Birthday parties have been a little strange for many of us this year, but I found the novelty of such a different experience made it feel really memorable. If you’re planning a kawaii birthday party soon, here’s a round up of our best guides for cakes, activities, decorations, wrapping and more.
Kawaii Cakes & Treats
You can’t have a party without cake! We’ve got tons of posts with kawaii baking ideas for all skill levels including vegan options and how to make shop bought treats cuter, like with DIY cake toppers. If you had plans to visit a cute cafe, or travel to Japan, try copying some of the ideas from our character cafe visits at home.
Kawaii Party Activities
There’s lots of activities you can do as a group or individually on a video chat. Plan ahead with a jigsaw puzzle or these board games & card games include printable options too. Origami is easy enough for everyone to have a go and all you need is some paper. If you’ve got a printer, we have loads of free printables and colouring pages, or just watch something cute on Netflix or Youtube together.
Gift Wrapping & Favour Boxes
Don’t forget to make the presents super cute with fun gift wrapping like confetti wrap, paper bows and more. We’ve also got ideas for wrapping gift cards and vouchers to make them more exciting to open. Printable gift boxes are perfect for party favours, or you can even pop in some cake and treats for a doorstep drop off so local friends and family that can’t be with you in person can still help you celebrate.
Kawaii Party Decorations
Don’t forget to decorate and make your home a little cuter for the day. We’ve got a super easy free tutorial for a cat garland or try a DIY tassel garland or paper bunting. You can also find so many adorable kawaii garlands on Etsy to buy, DIY or print.
Birthdays are always a good excuse to dress up. Make video chats more entertaining with hair bows, colourful makeup & nail art and photo props. You can even download a kawaii virtual wallpaper for zoom calls from Sanrio, Pokemon, Studio Ghibli and tokidoki.
The Super Cute Book of Kawaii
As well as making a great gift, our first published book The Super Cute Book of Kawaii is full of ideas for parties. There’s easy DIY tutorials for no-sew hair bows and a donut garland, simple recipes for rainbow cupcakes and unicorn toast plus a quiz, nail art tips and so much more. It’s available worldwide from book stores and there’s an ebook edition and signed copies too. Get all the links to buy here >>
PS. If you’re stuck for gifts, check out our Gift Guides.
Marceline is the co-founder and editor of Super Cute Kawaii and author of The Super Cute Book of Kawaii. She also designs cute character goods as Asking For Trouble. Having visited Japan five times, Marceline is enormously inspired by all things Japanese and especially loves bunnies, space and any kind of food object with a happy face.