While it is the tradition for some families to hold parties and gatherings in their own house, it is getting trendier these days to hold them outside the home.
There are companies that make it their business to play host – for a price, of course. Even some restaurants, aside from fastfood joints for kids’ parties, also cater to such needs.
Then, there are outlets that have the extras as they come equipped with party or indoor games to delight your guests. Or, if there is a request for such, they try to get the entertainment for guests, as well.
You can even shop around for venues where event planners will organise everything for you – from catering to emceeing and even having a themed decor – to suit your budget and requirements.
The whole idea of parties and gatherings is for host and guests to chat and mingle over drinks and a delicious spread, whether it is a reunion, a hen’s party to congratulate the bride-to-be or a company’s anniversary do. There is even an outlet that lets you indulge in art jamming and drink champagne!
Party Room (partyroom.com.my) at Atria Shopping Gallery in Damansara Jaya, Petaling Jaya, Selangor, bills itself as Malaysia’s first interactive party space for all types of fun-seekers. It also introduces new and innovative gaming experience.
Occupying a 6,500 sq ft space, this outlet is said to redefine party games by enhancing them in imaginative ways. There are more than 20 games under one roof, including 3D Twister, Giant Jenga, Projection Games, L-Shaped Pool Table, Human Whack-A-Mole, Blow Soccer and Rainy Bike.
This facility can cater for up to 120 people. A group of 60 and above can opt to book out the whole space. Here, you can play and bond with friends, family and colleagues.
“Our primary target groups are young adults, young children and corporate groups. We provide a safe and healthy environment, with games that captivate all ages,” said Datuk Jason Leung, Party Room’s CEO and main co-founder.
The venue provides a fun environment for visitors of all ages. Whether you’re bringing your kids for a fun family bonding time, or young adults wanting to test their abilities in the elite skills arena, or a corporate team in search of a place for team-building exercises, this may well be the place.
The admission fee starts from RM30 per hour per person. For children (12 and below), there is a special all-day access pass for RM38. Currently, there is a promo for students (with valid student ID) at RM25 per hour or RM40 for two hours on weekdays, which is valid until further notice.
The venue offers special tiered rates for big groups. It also provides catering and event decoration services, with separate charges, making it easy to cater to large groups.
“We’ve had many fun-filled birthday parties (for both children and adults), a corporate media event, a surprise do and an annual gathering for alumni,” said Leung, who was also the founding partner of Escape Room in Malaysia in 2013, which created some buzz and boomed regionally. He has since sold off the Escape Room business.
The company’s team, he said, has always been on a mission to bring the latest entertainment trends to Malaysia, and this interactive party space is generating much interest around Asia. Concept ideas, he added, were sourced from all over the world but most games were custom-made.
There are plans to add or change games regularly, depending on the popularity of each game.
“So far, the top games are Rainy Bike, Human Whack-A-Mole, Blow Soccer and the L-shaped Pool Table. These games offer a different experience with the party game twist and are hardly found in Malaysia.”
This venue caters for parties, corporate launches, media and team-building events, and more.
“It’s for anyone who is looking for a good time and a space that brings people together,” Leung said.