How did my little lady grow up so fast?! Today she turned four years old. Over the weekend we celebrated her big day with a kitty cat themed birthday party! It was seriously so sweet and I had the best time planning for it too. When her friends arrived, Helen took them to the family room where they got to pick out kitty ears (thanks so much mom for making these). Then my sister put whiskers on them in the tent with an eye liner pencil. Oh my goodness the girls looked precious!
For activities we had a "paint a kitty" station in the kitchen where they got to paint a wooden cat. In the family room there was also a "make a kitty collar" and "color a kitty" station. The girls added beads and bells to pipe cleaners to make a collar.
After stations, the girls headed to the next room to eat their lunch. We had cat shaped peanut butter sandwiches, mac and cheese, goldfish, and fruit. Once the girls were finished they went to the playroom to play a few games while my mom and sister cleaned up the lunch mess and set up the dessert table. In the playroom we played two kitty themed games.
1. Pass the Kitty- played just like Hot Potato but children passed around a stuffed kitty cat. If the music stopped, the child holding the cat would "meow".
2. Kitty Hunt- my son hid mice around the playroom and the girls went on a hunt to find a mouse!
Then we went back to the table to have dessert! I had planned to read If You Give a Cat a Cupcake book (ha ha ha... they didn't seem like they would want to sit through that so instead I chatted about the cover of the book quickly). Then they got to decorate their own cupcakes! Each girl... I mean kitty got an art pallet with all different kinds of sprinkles. They chose from pink, white, or aqua icing and then sprinkled away. Soooo much sugar. So much fun!
The day was so special for her and for me. I have always dreamed of having a daughter so I could relive my childhood through her. We had such a nice time. My heart is so full. Happy birthday my Helen Helen Watermelon.
Cat shaped Cookie Cutter for PB&J sandwiches
Wooden Cats to Paint- Michaels Craft Store
Mini Cats Figure Toys (children played with them using the playdough)
If You Give a Cat a Cupcake by Felicia Bond - I had planned to read it to them but instead we chatted about the cover ;) Then the girls decorated their own cupcakes. Sprinkles and a cupcake were on an art pallet for each child. They loved this!
Treat bags had hand-made crochet cat pins that my mother made and adorable little kitty socks.