There are two kinds of people in this world when it comes to planning a 21st birthday bash: those who choose to organise the party at some relatively known hotel in town, equipped with photo booths, banners and cute props, or those who exercise a little more caution and creativity.

If you want your party to be truly memorable, check out these unconventional suggestions! There’s definitely something for everyone, no matter your budget.

1. Yacht it out

Cosy up, because nothing screams “fabulous” quite as loud as a birthday party on a yacht. No matter how big or small your party group is, there’s bound to be a yacht or boat in the right size for you. Just don’t forget your shades!

Pro-tip? Always be sure to book with a reputable operator or broker, instead of going for the cheapest. They will be helping you every step of the way, especially when something goes wrong. An example would be Marina at Keppel Bay or Marine Bookings; they have quite a number of yachts and boats for rent.

2. Shoot your friends in Laser Tag

Ready for some good ol’ pew pew action? Grab an infra-red rifle and a pair of good sports shoes, and you’re all set for a great game of laser tag. Regardless of whether you’re an indoors or outdoors kind of person, you’ll be sure to find something with existing operators.

A few examples include Combat Skirmish and LaserOPS. Just a pro-tip: brisk walk, don’t run (unless you have the stamina of a marathoner).

3. Soar with iFly

Spread your wings and fall with Ifly Singapore, an indoor skydiving operator based out of Sentosa Island, as you turn 21. It’ll be akin to falling at 12,000 feet without the danger and hefty price tag. If you do visit, you’ll be flying in the world’s largest themed vertical wind tunnel, which can take up to 20 participants simultaneously.

Feel free to call ifly Singapore at +65 6571 0000 for more details.

4. Blast to the past with McDonald’s

Say goodbye to your childhood and hello to being an adult (and taxes) with a McDonald’s party! Not only are adults welcome to have their parties at our favourite fast food restaurant, they will also receive all the same branded surprise presents as their younger counterparts. However, do note that there is a minimum booking of 15 guests required.

For more information, look up McDonald’s Birthday Parties FAQ!

5. Wheels up with Singapore Flyer

For a fancy price of S$1,500 per private capsule, which will complete one rotation in half an hour, you can invite up to 28 people to a swift yet sweet birthday party with quite a view to boot! Each booking provides express boarding privileges, access to a personal event planner, four small, detachable benches, and serving tables for food and beverages.

For more information, visit Singapore Flyer’s website here.

6. Bouncy fun at the Trampoline Park

If your clique enjoys exercising and sweating it out, hit up the AMPED Trampoline Park, an indoor facility for you to jump up and down. You can rent various party rooms with the company, depending on how big your party group is, and pay anything upwards S$175.

For more information, visit AMPED Trampoline Park’s website here.

7. Video game champions

If you’re a fan of video games and the thrill they bring every time you take down the enemy in a first-person shooter game or when Mario finally rescues the princess, then you don’t want to miss out on this! Games include music and rhythm, multiplayer, and sports titles from Just Dance on the Kinect to Fifa to Raving Rabbids.

For more information, visit Saint Games’ website.

Now, you’re all set to organise your very own unconventional 21st birthday party. Just remember: stay away from the chalets and multi-purpose ballrooms!

Think we missed something out? Drop us a tip to let us know how you celebrated your birthday!

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