My daughter and I had a fun time planning her Hello Kitty themed 6th birthday party. But ever since we were at Michael’s right after her 5th birthday and she saw the barbie doll cake kit, she had her heart set on that would be her next cake. Of course we would also be making Hello Kitty cupcakes. We had so much fun coming up with games and crafts for her special day. I used Oriental Trading and Michael’s for most of the decorations and supplies. One of the crafts was having the girls decorate their own mini barbie doll cakes with sprinkles and candy. We also took an old game, pin the tail on the donkey and gave it a Hello Kitty twist. We had the girls spin around and try and pin the bow on Hello Kitty.
The Hello Kitty cupcakes were easy to decorate as I just piped frosting for her face. Most of my time was spent creating and decorating the Barbie cake.
I found these cute mini Barbie dolls at Safeway of all places and they came in a plastic cupcake necklace. It’s hard for me to walk away from a cupcake toy I made mini cakes using a Wilton 4 mini’s pan, frosted with vanilla frosting and then covered with a circle of fondant colored with gel in pink and turquoise. Each girl would then be able to decorate the mini Barbie cakes with candy and sprinkles. Moms got to help and it turned out to be a fun birthday activity. One thing to note if you try this with young kids, I gave each girl a few tablespoons of frosting in a plastic baggie with the tip cut off so they could use it as glue for the candy. I think 3 of the girls decided it was best to just go ahead and pipe it all directly in their mouths. I guess it all evens out in the end.
The centerpiece for our birthday table was a Barbie cake. I used fondant to create the dress and decorations for Barbie. How fun was it to dress Barbie but we almost had a wardrobe malfunction. The delicate fondant straps were having difficulty sticking. My daughter especially loved the necklace and first thing asked if she could eat it too.
The Hello Kitty pinata was purchased through Oriental Trading and the girls all loved it. They even loved pulling the string and taking turns until the candy and Hello Kitty items fell out. I found a lot of Hello Kitty items in the dollar section at Target for the pinata. Can anyone tell why it’s always the last string available that opens the pinata?
Pin the Bow on Hello Kitty was a game all the girls loved playing. Trying not to get dizzy and silly with 8 girls was impossible.
Each guest was given a Hello Kitty box for her mini Barbie and candy.