One Hello Kitty birthday party idea is to use branded supplies like table runners, hats, plates, bags and balloons as decorations and favors for the guests. The host can also send Hello Kitty invitations, organize games that feature the brand's characters and award Hello Kitty-themed items, such as stuffed animals, stickers, stationery and books, as prizes. The birthday child can receive age-appropriate Hello Kitty bedding, cosmetics and toys as gifts.
As of 2014, entire Hello Kitty party kits are available for purchase from Birthday in a Box to make the theme easy to accomplish. Foil balloons featuring the character are available to inflate with helium to provide an additional dimension of decoration. Rings featuring the cat can be inserted into cupcakes for a quick and easy favor in lieu of goody bags. A Hello Kitty cake or cake topper is a simple way to highlight the theme.
Throw a Hello Kitty party on a budget with non-licensed, cheaper items that continue to fit the theme, such as tablecloths, napkins and plates in red, pink and pastel shades. Artistically inclined hosts can draw the cat and her animal friends on these items for a personal touch. Cookies or sandwiches can be cut with a cat-shaped cookie cutter, and guests can pin a pink bow on a kitty silhouette as a game.