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Hello Kitty party ideas make it super easy to throw a great, fun-filled party. And when it comes to birthday party planning for kids, there are always lots of great ideas to choose from. So last month when my niece approached me about helping plan her extra special birthday party I was instructed to only work on Hello Kitty party ideas. What I found when I started planning this Hello Kitty party is there are lots of things to consider. But the most important item you need when arranging a Hello Kitty party is a special little girl. And then next stop is taking those Hello Kitty party ideas and find or create the best in decorations, food, games, favors and fun.
When it comes to kids’ party planning there are so many party trends to pick from. But as my niece informed me, no problem, this year it’s all Hello Kitty. So before the party planning creative juices started flowing I had to find out just what Hello Kitty was all about.
In 1974 this adorable eye winking cartoon and friends was created by Sanrio, a Japanese company. Hello Kitty and Friends came on the scene in a big way in 1999 and since then have been huge with kids of all ages. In a time when we question public role models, Hello Kitty possess some pleasing qualities and is a great symbol for kids. Hello Kitty is generous and kind and makes a wonderful friend. She loves the outdoors; playing and discovering with old friends and she especially loves making new friends. She also enjoys playing the piano, reading, baking and holding tea parties.
She comes from a great family that includes her shy and girlie sister Mimmy, her good cooking Mama Mary, her funny and absent minded Papa George and wonderful, wonderful grandparents. And let’s not forget her friend’s; best pal Daniel, Mory the Mole, Fifi the Sheep, adored pet kitty Charmmy and pet hamster Sugar.
Party Planning Hello Kitty Party Ideas
With such popularity and an influx of merchandise and products searching for Hello Kitty Party Ideas was easier and way faster than figuring out the Hello Kitty family’s last name (White).
Since Hello Kitty is one of the most popular characters around you can easily transform the party space by buying as many Hello Kitty items as the budget allows and decorate. And if you’re the creative type you can make the party basics yourself. Figuring out the color scheme is easy too just take the colors straight from Hello Kitty herself, red, white and pink. And if you Google Hello Kitty you will be inundated with images. Don’t be afraid of balloons, ribbons, construction paper and the dollar store, they are your party friends.
No party is complete without some fun-filled games and activities. And there are lots of games that can be converted and the names say it all; pin the bow on the kitty, friendship bracelet making, pass the bow, Hello Kitty says, Hello Kitty scavenger hunt and Hello Kitty cookie decorating. As you can see the list is almost endless, add joy to the party by injecting fun and laughter by way of Hello Kitty activities.
No matter the age of the guests, food is an important part of any celebration. Cake is easy peasy, buy or bake it in the shape of Hello Kitty’s face and bang you’re done. When figuring out the Hello Kitty Party food take the party theme and magnify it in the pinkest way. Use a Hello Kitty cookie cutter and get busy. Make shaped sandwiches, fruit skewers of watermelon, strawberries and raspberries and bowls of pink popcorn. With food you are only limited by your imagination, so let it soar.
Party goodie bags are all the rage and a Hello Kitty party is no different. I went to the dollar store and loaded up on all things Hello Kitty including stickers, candies, tattoos, coloring books, pencils and added the crafts made during the party. And for that extra special party ump all the guests young and old get to take a wallop at the Hello Kitty pinata.
Recently we learn a new thing or two about Hello Kitty. First of all she’s not a cat, yep you heard it right. Hello Kitty is NOT a cat. Visiting Harvard professor, anthropologist at the University of Hawaii and author of Pink Globalization: Hello Kitty’s Trek Across the Pacific. Was working on exhibition at the Japanese American National Museum. And was informed by Sanrio, the creators of Hello Kitty that in fact Hello Kitty is not a cat. But she’s a cartoon character that happens to be a young girl and a friend. So there you have it all the latest on the adorable Hello Kitty. And don’t forget parties are meant to be fun so don’t stress over the small stuff, get involved and make it memorable.