This is what Michelle said about planning the party- “Avery’s 4th birthday was so fun to plan! It centered around a round orange stuffed cat from IKEA known in our household as ‘catball’. Avery has had a brood of catballs since she was one that she plays with, sleeps with, etc. Basically, they’re her favorite creatures amongst her entire menagerie of stuffed animals. The party colors were mostly oranges with various shades of blue worked in here and there. On the menu were mini vanilla cupcakes from Susiecakes, mini orange-glazed donuts from a local shop called Fill in the Hole Donuts and lollies made with kettle-cooked jellies from Trader Joe’s (these were a clear winner at Avery’s 2nd birthday party).
The orange circle garland is from one of our favorite children’s retailers, Land of Nod. It’s made of felt and can definitely be used over and over again. Avery’s beloved catballs are wearing party hats made with Paper Source prints using an easy template thanks to Lavender’s Blue. Avery also has a deep love of balloons, so I ordered a 36″ round citrus orange balloon from Shop Sweet Lulu and had it blown up at our local Party City. We had a candy necklace-making station with gummy Lifesavers and Cheerios, inspired by an idea in the book “Candy Making for Kids“.
Last but not least, little pom poms were tucked away in tiny orange chevron little bitty bags, made by Whisker Graphics and purchased from Shop Sweet Lulu. Avery is really into pom poms and little things that she can collect and carry around at the moment. It was a wonderful celebration that marked an important birthday. Happy birthday, Avery!”
Items used in this party available in Kara’s Party Ideas Shop: Balloons Lollipop / Treat Sticks Ribbon Decorative Paper Shred Cupcake Liners Chevron Paper Bags
This adorable CAT THEMED SECOND BIRTHDAY PARTY was submitted by Carissa Wegner.
I love that this party is completely centered around cats! So many cute ideas here! Here are a few of my favorite elements:
The yarn-wrapped MEOW letters
The favor bags with paper cat faces glued onto them
The fondant pennant banner cake with a 3-D cat topper
The hand-painted cat themed photo op
This is what Carissa said about planning the party- “My daughter loves cats, so I used her Bla Bla Bubbles cat doll as inspiration for her birthday party. I tried to make everything kitty themed. The invitation and printables were designed by Anders Ruff. They did an amazing job! Rachel of Frosted Bliss made the delicious cake. She did a wonderful job incorporating all the details from the invitation. There were also plenty of other sweets like paw print cookies from RedSprinkles, kitty cake pops from Glass of Milk Cake Company, and a candy bar with kit kats, licorice, and sweedish fish. For entertainment we had a custom kitty pinata made by Aracely, a pin the tail on the cat game made by my talented mother in law, and a fun photo op painted by DeeDee. For non-sweets we had Meow Mix (chex mix), gold fish crackers, fruit kabobs, and fish shaped sandwiches. Everything was a big hit!”
Photography- Three Graces Photography and Dan Dyer
Cake- Frosted Bliss
Printables- Anders Ruff
Paw Print Cookies- Red Sprinkles
Kitty Cake Pops- A Glass of Milk Cake Company
Custom Kitty Pinata- Aracely of Whack Pinateria
Items used in this party available in Kara’s Party Ideas Shop: Decorative Paper Shred Clear Cellophane Bags Wooden Forks Honeycomb Tissue Balls Paper Lanterns Apothecary Jars