All out of birthday party ideas? We’ve got plenty! From boozy brunches to tram parties, karaoke bars and more, here are the best ways to celebrate your birthday in Hong Kong.
You’ve got the perfect party dress, ordered that Insta-worthy cake (we’re guilty!), and narrowed down your guest list, now all that’s left is to decide how you want to celebrate your birthday. After many turns around the sun (who’s counting?), no doubt you start to run out of inspiration so we’ve got a whole list of Hong Kong birthday party ideas to get you excited! From boozy brunches and tram parties to karaoke bars, fun workshops and more, here’s where and how to celebrate your birthday in Hong Kong.
Top Hong Kong Birthday Party Ideas
A Boozy Free-Flow Brunch
A birthday staple. Why dine in moderation when you can indulge in unlimited food and drinks? Hong Kong’s brunch menus run the gamut from Italian comfort food through to finessed Asian delicacies. Head here for our ultimate guide to the best brunch in Hong Kong — with plenty of free-flow and indulgent hotel options!
A Hong Kong Afternoon Tea
Tea, scones and finger sandwiches, oh my! Talk about the royal treatment. Grab your frilliest floral dress and ask your friends out for a spot of afternoon tea. Whether you want to enjoy the age-old tradition in a fancy hotel or onboard a junk boat, we’re sure our afternoon tea guide will have something that will suit your fancy.
Picnic In The Park
Hong Kong is full of hidden picnic spots that are perfect for laying out a blanket. Pack yourself a basket full of your favourite treats (don’t forget the cake, sweet baked treats and bubbly!) or let the professionals do the hard work — favourites like Rajasthan Rifles and The Ritz-Carlton offer great picnic baskets and gift hampers that you can order and enjoy on the day.
Read More: The Best Hampers & Baskets In Hong Kong
A Private Birthday Dinner
After a more intimate affair? There are a number of well-established and emerging private kitchens sprinkled around the city that will surely make your day a memorable one. A lovingly set table, dishes made specially for you and your guests and no hassle (read: dishes to be washed) — the dinner party of your dreams awaits.
Drinks With A Harbour Or Rooftop View
End your day on a high note atop one of Hong Kong’s skyscrapers with a cocktail in hand. We’ve got plenty of rooftop bars to choose from, so get ready to take in that million-dollar harbour view and toast to a fabulous year ahead!
Book A Staycation
A room with a view, fluffy robes, a mini bar, breakfast buffets, spas and infinity pools. What more could you want? Whether you’re rooming with your besties, significant other, a furry friend — or are booking a solo stay, your city hotel staycation options are virtually endless. For a more unique experience, consider glamping!
Hit The Beach
Grab your swimsuit and sunscreen and get some sand between your toes! With barbecue pits, a bit of shade and kayaks for rent, our guide to Hong Kong’s best beaches will have you set for a fun day out in the sun. And if you’re in no rush to head back to the city, why not end your night at one of these beachside bars or restaurants?
Read More: The Best Beaches In Hong Kong
Join A Creative Workshop
Want to spend the day exploring your creative side? Whether you’ve always wanted to try your hand at flower arranging, crafting your own jewellery or simply love a good art jamming session, our city has something for everyone.
Read More: Our Favourite Group Activities In Hong Kong
Hong Kong Disneyland, Ocean Park Or Water World
How do you pick between the three? It’s hard to beat “The Happiest Place On Earth” (that’s Hong Kong Disneyland for you!) but how could you say no to a free ticket to Ocean Park (a real birthday treat!)? And while both are solid choices, on a sweltering summer’s day, Water World might take the cake.
Organise A Junk Boat Party
Born in the summertime? A junk party seems like a no-brainer. Opt for a day trip and spend the afternoon lounging on inflatables or book in an all-inclusive night cruise around the harbour. With tons of companies to choose from (check our ultimate junk guide for a helping hand), you’re bound to find one that’ll float your boat.
Read More: Your Ultimate Hong Kong Junk Boat Guide
Head To A Karaoke Bar
Channel your inner Whitney and sing your heart out at one of the city’s karaoke hotspots. See our go-tos here, which include RedMR, with locations on Hong Kong Island and Kowloon, and Filipino karaoke resto-bar Junels in Sai Ying Pun.
Read More: The Best Karaoke Bars In Hong Kong
Book A Party Tram
Celebrate in true Hong Kong fashion by booking a vintage-style ding ding and brace yourself for the ultimate night on the town courtesy of Hong Kong Tramways. With a maximum capacity of 30 to 40 people (depending on tram type), the party trams can be hired for a minimum of two hours (starting at $1,300 per hour), with catering options also available on request!
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Want more? We’ve got a whole host of indoor activities (like escape rooms, board game cafes, laser tag and more) listed here, plus 10 unique and unusual things to do in Hong Kong here.
Editor’s Note: “Where To Celebrate Your Birthday In Hong Kong: Top 12 Birthday Party Ideas” was published by Nicole Moraleda and most recently updated by Sakina Abidi in October 2023.
Main image courtesy of Madame Fù via Facebook, image 1 courtesy of Supergiant Social Dining & Cocktail Bar via Instagram, image 2 courtesy of Madame Fù via Facebook, image 3 courtesy of Rajasthan Rifles, image 4 courtesy of cottonbro studio via Pexels, image 5 courtesy of aqua via Facebook, image 6 courtesy of The Ritz-Carlton Hong Kong via Facebook, image 7 courtesy of Andrew Wulf via Unsplash, image 8 courtesy of Rahul Jain via Unsplash, image 9 courtesy of Hong Kong Disneyland via Instagram, image 10 courtesy of Entourage Yacht via Instagram, image 11 courtesy of Sassy Media Group, image 12 courtesy of Hong Kong Tramways via Facebook.