Planning a milestone birthday celebration in Singapore? If you’re looking for fun ways to celebrate your 40th or any big birthday, here are some unique ideas!
Are you looking for unique ways to throw a big birthday celebration in Singapore? Why not try something different other than a typical party that may end up stressing you out instead of actually enjoying your big day? Take your pick from this list of ideas for big birthday celebrations in Singapore – we’ve got everything from pampering sessions you can do with the girls to private chefs and drag queen or magician entertainment. Keep scrolling for over 15 fab ideas for your next big birthday celebration!
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Birthday Celebration Dinner & Sail on the Royal Albatross
If you’re after something ‘Wow!” consider booking a birthday dinner onboard the Royal Albatross – winner of Singapore Tourism Board’s ‘Outstanding Attraction Experience 2022’ award. Gather your closest friends for a bling party or gift this experience as a romantic dinner for two! Get dressed to impress and step on board the 4-mast 22-sail luxury Tall Ship, where cocktails await. This unique dine-and-sail experience comprises a delicious 7-course dinner and optional wine-tasting session plus live entertainment, as you sail along Singapore’s southern coastline with the wind in your hair! With impeccable service standards and 4.9 online reviews from happy customers, this 2.5-hour experience is bound to impress.
Royal Albatross, 8 Sentosa Gateway, Sentosa Island, Singapore 098269, Tel: (+65) 9350 7475
Book a Celebratory Spa Day for Your Birthday
There’s nothing more luxurious or rejuvenating than a massage or spa experience! Imagine having a long massage and then relaxing in the aroma-steam rooms and saunas at Raffles Spa, plunging into a bubbling vitality pool at Auriga Spa at Capella, or indulging in a spa treatment surrounded by lush garden spaces at Aramsa Garden Spa. Book a treatment with your besties and then chill out longing around the spa pool at Sofitel Spa – we love the Bali vibes here. Or take your birthday celebration up a notch and book a girls’ one-night or day getaway at Tempat Senang in Bintan for a full day’s worth of spa treatments plus lunch before returning by ferry – and it’ll probably still be cheaper than a luxe spa at a hotel in town. Looking for a spa to come to you? Read up on our list of at-home beauty, massage and spa services here.
Book a Birthday Celebration at a Rooftop Restaurant
Dining at rooftop bars and restaurants in Singapore is always a special experience – at dusk we get to see the sunset from a skyscraper, and at night we’re treated to a twinkling light show from all the stunning city lights! Check out our list of the best rooftop bars and restaurants to book a birthday dinner.
Hire a Private Chef for a Birthday Celebration
Celebrate a birthday from the comfort of home with a dinner party where you don’t need to do any of the cooking! Have dinner prepared by a private chef in your home or head out to the chef’s home (so you don’t have to clear up afterwards either!)! We’ve had great luck with NonyaBong (delicious authentic Peranakan food) and have heard great things about Relish.SG and Chef de Maison. For a complete Peranakan experience, check out Lynette’s Kitchen. Lynette doesn’t only create mouth-watering Peranakan meals in her home, but she also creates the full Peranakan experience with beautiful decor, crockery and paintings.
Try a Pole Dance Class
You might be turning one year older but you can still learn some new tricks! If you want to step out of your comfort zone, try a pole dance class with your girl gang as a fun birthday celebration idea! Check out our first-hand review of SLAP Dance Studio where us Sassy Mamas tried it out and were pleasantly surprised at our own core strength – so if we could get on a pole, so can you!
Hire a Magician for Your Birthday Celebration
Throwing a huge birthday celebration in Singapore and looking for quality entertainment? Hire a magician who will blow your socks off with his magic tricks and leave your birthday party guests amazed. For someone with an impressive portfolio of close-up magic shows, book Derek Magic, who has performed for government events and royalty abroad. You can also check out Jasper Lee from Experience Magic, who is one of Singapore’s more popular close-up magicians. He’s mastered a unique blend of comedy and mind-blowing magic – perfect for ice breakers if your friends don’t know each other that well.
Charter a Yacht for a Bling Birthday Celebration in Singapore
Booking a yacht for the day is a great way to celebrate a birthday – you get those bling holiday feels without leaving the country! We’ve got a handy list of some of the best yacht rentals in Singapore, all of which can offer yacht rentals, facilities for water sports and much more. Some yachts even come with food and drink packages so you don’t have to organise a thing!
Hire Out a Private Room for a Big Birthday
A number of local restaurants have lovely private dining rooms so you can dine with your gang without worrying about nearby eavesdroppers (or if you don’t want to bother other diners in case you get a little too loud!). If you have a restaurant in mind, call in to ask if they have private rooms. Some faves include Italian Amò, steak restaurant 665ºF at Andaz Hotel, Fat Cow, sen-ryo and LeVeL33.
Birthday Celebrations on the Beach
Why not spend a day celebrating a big birthday by hiring out a cabana or table at a beach club to soak in the sun, sand and sea with your family and friends? Coastes offers casual, beach-side dining right on the private beach but if you want to take your party up a notch, head over to Tanjong Beach Club, where you can indulge in fancy bar bites, delicious coastal cuisine (think lobsters, mussels, prawns and more) and enjoy a relaxing swim in the private pool. Or check out our kid-friendly restaurant guide if you’re planning to invite other families to your birthday celebration.
