The birthday girl Willa was cat obsessed. Her mom made clear she did not want Hello Kitty-type cats, but real life cats. She termed them "the Taylor Swift cats." So, we delivered just that. The Cat's Meow Animal Rescue literally came to the rescue with seven adoptable kitties and cats for the kids to cuddle and get to know. The party definitely included some very memorable meows.
What People Ate
Our little kitties got to nosh on mice created out of cheese, almonds, and peppercorn. And, of course, no cat buffet would be complete without some goldfish (which, of course, the kids just gobbled up).
What People Drank
Water and juice for the kiddos and an assortment of adult feline beverages for the grown-up cats.
We had real (unused, of course) cat bowls and trays throughout our dessert table, which included some handmade hairballs made of peanut butter and coconut. We topped the hairballs, along with some macarons, with cardstock cutouts resembling real cats in hilarious positions. We also had cat cookies and a tasty cat cake with a modern twist. Our dessert table also featured a yarn ball bouquet we made using yarn wrapped around Styrofoam balls.
We had a "meowsk" making station set up where kids could craft their own unique cat masks by picking a nose (various colored poms), whiskers (pipe cleaners), and ears (triangle-shaped foam cutouts) of their choice. They then got to take home their purrfect creations.
Activities / Games
Besides getting to cuddle and oooh and aww over an assortment of real life kitties and cats, the kiddos also got he chance to match their feline counterparts by getting whiskers painted on upon entering the party and getting to select their choice of a "hat for a cat" (i.e. kitty ears). We also held a relay race where the kids had to push a ball of yarn across the floor with their chins. Based on the amount of giggles we heard during the race, it seemed like everyone was a winner.