How to Organize a Birthday Party on the Cheap

Written by Busybody Studios

March 17, 2020

Whether you’re a newly minted parent looking to host your first-ever 100th day baby celebration or simply someone trying to throw a surprise party for your loved ones, the budget will always be something that will cross your mind at some point in time.

Together with the help of our colleagues from BusybodySG, we’ve done the research so that you don’t have to. Here are some tips on how to make that birthday party a special occasion – without breaking the bank. 

Party Supplies

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A party isn’t considered a party without some balloons and decorations to liven up the atmosphere. A well-placed and appropriate prop or two can turn any drab tired venue into an exciting party setting. As a bonus, you get to keep the balloons and decorations to remind yourself of the happy memories – days after the party is over.

MTrade: The Novelty Wholesale Store

Located near Sembawang in an industrial estate, this online store provides a wide variety of party supplies that will fit almost any theme and event type. From children’s birthday parties to baby showers, be amazed by their vast selection. Note that it’s a strictly online business which means anyone attempting to do a walk-in purchase will be disappointed.
50 Gambas Crescent
#05-06, Proxima @ Gambas
Singapore 757022
Operating Hours:
Mondays to Fridays: 10am to 5pm
Saturdays: 10m to 1pm
Sundays & Public Holidays: Closed

Food and drinks

No self-respecting organizer wants their party to be remembered for the cold pizzas and diluted fruit punch. While you’re not aiming to present an unforgettable culinary experience for your guests, this is where you’ll still need to spend most of your dollar to score a B+ in the food experience department.

Grab food / Deliveroo / Food Panda

Too many things to do and not enough time? No problem (at least in modern day Singapore)! You can always count on your friendly neighborhood food delivery rider to help you out in a pinch by delivering to your doorstep.


Have some spare cash left? Worried that some of your guests may be bored? Consider some cheap entertainment for your guests that will keep them engaged until you blow out the birthday candles.


Ever talked to your colleagues or friends about the great party that you attended last Saturday? Well, you’re not alone. After all, it’s the dream and hope of every host for their guests to leave the party with fond memories. You can now do so with LetzPrint – an affordable instant printing solution that you can rent from the folks at BusybodySG. They also rent out interesting backdrops and props. With LetzPrint, you can now have your own mini photobooth in the comforts and privacy of your own home or private venue. Located in Sembawang, they are open early till late. Free delivery and return pick-up for a time-limited period too.


21 Woodlands Close
Primz Bizhub
Singapore 737854
Operating Hours:
Mondays to Sundays (incl. Public Holidays): 6am to 12am


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