Kawaii Love Birthday Party

With its apple green walls, blush pink curtains, and off white furniture, Cailtyn's bedroom was the perfect space to hold her 8th birthday party. Inspired by Paper Glitter's Japanese Kawaii Love deluxe personalized party kit, the room was decorated with cherry blossom balloons (find the tutorial on Paper Glitter), kawaii banners, bento boxes, Iwako erasers, and a giant panda balloon. In the center of the room, comfy chair cushions were placed along an activity table that sat low to the ground.

kawaii love birthday party

kawaii love birthday party


This year, I wanted to keep the desserts simple -- just cake, cupcakes and mochi ice cream. A raspberry buttercream cake and chocolate cupcakes were decorated with beautifully sculpted fondant toppers by Sugar High, Inc.


kawaii love birthday party

Caitlyn's 100+ collection of Iwako erasers were displayed on nail polish racks. Lime green and hot pink bento lunch boxes from All Things for Sale were wrapped with water bottle labels from the printable collection. Wooden clothes pins adorned with decorative washi tape were used to hang kawaii prints and secure glassine favor bags.




Each guest received a handcrafted book personalized with their name in Japanese. The girls drew kawaii faces with scented glitter gel pens and decorated their books with washi tape.

kawaii love birthday party

kawaii love birthday party

kawaii love birthday party

Using panda rice molds, food picks, cutters, nori punchers and other fun accessories from All Things For Sale, the girls prepared their bento boxes. Lunch was served with flavored sodas from Japan. Candy sushi filled gummy worms, Swedish fish and Twizzlers, wrapped with Rice Krispies Treats and Fruit by the Foot, and topped with roe-like mango poppers were a huge hit. 

kawaii love birthday party




Each favor bag contained Paper Glitter's kawaii panda stationery set, washi tape on a wooden spool, and an Iwako panda.


Happy birthday, C8lyn!


Gotta show some love to Linnette of Paper Glitter and Brenda of Sugar High, Inc. Not only are these ladies mega talented, they're incredibly generous and sweet, and such a joy to work with. And a special thank you goes to Rebecca for capturing the details of the event (not to mention showing us how to pop open the Japanese sodas).


Photography: Rebecca Watkins Photography / Printable Paper Crafts: Paper Glitter / Fondant Toppers: Sugar High, Inc. / Cupcakes: Cupcakes Actually / Bento Boxes and Accessories: All Things for Sale / Iwako Erasers: Hapa Culture / Washi Tape: Le Box Boutique, Cute Tape, CupKate's Event Design / Glassine Bags: Le Box Boutique / 3' Balloon: CupKate's Event Design / Printing: Brickwall Printing and Graphics

As seen on: Kara's Party Ideas

18 comments:

  1. This is such an adorable party Christine!! The bento boxes and candy sushi are my favorite parts. The "roe" looks so real! GORGEOUS job, as always! : )

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  2. Love love love! Thank you for sharing xxx

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  3. It turned out so cute! Love all the details!

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  4. Christine!!!!!!!

    You know how much I love your work. But this is my favorite and it is not because you used my printables, but because all of the warm details. FABULOUS job!

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    1. Thanks for the inspiration, Linnette. I had so much fun planning this party. xoxo

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  5. I just found your site..I love love love this idea. I may have to carve out some time (all day) to read all of your posts. I love the ideas you have.

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  6. OMG...This is sooooooo adorable!!!! (^_^)

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  7. What a fabulous theme and so charmingly styled with everything an 8 year-old Iwako eraser collector would love! (And thrilled to see you posting again!)

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    1. Thanks, Lissa. Yeah, slowly trying to get back into the swing of things :)

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  8. Such a gorgeous party! I love all the little Iwako erasers!

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  9. Love those flower balloons. Also those cupcakes look so good.

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  10. joann quisumbingJuly 17, 2013 at 3:10 PM

    love your idea of this birthday party so creative i am throwing my daughters 1st birthday with a similar theme, but i wanted to know where did you purchase the big panda balloon?...

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  11. How did you make that giant panda balloon????

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    1. I enlarged the image of the panda from the collection, cut out the face and ear pieces, then applied double-sided tape to the back.

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  12. What a great party! Our kids love sushi. I can't wait to try this for her next birthday party. Do you know where I might find a low table like this? Thanks.

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