Friday, May 25, 2012

Hello Kitty Party continued {FREE Printables!}

Last week I shared with you about my daughter's Hello Kitty-themed 5th birthday party. This week, I'm excited to share with you some of the printables that I created for the party to make the theme more budget-friendly.

(Also, this past weekend we did have my son's Buzz Lightyear party for turning 3. I can't wait to share all that with you, too! Another time though, k?)

I'm hoping all of these links and printables work. They should all be saved as PDF documents. But if you have any trouble and you want to use or make a change, please shoot me an email or a comment, and I'll help ya out.

First up...the invitation! I'm not saying that all parties need an invitation, but for a themed party, having something to initially set the scene certainly helps. Here's the invitation that I created using just a HK face line drawing from an online coloring page (creative, yeah?). There are actually 4 front and back in this download.





These are designed to print onto those print-your-own post card sheets that are perforated into quarters. Like these. But you can always print onto card stock and cut them apart yourself.

Next, a few simple decorations. If your daughter is like mine and loves to use markers, these are a great way to let her add her own personal touch to the party decorations. We used these simple bows to decorate the balloons we designed to look like HK as well as for our "Pin the Bow on Hello Kitty" game. Riley decided to color some of the light pink ones different colors. There are 4 to a sheet, 2 pages in the download.




Here's another simple and customizable printable. Two pages in the download, 4 HK line-drawn faces (to match the invitations) per page. We used these faces as individual place cards by coloring each bow a different color and writing the names of the guests. You could also use them to identify different foods or alternately string them and the bows on a piece of ribbon for a Hello Kitty party banner.



And be sure to thank your guests with custom Thank You cards. With blanks to write each guest's name and gift, as well as prompts to personalize it, these are 4 to a sheet, front and back.





I really have a great time making things special for my kids' birthdays, and creating my own party supplies and decorations is one way I can do it on a budget. I hope that someone else can get some use out of these  Hello Kitty party printables as well, and if you do, let me know!


Linking up to Mom on Timeout.

9 comments:

  1. Really awesome, Susan! Thanks for the printables!

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  2. What an adorable party! Thanks so much for sharing!

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  3. I love this!Thanks for sharing! Do you know how I could shrink the bow template you used for the baloons down to a size I could use on drinking straws?

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    1. Karen, I don't see why not! What a fun idea! Thanks for stopping by!

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    2. Oh, well. I can't figure out how to shrink them. I love your blog, though. All of the girls post clear specific instructions with realistic expectations. I love how you all add humor when you can. It will be on my favorite list a long time.

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    3. Karen, do any of the other printables Susan shared have a bow the size you would need for drinking straws? Like on the invitations? The bow on HK would be smaller. You could just cut the bow part off. Otherwise, another idea would be to print out the original bows and then scan them into your computer as an image (jpeg

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  4. (cont from above)...as an image (jpeg). Once you've done that, I would insert the image into a Word document and make it the size you want. Hope that makes sense!

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  5. I love this!Thanks for sharing!But I can save them to my computer to print them out. Could you email them teresawesley@ymail.com to me or tell me how? Thank you so much... Do you know how I could shrink the bow template you used for the balloons down to a size I could use on drinking straws?

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  6. You're a LIFE-SAVER, this Hello Kitty stuff is kind of expensive!! You just saved me over $30 bucks; I'm sure!!

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