Best Kids Parties: Cats

My Party

Name: Emily (2)
Location: 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!

Thanks Jennifer!

(Images: Jennifer Neric)

MY PARTY ARCHIVE
SUBMIT YOUR CHILD'S PARTY

You might also like

Categories

Family, Entertaining at Home, My Party

As Apartment Therapy's Family Editor, Carrie covers design and modern homelife with children. A lapsed librarian, she lives in Brooklyn with her husband and two kids and is in contention to break the record for most hours spent at the playground.

5 Comments