Book an Escape Room for a Unique Birthday Idea
If you’ve never tried an escape room experience, it’s when a group gets locked in a room (or a maze of rooms) and can only get out after solving clues and puzzles. It may sound a bit intimidating, but it’s fun when you choose one that suits your interests! From themes like The Purge to Victorian-era escape rooms, Singapore folklore and even Time Travel, there’s plenty to choose from. Gather your besties and book an Escape Room challenge followed by drinks or nibbles so you can discuss the fun (assuming you do end up escaping!).
Stand-up Paddleboarding for a Chilled Birthday
This is definitely a trendy activity – we’ve been seeing so many of our mama friends try stand-up paddleboarding (SUP) on the calm Sentosa waters! There are a number of companies who offer SUP-ing, but we hear SUP Ventures comes highly recommended, along with other water activity centres like Ola Beach Club and Aloha Sea Sports Centre. If you’re booking a birthday celebration for a friend – why not organise an early morning water activity before it gets too hot followed by a birthday breakfast? Or time it for the afternoon followed by cocktails on the beach!
A Birthday Celebration That’s Totally Unique!
Stressed about turning another year older and wiser? Get your gang together and book a session at Axe Factor or The Fragment Room. Hurl axes at Axe Factor for a fun-filled activity. Or bash some glass and destroy an entire TV at The Fragment Room, the first of its kind in Southeast Asia. We’ve even seen moms and teens have a good time here breaking glass bottles and smashing TVs in full protective gear!
Try Kayaking for an Active Birthday Celebration
Kayaking can be a fun laid-back activity when done in the early hours of the day or at dusk (perfect for watching the sunset!). For a relaxing view of the Singapore Reservoir, head to Singapore Sports Hub for your kayaking experience. But if you want a tour of Singapore’s mangroves in Sembawang or Pulau Ubin, check out Kayakasia. To make this birthday celebration even more memorable you could have a picnic ready for afterwards, or just have a mat and drinks or cake set up for the birthday girl/guy!
Celebrate a Big Birthday with a Virtual Reality Session
We’ve seen so many videos of this on social media and it looks like great fun, especially for a birthday celebration with your besties! Step into a virtual world at Zero Latency (tried and tested by a Sassy Mama staffer!) or head to many other VR gaming centres all over Singapore like Hologate at Funan, V-Room in Orchard Gateway or Sandbox VR at Orchard Central.
Hire a Drag Queen for Some Birthday Entertainment
This one’s for the Rupaul’s Drag Race fans! We’ve spotted local drag superstar Vanda Miss Joaquim performing at a private birthday party on Instagram and it looked like SO much fun. Slide into her DMs for rates or email for enquiries!
Go Glamping for a Big Birthday Treat!
We love the fact that glamping combines the wonders of being outside in nature and the comforts of a hotel room. If you want an overnight birthday celebration in Singapore, book a glamping experience. Glamping City Singapore offers chic glamping tents at East Coast Park and Orchid Country Club, while Heavenly Glamping Singapore offers luxurious experiences that include air-conditioning – much-needed in Singapore’s brutal heat!
Have a Karaoke Birthday Party
Do you and your friends love singing? Host a karaoke birthday party, where you can belt your hearts out to your favourite tunes! The 10 Dollar KTV Club has multiple locations in Singapore and provides free-flow hot and cold drinks and snacks, so you can stay hydrated and energised throughout your party. For truly Insta-worthy photos, choose from 76 themed karaoke rooms at HaveFun, where you can sing and dance the night away.
An Adrenaline-fuelled Birthday Celebration
If you’re organising a birthday celebration for a thrill-seeker or someone young at heart, head down to a go-karting track for some friendly birthday competition. There’s also paintball battling, dragon boat experiences, water parks or even the adrenaline-filled adventure hub with obstacle courses at Adventure HQ.
Book a Concert or Theatre Show
Spending the night at a musical, concert or theatre show in Singapore is a surefire way for everyone to have a good time for a birthday celebration – especially if you go for drinks afterwards so you can chat about the experience!
Learn a New Skill: Calligraphy, Bath Bombs & Cooking
What better way to celebrate your birthday than to learn a new skill with friends? We’re huge fans of Insta-fangirls of The Letter J Supply, which has tons of cool calligraphy workshops, try an art jam session at Ki.Li.O ART or learn how to create your own unique vases or trinket trays with a pottery class at Mud Rock Ceramics. Sign up for a bath bomb workshop at Soap Ministry and Soaprise or take a baking class with Brettschneider’s Baking & Cooking School or Baker’s Brew’s baking classes where you can bake anything from chocolate bonbons to artisan breads and even macarons! You can also check out Carrara, Udders, and Tom’s Palette to book a fun ice cream-making workshop for your birthday celebration.
So, what are you waiting for? Book any of these experiences for your next big birthday celebration in Singapore and make it a birthday to remember!