Ruby's Party

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201 Chengjiaqiao Zhi Lu
Ruby's Party sells a great selection of costumes, accessories and decorations for all seasonal and everyday parties. It's run by the shop's namesake Ruby and her friendly, fluffy dog Cotton, and they've got the enthusiastic spirit and DIY touches that make them stand out amongst other Shanghai party stores.

Cotton will greet you as soon as you walk into the shop, and you'll know right away that this is where you're going to find what you need. From the dozens and dozens of helium balloons floating on the ceiling to the multiple walls of costume options; the many rows of accessories to some simple but one-of-a-kind handcrafted decor, Ruby's really has it all, and for every party occasion. One of their special offerings is handmade, house-designed custom piñatas (we love the cactus and the boxy Yoda and Storm Trooper). And did we mention balloons? Balloons are totally their thing. And cool mascot-sized costumes, like a giant green octopus, Hello Kitty or a very silly ostrich with sneakers,

The reason we love Ruby's party is the extras they offer in addition to the standard packaged costumes, accessories and decorations. For costumes, they have lots of separates for DIY outfits and getups, like simple black or gawdy sequined dresses, fancy gowns, Harley Davidson shirts, qipaos and other Chinese staples, plus many more pieces for you to put together and do your own thing. If you're looking to rent, you can do so for half of the costume's purchase price. For party supplies, they've got plates, napkins, cutlery, gift bags, party favors, ribbons - you name it. Ruby's team make a lot of their own accessories too, like feathered hair pieces and jewellery plus cutesy decorations. They can also help you arrange all kinds of party services, from clowns to fun activities.

Follow Ruby and Cotton's Wechat account (RubysParty, scan the QR below) to get 15 percent off costumes and party supplies (except balloons). For more info, add ruby64016323 on WeChat or call 64016323.

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Venue name: Ruby's Party
Contact:
Opening hours: 9am-6pm daily
Metro: Longxi Lu
English address: First Floor, Unit 137 (West Wing) Edifice Building 201 Chengjiaqiao Zhi Lu, near Hongmei Lu, Minhang district
Chinese address: 闵行区程家桥支路201号, 智地大厦1楼西区137室,近虹梅路