We here at CatTime know you are in need of vital information almost every cat owner has imperative questions about: Cat Parties. They exist, your cat definitely wants one but how do you go about throwing one? Don’t worry, friends of felines. We have you covered for your next kitty bash, whether it’s celebrating a birthday, an adoption date, or that dead mouse they brought in last week. No ocassion is too small to celebrate with a cat party!
1. The Guests
Cats are pretty territorial, so inviting a bunch of your friends and their cats whom your cat has not met may not lead to the merriest of occasions. Human guests are the best guests for your cat party because they will all devote all of their attention to your cat, showering her with love, affection and treats. If you do decide to let some friends actually bring cats, try doing introductions a few days BEFORE the party. We don’t want any diva antics on your cat’s special day.
2. The Food
What is a party without fancy, instagrammable food? If you’re lucky enough, you live in the vicinity of a pet bakery. If not, have no fear! Pinterest is full of DIY cakes & treats for you and your kitty. One simple cat recipe calls for tuna and shrimp. Mix up equal parts using an electric mixer until it is in a gooey “mush” state. Shape the “cake” however you would like using a cookie cutter, water glass, what have you, and present it to the VIK (Very Important Kitty). We’ve also rounded up some delicious treats your cat will definitely enjoy.
If your human guests insist on eating (ugh, the nerve!) feel free to serve cupcakes with cute lil cat faces on them. Just don’t let Whiskers see you eating a cat face.
We all know not to serve our cats booze. (For those of you that were not aware, here is a disclaimer: do not serve your cats booze). If your cat is not lactose intolerant, feel free to give them a little treat in the form of a small amount of milk or cream.
For human guests of the drinking age, it may be fun to make kitty themed cocktails. Try the “Alley Cat” comprised of 1 part gin, 1 part passion fruit liqueur, a splash of violet liqueur, and 1 part sweet vermouth. Shake, serve, and enjoy. Me-yow.
Streamers may seem blasé to you, but not to your cats. Colorful string like things hanging from the ceiling = hours of batting at them and wondering why they are not surrendering to their attack. Go buck wild with streamers, but maybe steer away from poppers and noise makers, we don’t want to cause your kitty to pull an “It’s my party, I’ll cry if I want to,” now do we?
Your cat may not appreciate all the effort you are going through to throw her a party, but her spirits will probably change if you hand your guests a laser pointer at the door. If your cat is outgoing, invite guests to play with your cat using the laser pointers, aforementioned streamers, or the lavish gift they have obviously brought for your cat.
Speaking of gifts, you have probably already spoiled your cat to its core. After all, you are already throwing her a party! If you feel like Whiskers has enough gifts to fit her demands, ask your guests to donate to a local animal shelter in lieu of gifts. This way, another cat can get adopted and maybe, just maybe, enjoy a lavish party like this one day.
You’ll want to put together a playlist of the best cat related songs you can find. We happen to have an awesome round up of cat related songs to play at a moderate volume at your party. That should get you started! Don’t play the music too loud since your cat may not like that and this is afterall for your cat, right?
Have you ever thrown a party for your cat? Would you?