrage, or plan for a night of stargazing at the Science Centre Singapore's Observatory. Better yet, book them a table at CÉ LA VI’s rooftop bar so you can enjoy your favourite tipples while soaring above Marina Bay, with the sprawling magnificence of the Singapore skyline before you.

Keep it budget-friendly while still unforgettable

If you’re hoping to celebrate a special day without breaking the bank, consider mixing DIY aspects with your plans. Bring your own homemade decor to a birthday celebration venue, commit to a picnic featuring foods made only from scratch, or order a special dinner set to enjoy with your own board games or video games. By getting creative and maximising resources, celebrants can create unforgettable moments that will make turning a year older so much sweeter.

There’s an infinite number of ways to celebrate a birthday, and Singapore certainly isn’t short of creative birthday ideas to suit every taste, preference, and budget. From outdoor adventures to indoor art workshops to intimate gatherings at home, with some careful planning, thoughtful consideration, and a touch of creativity, every birthday celebration in the Lion City can be a truly unforgettable experience.

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Restaurant

Weekend Brunch

The Brunch Club: Every Sat & Sun from 12pm - 3pm

(Last food/beverage order at 2.30pm)

Dinner

Daily: Opens at 5.30pm
(Last entry 10pm)
(Last order 10.45pm)

*Set menus are available until 10pm daily


Club Lounge

Regular cover charges applies from 10pm on Wed, Fri and Sat

*Monday & Tuesday: 6pm - 1am
(Last entry 12am)
(Last food order at 11.30pm)

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(Last entry 3am)
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(Last food order at 1am)

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(Last food order 11.30pm)
(Last beverage order 12.30am)

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*$30 General entry - Fully redeemable for food & drinks
(Last entry 12am)