My little guy turned 2 years old last week. 2 freaking years old. But I swear he was just born! And while he was the easiest baby of all time, seriously up until his first birthday he was nothing but a dream baby, his first year of toddlerhood has been more difficult to say the least. But even if he isn’t as easy going lately, he’s a cool little guy. He cracks me up with pretending to be a dinosaur, “dinobubby” as he says, is insanely smart (he’s known all his letters and numbers up to 15 for a while now), and is the sweetest little snuggler when he wants to be. And his favorite thing in the whole world? Pete the Cat. No clue why but this kid lives for Pete the Cat. We read the book I Love My White Shoes on repeat and now he’s discovered that there is one episode of a Pete the Cat TV show on Amazon that we also watch on repeat. So naturally, when I started brainstorming slash last minute throwing together his birthday party, I knew we had to do a Pete the Cat theme.
Unfortunately Pete the Cat isn’t a common birthday party theme and there isn’t really a lot of pre-made party decor and supplies for this theme that I could find, despite spending a lot of time scouring the internet. Literally everything for this party came from Amazon or Etsy – and most of the Etsy stuff were digital files that had to be printed and then put together.
Invitations I ordered the design from someone on Etsy and printed at the FedEx store near us. The cupcake toppers were also a digital file from Etsy that I printed on card stock at FedEx, then glued to toothpicks. The cat plates we made ourselves using construction paper. They were pretty time consuming so we didn’t make a ton and said they were just for the kids. For decorations we stuck with blue tablecloths and balloons, and added some different Pete the Cat teaching supplies, books, and dolls. I found stickers, bulletin board boarders, shoes, and buttons on Amazon and used them to decorate the tables which worked out perfectly.
For goodie bags I used blue baggies with Pete the Cat thank you tags, filled with candy, play doh, and of course sunglasses! And of course Tripp was thrilled to wear his custom Pete the Cat birthday shirt, which he’s been requesting to wear just about every day since the party!
All the work we put into this party was totally worth it when Tripp woke up, saw the decorations, and started running around shouting “Pete the Cat! Pete the Cat!” He totally loved it and getting to celebrate with all of his friends!