Birthday memories at McDonalds

Back in my childhood days, a happy meal from McDonalds was a very very big deal. I remembered having to work hard for my meal at the golden arches restaurant, ie get full marks at 听写, before my parents would agree to bring me to McDonalds. If you’re from the same era as me, then you’ll probably recall how all the kids would covet having a birthday party at McDonalds, as they’ll instantly get a status upgrade to be the “happening” kid in class.

These days, there are so many fancy options for children’s birthday, from indoor playgrounds, to the gym, and even to the zoo! To reminisce our childhood memories, my group of mummy friends decided to organise a birthday party for our 2 year old toddlers who were all born in the month of August. The party was held at the Ridout Tea Garden in Queensway.

Party in session

The party section was in a non air-conditioned area in the restaurant. But thankfully, we had a nice cool weather by the late afternoon.

The kids took part in some simple games. One was hide and seek and another was a relay to scoop as many bottle caps into a pail with a spoon. Quite a challenge for two year olds!

When it was dinner time, the kids were for once more than happy to settle down and chomped down into their Happy Meal which well … made them very happy. After all, it’s not everyday that their parents give them the green light to have nuggets, burgers and fries.

If you are worried that your kids would end up with a sore throat, you’ll be happy to know that Happy Meal comes with healthier options like corn in a cup and apple slices. Since it was a birthday party, we told ourselves to relax a little and allowed Sophie to indulge her nuggets that day.

No birthday celebration would be complete without the Ronald McDonalds cake.

After games and food, it’s time for fun in the playground.

If you’re planning for a birthday party at McDonalds, there are two packages for you to choose from – an indoor package or a take away party package. For the latter option, you can simply pick up the food and party supplies from McDonalds and celebrate in the comfort of your home. But if you would rather skip the clean up (which mom wouldn’t), you can swing by any of their 12 party hubs that conduct birthday parties. To see the full list, you can visit their website.

We paid $9 per child for the birthday package which included:

  • Choice of Happy Meal
  • Gift for the birthday child
  • Gift for invited guests
  • A party host to organize the party and run the games
  • Game prizes


If you’re in need of ideas for your child’s next birthday party, why not make it a good old fashioned McDonalds one? Then you can tell your child that Mummy also celebrated her birthday at McDonalds when she was a kid!

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  1. Corsage @ A Dollop Of Me September 6, 2011 at 4:17 pm Reply

    whee! We’ve been invited to a b-day party at this exact McDonalds. Looks like it is going to be fun 🙂

  2. Susan Koh September 6, 2011 at 8:21 pm Reply

    Yeah it’s one of the cheaper options. And no kid can resist McDonalds 🙂

  3. Gladys Loh September 6, 2011 at 11:12 pm Reply

    Looks so fun! 🙂 I also celebrated my bday at Mac when young haha. $9 per child is v cheap! Definitely will consider for G next time :p

  4. sengkangbabies September 6, 2011 at 11:41 pm Reply

    ..Mac is nice but must remember to “remind” kids not every B’day must be at Mac ok. My boys went to one a few months back, and now still remind me when they can have their own Mac B’day. I keep telling them the “company” is more important, but somehow they think my excuse is lame haha.

    • Susan September 6, 2011 at 11:57 pm Reply

      Haha I chuckled when I read your comment. Which son is this? So young calling Daddy lame?

  5. June September 7, 2011 at 8:16 pm Reply

    Awwww…two cute!! Hehe, amazing how McDonalds can get all the kids so happy!

    • Susan September 8, 2011 at 1:27 pm Reply

      Oh yes, Happy Meals is a sure recipe for birthday party success with the kids!

  6. Ing September 8, 2011 at 2:03 am Reply

    The party looks fun! My boys love MacDonald’s and I believe they won’t mind having it everyday. I’m also a Mac lover, but my hubby is kinda health-conscious, so we don’t eat that very often.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog btw. You have a great blog here! 🙂

    • Susan September 8, 2011 at 1:29 pm Reply

      Thanks for dropping by my blog too 🙂
      We don’t have it too often too though my hubby is a big fat fan of Macs!

  7. pc September 9, 2011 at 9:34 am Reply

    Blog hopping before a real kick into work;p… nice place here;)

    I have a party to plan for my soon-to-be 6 years old. This probably a good option if I’m continue tardy in my preparation. I am so not into party as the ‘aftermath’ part is my nightmare. I have been rely on the ccc to do birthday celebration until this year she specially request for 1.

    i like “two cute”. Happy belated Birthday to Sophie:).

    • Susan September 10, 2011 at 10:44 am Reply

      Thanks for dropping by.
      Yes, I did away with a party this year partly because of the clean up too 😛 But I do think Sophie will appreciate it much more when she’s older.

  8. Rachel September 9, 2011 at 10:00 am Reply

    This place brings back memories, I used to hang out there when I was a teen with my friends. Seems that it is also a great place to have fun parties for the kids, should check it out with the boy once of these days. Happy Belated birthday to little Sophie!

    • Susan September 10, 2011 at 10:45 am Reply

      Thanks Rachel!
      I studied at SP, so this was a nice place for studying back in my student days too.

  9. […] a toddler around, the occasional meals plus parties at McDonalds may be inevitable in future, so it’s better that I’m armed with the knowledge of what […]

  10. Sab January 1, 2012 at 1:30 am Reply

    Looks like a lot of fun for the kids and no fuss for you the host! Haha. Can I just ask- how about food for the adults? Did Macs cater too? Cost? 🙂

    • Susan January 1, 2012 at 5:32 pm Reply

      For the Adults, we just ordered from the normal menu. Food for adults are not included.

  11. Rena January 10, 2012 at 12:56 am Reply

    Great Blog! The children tees are very really cute. Specially printed for the occasion?

    • Susan January 10, 2012 at 7:23 pm Reply

      Hi Rena,
      Yes, the t-shirts were specially designed and printed for their two year old celebration. We did one for the kids when they were one too.

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