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9 Ideas for an Epic Cat-Themed Birthday Party

Who doesn’t want a reason to celebrate their cat? Birthdays are the perfect opportunity to let our feline friends be the center of attention and let our love for them loose.

If you’re like us, you’ll take any excuse to celebrate your cat, so we scoured the Internet for cute ideas for a cat’s birthday party. (Or a cat-themed party for a human, in case your cat isn’t the partying type.) Here are some of our favorites:

How to Throw an Ameowzing Party for Your Cat’s Birthday (or Yours!)

yarn ball cupcakes

1. BAKE YARN BALL CUPCAKES

What’s a party without sweet treats? Use red licorice rope to decorate your favorite cupcakes like edible yarn balls. (For human consumption only, of course!)

headband with bedazzled cat ears

2. CATIFY YOUR GUESTS

Get everyone feeling feline – pick up some headbands and fabric or wire  and transform your human guests into cats for the day. For even more fun, give everyone a candy necklace and pretend they’re cat collars!

white cat jumping for fish pole toy

3. GET THE PARTY JUMPING

Want to hype the party up? A few fishing pole cat toys are sure to keep the crowd bouncing to the beat trying to catch their favorite toy!

orange cat sniffing speaker

4. PLAY SOME PAWSOME BEATS

Set the scene for a good time with a curated playlist full of classic cat themed music, with tunes from music legends like Survivor, Janet Jackson and Queen.

cat leaning towards cat food cake with candle

5. MAKE A CAT FOOD CAKE

This easy cat-friendly recipe makes the perfect “birthday cake” for your furry friend—dress it up with heart-shaped pieces of ham to make it extra special.

chandelier with toy mice

6. HANG A KITTY CHANDELIER

Decorate the party space with toy mice and embroidery hoops. Bonus: this décor doubles as your cat’s newest obsession when the party’s over.

pusheen donuts

7. DIP SOME PUSHEEN DONUTS

Your human party guests may not be great at catching mice—so make it easy for them by whipping up some of these adorable kitty cat doughnuts. Don’t forget the rainbow sprinkles!

alaphabet balloons spell "custom phrase here"

8. SET THE SCENE

Prep your place for a photo op with alphabet balloons to spell out a fun phrase like “CATS ROCK” and a shiny backdrop on the wall. Set up a tripod and take portraits of everyone with their cats!

paper bags with cat faces on them

9. CAT PARTY FAVOR BAGS

Send your guests home happy with some cat treats and some human treats packaged in paper bags decorated with construction paper cat faces.

Ta-da! A little frosting, a few treats and this party is about to be ameowzing! However you celebrate your furry friend’s big day – just make sure you’re only treating them to foods that are safe for cats to eat.