Sunday, October 24, 2010

A Hello Kitty Birthday Party

Cake made by the talented Auntie Susan

Well, I survived another birthday party. As much as I love planning and hosting parties, they really do wear me out. Even as I type, I'm still recovering from the event. That said, it was all well worth it. Everyone seemed to have a good time and most importantly, the birthday girl had a good time. Here are some of the details from the party:

Left: Thai boba tea, Right: Hello Kitty Chopsticks, Bottom: Table decorations

I was up till 12:30 the night before the party making this decoration. The next day I woke up with a bunch of tape in my hair. I'm just thankful I didn't use a hot glue gun for the project!

Your eyes do not deceive, this is Hello Kitty Japanese masking tape. I found these little gems in SF Japantown.

Here are the favors we gave out to our guests. Each favor contained a little manju (Japanese dessert). I used the Hello Kitty tape to seal the bags.

Another picture of the favors.

Me & the Birthday Girl

Thanks for stopping by and taking a look at how we party.

34 comments:

Jennifer said...

What a great party! I remember how much I loved Hello Kitty when I was a girl in the late 70s, how excited I was to spend my allowance on new Sanrio treats at the card store... I would have LOVED to have a Hello Kitty birthday party too :)

coolkids said...

I love hello kitty! You did an awesome job. Love all of the details.
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Deanna said...

Love it! Both my girls are HK fans. The cake is incredible and i love the simple floral table decorations.

Lindy Stamper said...

That's the best HK cake I've seen! Thank you for sharing and happy birthday to Morgan

Cior said...

Jason turned us (coworkers) on to your blog and we're thoroughly enjoying it. The HK birthday is delightful, I'd love to do something same/similar for my husband (who is an HK freak of epic proportions). Keep up the good work, we love this blog!

Michelle Cummings said...

Happy Birthday! You always have the most creative parties! So Wonderful!

~Michelle
http://faeriedustdreams-michelle.blogspot.com/

LittleStar07 said...

How's lovely and sweet of the party.....
Although I'm not the Kitty fans.... But so proud of the birthday girls have a lovely party....

greetingarts said...

That cake is just incredible. Happy birthday to your little one!

robert said...

Oh!!! Really wonderful kitty party...and really i ennoy after reading your blog and i hope that You always have the most creative parties..

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Ancella said...

The HK B'Day cake is awesome as is the rest of goodies and decor. My fave is the cake for sure. :) Did you make the Japanese dessert(s) for the 'giveaways' yourself?

- Ancella
http://origamiancy.com/

Little Ol' Liz said...

Oooo - the HK hanging decoration is The Bomb! Any chance there's a tutorial in the works for that?

Akemi said...

thanks for the wonderful party, jessica! =o) sorry i couldn't watch the kids in the money. i now have my phone back. =o) and i'm glad you also got shots of the favors and chopsticks. i wanted to take pictures of those. happy recovering from party planning and hosting! =oD

Amber M. said...

Darling. Everything, DARLING!! I bet she and her friends had a blast.

kawaii crafter said...

Ancella,

I didn't make the manju. I purchased at the Japanese market.

Little Ol' Liz,

I'm not sure yet if I'll do a tutorial on the Kitty decoration. I'll keep you posted.

Kiku said...

Cake is just incredible! I have 4 year girl and she would loved Hello Kitty party too!

Heather said...

Adorable party! My girls love Hello Kitty too. I just had my son's party and I did a similar thank you note with my son's goodie bags and was wondering if you had that be the only thank you or did you send out additional ones? I am torn on the issue!

Emily Elizabeth said...

That is a great cake, and all the little details are just lovely. What a lucky little girl!

Emily Elizabeth said...

That is a great cake, and all the little details are just lovely. What a lucky little girl!

Kristin said...

Such a fun, festive party! You look gorgeous too!

Rin@sewinlove said...

I really love the cake, I might have to try making a mini cupcake version. I love Hello Kitty - I have her displayed in my living room: http://sewinlove.com.au/2010/06/13/lucky-green-tea-painting/

Anne said...
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Anne said...

I love it! Especcialy the give-aways bags! So simple and cute!

Mariana said...

What a wonderful cake!! and all thest things with kittys...I am with my little girl watching the post nd she is crazy with all that kittys...congratulations...

Julia said...

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Hello from Spain¡¡ Your party is very beatifull...congratulations¡ Hello kitty is very famous around the world and your photo and her daughter are very nice.
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Leesh said...

I really like the party favors. Now I am on a hunt for Japanese masking tape. You have posted what you have done with this tape. I must try it out for myself.

val said...

what a wonderful party! I love your favors and decorations and .....well, I love it ALL!

Lisa U said...

Adorable!! I request a special entry on how to use decorative tape. Every time I go to Japanese dollar shop (or 100yen shop), I see these great decorative tapes, but I'm just not inspired enough to think I can use it "right".

Lisa U said...

By the way, I want an Aunt Susan!

Novi On The Go said...

What a lovely party! The hanging Hello Kitty decoration is wonderful but the picture of mother and daughter just tops it all!

laura rose said...

I'm totally rocking your idea to use cellophane wrappers and washi tape for christmas baking. I couldn't figure out how to get my baked goods to people. I was perusing your blog was was completely inspired. Thanks!

ma.ol.su said...

Lovely lady and girl:)

Anonymous said...

just wanted to say everything looked beautiful, my granddaughter is having a birthday coming and she likes hk wanted to know how did you make that hk hanging decoration would sure to love to hang something like that up at her birthday party...

Hanchen Pretorius said...

Stunning ideas, could you maybe give some instructions on the roof decoration, the Hello Kitty Tissue Paper hanger?

lalaw13 said...

Awesome cake I love it and I'm only like 14 and happy birthday Morgan

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