Since it was so close to Valentines day I took my Sweethearts Valentine collection and added Hello Kitty stickers and some cute imagery I downloaded off the Sanrio website. I also used some coloring pages to line the table with instead of using a table cloth. This proved extremely inexpensive and was such a great way to keep the children entertained while they sat. I also used Mara's collection of Hello Kitty dolls to sit at the table with our little guests.
I had to decorate with paper poms, of which I am a sucker for. No they probably don't go with every occasion but if I can throw them in I will. I found the tutorial for these cute potted paper poms at Frog Prince Paperie. Another lovely and adorable site full of tons of party inspirations.
I wanted an original treat bag so I designed a paper purse to go along with the party. I also hope to have the tutorial and templates available for these soon. Mara even tested these out for me the week before the party by carrying hers around everywhere we went, with her kitty ears on.
We had cupcakes of course with my printables and Hello Kitty cake made by me. I'm getting a little more adventurous with my cakes now. The cake was strawberry and vanilla with pink buttercream frosting. Mara pretty much told me she wanted a big Hello Kitty face on the cake so that's what I did. She also picked out the huge Hello Kitty card on the table next to the cake. It made a cute sign.
We also had Chocolate covered marshmallow heart pops, chocolate covered strawberries(these went really fast), sweetheart candy and oreo cake hearts.
As per Mara's request we had sushi which was also a big hit. We are a sushi loving family or as Mara calls it "Shushi". My husband made it and it was wonderful. We included soysauce, wasabi, dipping bowls and chopsticks to eat it with. Here's a picture of my oldest son chowing down. I'm sure we were the only family at the Yabadoo play area that brought sushi for thier party.
Happy Birthday Mara
Thanks to all who attended and helped us make this such a special day. I'm sure she will never forget it.
To my husband for putting up with my crazy party madness, running out to get the pizza and all the manual labor... and for making such wonderful sushi.
To Frog Prince Paperie for the wonderful paper pom tutorial.
To PaperGlitter for creating and sharing her amazing Hello Kitty party.
To Sanrio for the adorable Hello Kitty downloads and the Hello Kitty character that my daughter is so in love with.
To Yabadoo for letting us use thier play area and being such accomodating hosts.
|My Sweetheart Valentine printables are now available|
in my Etsy shop without the cute Hello Kitty stickers of course.
|Hello Kitty ears tutorial|
|Paper purses tutorial|