Have you every wanted to throw a birthday party for your cat (or dog or ferret or rabbit) and just didn’t know how to go about it? Well, you’ve come to the right place!
If you follow Kitty Mojito on social media (IG:@kittymojito), you know she likes to celebrate any chance she gets. This year, she celebrated her 7th birthday on the 1st of April. The theme was ‘magical unicorns’.
So what goes into making a pet birthday party a success? That’s an easy question.. Just like throwing human birthday parties, the first thing to do is pick a theme!
Not only will you save money this way (you will avoid buying random this and that), it also helps you stay organized and on budget.
Once you have a theme, now comes the fun part of shopping for décor. Unlike kids’ parties, when you are throwing a pet party, keep your décor in a designated area.
I set up a table and had all my unicorn décor there. This makes it so much easier to supervise because you don’t want the pet getting into any tinsel or eating any ribbon etc. (Disclaimer: Please use caution and common sense here. If your pet likes to eat everything on sight, maybe use prints and canvases as your décor as opposed to small ornaments etc. Pet safety should the your number one priority)
All my décor came from Facebook Marketplace. It cost me about $60 for it. I highly recommend buying used items. Not only it is good for your pocketbook but reusing is so much better for the environment.
What’s a party without birthday cake?
I made this super simple cake for Kitty. It is salmon, flour, egg and water.
Take a can of quality salmon.
Add it (with the salmon juice) to a bowl with 3 tbsp. of all-purpose flour.
Add 1 egg.
Mix it all together until it is a thick batter.
Grease a muffin pan and the fill each section.
Bake in a preheated 350C oven for about 20 mins. Let it cool.
Once it is cooled, take a wet treat that comes in tubes (we really like Tiki Stix or Churu treats) and spread it on top like icing.
Sprinkle with catnip.
It is ready to be served!
Also, don’t forget to have some treats for the humans! I kept it simple with the non alcoholic cocktails, vegetarian appetizers, fruit and cupcakes.
Kitty had a few friends come over to celebrate. To avoid a cat fight, I invited each guest at a different time slot (Kalea came over in the morning while Oscar came over in the afternoon). This ensured that they each had a great time and was not overwhelmed with many cats around at the same time. Each party guest went home with a goody bag!
Kalea checking out her goody bag
Greeting the guests
Oscar enjoying some birthday cake
Party is in full swing!
Finally, let’s talk about the party outfit! This lovely dress was gifted to Kitty by her friend Feona. I believe it was from Winners. The headband is actually a kids headband. I took out the plastic inside it and attached an elastic to fit her head. It took a few tries but it finally fit long enough for a few photos 🙂 Keep in mind that if your cat is not into wearing clothes, please don’t force it on them. Kitty is quite used to it so will cooperate but not all cats will like it!
It was a great party. We got lots of compliments on the décor! Kitty was thrilled with the gifts she got. She got toys, treats and gift cards to go shopping! We are very blessed to have people who love her enough to make time to come for her party 🙂 She was quite exhausted by the end of the day.
From Roxy and Oscar
From Tango and Tigger Too
I hope you enjoyed reading about Kitty Mojito’s 7th Magical Unicorn Birthday Party.
Please leave a comment and let us know your thoughts 🙂 We would love to know how you celebrate your pets.