I Went To A Cat's Birthday Party And It Was Everything
This cat birthday party gave me so much life. Not even kidding.
Recently, I attended a birthday party for not one - but two .... CATS. Yes, you read that right. This is what my life is like now.
A little bit about the cats in question: they are super adorable brother and sister tabby rescues named Charlie and Ginger. They are an active part of the Cats of Instagram community - in fact you should go follow them at @charlieandginger. Go on, I'll wait. The occasion was their 5th birthday - so obviously this calls for a cat party, right?!
Decked out in our finest cat apparel, my pal Catie (@life_of_ziggy) and I hopped on a bus bound for Montclair, NJ. Yes, state lines were crossed.
The walk from the bus station to the cat party was surprisingly pleasant. Montclair is a classy town, y'all. We passed a store called "The Pretty Kitty" and fawned over the cute logo and excessive pastel pinks - until we realized that The Pretty Kitty is indeed a waxing salon. Touché.
We arrived at the party address to find that, yes, we were in the right place:
We ascended to the party in an old timey elevator (you know, the kind that you have to manually open a door AND a gate to enter/exit). Immediately, we heard the unmistakable sound of a mixed conversation cloud, muffled by a door. We entered and ... THIS CAT PARTY WAS LIT.
The apartment was filled with people, and upon discovering the insane spread, I was super glad that I didn't eat anything before coming to the party. Check it out:
There was a cat craft table, complete with multiple cat-themed coloring books, DIY nail decals, and MOAR FOOD:
Judging by our super extra coloring skills, we should definitely quit our day jobs, don't you think?!
Then, of course there was a gift-opening portion where Charlie and Ginger deftly unwrapped and posed with all the gifts. Just kidding, that task fell to the family member with opposable thumbs - Tricia.
I refrained from photographing every gift, for fear that I would look like A REAL PSYCHO.
There was cat themed beer and of course a cat cake:
And even an appearance by Lt. Dan (of @rukasthecat):
And just where were the guests of honor, you ask? They were (understandably) kind of freaked out by all the commotion and spent most of the party underneath the bed. (Or as Henry Noodle would say - Underthebedistan).
BUT toward the end of the party, I did spot Charlie make an appearance on the way to the kitchen, and then again because he obviously couldn't resist testing out his new Xenotees cat pillow:
All in all, I'd say this cat birthday party was a rocking success. I have never seen so many cat-themed party products in all my life. Also Tricia, hostess and cat mom extraordinaire, had every detail down to a T - even the instructions on how to get back to the bus station included the phrase, "walk for 30 seconds until you see [some building I forgot the name of]."
Thinking of throwing your own cat party? Let this pawsome party serve as inspiration.
Until next year!
Header Image: Instagram.com/charlieandginger