Colorado Springs, CO
We celebrated my daughter, Emily's, 2nd birthday last summer. She LOVES cats so I decided to make that the theme. When searching for ideas online all I kept coming across was Hello Kitty. Although Hello Kitty is cute, I just wanted to have an old fashioned kitty party. Once I decided on the theme, I started to keep a lookout for any kitty finds.
To my surprise, I found quite a few things in a matter of a few months. The two ceramic cat planters came from a local antique mart as well as the chalkboard kitty that was originally blue. I made the bunting banner with help from a tutorial that I found online. It was a "no sew" banner since I don't sew. With the leftover fabric from the banner, I had a neighbor sew fabric mice with ribbon tails and the kids went on a mouse hunt. I also made kitty cat ears for all of my daughters friends to wear.
I thought it would be fun to play Pin the Tail on the Cat, so I found an image online, and took it to a local print shop to have it enlarged. For party favors we handed out a copy of The Shy Little Kitten (a Golden Book) to everyone. So much easier then filling goodie bags with the same old stuff! For dessert I made cupcakes and kitty cat sugar cookies. We served them with milk, of course! All the kids had a wonderful time including my birthday girl!
(Images: Jennifer Neric)
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