A couple of weeks ago we celebrated Harlan’s 5th Birthday with a Hello Harlan (Hello Kitty) party. This party was so much fun to plan because Har was actively involved in the process. She told me the theme she wanted and we actively searched through Pinterest together to find the perfect decor and ideas for her party.
I was over-the-moon excited to have this party at our house. Our apartment in NYC was too small to accommodate a lot of children and adults, so this was a very special treat for all of us. We planned to have everything in our backyard, but the weather didn’t cooperate, so I had to make a last minute decision to move everything inside. Although not what we planned, it was a wonderful party with great friends!
All of the personalized signs and table cards were such a great way to honor our big girl!
These Hello Kitty CandyBobs were such a hit! The Hello Kitty was made out of marshmallows and the rest was fun candy.
These cookies not only looked just like Hello Kitty, but they tasted so delicious! They were gone quickly.
There really is no bakery like Magnolia Bakery. I’ve used them every year and will continue to even though we don’t live in the city. They cake and icing are so good!
I went with a pink and red theme for the party and loved how all of the table decor came together!
Once the guests arrived I put out the barbecue we had catered from a local restaurant. It was a hit by all of the guests. We had so much left over (I always buy too much) that I made vegetable soup with the smoked chicken and brunswick stew with the pork to freeze and enjoy this fall and winter!
We went for the classic games such as pin the bow on Hello Kitty.
And the piñata. I wasn’t sure if this was going to keep them entertained the entire time, but all of the kids LOVED it!
This was such a special day for Harlan! I was so proud of her for helping me plan this and being so involved. I love doing things like this with her and it’s just a further reminder that she really is a big kid now.
Happy Birthday, Har!