Melanie’s 1st Birthday: Hello Kitty Theme Party
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!
Enter the party!
Used HK wall decals all over the house, and pink and yellow balloons.
Speaking of balloons – a “life size” Hello Kitty to liven up the party!
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)
Birthday banner, presents in the background.
Loved these pink sparkly plates i found!
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)
PB and J sandwiches cut out like Hello Kitty- thanks to my mom for the idea and execution help on this one!
Made my usual hawaiian punch but the kids seem to dig the strawberry milk i got from costco.
Set up tables outside.
Special waters! HK Duct tape.
Coloring pages outside
As well as inside the sunroom.
We played one game — which was a little obstacle course to run and jump and catch the bird (like a cat)
Then run in the house and grab a ball of yarn and go back to the finish.
Singing to Melanie
Vincent helped with the candle blowing.
I’d say she had little interest in eating the cake.
Was interested in opening presents. Though she fell off the chair face first but luckily daddy caught her.
Of course Vincent was into the toys too.
Party favors – bags made with Silhouette.
Inside the party bag.
Melanie’s smash cake.
The ring cakes.
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.