This post is all about kittens and birthday party fun – dog lovers beware 🙂 We’re going to make some kitty headbands, face paint, and games all out of love for these cute and furry creatures. These ideas are inexpensive and really easy to make, requiring little to no money at all depending on what supplies you already have at home.
Kitty headbands rock. As soon as the kids get to the party, have all of the headbands sprawled out on the table for them to choose their favorite. I think assembling them all before the party with your birthday boy or girl is more fun because it gets him or her excited for their big day and also gives just you two a chance to create something fun together, without any other distractions.
What you’ll need (all items can be found at the Dollar Store): headbands, tape, felt/foam/construction paper, and any other accessories you want to really glam up your kitty ears.
Kitty face paint is super easy to make! All you need to make your own face paint at home is lotion, cornstarch, water, and water-color paints/eye shadow for the color. All of these things can be found at the Dollar Store too. Here’s a recipe I found online:
- Combine 1 tablespoon of lotion (preferably unscented), 2 tablespoons cornstarch, and 1 tablespoon or water in a bowl – mix well.
- Use multiple containers and divide the mixture into as many colors as you need (an egg carton works awesome for this if you’re using a bunch of colors.
- Once the mixture is divided, make your desired colors by using a few drops of water-color paint or a couple pinches of eye shadow. You can also use natural food coloring such as beet juice for red, cocoa powder for brown, or even avocado for light green!
Meow, Meow, WOOF! This is a simple spin-off on the classic game of Duck, Duck, Goose! Or, if you’re from Minnesota, you might know it as Duck, Duck, Grey Duck. In any case, have guests sit in a circle with the birthday person of honor standing up first. They are “it” and will go around the circle saying, “meow” with each tap until they decide to say, “WOOF!” The child who gets the “WOOF!” tap gets up and runs around the circle trying to tag the “it” birthday boy or girl before they make it back around to the empty spot. If they are tagged, they have to be “it” again. If not, the “WOOF!” guest is now the tapper.
Meow, go and have a fun kitty party!