16 May

Cute Kitty Cat Party {Girl’s Birthday}

Purr cat party cups

The cat’s out of the bag… this Cute Kitty Cat Party by Heather Nawolski is absolutely purr-fect! Georgia’s 5th birthday was the cat’s meow with all the clever & cute kitty decorations- I just love the cat paper lantern & the “adopt-a-cat” party favors!

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

– Purr-fect kitty printables & Creative cat paper lantern
– DIY felt “Cat Ear” headbands and “Kitty Bling” collar decorating activity
– “Adopt-a-Cat” stuffed animal party favors and cat themed favor bags

Kitty cat party decorations

Pink cat birthday party

Cat collar decorating activity

Kitty cat paper lantern

Cute cat printable cupcake topper

Pink and orange kitty cat cake

Cheese platter with mouse decorations

Kitty cat party favor bags

Adopt-a-cat party favors

Kitty cat cupcake toppers

Cat party centerpiece ideas

cat party activity ideas

Kitty cat party ideas


PARTY DETAILS, as told by Heather

This kitty cat party was truly “purr-fect!” The color scheme was gray, hot pink and orange and was fashioned after our adorable invitation cat. Decorations included a “wall” of paper lanterns (simply hung by fishing line and then connected to one another), chalk pots with cat faces (with floral), a gray paper lantern made into a cat face, orange tablecloth made out of fabric with a hot pink “fur” table runner and paper plates with cat ears (hot glued a thick felt ear to the backs of the plates).  The food included a beautiful cake with a custom fondant cat topper with balls of yarn and cupcake toppers made to match our invitation cat.  Milk bottles with paper straws were used on the table with ribbon and paper circle accents.  A clear glass container with goldfish and a container of cheese with a fabric mouse added a sense of whimsy to the tablescape.

In another room, I needed a centerpiece.  I used a stuffed cat in a large bowl with balls of yarn that had many “oohing and aahing”.  I used extra fabric over picture frames to feature our invitation and to highlight my daughter at different ages (making the photos black and white).  A glass container with orange and pink gumballs finished off the space (which I found were less expensive to purchase individually then by the pound!).

The 5 year olds did a game of pin the bow on the cat, they wore their cat headbands (made by me) and I whiskered them up when they came in.  They had an adopt a cat station where they used “kitty bling” to make a collar (using ribbon I cut, a small paper medallion and then rhinestone stickers for them to accent).  We completed an online adoption certificate to make it “official”.  They then hunted their own mouse (I sewed one for each girl and put her name on it hidden within the house) with their new kitty cat.

I used the 5” cake paper centerpiece and had it blown up by a local printer to play the pin the bow on the cat game.  I used pink cardstock to cut the bows out and then a tacky wax for them to adhere it to the paper poster.  The favor bags were made with a plain gray paper bag.  I used a 2 “ paper punch for the eyes and added a button.  Paper ears and whiskers finished it off.  They included party items that were cat themed and my daughter insisted Kit-Kat bars be included!



– Party styling, floral arrangements, and headbands: Heather Nawolski
– Photography: Seraphim Photography
– Invitations: Cute from A to Z on Etsy
– Fondant cake topper, letters and cupcake toppers: Sugar and Stripes Co. 
– Birthday outfit:  She Runs Like a Girl
– Kitty cat hairbows: Suarez Bows and The Sweet B Collection
– Paper lanterns: Luna Bazaaar
– Milk Bottles and paper straws: Ella Jane Crafts 
– Tablecloth, mouse and runner fabrics: Fabric.com
– Hot pink shag fur: Mary Jo’s Cloth Store
– Cat adoption certificate:  Chickabug
– Adopted stuffed cats and cat themed party items: Oriental Trading Company
– Headbands, felt and ribbons: JoAnn Fabrics

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Reply May 16, 2013 at 2:29 pm


Completely adorable!

Reply May 16, 2013 at 7:03 pm

Ruth SAYS:

Great ideas!

Reply September 24, 2013 at 11:06 pm

Anna Nersesian SAYS:

I absolutely love everything about this party, including the Adopt-a-Cat message!

Reply January 7, 2014 at 6:35 am

AndreaJoy SAYS:

Love this! How did you make the cat ear headbands?!

Reply March 14, 2014 at 10:51 am

Heather SAYS:

I bought headbands from Joann’s. I used a heavy felt and cut the ears out (with the black/ grey triangle oversized to account for going around the headband). I used hot glue and a year later the girls are still wearing them!

Reply April 11, 2014 at 1:39 pm

Janis SAYS:

Where/ how long ago did you purchase the “adopt a kitten” cats from Oriental Trading… I have been looking everywhere for a good deal on some cute little stuffed cats to do this! Yours are darling, haven’t found anything close…

Reply April 13, 2014 at 4:25 pm

Heather Nawolski SAYS:

I purchased them from Oriental Trading Company in January 2013. I can remember them running low, not being able to find them, and then finding them again. I think when they run out they pull them from the website. We are planning now for another party and about 3 weeks ago I saw the cats in their paper catalog. If you have time, they may become available again. Good Luck!

Reply April 17, 2014 at 3:38 am

Jennifer SAYS:

Can you tell me where you found the party favor bags?

Reply September 4, 2014 at 7:11 pm

Heather SAYS:

They cMe from Party City and I just used card stock and buttons to make the faces.

September 28, 2014 at 12:00 pm

Moni SAYS:

So cute! How can I purchase the printable?

Reply November 26, 2014 at 7:46 pm

Heather Nawolski SAYS:

Cute from A to Z has the invitations on Etsy.

February 8, 2015 at 5:25 pm

Threekids Closet SAYS:

How did you make or where did you buy the mouse?

Reply June 26, 2015 at 6:19 pm

Heather Nawolski SAYS:

I sewed them and just used s paper template pattern that I drew.

March 1, 2016 at 9:49 pm

Becky SAYS:

Where did you find the white collar tags to decorate? Love this idea!!

Reply July 6, 2015 at 7:48 pm

Heather Nawolski SAYS:

I used a paper punch to make the circles and another punch to put the ribbon through.

March 1, 2016 at 9:50 pm

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