Party Recap

I had a tight budget for my daughter's birthday party $200.00 and not a cent more. I made almost everything, and used toys, and stuff we had around the house to decorate with. I borrowed tables and chairs from friends and family. I used left over pink plastic table cloths from another party, and white ones for the runner. I made red, white, and pink tulle pom poms centerpieces and put them in a takeout box. Using my cricut, Hello Kitty cartidge, cardstock, ribbon, and tulle I made a happy birthday banner, name banner, cupcake toppers, and cake topper. I also made a Hello Kitty pinata for $3.69, using cardboard, masking tape, crepe paper, glue, and scrap paper. I love how the pinata turned out:) I used Hello Kitty color rolls from the dollar section at Michael's to make a back drop for the food table, and made tissue paper pom poms to hang above it. I used all of my white servware, and mason jars to make it a bit fancier, and less DIY. I used a red and white tabletop tent I bought a couple of years ago from Oriental Trading Company for the dessert table to add a little bit of drama. We had 30 adults, and 10 kids, so for the food I choose to stick with the theme, and serve Japanese/Asian food since Hello Kitty is Japanese made. We had chicken yakitori, fried rice, egg rolls, and california rolls. For dessert we had cupcakes, chocolate covered fortune cookies, and marshmallow, and fruit kabobs. Tea, fruit punch, and water bottles for the drinks. I got all the plates, napkins, forks, and tissue paper from walmart for 1.00 each, and found red and white striped paper straws in the dollar section at Michaels. With a lot of bargain shopping, and using coupons I was able to create a special and beautiful 4th birthday party for my little girl.


Party Highlights

  • What People Ate

    Chicken Yakitori, fried rice, egg rolls, and california rolls.

  • What People Drank

    Tea, fruit punch, and bottled water

  • Best Moment

    Giving my daughter her pink barbie car, and watching her scream, jump up and down, and hop in and drive off:)

  • Funniest Moment

    Daddy smashing cake in the birthday girl's face.

  • Desserts

    Cupcakes, white chocolate covered fortune cookies, and fruit and marshmallow skewers.

  • Party Favors

    Mini takeout boxes with snickers, kit kat, Hello Kitty stamp, and Hello Kitty crayon. A Hello Kitty notebook, and a Hello Kitty pencil.

  • Activities / Games

    Hello Kitty pinata, pin the bow on Hello Kitty, face painting, and Hello Kitty tattoos.

  • Budget




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    Dee L wrote:

    hi, i love your ideas! i've been looking for the hello kitty cricut cartridge everywhere but can't find an affordable one. did you have it from before it was retired or did you buy it recently? if you have any suggestions for where i can look to purchase one i would really appreciate it! thanks!

  • Jennifer W

    Jennifer W wrote:

    Hello, Thank you for your kind words:) I purchased my Hello Kitty cartridge on EBay a while back. I paid 100.00 for it. I have not been able to find it anywhere affordable either. Since I have a daughter, who is obsessed with Hello Kitty, and I sell paper party supplies via Etsy, I figured it would be a good investment for me.

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    Jailene G wrote:

    Hello I really liked your center pieces! How did you do them ?