Miss O’s 2nd Birthday Party!

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!!

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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.

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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.

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I also made kitty hair clips for the girls.  They turned out really cute!

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The hair clips looked really cute on Miss O!
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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.
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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!

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