Party Animals: Everything you need to throw a birthday bash (Part 2)

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This is the second part of a two part series. Click here for part one.


Tot 2 Teen
If you live in Shunyi, you’re in luck! Tot 2 Teen at Pinnacle Plaza has pretty much everything you’d need for a birthday party, including decorations, ribbon, wrapping paper, costumes, gifts, and birthday cards. There’s also a small selection of gifts like Magic Loom kits, Frozen dolls, and Lego sets.

Based in Xidan, Highparty is a Chinese online retailer that offers one-stop shopping for themed supplies for Dora the Explorer, Disney princesses, Finding Nemo, Spider-Man, Despicable Me, and more. You’ll find paper plates, party hats, masks, invitation cards, balloons, and decorations all tailored to the theme. Visit

Two Zi Balloons
If you want a more memorable balloon display, try a specialty supplier like Two Zi Balloons. Options include balloon archways, balloon animals, balloon centerpieces, and balloon columns. Call 186 1137 0239 or add TwoZiBalloons on WeChat to find out more.


Nina Griffee Face Painting
Whether your little one wants to be a butterfly, princess, scary monster, or superhero, Nina Griffee’s team can create the perfect look using high-quality imported face paints. Prices start at RMB 800 for a party of up to 20 kids for a minimum of two hours. Bookings are required by phone or email at least three days in advance.

Happy Land Arts and Crafts
Happy Land rents out bouncy castles of varying sizes as well as tables and chairs. Offsite services include an Angry Birds ball toss, miniature trains for kids under 3, cotton candy machines, arcade claw machines, and photo booths. The center can also provide entertainers such as magicians, clowns, traditional Chinese performers, face painters, and balloon artists. Prices include English-speaking hosts who help with setup and cleanup, but delivery fees are in addition to the quoted price and depend on the location of the party. Parties must be booked at least a week in advance.

Kidsmile is a party planning company that provides themed supplies, decorations, invitations, goodie bags, gifts, and cake. Entertainment includes temporary swimming pools, clowns, magicians, mad science activities, and other performances. Prices are available upon request and entertainment must be booked two days in advance by phone or email.

For complete addresses and contact information, refer to the Directories at the back of the magazine.

This article originally appeared on p52-55 in the November 2014 issue of beijingkids. To view it online for free, click here (insert the link where the word-here- is To find out how you can obtain your own copy, email

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