I'm quietly celebrating the fact that we are done with kid birthdays for the next few months. I love them, but I also love being very, very lazy, and the two are not compatible. Garland is winning in the quirk party theme stakes (which is 100% my doing), and celebrated turning three with a cat theme party!!! If he's gonna keep on eating the cat biscuits, this is what's gon' happen.
I totally let myself off the hook and only invited direct family. There were three little peops which was the perfectest number, I get pretty overwhelmed by the swarms. It also meant that grown-ups were required to participate in party games which made for much fun! Cats vs. Mice tug of war, Find the Mice treasure hunt (mini Milky Way bars wrapped in foil), and a competition to see who was fastest to lick a saucer full of milk clean. It also took no convincing to get everyone's faces painted, and everyone looks cute with a cat face.
Even though we kept it super small, we of course had to whip up some themed treats. Cat biscuits (home-made crackers), strawberry mice (with red liquorice tails), cat meat (chocolate dairy food), and cat-face pizzas (using this cat cookie cutter via Pop Roc Parties). Milk was an obvious choice for drinks, and I decorated the cake with an unglamorous tinfoil/cardboard fish skeleton.
Decorations-wise - this perfect number three balloon from Pop Roc Parties pretty much covered it. We hung some balls of yarn to add a little colour, served food in a couple of (brand new) cat bowls and recycled the cake flags from Eleanor's Mermaid Party. My sis painted cat faces on some black balloons, and boom! Party decos done!
I'm never as excited about party-throwing, this side of summer, but even though we kept it small I think we managed a pretty special day for this kid. Love ya, lil bud.