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My 28th Birthday Purrr-ty

My 28th Birthday Purrr-ty - A cat themed time

The last wkend of August I had a wonderful birthday celebration with my friends & family. If the title of this post & the featured photo haven’t given away the theme yet, the next section of this post definitely will…

THEME : Cats

I think it’s pretty obvious by now that I love love loveee cats! I have six of my own & I am constantly fostering others. I spend basically every weekend at the animal shelter volunteering & helping with the needs, socialization, & adoption of cats. Yes I follow a couple dozen cat Instagram accounts. Yes my camera roll is full of cat photos. Yes I love cat youtube videos. Yes I own many cat-related attire, décor, etc. It’s actually pretty crazy that it took this long for me to have a cat-themed birthday party, haha.

My 28th Birthday Purrr-ty - A cat themed time

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My 28th Birthday Purrr-ty

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My 28th Birthday Purrr-ty - A cat themed time

My 28th Birthday Purrr-ty - A cat themed time

ENTERTAINMENT : Cool Cats & Ass Hats + Cats, duh!

The boardgame played at my party wasn’t really related to cats, but it has the word “cats” in the name so it counts! Cool Cats & Ass Hats is a great way to see how well you already know everyone else playing & to learn more about one another, but not without also having to make an ass of yourself, haha. The concept of the game is simple, you go in a circle, & there is a different “master” for each round. The “master” draws several cards & puts them faceup. Each card reads short phrases. Some are mild like; “country music”, “pineapple on pizza”, “cold weather”, etc. Other cards are risqué like; “big balls”, “threesomes”, & shit so crazy that we had to go to urban dictionary just to know what the card was talking about. All of the other players guess (by writing an arrow up or down on a scorecard) if the master likes or dislikes each card. Whoever gets the most correct is the winner of that individual round & they get to draw a “cool cat” card. Whoever gets the least number correct is the loser of that individual round & they have to draw an “ass hat” card. So what do these cards mean? Well “cool cat” cards are some kind of “prize”, like that person gets a foot rub, or someone brings them drinks for the rest of the night, etc, basically they get a “diva moment”. The “ass hat” cards are a kind of a “punishment”, like being the one who has to bring people their drinks all night, or embarrassing things like having to twerk in front of everyone, etc. It’s a fun time 🙂

My 28th Birthday Purrr-ty - A Cat Themed Time

My 28th Birthday Purrr-ty - A Cat Themed Time

My 28th Birthday Purrr-ty - A Cat Themed Time

My 28th Birthday Purrr-ty - A Cat Themed Time

FOOD : Purrrfect Menu

Our eldest cat, our first rescue, is named Videl. We thought he was a girl at first (whoops). Anywho shortly after his rescuing, we gave him a nickname of Videl’ia Onion (like the onion, duh). We named our next rescue kitty Vada & she eventually got the nickname of Vada Potata. From that point on we decided all cats we rescue will have a food rhyming nickname. (NOTE 01: We still pick out names we actually like. It sometimes isn’t until a whole year or so later that we think of a food rhyming nickname. We even have to change the names slightly sometimes to work. For example. We couldn’t think of any food to rhyme w our cat Oliver, but we could think of something to rhyme with his nickname Ollie, specifically; Ollie Tamale) (NOTE 02: Yes I am weird, we established this long ago) My cats & their nicknames were what gave me the idea for my cat themed party in the first place. Cats are obligate carnivores, but humans most certainly are NOT! My party was, of course 100% vegan. The full menu can be seen below;

Videl’ia Onion Rings (click here for recipe)
Vada Potata Skins (spicy beans, sautéed onions, Daiya cheddar cheese, soy bacon bits)
Charlene Lima Bean (click here for recipe)
Niah Papaya (we also served pineapple & moondrop grapes on fruit platter)
Ty-Ty “The French Fry” Aragon (we love these vegan french fries)
Ollie Tamale + salsa (we love these vegan vegetable tamales)
NO meat BALLS! Neuter Your Pets! + marinara (we love these vegan meatballs)
Guaca”MEOW”ly + corn chips (click here for recipe)
Coconut Date Hairballs (click here for recipe)
Vegan Chocolate Cake w Vanilla Frosting (via Whole Foods Bakery)
“Purrr”ty Punch (click here for recipe)

My 28th Birthday Purrr-ty - A Cat Themed Time

My 28th Birthday Purrr-ty - A Cat Themed Time

My 28th Birthday Purrr-ty - A Cat Themed Time

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My 28th Birthday Purrr-ty - A Cat Themed Time

My 28th Birthday Purrr-ty - A Cat Themed Time

I’m still not stoked to be another year older, but I did have a great birthday purr-ty & I’m hoping for the best year yet 🙂

XOXO, Kara

 

 

 

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