Searching for ideal birthday party venues in Melbourne? Whether it’s your little one’s 1st, your mate’s 21st or your colleague’s 30th birthday party, we’ve got it all covered. Our collection is jam packed with unique spaces for birthday parties, from vibrant bars for your next birthday bash and low-key restaurants with private dining rooms for an exquisite birthday feast. Melbourne is full of amazing spaces available for private hire, and we know where to find the best ones. So, what are you waiting for?
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At Tagvenue we know what it takes to organise a memorable birthday party in Melbourne. The first step is to hire a space that strikes all the right chords with your needs. Sounds challenging? It might be, but don’t stress! With Tagvenue you’ll find a tailor-made venue in Melbourne in just a few clicks. From beautiful bars hidden in the alleyways of the CBD and waterside venues in the Docklands to laid-back beachside spots in Elwood and Port Melbourne, you’re sure to find it here. Organising a party is no mean feat, so we’ve decided to take the sting out of things for you. Have a look at our handy guide on how to organise a birthday party in Melbourne:
Popular Birthday Themes for Kids are:
Disney Princess Party – Is your kid a fan of Frozen? Decorate the venue in Arendelle style! Use a lot of blue and white balloons, and cook snowy cupcakes. Make sure you prepare Elsa and Anna costumes or even dress as Olaf and surprise the birthday girl or boy. Perhaps your kid is a huge fan of Minecraft. Then you should go all-in for green decorations and a custom cake.
Barnyard Party – Old Macdonald had a farm and on this farm he had a… birthday party! Yes, that’s right. And so can you! Prepare a barnyard birthday party for your little one! Choose an agricultural venue, buy a birthday cake with a farm theme and decorate the place with speckled balloons!
Mickey and Minnie Mouse Party – Those characters are loved by generations. It goes without saying that both kids and adults will have fun at a party with this theme. Buy some Mickey or Minnie hairbands, some black and red balloons, and let the party begin!
Preparing an adult birthday party? Consider some of those themes:
A party inspired by TV shows, series or films – Bridgerton, The Crown, Friends or perhaps The Kardashians? Choose whichever suits your taste, dress up like the characters and hit the dance floor in your own distinctive style.
Party themes inspired by history– Dress up like the ancient Romans, historical figures, time travellers or simply dress up like you did in high school. If you want to try harder, you can even prepare food and drinks connected with the time of your chosen theme! Whether you choose ambrosia or another godly beverage - use your imagination and have fun.
Pajama party – Imagine not having to dress up in high heels, dresses or a fancy shirt and tie. Why not simply get out of bed and go to a party!
For a successful birthday party, you will need the following items:
Partyware – Disposable plates and cups are a crucial part of the party. Of course everything must match the theme!
Balloons - Balloons make the party! And we don’t exaggerate on this one! They enhance the atmosphere of any event.
Favours – Thank your guests for coming to your party with small gifts. Whether it’s muffins, jars with candies, goodie bags with crayons or paints for kids, be creative! When preparing favours for adults consider mini succulents, hangover kits, or thank you candy bars.
While throwing any kind of party, birthday party included, you should have a plan for entertaining the guests. There are plenty of ideas on how to do it.
Photobooth – Memorialise the party with goofy photos!
Piñata – Do you feel angry? Stressed? Take it all out on a piñata! Additional bonus! Express yourself and fill your stomach with candies as well. Whoever invented the piñata must have been a genius!
Games and puzzles – These will keep your guests on their toes at a birthday party!
Music – Make sure you add the latest hits and timeless hits to your playlist. Good music can really help you trip the light fantastic.
Many venues in Melbourne, especially bars, pubs, and restaurants, are priced with a minimum spend on food and drinks. The rates typically start from $800 for small private dining rooms and go up to several thousand for larger birthday bashes. If you’re keen on taking care of the catering and the decoration yourself, your best bet is to hire a space with a hire fee for using the space. The hire fees for in Melbourne range between $300-$1000 and largely depend on the size and the location of the space. Another really convenient option for birthday parties in Sydney is going for all-inclusive birthday party packages. In this case, the prices range between $21 and $80 per guest. (All data from Tagvenue.)
You can never go wrong with the CBD and its venues that are tucked away in the charming little alleyways of this central district! Don't forget to check out other in-demand areas that include Fitzroy, Prahran, and South Yarra. Make it a happy birthday with Tagvenue!
The best time to hire a venue is about a month or even more before the event. The faster, the better, you will be sure that your favourite venue will be available.
We recommend contacting the venue manager to discuss the details of the hire. Each venue will have different policies regarding external beverages or catering. However, if you are planning a party on a budget, it is a good option to explore.
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