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Hello Kitty Birthday Party + Vintage Sundae Bar!

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Kerri of BigKlittlek said HELLO! to this cute Hello Kitty Birthday Party for her daughter Karlie. Avoiding pink this time around (simply because it’s been a consistent color palette in all of her parties), she used red and teal for a fun twist on the classic kitty and gave a sweet vintage vibe to her sundae bar!

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

– Waffle cones on mini pastry pedestals & red buckets filled with sweet sundae toppings
– Teal striped straws with darling little Hello Kitty bows
– Red ruffle streamer backdrop with “Hello Karlie” bunting + a birthday girl picture!
– Chevron utensil bags, red polka washi tape & teal stripe straws
– Cute Hello Kitty nail art activity (preparty), special for the birthday girl

hello kitty birthday party invitation

hello kitty birthday party sundae chocolate syrup and whipped cream

hello kitty nail art

hello kitty birthday party welcome sign

hello kitty birthday party waffle cone mini pedestals

hello kitty birthday party desserts

hello kitty stickers

hello kitty birthday party bows

hello kitty birthday cake

hello kitty birthday party favors


PARTY DETAILS, as told by Kerri

My daughter absolutely LOVES hello kitty. So naturally she wanted to have a hello kitty birthday party. I love that she loves hello kitty because I too was once a hello kitty fan when I was her age, however, I sometimes feel with character parties, it’s hard to get creative because it’s all been done before. I loved the ideas I had been seeing on pinterest of a ‘make your own ice cream’ bar so I thought, why not incorporate that in with the hello kitty theme!

My inspiration for this party was to not buy anything from the store that had hello kitty on it, instead I wanted to create it all myself so it would be totally original.  So everything was labeled with “Hello”….Hello Ice Cream, Hello Utensils, Hello Cake… you get the idea.

I’ve done parties for her and her little sister ( tutu and ties 2nd birthday, vintage pink 3rd birthday, cute as a button first birthday) and EVERYTIME I end up using pink! So I decided that I wouldn’t use ANY pink at all for this one. I really like how the feel of the party turned out. The red and teal gave it almost a vintage circus feel (even though I wasn’t really going for that look). My silhouette cameo was my best friend for this party. I made all the stickers, printables, cut out letters for the banner. If it was something that needed to be cut out, then my cameo was the girl for the job! ;)

More DIY projects included: a red background with ruffled streamers, for the background banner I cut fabric letters out with my silhouette cameo and ironed it down, for the tablecloth I used teal fabric (can’t remember where I got it because I’ve had it for awhile) and my $1 teal polka dot fabric and I made the cake stand by cutting a wooden candlestick and then a round piece of wood from Lowes, then spray painted it red.

I also used Wild Sorbet frame company as my centerpiece (as I do with all my girl’s parties), to tie it all together. They always help color match to my color scheme and it always just makes the party come alive and adds the personal touch I love so much.

My little girl had a big surprise before the party too. I had a nail tech come to the party before the guests arrived and painted her nails with hello kitty! It was so special for her to get her nails done like a big girl.

Everyone had such a great time creating their own ice cream sundae and playing. I would definitely say it was a successful party, one that my daughter and I will always remember!



– Karlie’s Dress: Kerri collaborated with Competitive Designs who crafted the name & Hello Kitty Face
– Frame on background & table: Wild Sorbet
– Fabric, Tissue paper flowers on banner: Wal-Mart
– Ice cream cups and teal drinking cups: Sweet Lulu
– Chevron bags for utensils and red polka washi tape: Bahana Splits Boutique
– Teal stripe napkins, utensils & buckets: Target
– Teal straws: Dime Store Buddy
– Waffle bowl and cone holder: The Pastry Pedestal
– Cake: Susan Jackson (local)
– Invitation, all printables and hello kitty signs: BigKlittlekdesigns

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POSTED BY:jenn s.JENNIFER SBRANTI is the Founder and Creative Director of Hostess with the Mostess®, a hip and modern party planning resource.

13 responses to “Hello Kitty Birthday Party + Vintage Sundae Bar!”

  1. This is so cute! I have (adult) friends who would love this birthday party!

  2. C'est vraiment incroyable! Je suis Fan de Kitty et là en plus le look Vintage! Wow! Amazing ^^ J'adore.

  3. Kelly says:

    ADORABLE! I just love the entire set up of the sundae bar.

  4. Mae Maranan Gagajena says:

    I love this idea for a HK birthday.

  5. Marisa says:

    SO CUTE! Really great job! It looks as though you combined my sons red and aqua ice cream party with my daughters hello kitty party! Great minds think alike, I say!!!!

  6. Awesome color combo!

  7. This is just magic. Great Party styling or what!

  8. sissy says:

    where di dyou find the candy scoops

  9. vanessa says:

    How about her dress did u make it or did u have it made?

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  12. Summer says:

    Where did you find the bows on the straws?

  13. Brenda says:

    Where did you get the bows for the straws??! :)