I tried to talk both my girls into a staycation at a hotel instead of birthday parties, but here I am, planning 2 summer parties for my girls who are turning 4 and 6. My almost 4 year-old has a new obsession with Sanrio characters, and requested a Hello Kitty birthday party this year. So I started looking for Hello Kitty party decorations and have had so much fun finding decor that she’ll love. Making magic for my kids is one of my favorite things that I get to do as a mom. So I thought I’d put a blog post together with all the party supplies and favors to make a fun (and easy) Hello Kitty birthday party. 


Everything You Need to Plan a Hello Kitty Birthday Party


The party planning process started with searching Hello Kitty decor across various social media platforms – mainly Pinterest and instagram. I knew we’d be going pink, but wanted to see if there were any fun and creative ideas out there. And I learned a lot about Hello Kitty when planning this party, so let’s start this blog post off with some fun facts. Hello Kitty was introduced in the 70s in Japan, and made her way to the United States a few years later. She has a twin sister, a pet cat named Charmmy Kitty, and her mom’s name is Mary White. I loved Hello Kitty has a kid and had no idea any of these characters existed. Hello Kitty’s birthday month is November, so Sanrio celebrates all month starting November 1st. 

But back to planning. There is no better way to start planning a Hello Kitty party than to think pink. Start with a color scheme of pink and white, and weave in Hello Kitty characters. I can’t wait to see a big smile on her face when she wakes up to all her Hello Kitty balloons and decor. My little girl’s favorite character is My Melody, so I’m adding in some extra My Melody decor for her. 


Hello Kitty Invitations

The first step in planning any party is to send out invitations. There are some really cute invitation designs on Etsy, and editing is a quick project (and so easy). They’re all very affordable, and can be edited in Canva. I then imported the saved file into Paperless Post.

Hello Kitty Party Decor

Balloons are a must-have; you can find Hello Kitty-themed balloons or simply use the chosen colors. Streamers, banners, and tablecloths featuring Hello Kitty will add to the festive atmosphere. Etsy is my favorite place to look for fun and unique themed party decor. 

Consider setting up a photo booth with a Hello Kitty backdrop and props like bows, ears, and whiskers for the kids to wear. This can also serve as a fun activity during the party. Don’t forget to decorate the entrance to your party area to make it inviting and exciting as guests arrive.

I’ll be making my own balloon garlands since they’re so easy to make. Just buy some pink double stuffed balloons, and add in a fun Hello Kitty shaped mylar balloon or two. 


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Hello Kitty Table Settings and Food

For the table, use an on-theme tablecloth and matching plates, cups, napkins, and utensils. You can choose plates and cups with characters on them, or just go with a pink theme. My first choice would have been mixing in fun patterns in pink hues, but my daughter really wanted characters, so that’s what we did.

You can find these at most party supply stores or online.  Personalized name cards with Hello Kitty designs can be a cute touch if you’re having a sit-down meal.

Continue the theme through food and treats. Serve some pink lemonade or pink punch, a pink candy bar, and Hello Kitty shaped cookies. 

Hello Kitty Party Favors

Party favors are a fun way to give your guests a small gift that’s on-theme with the party. Think about the latest trends in your child’s age group when choosing party favors. My daughter loves to create, so I’m including some of her favorite things that are of course, on theme.

Sensory dough: My girls love play dough, so I purchased jars of glittery rainbow dough. I would have done pink but the rainbow dough looked more fun, and the plates do have rainbows on them. My sister made some custom sensory pieces to give to each of our guests, and I bought a few small pieces on Amazon, too. 

Stickers: Hello Kitty sticker sheets are a fun and inexpensive option.

Glitter gel pens: My daughter loves drawing, so I bought a few packs of glitter gel pens and will put a handful in each party favor bag. 

Plush Toys: Small Hello Kitty plush toys make wonderful keepsakes. I found some $5 squishmallows, which seem to be a hit with every age group. 

Candy: Give guests a small bag of pink candies closed with a Hello Kitty sticker. 

Custom sunglasses: This is such a fun and easy (and cheap) custom favor. Buy a pack of kids’ sunglasses in bulk, and use letter beads to add their name, and gems or small cabochons featuring characters from your party. Those same cabochons are the ones I’ll include with the sensory dough. 

Food and Drinks

When it comes to food, you can get creative with the Hello Kitty theme. Here are some fun ideas for your Hello Kitty birthday party. 

Cake or cupcakes: The cake is the centerpiece of any birthday party. Consider a Hello Kitty shaped cake, or buy a simple cake and add some Hello Kitty figurines or a cake topper. Cupcakes with Hello Kitty toppers are fun and easy, too. 

Cookies: Hello Kitty cookies can be made using cookie cutters shaped like her face and decorated with icing.

Fruit: Create a fruit platter arranged in the shape of Hello Kitty’s face, using strawberries, blueberries, and marshmallows. 

Sandwiches: Use a Hello Kitty-shaped sandwich cutter to make sandwiches or to cut strawberries and watermelon. 

Drinks: Pink lemonade or strawberry milk served in Hello Kitty cups will be a hit.


Activities and Games

Here are some Hello Kitty-themed activities and games for your party. 

Craft Station: Set up a craft station where kids can color Hello Kitty printable sheets, or paint ceramic figures. 

Cookie Decorating: I love this one – it’s so easy and fun. Bake some Hello Kitty shaped sugar cookies and set up a cookie decorating station. White and pink frosting, and of course, lots of sprinkles. 

Pin the Bow on Hello Kitty: A twist on the classic “Pin the Tail on the Donkey” game, this activity involves blindfolding the kids and having them pin a bow on a large Hello Kitty poster.

Hello Kitty Bingo: Create bingo cards with Hello Kitty images and use small candies or stickers as markers.

Tattoos: Set up a tattoo station with Hello Kitty tattoos. 

With a little bit of planning and attention to detail, you can create a Hello Kitty birthday party that your little one and their friends will remember. The key is to focus some fun decor and activities that the kids will love. 


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