Whether you’re celebrating your kitty’s first year with your family or having a dignified get together for your senior feline, throwing a cat birthday party is a special event.
While safety and care always comes first (no dangerous foods like chocolate or harmful decorations like styrofoam cups, please), you can—and should—bring the fun for your best furry friend.
Before you get the party planning underway, here are ten must-have items to add to your list:
Purrfect Party Invitations
You can’t throw a cat birthday party without sending cat-themed invitations to let your guests know when and where this fabulous event will take place.
A Sassy Birthday Banner
A cute and colorful birthday banner will not only look great hanging up in your place (make sure to hang it up high so the guest of honor doesn’t bat it down), but your guests will know they’ve arrived at the right cat party on the block.
Frisky Cat Cups
If you’re planning on serving beverages, these handmade plastic cat cups with straws come with a lid so that kitties can’t get their curious tongues and whiskers in your drinks.
A ‘Bar’ for the Guests
The Catit Flower Fountain doubles as both a birthday present for your kitty as well as an innovative and decorative way to keep pets hydrated throughout the festivities.
You and your guests will look the part in these sparkly, celebratory kitty cat ear headbands. Bonus points if you make your chic soiree The Great Cats-by themed.
For for human guests of all ages, these waterproof temporary cat tattoos have cool and contemporary designs (Bowie cat!) that will last days after your party has ended. Who knows, maybe it’ll inspire you or your guests to get inked for real?!
Cat Cupcake Toppers
No wishing necessary: these homemade cupcake toppers are delectable decorations, and they’re the smarter choice over candles, which your cat shouldn’t be near.
The birthday boy or girl won’t be able to indulge in the sweet treats you’re serving your guests, but they will be able to enjoy these handmade catnip cupcake toys.
Cat-opoly Board Game
Though the tiny pieces should be kept far away from the birthday cat, you and your guests will have hours of fun playing Catopoly, the cat-themed version of the classic board game.
Cat Litter Box Odor Eliminating Spray
Let’s face it: your cat is probably going to use the bathroom while you’re having your party (nature calls, even on your birthday). Spare your guests from those stinky smells and keep the party going with the pet-safe Fresh Step Litter Box Odor Eliminating Spray.
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Aly Semigran is a lifestyle writer for the world, and roommate of Ruby, the cutest dog in the world.