Miss O was all about animals and especially cats as she grew from that little baby into a toddler! So the theme for her 2nd birthday party just had to be of course Kitties!!
I created the invitation with a kitty head shape cut out with my Silhouette SD. This was my pre-Photoshop Elements days, so I think I did the text in word and lined it up so it would print/cut right. I added the cute bow with glitter accents – a la Hello Kitty.
Here is the sweet birthday girl herself in the outfit Mommy made for her big 2nd birthday. I actually took an existing long sleeve Birthday Girl shirt that I embellished with a kitty, cut off the sleeves to make it short sleeve and added a ruffle at the bottom. The skirt was an existing skirt that I added a fabric rose to. It wasn’t perfect as I really didn’t know what I was doing with the knit shirt, but it worked and she looked adorable!
I also made kitty ears for everyone at the party. Here is my Dad – aka Papa – with his kitty ears on. Papa Kitty! To make the ears, I drew up a kitty ear shape and cut them out of fleece. I sewed up a bunch of ears and then glued them to headbands. Almost everyone at the party actually wore them, it was fun!
The biggest challenge I took on for the party were these Kitty cake pops! I found the idea on Bakerella with full instructions on how to do it. This picture shows the best of the them, but wow they were hard to make! So frustrating, I just could not get the dipping part right! But everyone loved them including the birthday girl!
I didn’t get any good pictures of the goody bags – but I did make cute little coloring books for each kid. I printed off kitty coloring pages and ribbon bound them into a little book. You can kind of see the goody bags in the corner of this picture. I put the “goodies” in a paper bag and tied it up with a kitty shaped name tag for each kid.
I also made kitty hair clips for the girls. They turned out really cute!
Since we had her party at our community beach park, I didn’t have a lot of places to put decorations. But I did make a fabric pennant banner that I hung on the fence. The pennant banner still hangs in her room now.
Oh and I forgot to mention, I was 8 months pregnant with my son when she turned 2 in August! It really was a fun party and very fun to plan, I think this might have been the party that gave me the initial bite of the party planning bug. It really is fun! So now only 2-1/2 months to O’s next big birthday party! If you missed her 1st birthday party you can check it out HERE. And check back for her 3rd birthday bash and a recap of her 4th, before the big 5th birthday shindig in August! Still so much to do but I kind of love it!