Melanie’s 1st Birthday: Hello Kitty Theme Party

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Here we are again! Weeks and weeks of planning for birthday party fun — spending lots of $$ and staying up late every night designing things. This time around i felt it was a lot easier since there are so many things you can buy that are Hello Kitty themed!

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Enter the party!

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Used HK wall decals all over the house, and pink and yellow balloons.

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Speaking of balloons – a “life size” Hello Kitty to liven up the party!

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My special screensaver to highlight her monthly photos / firsts. See all the photos below slideshow (you will have to press the < LEFT arrow to go in the right order! and also, this is not quite the same version i had at they party! oh well)

 

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Birthday banner, presents in the background.

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Loved these pink sparkly plates i found!

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I had a heck of time thinking of a menu – didnt want to do sandwiches again, so we ended up with lots of kid-food! Mac n cheese, PBJ, hot dogs, beans. (mostly not pictured! they were on the counter)

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PB and J sandwiches cut out like Hello Kitty- thanks to my mom for the idea and execution help on this one!

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Made my usual hawaiian punch but the kids seem to dig the strawberry milk i got from costco.

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Set up tables outside.

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Special waters! HK Duct tape.

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Coloring pages outside

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As well as inside the sunroom.

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We played one game — which was a little obstacle course to run and jump and catch the bird (like a cat)

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Then run in the house and grab a ball of yarn and go back to the finish.

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Singing to Melanie

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Vincent helped with the candle blowing.

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I’d say she had little interest in eating the cake.

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Was interested in opening presents. Though she fell off the chair face first but luckily daddy caught her.

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Of course Vincent was into the toys too.

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Party favors – bags made with Silhouette.

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Inside the party bag.

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Dessert table.

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Mini cupcakes.

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Melanie’s smash cake.

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The ring cakes.

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The day before the party my dad got really sick. I started to feel sick that day too, but pushed through. I totally had a fever during the party but had to keep it together! I was so exhausted at the end of the day. Monday was a holiday, luckily, but i still stayed home Tues and Wed from work (worked from home actually) since Jeff, Vincent and Melanie all got sick too. Ugh! What a way to end the party.

On this day..


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