There are seemingly infinite milestones our kiddos are expected to hit on their way to becoming autonomous humans, but not all of them are celebrated outside of the immediate family. An ancient Asian custom is gaining popularity, even taking the throne of the “Full Moon” party.
The 100-day celebration marks the end of “confinement” – the period when mom and baby are thought to be especially vulnerable and were advised to stay sheltered. As this tradition is being rediscovered, some parents are opting for a super traditional celebration, while others are using it as an opportunity to bring together their closest humans in an unconventional way. Take a look at Little Steps’ top 10 100-day party venues and see which one makes you swoon!
Why not get some premium protein, “raise the steaks” and organize your baby’s 100 days celebration at the sophisticated and warm Wooloomooloo Steakhouse? It’s not exclusively for meat-eaters either; there’s cake, cupcakes, and various other delights for guests of all tastes and ages. Their team will work closely with you to design a customized private event at their gorgeous dining room on the first floor!
Seaview Viva is a super new, elegant, incredibly equipped party venue with a 180-degree of the Victoria Harbour. It is incredibly comfortable, homey, and has amazing features like a fully-equipped kitchen, catering services, high-quality audio and TV system, projector, karaoke, ball pit, gaming consoles, board games, card games, toys and more! Additional setups can be arranged, but all this should be enough to keep guests of all generations (up to 65 of them!) entertained and comfortable.
Seaview Viva, Kwong Sang Hong Center, 151-153 Hoi Bun Road, Kwun Tong, Kowloon, Hong Kong, +852 6323 2482, Facebook Page
Shangri-La has a specialized 100 Days Celebration Dinner Package that bundles up everything you need to celebrate your bundle of joy’s 100 days on Earth. There’s everything from the traditional red boiled eggs and preserved ginger and Mahjong with Chinese tea to a private nursery room, a personalized baby-themed cake and, of course, incredible Chinese menus prepared by Michelin star chefs. Read more details here!
Hotel Icon’s intimate feel and dedication to exquisite service are what make them a great and foolproof choice for your baby’s big day. Their Hundred Days Banquet fuses the traditional and the contemporary – and guarantees to cover all your needs. Traditional pickled ginger and red eggs, gorgeous dishes and specially designed 3D cakes, homemade cupcakes, Mahjong arrangements, and free-flowing beverages and just a fraction of what awaits!
A unique day calls for a unique hanging spot, so why not heat up the BBQ on a docked boat equipped for an unforgettable party? This floating beauty accommodates up to 20 seated or up to 30 standing happy guests and features plenty of elegant indoor and outdoor space. There are multiple floors, a long table set up, on-site and open kitchen, and an outdoor terrace. It’s open for breakfast events or catering options. Gather your crew, celebrate new life, and it’s bound to be smooth sailing for your babe from there on!
Houseboat K, Kwun Tong Public Pier, Hong Kong, +852 5700 6934, www.venuehub.hk/venues/houseboat-k
If you want to play safe yet classy and check all the traditional boxes in style, The Ritz-Carlton offers a signature 6-courses Chinese dinner menu that incudes the traditional Fortune red eggs with preserved ginger, tailor-made giveaways, themed table decorations and more! These hospitality veterans can help you host any number of guests from 12 to over 600 in their large ballrooms, rooftop lounge or function rooms with views of Victoria Harbour.
The award-winning French Window at IFC mall offers more than panoramic views of Victoria Harbour and French delights – they aim to conveniently accommodate all your celebratory needs, resulting in two 100 Days Celebrations packages: “The Apple of Our Eye” and “Darling Rub-a-dub-dub.” Both packages include a tailor-made semi-buffet menu with special desserts to match the theme, the use of the audio system, projector and screen and more!
The French Window, 3101, Podium Level 3, IFC Mall, 8 Finance Street, Central, Hong Kong, +852 2393 3812, www.miradining.com/french-window
This one is for artsy, detail-oriented mammas aiming to treat the closest people in their lives to an impeccable party. The Jouer Atelier is a completely unique and highly sought-after venue with a gorgeously vintage aesthetic, relaxing atmosphere and artfully thematic approach to food. It accommodates up to 20 guests for a seated event and up to 40 for a cocktail reception. Their party packages are also worth checking out!
For really artsy mamas who want an unconventional party, why not invite your guests for some art jamming? For 20 years, ART JAM has been inspiring kids and adults with little or no experience or confidence when it comes to art. Paint on canvases, totes or T-shirts! The first hundred days of a new life should be inspiring enough, and there’s a garden terrace with a bar counter and patio umbrellas as well as an option to bring your own snacks! Reserve well in advance because this pioneering studio is in high demand!
A tropical haven on the fifth-floor terrace of the swanky Mira hotel, Vibes is a perfect place to celebrate the end of the vulnerable “fourth trimester” with some light night life fun. Vibes has 7 private cabanas with a total capacity of 105 guests and a Sizzling BBQ Celebration option for groups of 30 and more. Moreover, the Mira can organize a special Hundred Days banquet on request! All this awaits amids lotus-shaped open fires, running waterways, bamboo groves and frangipani trees!