Cat Theme Birthday Party

cat theme party ideas

Want to throw a paws-itively purr-fect cat theme birthday party? Here are some great ideas to help you plan a celebration that’s the cat’s meow!

Cat Theme Birthday Party Invitations

Set the tone for your party right from the start with great invitations. Here are some ideas for fun party invitations you can make at home:

Charm Collar Invitations — Make a simple outline of a cat on grey or white cardstock, and attach a pretty ribbon to make the collar. Put a small charm on the ribbon to look like an identification tag (available inexpensively at local craft shops). A cute idea that adds a personal touch is to get a small letter charm with the initial of each guest. Write your party information on the cat’s body and send them off!

Cut Out Cat Invitations: — Use colorful cardstock to make an invitation in the shape of a cat or a cat’s head. Then use a catchy headline to announce your party. Here are some ideas:

  • “Here Kitty, Kitty…Come On Over For a Cat Themed Birthday Party!”
  • “Join Us for a Paws-itively Purrr-fect Cat Birthday Party!”
  • “Come On Over For a Party That’s the Cat’s Meow!”


**General Invitation Tips** — If you choose to make your own party invitations, don’t forget to include the date, location, and time of your party. It is also helpful to put the host’s name, RSVP by date, and either your phone number or email.

You can always find lots of great online party invitations with a free RSVP manager at Evite,


Here are some cute cat themed invitations we’ve found that are available for purchase:

Purr-fect Party Invitations
Kitty Cat Diva Personalized Invitations
Kitty Cat Diva Invitations
Hello Kitty Rainbow Invitations
Hello Kitty Rainbow Invitations

Cat Theme Birthday Party Decorations

Welcome your guests to your party by using sidewalk chalk to make a path of paw prints leading up your front walk.

Inside, choose a color palette of two or three different colors and use these throughout your decor in items such as tableware, streamers, and balloons.

Make cat face balloons by adding construction paper eyes, ears, and a whiskered nose to plain colored balloons. You might also choose paw print balloons.

Gather your child’s stuffed cats and assemble them in groups around your party area.

Make a cat party centerpiece out of stuffed toys, inflatable kittens, and small cat toys.

Serve snacks in decorative kitty bowls.

Here are some party supplies that would be great at a cat birthday party:

Glamour Cats Party Supplies
Kitty Cat Diva Ultimate Party Pack
Kitty Cat Diva Party Supplies
Hello Kitty Rainbow Ultimate Party Pack
Hello Kitty Party Supplies

Cat Theme Birthday Party Activities

As your guests arrive at the party, transform them into kitty cats! Here’s how:

Use face paint to give your guests whiskers and kitty noses.

Make or buy headbands with cat ears.

Make Fun and Fancy Cat Collars — Buy some stretchy cord and a variety of beads, and let your guests design away. Think about buying one larger charm for each guest to represent the collar charm. These can be made for cats, people, or stuffed animals.

Cat Theme Party Games

Hunt the Mice — Hide a number of small plastic mice around your party area and have your party guests act like kittens to find and collect them.  cat theme birthday party

Unroll the Yarn Ball — Before the party, wind an assortment of small toys or party favors into a big ball of yarn. Have your guests sit in a circle. Play some music (you might consider the Aristocats Soundtrack or The Stray Cat Strut), and as the music plays, have the children pass the yarn ball around the circle. When the music stops, let the child who is holding the yarn unwind it until she uncovers a prize. Continue the game until everyone has had a chance to find a toy.

Hungry Kitty Relay — Place a row of clean kitty bowls (one per child) full of cereal (cat chow) on the floor or on chairs at one end of the room. Line up all of your hungry kitties and have them see who can race down, eat all the food from their bowl (no hands) and race back to the starting line in the quickest time.

kitty cat pinata

Name The Cat — Gather pictures of some well-known kitty cats such as The Cat in the Hat, Sylvester, Garfield, Tom from Tom and Jerry, The Cheshire Cat, The Aristocats, and any others you can think of. See how many of the cats your guests can name.

Cat, Cat, Dog — Play a kitty cat version of duck, duck, goose.

Cat Theme Party Favors

  • Cat Ear Headbands (easily made with felt or construction paper)
  • Small Bags of Swedish Fish Candies
  • Kitty Dishes filled with candy
  • Small toy cats
  • Small Plush Kittens

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  1. Hey I love 💕 your cat party ideas 

  2. This really helped with planning a cute kitty party! 🙂

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