Throw the ultimate bash with these cat birthday party ideas

Purr-ty the night away with these amazing cat birthday gifts, decorations and toys.

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by Caitlin Casey |

We've been seeing cat birthday bashes all across social media and now we think it's time for us to join the party. All you need is a bit of bunting, a cat toy or two, and some catnip to make a night to remember.

As pet parents, it's our job to spoil our furry friends. After all they do for us - eating, sleeping, waking us up in the middle of the night... now it's time for us to make their birthday the best it can be.

If your cat's birthday is coming up or if you're just an avid cat person who wants to throw a cat themed b-day, here are the best ideas we've found right now. I mean, just check out this spoiled kitty below.

How do I celebrate my cat's birthday?

Like any party, the company is really what makes it - so all you really need is you and your kitty. If you're extra like us though, you'll definitely be wanting to grab some decorations and bunting to make it extra special.

Here's a checklist of ideas to do for your cat's birthday:

A birthday cake: The ultimate birthday treat, you can actually get kitty birthday cakes. Yep, that’s a cake for your cat. Check out Battersea’s recipe for a cat cake or even just get a normal cake shaped like your cat for total kitty points. If you’re going to buy a normal cake, just remember your cat shouldn’t be eating that.

Party decorations: Buy all the decorations cat-themed. That’s cat bunting, party cups, tableware, balloons – everything you could possibly think of. The more the better!

Cat toys and gifts: It wouldn’t be a birthday without presents so make sure you spoil your fluffy friend with the ultimate cat toys for them to play with on their special day. You could also try out a cat piñata for your human friends or cat-themed birthday games.

Cat headbands or dress-up: We’ve all seen them and now it’s a perfect time to buy them and dress up like a cat yourself. What better to celebrate your cat than pretend to be one? Meow.

The best birthday party ideas for your cat UK

Kitty Cat Party Decorations by supersweetparty

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supersweetparty Kitty Cat Party Decorations

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Etsy

Super affordable and really pretty, these Kitty Cat Party Decorations come in everything from party plates to bunting or even party cups. You can select and build up your party just how you want it.

Aumu00fcller Rainbow Heart Cat Toy

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Aumu00fcller Rainbow Heart Cat Toy

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Zooplus

If you're starting the party with catnip, you know it's going to be a good day. We've selected this catnip Heart Cat Toy that'll really show the birthday love. This is made from felt and stuffed with catnip, silver vine, and spelt grain, and is shaped in a heart for extra love. Your cat is going to dance the night away after playing with this!

Cat Birthday Drip Cake by VIPetsBakerybyTarnia

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Cat Birthday Drip Cake by VIPetsBakerybyTarnia

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Etsy

You can go all out and buy your cat a personalised birthday cake from this pet bakery on Etsy. With four different shaped cakes and a glitter topper, this is sure to be a perfect addition to any cat birthday party.

Chaska Pet Bed by Archie & Oscar

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Chaska Pet Bed by Archie & Oscar

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Wayfair

Doubling up as a play-zone, this colourful cat bed will be the hub of the party for your kitty. In a huge cheese shape with holes in to climb in and out of, this is sure to liven up your cat's day. Even better, it's washable and folds away for extra efficiency.

Paper Salad Party Cats Wrapping Paper

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Paper Salad Party Cats Wrapping Paper

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John Lewis

Every present needs wrapping and this cat wrapping paper is a great option for any kitty. You could even reuse it for a cat lover's birthday because it's just that pretty. It's cats in party hats, what more could you want?

Petyoung Pet Birthday Hat and Bandana

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Petyoung Pet Birthday hat and bandana
Amazon

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Amazon

For just a tenner you can grab this extra cute Petyoung hat and bandana for your kitty to show everyone whose birthday it really is. It also comes in pink if you'd prefer a different colour as well as being made in soft cotton for extra comfort for your kitty.

Woof & Brew Posh Pooch Wine for Dogs & Cats (Tail Wagger Creek)

Best cat birthday party wine
Woof & Brew Posh Pooch Wine for Dogs & Cats (Tail Wagger Creek)

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Viovet

You can buy wine that your cat can drink at the birthday party - yes, you read that correctly. Wine. For your cat. Woof & Brew has two options here, the rosu00e9 Barker Bay or this white wine to enjoy, alcohol-free of course.

PetSafe FroliCat Bolt Laser Cat Toy

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PetSafe FroliCat Bolt Laser Cat Toy

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Zooplus

Treat your cat to the ultimate toy with this laser gift by Petsafe. They'll be entertained for hours and what better excuse to splash out on a gift for your cat than their birthday? All you have to do is place it in a room with a lot of space and turn it on!

Pink & Black Cat Treat Bags by LittleOrchardCraft

Best cat birthday party treat bags
Pink & Black Cat Treat Bags by Little Orchard Craft

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Etsy

Want to make up some pretty cat party bags for your birthday party guests? These super cute pink and black cat treat bags are a perfect fit for any party. Fill up with catnip for cat owners or cat-themed trinkets for a lovely gift bag.

Cat Birthday Party Balloons by SOLandROCKpartydecor

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Cat Birthday Party 'Its my Pawty' Balloons by SOLandROCKpartydecor

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Etsy

We love this 'Its my Pawty' balloon set for a cat birthday party - it will really make up the atmosphere! If you don't like this phrase, they also have 'Pawty Animal', 'Lets Pawty' and 'Meow' as well as coming in Rose Gold, Gold or Silver. So much choice.

Cheshire & Wain Muted Heritage Mist Leather Cat Collar

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CHESHIRE & WAIN Muted Heritage Mist leather cat collar

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Selfridges & Co

If you're really looking to spoil your cat this birthday, why not invest in a luxury cat collar from Selfridges? If you don't need a new cat collar, they also have a slow-feed ceramic bowl - super cute. It's only once a year so why not.

Gus & Bella Monthly Subscription Packages

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Gus & Bella Monthly Subscription Packages

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Gus & Bella

Yes, we can't believe you can actually get cat subscription boxes too. If you're looking for the ultimate gift for your cat, why not invest in a cat subscription box to keep the treats coming all year long. This subscription has a range of treats, toys and you can buy past boxes as a one-off treat for you or your cat. Your cat will be spoiled rotten.

How do I make a birthday cake for my cat?

If you're looking to go all-out for your cat's birthday, you can make them a special cake, and even better, there are a few options you can use, depending on how crazy you want to go.

The basic premise of a cat-edible birthday cake is to use the stuff you already have in your cupboards: cat food. If you have a pate or soft cat food in a can, you can simply ease this out of its packet and decorate it with cat biscuits and catnip. Decorate it nicely and voila - a personalised birthday cake.

If that's not enough for you, check out this step-by-step on how to bake a cake from scratch for your kitty, by using just sweet potatoes, tuna and a meaty stick.

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