This Rainbow Kitty Party is a great birthday party theme! I will show you all the details so you can host your own fun cat birthday party for the kittens in your life!
All photography by Wendy VonSosen Photography
Rainbow Kitty Party
My daughter loves cats, rainbows and all things sparkly. So when it came time to plan her 5th birthday party, I knew having a rainbow kitty themed party would be perfect! Charley told me that she wanted to incorporate lots of rainbow colors and balloons. Planning birthday parties for 5 year old girls is so fun, right?! They are still at the age where they love fun themes, but also appreciate pretty details as well.
I set out planning this rainbow kitty party with a color palette of soft pastels in mind. I also added in fun glitter and iridescent sparkles as well! The whole feel of the party had a prismatic effect to it!
Be sure to check out Charley’s 6th Birthday Party: Rainbow Slime Party!
This iridescent “curtain” was a fun way for guests to walk into the party. The girls loved running through it!
Rainbow Kitty Party Invitations
I found these cute invitations on Etsy. I love how they incorporate the pastel color theme and were so easy to order! The play on words is cute and fun for the parents to see. I was able to choose the colors that I wanted for the image so it was so easy to design according to your party theme! If you are looking for the invitation, just search “kitty party” on etsy for a ton of super cute options!
Rainbow Kitty Party Decorations
I wanted to create a centerpiece for the party. So I took advantage of our giant shiplap wall and used that as a backdrop for this fun design. I used these colorful fans and the gold “MEOW” letter balloons to add color to the room. The perfect addition for this cat birthday party!
The fun candy display adds visual interest to the mantel. And the girls loved trying to sneak up there and get a handful, lol! Different sized apothecary jars filled with bulk candy is an easy way to add color to the room.
I used command strips and double sided tape to attach the fans to the wall and the balloons to the mantelpiece.
A colorful birthday table
I made a balloon centerpiece for the birthday table using various sized balloons and taping them to a strip of cardboard. What an easy and fun way to decorate the table, don’t you think? You can also buy kits that make these balloon arrangements.
For the kids table I found this iridescent tablecloth on Etsy that was the perfect backdrop to all the pastel rainbow balloons and decor.
My clear acrylic ghost chairs added to the airy feel of the party. And I borrowed my hot pink chair from my office for the guest of honor!
I used a mix of pastel rainbow plates and cups. And each girl got her own set of kitten ears! I think that was one of their favorite parts. It was so cute watching all those little girls running around with kitty ears on! The perfect accessory for this Rainbow Kitty Party!
I also tied a balloon to each chair. The girls loved being able to take the balloon home with them at the end of the party too!
Rainbow Kitty Party Cake
I found a local bakery, Pretty Please Bakeshop to create this amazing cake for her party. Not only is this the cutest cat cake I’ve ever seen, it tasted delicious too! They were amazing and incorporated the pastel rainbow theme into the frosting. So cute!
There are also several tutorial on how to make a cat cake that would be equally as fun and cute! I love this one from Food Network!
Cat Birthday Party Activities
Adopt a Kitten Activity
I created an Adopt a Kitty station for the girls to have something to do and also to have something to take home with them!
Here is what you will need to create an adopt a cat activity for your birthday party:
- Beanie Boos or other cat stuffed animals
- Thin ribbon (1/2″ wide)
- Rhinstone charms
- “Cat carriers” aka gabled boxes
- Adopt-A-Kitty Printable Sign
- Adopt-A-Kitty Certificate
For the cat collar, simply cut the ribbon to the length that will fit around the neck, attach velcro to both ends and sew on a rhinestone bead or charm.
When the guests arrive, invite them to visit the Adopt a Cat station. Have them pick out a pet and help them fill out their certificate and name their new kitten! Then, place the cat in their cat carrier along with the adoption certificate.
The girls had so much fun adopting their new kittens and playing with each other.
They loved all the colors and kept comparing their favorites with each other.
What a fun way to celebrate turning 5, right?!
Adopt A Cat Free Printables
Download Adopt-A-Kitty Printable Sign Here
Download Adopt-A-Kitty Certificate Here
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You’re daughter’s birthday party was absolutely lovely! Thanks for all the great ideas!
Off topic – where did you get the lantern-style light over your dining room table?!
Hi Hannah! Thank you so much! The lantern I got at an antique faire. It was actually an old lantern with a holder for a candle that I took and had wired for electricity. It is very old and fragile but I love it’s charm!
You have a fantastic eye! I’m jealous! 🙂
Do you have the link for the Etsy invite? Wnd where did you get your ears?
Hi Amanda. Here is the link for the invite:
And the ears:
Hi, in love with this theme! How is the rhinestone attached?
Hi Lena! I sewed them on. I updated the post with more details so I hope it is a little more helpful!
Beautiful! Thank you so much! 🙂
Hi, I love your daughter’s birthday party, it was really wonderful and lovely idea! And where did you get the colorful fans on the wall, I really love it .
Hi Selina. I found them at Target! Thanks for stopping by! xoxo
Best party ever!!!I tried the link for the adoption certificate but its the same file as the sign.can you please send it by mail because I am going to throw a party this week.thank you so much!!!
Hi Amalia! So sorry about that. I just updated the link. Let me know if you have any problems. Have fun with your kitty cat birthday party!
Hannah Elise VanDyke
So excited to find this!! My daughter just told me she wants a kitty cat party, and I love everything about this. Can you send the link to the cat ears again??
Oh she will have so much fun! I got the kitty ear headbands from amazon