The Winter "One"derland and Rainbow birthday parties were for me. But this Hello Kitty party was all for her. That's when I decided – if we were going to do Hello Kitty, we were going to do it right.
I stuck with appetizers again, because they are easy and yummy. The menu – pigs in a blanket, smoked sausage, barbeque meatballs, buffalo chicken dip, pasta salad, orzo salad, cream cheese pinwheels, manchego cheese and fig tarts, caprese skewers and a fruit tray.
The menu labels I made:
Like always, we got our dessert from Aunt Mary's Cakes Cookies and Cupcakes, and like always, it was rather delicious.
The cake pops:
While the party decor changes each year to go with the theme, everything seems to follow a script. I always decorate the dining room wall, do a tissue paper number, have menu labels, do a similar menu, have cup party favors for the kids, etc. Because, well, if it ain't broke...
This year, I did add one new decor to the party though – the mantle.
It showcased signs I made...
...and was a fabulous photo backdrop:
I even used it as the background for cupcake photos:
Like usual, I did cups for the kids. While this can be pricey, the lack of spills is worth it to me. I got these at Target, and got Thomas ones for the boys.
I also picked up some kitty ears, because I thought they'd be so cute for photos.
The Tissue Paper Tradition Continues
I plan to do this every year. These are seriously some of my favorite photos.
It's just such a fun tradition to have.
The party was a blast, and most importantly, Audrey had so much fun. It was all so worth it.