Here’s how I did it, Hello Kitty-themed and on-the-cheap.
I made this cake for the crowd, but I also wanted to make a “decorated” cake. I do miss cake decorating, and it’s always more fun to do things like that for your own family.
I took full advantage of A’s Hello Kitty toys as decoration. Remember, this was on a budget. Lots of little black eyes.
1. Those are the cards that were mailed to us the week of her birthday.
2. Yes, our book ends say “book ends”. #tongueincheek
THIS was my favorite decoration. I highly recommend trying it.
So easy & so cheap!
Cut a plastic tablecloth in half, lengthwise, tape to ceiling. Make sure that the part attached to outer corners of the room is taped on flat (as opposed to gathered together, like the part by the chandelier), it helps to make the streamers look wider.
This craft also turned out well…
How cute & whimsical, right?
Fold tissue paper in half, lengthwise. Cut strips about a inch wide, going up to about an inch from the fold.
I did a bunch of sheets at a time to be quick about it. But by the time I got to the folding part (see third picture), I realized this was a task more suited for tv watching at the end of the night. Know what I’m saying?
In an effort to make all that folding worth it, I plan to string them inside of A’s closet once we turn it into a book nook. In the meantime, it’s still hanging in our kitchen. You know how that goes…
Happy Birthday Boo!
Three years old was a blast. It just keeps getting better and better!
(And yes, I’ve heard that she looks like me)