Cute Cat-Theme Kid's Birthday Party
Cat-Theme Party Ideas
Satisfy your little one's feline fancy with a birthday party featuring her favorite pet. We've got a cake, decorations, party favors and more.
Cute Cat Collars
A bit of elastic, simple tags, and jingling bells make for a cute cat collar. Write fun feline names, such as "Fluffy," "Boots," and "Lucky" to complete the craft.
Cat Balloon Party Decorations
Decorate balloons to look like your furry friends.
What you'll need: Balloons, scissors, lightweight craft or crepe paper (4 colors), glue dots, yarn
Make it: Cut cat features from template from craft or crepe paper and attach them to an inflated balloon with glue dots. Cut 3 thin strips of paper for whiskers and a 6 inch piece of yarn for a mouth; secure in place with glue dots.
Cute Cat-Theme Party Cups
Add whiskers, eyes, and ears to basic paper cups to enhance the theme.
What you'll need: Paper cups, scissors, craft paper, glue, coffee-cup jackets, pencil, pink adhesive-backed felt
Make it: Trim inner and outer ears from craft paper. Assemble and glue ears to top of cup jacket, about 1/2 inch apart. Cut eyes from craft paper and draw on pupils, then glue eyes an inch apart under the ears. Cut 4 inch strips of paper, about 1/8 inch wide, to glue under nose as whiskers. Cut a nose out of pink felt and stick to center of whiskers.
Paper plates become feline-friendly with ears and whiskers glued playfully underneath.
What you'll need: 7-inch paper plates, craft paper (3 colors), scissors, tape
Make it: Cut out inner and outer ear shapes from template from craft paper. Stack and tape ears under lip of paper plate, about 2 inches apart. Cut six 5-inch strips of paper, about 1/4 inch wide, and tape them under lip at sides of plate for whiskers.
Cat Sock Paws
Cover your little kitten's paws with ankle socks, embellished with adhesive-backed pink felt. As a fun birthday party activity, create an obstacle course with cardboard-box tunnels, homemade scratch posts, and dangling yarn balls.
Cat Party Favors
Turn pixie sticks into whiskers for this easy-to-make kitty-cat party gift.
What you'll need: Felt, scissors, X-Acto knife, pixie sticks, small pink pom-poms, glue
Make it: Trace the template onto felt and cut out. Use template as guide to make six small slits with an X-Acto knife along lines. Weave 3 pixie sticks into slits in an asterisk pattern. Glue small pink pompom to the center as nose.
Cat Dessert Cake
The kids will be anxious to get their paws on this super-cute cat cake.
Originally published in the May 2010 issue of Parents magazine.