Monday, February 21, 2011

* Birthday Party Highlights: Pink Kitty 4th Birthday Party!

My sweet little "C" is 4 years old!

This mama can't believe how quickly time is flying by.
What better way to celebrate 
than with a pink kitty themed birthday party?!
I always try to pick a theme with the girls
for their birthday that represents who they are that year. 

"C" had a Very Hungry Caterpillar 
party for her first birthday.

Age 2 was a quiet family event with all of us down with the stomach flu. 
yuck : (

Last year's Third Birthday was the huge

Age 4 has been all about Cats (especially her "Rosie Cat") so,
 Pink and Kitty Cats it was!

I decorated our "seasons" tree with 
photos of "C"s favorite stuffed kitty friends.
We also had some pink roses 
in pink water (food coloring!)

 I made this little pink kitty box 
to hold "kitty treats"
(e.g. Snack Bags of Cheddar Gold Fish and 
Cheddar Birds)

As the kids arrived they selected a beanie baby kitty
to adopt and we filled out an adoption certificate.

The kids made tags (with office tags) 
and ribbon collars
for their new kitty friends. 

The kitty adoption center run by big sister "E"
(best big sister ever!)

The kids made Kitty Toys out of 
pipe cleaners, feathers, and colored masking tape.

An easy craft for the 4 and under crowd in attendance at our party.

Like Kitty Magic Wands!

Stickers and scrapbook paper make 
store-bought bubble favors so much cuter!

Our games and decorations
 were homemade.
It was fun to think up ideas with the girls and make them
together before the party (that's half the fun!)

We had a Rainbow Rice Sensory Table
set up in the playroom with little toy Kitty Cats,
sparkly pom-poms, scoops, and empty (clean) cat food cans. 

It was a big hit with all of the kids at the party!

We also made a Feed the Kitty Toss Game.

We drew two kitty heads on foam core,
cut out big mouths
and tossed little catnip mouse cat toys into them.
(we just leaned them against two kid's chairs)

I wanted to make bird and fish bean bags 
but ran out of time!

I read "If You Give A Cat A Cupcake" 
to the kids.

Note to self...
Don't let your husband take a photo of you 
making monkey sounds.

(It's almost as bad as a driver's license photo!)

Then the kids decorated their own paper cupcakes
with stickers and dot-a-dot markers.

We played pin the cupcake on the cat
The younger kids weren't too sure about the blindfold,
they just wanted to stick their cupcakes to the cat.

I painted the kitty on brown contractor's paper.

His pale pink nose doesn't show up well 
in this photo... I promise he does have a nose!

We also ate whipped cream like kitty cats
with our own little (clean) kitty dishes
that I bought for each child at the Dollar Tree. 

I made strawberry cupcakes with whipped
vanilla frosting and pink sugar sprinkles. 
Love these little pink Wilton brand 
cupcake holders I found at JoAnne's.

And yes, that's my awesome Martha Stewart
cupcake stand I got on clearance last year (love!)

"C" helped me make these 
little homemade kitty cupcake toppers.
We used a Martha Stewart punch to make the 
scalloped circles, then added little kitty and puppy stickers.

I used my glue gun to sandwich a toothpick
between two circles for each topper. 

The homemade "kitty house"
(painted box with scrapbook flowers)
was a huge hit with the girls.

They spent a lot of time playing house
with their stuffed kitties in there!

Great for fun photo opportunities too! 

For the favor baskets I made these fun 
mini cupcakes out of marshmallows
dipped in candy melts
(plus sprinkles and a red hot cherry on top!)

The homemade bag toppers said, 

"Thank you for coming to C's 
Pink Kitty 4th Birthday Party!
Having you there was better than cupcakes!"

I made a mix of pink strawberry marshmallows
 with chocolate melted on top
and white marshmallows 
with pink candy melt topping.

I found the green favor baskets at the Dollar Tree.

They were our cat carriers
and held all of the party goodies:
Beanie Baby Cat,
Feather Toy(s)
Adoption Certificates,
Paper Cupcakes,
Cat Dish,
and a Homemade Activity Book/Coloring Book.

Best kitty friends always hug goodbye.

It was a Purrr-fectly wonderful party!

Happy Birthday Sweet "C"

pink and green mama

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