Although venues provide the easiest cleanup and protection for personal furniture, sometimes budget, weather, or distance limits birthday options. Whatever your reasons, we’ve provided you with the shop names so you can eliminate the searching process.
天天排队用品 (Tiāntiān Páiduì Yòngpǐn)
Even if you weren’t the greatest fan of the 2014 film, young Peter Parker’s appearance alongside his older fellow superheroes in Captain America: Civil War probably redeemed his image a bit in your mind, and there’s still his 2017 film to look forward to. If you and your kids have always enjoyed watching him leap and crawl through his jungle of concrete and steel, then perhaps consider inviting him to your dining table too for a birthday celebration.
RMB 58 for a six person set, RMB 98 for a 12 person set both including 7-inch plates, cups, knives, forks, spoons, straws, noisemakers, party hats, napkins, eye-masks, gift bags, invitation cards, one tablecloth, and a line of party triangles
RMB 139 for an 18 person set including all the appropriate amounts of previous sets plus an additional tablecloth and line of party triangles.
Listing title: 儿童生日派对用品创意派对套餐蜘蛛侠主题宝宝生日party布置装饰 értóngshēngrì pàiduìyòng pǐnchuàng yìpàiduì tàocān zhīzhū xiázhǔ tíbǎobǎo shēngrì party bùzhì zhuāngshì
沐子派对 (Mùzi Pàiduì)
Maybe Doreamon will produce a gift for you from his pocket. Maybe it’ll be the shrinking gadget, or the time reversing gadget. There was bread that you could press against a textbook or notebook and then wash down with some water straight from the pot, and all of a sudden you magically know everything on the page the bread was pressed against. Don’t forget the bumbling, reckless boy, the pretty girl, and the bully! If you’d like to recreate these Japanese cartoon archetypes on some birthday hats and banners, visit this Taobao shop.
RMB 228 for a set for ten people and comes with a “HAPPY BIRTHDAY” banner, welcome door sign, two decorative round cards, birthday hat, birthday child name tag/brooch, three regular party hats, bottle stickers, decorative cake posts, straws, two table placards, ten party favor tags with ribbons, and two little decorative wooden shelves.
Listing title: 蓝色哆啦A梦小叮当机器猫儿童宝宝生日派对装饰用品定制主题拉旗 lánsèduō la yīgèmèng xiǎodīngdāng jīqìmāoer tóngbǎobǎo shēngrì pàiduì zhuāngshìyòng pǐndìng zhìzhǔ tílāqí
嫣然知秋 (Yānrán Zhīqiū)
Was your child singing “Let It Go” weeks, even months after seeing Frozen? Invite Elsa, Ana, and Olaf to the party! At this Taobao shop you can purchase everything you need all printed with the faces of your child’s favorite Disney movie characters.
A set for six people costs RMB 80.75 and includes cups, two plate sizes, knives, forks, spoons, straws, party hats, noisemakers, toy trumpets, (10) napkins, gift bags, invites, eye masks, one tablecloth, and a line of 12 party triangles.
Listing title: 生日主题派对装饰 宝宝周岁冰雪奇缘儿童partty [sic]布置套餐 玩具用品 shēngrì zhǔtípài duìzhuāng shìbǎobǎo zhōusuìbīng xuěqíyuáner tóngpàiduì party bùzhìtào cānwán jùyòngpǐn
Partyqueen派对皇后 (Partyqueen Pàiduì Huánghòu)
Maybe your family loves a trip to the zoo. Maybe your kid travels to forests, jungles, and Sub-Saharan savannas while still in your living room. Bring those lush leaves and great, fierce animals in a small, diminutive form to your dining table this year for your child’s birthday party. Drape green banners around the room and let lion cubs roam from table to cup to plate.
RMB 228 for a standard set containing a banner, welcome sign, birthday crown and brooch,2round signs, 3 guest party hats, 10 cake toppers, 10 bottle stickers, 10 straws, 2 guest placards, 10 party bags tag with ribbons, 2 sets of decorative little wooden shelves. RMB 389 for a luxury set with more items. For details and individual item prices visit the Taobao store online. Note most items in both sets are customizable.
Listing title: 热带雨林小动物森林主题儿童宝宝生日派对用品装扮布置甜品台拉旗 rèdài yǔlín xiǎodòng wùsēnlín zhǔtíértóng bǎobǎoshēngrì pàiduìyòng pǐnzhuāng bànbùzhì tiánpǐntáilāqí
威威宝宝最帅啦 (Wēiwēi Bǎobǎo Zuìshuài La)
If cats and pinkness are among your child’s favorite things, this is the set for your birthday party. With her simplicity of design and innocence of appearance, Hello Kitty shows little sign of fading away even though she might be older than you. Few of our lives have been untouched by her familiar image on shop windows, backpacks, pencil case. Why not bring this white kitten and her batch of colorful balloons to the birthday dinner? Maybe after dinner you can tell your kid a story about what Hello Kitty was like before the turn of the century.
RMB 42 for a set for 6 people containing birthday glasses, party hats, plates, decorated straws, noisemakers, tablecloth, and paper placemats.
Listing title: 仕彩生日派对用品儿童主题餐具6人套餐宝宝周岁聚会party装饰布置 shìcǎishēngrì pàiduìyòng pǐnértóng zhǔtícānjù 6 réntàocān bǎobǎo zhōusuìjùhuì party zhuāngshìbùzhì
This article originally appeared on page 14-15 of the September 2016 Issue of beijingkids magazine. Click here for your free online copy. To find out how you can obtain a hard copy, contact email@example.com.