hello kitty birthday party

i've been planning our little bird's second birthday party for a couple of months now.  ever since our shopping trip to target, around the holidays, when channing pointed out some hello kitty party decorations in the dollar section. "hello keetee party"? she asked. well sure!  sounded like the perfect theme for her upcoming birthday.  i had lots of fun making garland and pompoms and i think she was pretty excited when she came downstairs, yesterday morning, and saw everything up and ready for her party!

this little bird LOVES balloons and had lots of fun helping me decorate with them before the party

this little bird LOVES balloons and had lots of fun helping me decorate with them before the party

i made the felt garland and made sure to include little hot pink hello kitty bows. 

i made the felt garland and made sure to include little hot pink hello kitty bows. 

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i cut out glittery hello kitty bows and double stick taped them to simple little white bags, to hold salted popcorn

i cut out glittery hello kitty bows and double stick taped them to simple little white bags, to hold salted popcorn

these are truly the most scrumptious, gargantuan coconut macaroons ever.  so good and dipped in dark chocolate. purchased from a local favorite - rico's.  

these are truly the most scrumptious, gargantuan coconut macaroons ever.  so good and dipped in dark chocolate. purchased from a local favorite - rico's.  

this little bucket, from the target $1 bin, was my inspiration for the entire party. 

this little bucket, from the target $1 bin, was my inspiration for the entire party. 

i am not a fabulous cake decorator so, i have to keep it simple.  the cake was made with a mix (i did not have time to bake from scratch this year.) i used a pink lemonade mix and a vanilla mix and created a checkerboard cake from a pan that was my grandmothers.  the frosting is cream cheese.

i am not a fabulous cake decorator so, i have to keep it simple.  the cake was made with a mix (i did not have time to bake from scratch this year.) i used a pink lemonade mix and a vanilla mix and created a checkerboard cake from a pan that was my grandmothers.  the frosting is cream cheese.

pb&j heart shaped sandwiches are always a big hit!

pb&j heart shaped sandwiches are always a big hit!

i had so much fun making these hello kitty tissue paper pompoms.  i got the idea from my friend sarah...you can check out the instructions here.  the eyes on my kitties are a little large but overall, i was pretty excited about how they turned out!  

i had so much fun making these hello kitty tissue paper pompoms.  i got the idea from my friend sarah...you can check out the instructions here.  the eyes on my kitties are a little large but overall, i was pretty excited about how they turned out!  

our exposed ceiling trusses are perfect for decorating for parties! 

our exposed ceiling trusses are perfect for decorating for parties! 

we had so much fun celebrating! 

we had so much fun celebrating! 

little hello kitty masks from the dollar section at joann crafts. 

little hello kitty masks from the dollar section at joann crafts. 

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"delicious" she said.  perfect.

"delicious" she said.  perfect.