This featured submission from Linette of PaperGlitter is one that evokes many childhood memories for me. I loved Hello Kitty as a kid and I still remember my Hello Kitty erasers and jewelry chest. Hello Kitty has been in the states since around 1976 and yet the brand is still timeless. How many of you had something with Hello Kitty on it?
Apparently, Linette’s daughter also is a Hello Kitty lover so Linette created a Hello Kitty theme for her 3rd birthday. To honor Hello Kitty’s roots, Japanese accents were added like the phrase “I love Sweets ” in Japanese, paper lanterns, origami stars, a bento box for Kaylee and origami lilies for the tables (which were hand made by Linette). The backdrop was simply some coloring sheets on a roll that she purchased at Michaels. It cost less than $10 and was the perfect contrast to all of the bright colors. A sweet shop filled with treats included cake pops, cupcakes, pocky sticks and donuts. Each guest was given “Kaylee Dollars” to buy sweets from the sweet shop, and a box to take their treats home. We think this is so cute. Scroll down to see the list of vendors. You can download free printables from PaperGlitter.
Lollicakes: Posh Nosh Cakery
Cupcakes: Misha’s Cupcakes
Hello Kitty Cookies: Cookie Mamas
Japanese Candies: Tim’s Oriental in Homestaed, FL
Donuts: Mandarin Gourmet Donuts in Miami, FL
Brown Gable Boxes: The Container Store
Twine: The Twinery
Washi Tape (decorating the Lollicakes): Le Box Boutique
Hello Kitty Table Mats: Free download at Sanrio
Origami Paper Stars: Origami Palace
Brown Paper Bags with Magenta Ribbon & Hello Kitty Lunchbox: Target Stores
Magenta clear cups and paper lanters: Party City stores