BB loves Hello Kitty. She loves cats in general and there's something about this cute white kitty with an adorable red bow in her hair that has captivated my little girl. So for her 5th birthday we decided to make her first official party a Hello Kitty themed one. It also happens to be the first big party that we've had at our new house so it was a bit nerve wracking for sure. The birthday girl was super excited and helped place her balloons around the house on the morning of her party, still in her pj's of course!
The day before I spent a few hours making her special birthday cake. I took my direction from the amazing Raspberri Cupcakes' Purple Ombre Sprinkles Cake. Instead of the Purple Ombre coloring for the actual cake, I chose to use a rainbow theme which I pulled from her Happy Birthday banner and some of her other HK decorations (I'll show you the inside shortly ...).
I thought it would be cute to add a little felt pennant to the cake so little Hello Kitty wasn't all alone on top of the delicious 10 layer sprinkles cake. I hand sewed the felt pieces together using some red and white twine and I think it complimented the cake perfectly.
If you're thinking of making a sprinkles cake as well I'd totally recommend it but I must warn you, our kitchen was full or sprinkles when all was said and done! I even found sprinkles in the stove the next day, lol. But it was completely worth it and I would make another one this weekend if I had the time :)
I also decided to switch things up a bit and cut out some rainbow colored felt circles and stitched them together to make decorations for the main party room as well as scattered throughout the house. They came out just right and even had a bonus feature of casting the prettiest lights on the ceiling.
I also borrowed some of BB's Hello Kitty toys and decorated our mantel with them, along with some mini mushrooms I painted and another set of hand sewn rainbow color pennants that were originally supposed to decorate the table but looked even better on the mantel along with her toys.
After eating 'til our bellies were dangerously full, it was cake time! BB was such a trooper and let us sing Happy Birthday to her (it's always been banned from bday parties in the past since she's never liked it and for whatever reason, has always made her sad) and blew out her candle all by herself. Hubby and I couldn't have been any prouder of our big girl!
Then it was time to slice into the cake and everyone gasped when they saw the colorful layers! It was awesome and just what I was hoping for to say the least! Everyone loved the cake and you can bet that I packed up plenty of leftovers for everyone to take home and enjoy again the next day.
And here is my very own "cheese" shot as I was handing out these beauties. Can you tell I was proud of myself, lol?