As two moms who run a business that revolves around party planning, when it comes time for our own little one’s parties, it is fundamental to our party planning philosophy that we keep it simple and easy for others to recreate! This year, our Hannah decided she would like a kitty adoption themed party, so we rose to the occasion and had so much fun putting it together!
Before you panic, no…you’re not going to be sending each party guest home with a real-life kitten! But they will be getting a new furry friend to add to their toy collection – yippee! The kitty adoption party theme is easy to achieve – simply personalise, download and print out the party printables, provide some snacks and refreshments and thats it! You can get the look easy as that! No fancy fondant or balloon garlands that take you into all hours of the night!
To get the party started, we designed a super cute kitty adoption party invitation, complete with a litter of adorable kitties to ooh and aah over! You can customise all the text with your party details and then print them out or send digitally. https://bit.ly/3kyqOaP
We didn’t go OTT with the décor – to keep the kitties the star of the show of course – sticking to one colourful snack table. We’ll include some close up snaps of the table below, but all the printables we used here, including the bunting, food labels and masks, are included in this kitty adoption party set. https://bit.ly/3Hngps6
Hannah’s cake was topped with mini bunting, a kitty and kitty house. We creatively iced cake pops to look like “yarn balls” to add to the feline vibes, plus scattered a handful of pom-poms we picked up at the art store around the platter and table as “kitty toys.”
The kitty adoption party set is inclusive of rainbow striped printable cupcake wrappers as well as printable cupcake toppers. We were able to edit the numbers and letters to Hannah’s age or initials.
We had a little fun when it came to snacks…let’s start with some savouries! Everyone loves crunchy pretzels, so pop a couple pretzel sticks in a mason jar and label them as kitty “scratching posts.”
We all know how much kitties love yarn, so why not turn it into a snack?! We found some strands of liquorice that resemble strands of yarn and popped them into a glass jar.
As we mentioned earlier up in the post, we iced our cake pops to look like yarn balls, which also make for a tasty snack.
We used an old dog kennel Cath’s parents had stored in their garage and gave it a fresh coat of paint to use as our kitty adoption centre! After the party, the kennel was donated to the local animal shelter.
The adoption boxes can form part of a party activity where the girls decorate their kitties new “crate.” They also double as a favour, so you can attach the included favour tag on the box as well.
We also included some kitty masks in the set for the girls to wear, that includes a Siamese kitty mask, ginger kitty mask and black or grey kitty masks.
Not only is a kitty adoption party a really fun, unique way to celebrate a birthday, it’s also a great opportunity to teach kids the importance of adopting rescues and showing compassion to four-legged friends.
What People Ate
Savory snacks and sweet treats
What People Drank
Lemon Sponge Buttercream Birthday Cake
Kitty Plush Toys to adopt