I am so excited to finally share my daughter's sweet kitty cat party! To know our gal is to know that she is obsessed with all things animals, and kitty cats are pretty high up on that list. This was quite possibly one of my favorite parties to throw (I mean, little girls and kittens?! It was cuteness overload!) and also the craziest. We had a lot of last minute RSVPs that included siblings and ended with a guest list of 23 girls - all inside our house in the middle of winter!
As always, I like to send out an invitation that sets the tone for the whole party. Her two requests for the design was pink and gold glitter, so we started with the invitation set and created the entire party package to match.
I love including little details like matching address labels and envelope seals!
I made all the tissue garlands myself, but you can easily find some on Etsy if you aren't the DIY kind!
I tried to focus the majority of our food around items that a kitty would like to eat - fish, milk, kitty chow, and mice!
I took a fun twist on the classic puppy chow recipe by adding in pink M&Ms and serving them in pet food bowls I bought at my local Dollar Tree. The girls absolutely LOVED this!
Mice are a cat's favorite, right? These were made using small wedges of cheese (I love Laughing Cow cheese for this project, but these were used Babybel Cheese I just sliced into wedges), carrots for tails, pink sprinkles for noses, and pepperoni circles for ears.
Since we all know thirsty little kitties love milk, a milk bar was a must! We served three flavors the girls were able to mix if they like. Strawberry won, hands down in popularity!
Leading up to the party, I scoured thrift shops for used balls of varying sizes. I wrapped them in yarn to create these adorable yarn balls for decorations around the party.
Without a doubt, the most popular part of this party was the cat adoption at the end. I get asked often where I found our stuffed animals for the party. I was able to score a few lots of Webkinz cats from Ebay and they were absolutely perfect! (You can even find some at Five Below Stores). Each kitten came with its own adoption certification for the girls to fill out.
We hosted this party in the dead of winter in Illinois, so activities were a MUST to keep these girls entertained. I'm going to do a more at-length post with better details and instructions this week, but I will give you a run down of a few things we did do:
Cat ears + whiskers. Upon entering the party, each girl was able to pick out a set of ears. We used face paint to add on a nose and whiskers.
For younger kids, I almost always have a coloring station set up to fill in that awkward time in the beginning as you are waiting for everyone to show up.
Grooming Paw-lor! Little girls love getting their nails done almost as much as they love kittens, so I knew this would be a real hit and it was!
Collar Decorating Station. Every girl got to decorate a collar for their stuffed cat. We purchased the collars at Dollar Tree (they came in sets of 2) and bought wooden hearts for the name plates (simply got glue a small piece of ribbon to create the loop)
Judging by the look on our girl's face, I think it's safe to say the day was a success!