Sunday

Hello Kitty 4th Birthday Party

 
My hubby put me on a $200.00 budget for our daughter's 4th birthday, because we had a HUGE circus birthday party for her 3rd, about 100 people, and spent about $700.00! We have also decided to take her to Disney World for her 5th, so this party had to be affordable , and small.
 
My daughter, Jaelyn wanted a Hello Kitty party, which turned out well because she already had a lot of Hello Kitty toys I could use for decor.
We had about 30 adults and 10 kids. I choose to stick with the Hello Kitty theme, and served Japanese/Asian food, since she is Japanese made:)
 
The menu:
Chicken Yakitori (chicken on a stick with a sweet sauce)
and handmade California rolls
 
Cupcakes
vanilla candy melts covered fortune cookies with sprinkles
and Marshmallow, and fruit kabobs
 
Tea
Fruit punch
and water
 
The food is what took up most of the budget, because there was 40 people to feed. I managed to keep it around $140.00 for all of that, with the help of Sam's Club, discounts, and coupons:) I could of saved more had I made the cupcakes, cake, and fried rice myself, but I was already pretty busy with everything else, and didn't want to overwhelm myself. I bought 2 bags of chicken thighs at Sam's for $10.47/ bag, which is 12lbs of chicken, cut it all in small pieces, and put 5 pieces/skewer. I found a chicken yakitori sauce recipe online, and my hubby and uncle grilled them.
I also purchased 2 boxes of fried rice $8.98/box, and 2 boxes of egg rolls $7.98/box
I made California rolls: From Kroger I purchased 1 package of nori, 1 pack of crab meat, a cucumber, an avocado, sushi rice, and seasoned rice vinegar, enough to make 8 rolls (64 slices) about $20.00 for the California rolls.
I got 3 dozen cupcakes, and a "smash cake" from Walmart for $30.00
vanilla candy melts $2.49
Sprinkles from the clearance Valentine section at Walmart
Marshmallows, and fruit from Kroger. I cut the watermelon in thick slices, and used a small heart shaped cookie cutter to cut cute hearts out. I also got a gallon of tea, a gallon of fruit punch, and bottled water for drinks.

For the activities I made a Hello Kitty pinata for $3.69, and made a pin the bow on Hello Kitty, using poster board, and scrap paper. My little sister did some face painting, and tattoos on the kiddos.

For the decor I borrowed tables and chairs from friends, and family. I used some left over pink plastic table cloths from another party, and white plastic ones for the runners. I made 4 centerpieces for the tables. Red, white, and pink pom poms, in pink and red Chinese takeout boxes. I used my cricut, and Hello Kitty cartridge, card stock, ribbon, and tulle to make the Happy Birthday banner, name banner, cupcake toppers, and cake topper. I got all the plates, napkins, forks, and tissue paper for the pom poms at Walmart all for $1.00 each (they have a great party section) and red and white striped paper straws from the Michael's dollar section. I also found cute chopsticks to add to the theme. I used Hello Kitty coloring rolls from the dollar section at Michael's to make an awesome backdrop for the food, and over it made, and hung red, white, and pink tissue paper pom poms. For the dessert table I used my red and white tabletop tent to add a little drama (it was only $19.99 when I purchased it years ago)

The kid's party favors were mini takeout boxes filled with candy, a Hello Kitty Crayon, and a Hello Kitty stamp. They also got a Hello Kitty notepad, and pencil.
































You don't have to spend hundreds to have a fabulous birthday party, I made almost everything, and used toys, and stuff we had around the house to decorate. I used my white platters, and glass mason jars to make it seem a bit fancier and less DIY;) The only thing that matters though is what my kiddo thinks, she had an amazing time, and thought her birthday party was beautiful.
Thank you to all my friends and family that came, making my baby feel extra special on her birthday. <3 We are so blessed to have such amazing people in our lives <3


1 comment:

  1. Oh my I so so love Hello Kitty because she's a cat and she's a theme of PINK! <3 I am so fond of this character that makes me compile stuffs of her like wallpapers and just lately I started a collection of Hello Kitty Birthday Party Theme . I am just so happy I could pick some from your site. Credits will be added dear!
    God bless!
    -Meow

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