Want some ideas for your next cat-tastic birthday party?
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While I’ve never ordained myself as a Pinterest-inspired, party plannin’ Super Mama, I have been around the block a time or two when it comes to birthday parties. Remember when I organized a whole birthday party around a rock? And, a rock as in a geological formation, not rock-n-roll?
(I’ll take that Mother of the Year award for finagling that party, for sure.)
Well, this year when my daughter turned 10 she want a meowy special celebration. Here are the cat-tastic details in case you need ideas for the purr-fect cat party.
A Meowy Special Place
Our local Humane Society opened a cat cafe last year and that’s exactly where my daughter wanted to celebrate.
What is the cat cafe?
For a modest admission charge ($7/hr), visitors can play, watch, and enjoy the 20 adoptable cats wandering throughout the cafe. The goal, of course, is for people to come in, fall in love with, and adopt their new best friend.
We skipped renting the party room that cost $175 for two hours. For our small group of four kids, it didn’t make sense. Instead, we spent an hour admiring and playing with furry friends.
My daughter even asked for donations for the cats in lieu of gifts. Her friends came through big time donating toys, food, towels and litter!
After our hour was up at the cafe, we headed back to our house to continue the cat-tastic birthday party with pizza, cake, and crafts.
Let me just note that 10 year olds can pound pizza. Gone are the days of kindergarteners who eat half of one piece.
After lunch, the kids decorated balloons with whiskers, eyes, ears and noses.
Then, they made cats with felt cut-outs and Pixie Stix. They picked out pompons for eyes and a nose, which I hot-glued for them, before we threaded Pixie Stix candies to make the whiskers.
Note: one kid LOVED eating the extra Pixie Stix way more than making the craft!
A Purr-fect Cake
My daughter and I made a two layer cake along with a couple cupcakes that we made into ears. We decorated the cake like our calico cat, Scooter, using simple frosting, gels and candies you can pick up at any grocery store.
It tasted better than it looked.
It was a meowy special ending to the party as each friend took home a goody bag with Grumpy Cat stickers, a tiger print notepad and pencil, and “meow mix”, a blend of fish-shaped crackers and gummies.
Our cat-tastic birthday party was fun, cuddly, crafty and memorable. Purr-fect!
Do you like cats? What’s your favorite birthday party theme?
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