Kitten Birthday Party. All the details to create a special kitten birthday party – invitations, games, party favors, cake, and more.

For my daughter’s sixth birthday she wanted a kitten birthday party. We are a cat loving family, and I thought we could do something really fun to celebrate her special day. I am sharing all the details with you about how it all came together, from the invitations to the food to the decorations to the cake.

Kitten Birthday Party - ideas for invitations, games, cake, and more

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Kitten Birthday Party


I started by creating invitations using Photoshop Elements. I used an adorable vintage kitten graphic I found on Free Pretty Things For You. The pink polka dot background is from Pixel Scrapper. The font is called Authentic from Creative Market.

Kitten Birthday Party Invitation


Since our party was between lunch and dinner, I had snacks and cake rather than a full meal, so I was able to place everything on one table. I started by creating a ruffled pink table skirt. I placed a pink tablecloth on the top of the table.

Then, I cut the second tablecloth in half lengthwise.

I gathered it as I went and attached it with packing tape around the outside of the table.

DIY Gathered table skirt

Note: You can also purchase a premade pleated skirt.

Above the table, I hung pink and teal paper lanterns. I also added some pink and teal helium balloons to the table. I wanted to add something extra, so I created some fun kitten paper lanterns.

I used my Cricut to create and cut out two cat faces from cardstock.

Cricut Design Space - cat lantern face

Cricut Design Space: Cat Lantern Face

Once all the pieces were cut out, I attached them to the white paper lantern using red tape.

Attach kitten ears to paper lantern

To add the ears, I slipped them in between the folds of the lantern.

Glue kitten ears on paper lantern

I love how these particular lanterns have a tassel at the bottom. It reminds me of a little cat’s tail.

Kitten paper lantern - cat paper lantern

I used my Cricut again to cut out little paw prints from white vinyl.

Cat paw prints

I added them to the floor leading from the front door to the party table.

Cat paws on the floor for kitten party


We had several fun activities for the kids to do at the party. We played pin the tail on the kitty, we had a piñata, and each child got to “adopt” a kitten and decorate the box to take them home in.

Adopt a Kitten

Kitten adoption for a kitten birthday party

I purchased two different types of kittens from Oriental Trading – Valentine cats and plush cats. I also purchased some plain white boxes. When the kids arrived, they decorated their boxes with cat and heart stickers and markers.

Decorate cat adoption boxes

They used the boxes to put their kittens in when it was time to leave.

They also each received a kitten adoption certificate to take home that I designed in Microsoft Word and printed out.

Kitten adoption certificate - kitten birthday party

Pin the Tail on the Kitty

We played pin the tail on the kitty. I used Cricut Design Space to make a large cat. My daughter loved the cat with the glasses, so we used him.

Cricut Design Space - pin the tail on the cat

Cricut Design Space: Pin the Tail on the Cat

Note: The design may look a little strange. I used a square box around the face to make it easier to weed out the vinyl.

I cut the design out of vinyl with my Cricut Explore and added it to plain white poster board. I started by cutting the tail off the design.

Cut tail off cat vinyl

I used transfer tape to easily transfer both the cat and the cat face to the posterboard.

Apply transfer tape to vinyl

Apply face vinyl to cat

To make the “tails” for the game, I started by trimming pieces of white sparkly tinsel garland.

Cut apart tinsel garland to make tails

I tied a little pink bow to the top of each tail. I used adhesive squares so the kids could attach the tails to the posterboard.

Playing pin the tail on the cat game


We also had a piñata outside. I found a Hello Kitty one at Walmart. This is usually the kids’ favorite thing to do!

Getting ready for the pinata

Hello Kitty pinata

The Cake

I found the cutest idea for a cat cake on Project Nursery. I knew it was something that I could recreate pretty easily with basic cake decorating skills.

Kitten Birthday Cake

I made two layers of round cake using a boxed cake mix. I whipped up a batch of buttercream frosting, and using the star tip, I piped stars over the entire cake. I made marshmallow fondant and created the ears, nose, eyes, and whiskers.

I love the way the party came together. The kids had so much fun!

Kitten Birthday Party Decorations

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