a DIY Hello Kitty Birthday party
My oldest daughter turned the big 5 years old!!! She begged and begged me for a hello kitty party. She doesn’t remember, but she had a hello kitty birthday when she turned one. In Korean tradition/customs, a one year old’s birthday is a huge affair- it is called a dol/돌. It’s actually a huge event because back in the olden days infants rarely lived past one. That’s why the 1st birthday is the biggest birthday celebration in Korean culture. Sorry for backtracking- the point of telling you that bit of info– was my girl already had a hello kitty birthday, and it was a big event. The thought of doing another one wasn’t exactly something I wanted to do to be honest! I remember how tedious and time consuming her first birthday was. It’s funny because when she turned one, Hello kitty wasn’t even her favorite. It was me that really liked hello kitty thinking such a party would be oh-so-cute. Fast forward to 4 years later, it’s my daughter begging me for the hello kitty party. Karma! I couldn’t say no, not just because of the look in her eyes~~ but more so the realization that I’M the one that probably created her hello kitty obsession 😉
Everything you see below was diy by me. Party planning /photography happen to be hobbies, so I can’t lie it wasn’t THAT bad. It was def labor of love, and it was worth every long night when I saw the look on my daughter’s face the morning of her party day.
All made with love:
lots of label designing cutting etc. But as for those hk bows u see below- I found them off free print website!
Ironically the letters C, H, L, O, and E were the ONLY letters I needed to make the two banners ‘Hello’ and ‘Chloe’.
an ice cube tray I used as a mold to make my chocolate pops
I boiled the end of a metal chopstick to poke holes into the bottoms so I could insert a stick inside.
I was really pleased with how they turned out!
6 lbs of sugar cookies. Used a diff recipe than usual-these were sooo chewy and perfect.
hello kitty’s naked faces. I cut off all of the imperfections with a knife
more sugar cookies. I had extra dough so I made some letter Cs and some little hello kitty star and heart cookies for snacks for the girls 🙂
multi tasking- strawberry cuppies on top, cake pops on the bottom
loved these hk cuppy liners i found.
vanilla ice cream cone cupcakes cooling
strawberry ice cream cone cake pops
lots of fondant cutting and molding
the nekkid skeleton of daughter’s 2 tier strawberry marble cake!
I cut off all the tops to make the fondant as level as possible
fondant time. This was so tedious to get it perfect!
Pastry take home boxes for the kiddos
the sugar cookies!! These (other than the cake) these sweets were the hardest treat to make! SO time consuming– eyes, nose , whiskers and make 40 fondant bows by hand!
I can’t believe that you are five today 사랑이~! You asked for your favorite, hello kitty for your birthday this year.
Knowing how much you enjoyed your celebration melted my heart.
I’m so proud of the little girl you have become.
Happy Birthday my love!