Sundays With Tabs the Cat, Makeup and Beauty Blog Mascot, Vol. 369

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My Darlings,


There’s an old saying in the plus-size kitty modeling world: “Go big or go home,” and I take that phrase to heart when it comes to hosting parties. I want my guests to be talking about them for years to come.

Being a famous feline supermodel, I’ve hosted many Halloween shindigs in my time, and I have almost a decade of party-planning experience. In that vein, here are the four essential components of a successful feline Halloween party.

1. Invitations


First things first — the invitations. In the digital age, e-vites and group invites via Facebook are acceptable; however, I’m a little old fashioned. I prefer paper invitations. Do what I do, and ask your assistant to design you a custom invite.

Don’t forget to include all of the pertinent details, like date and time, location, how to RSVP and, most importantly, the dress code.

2. Food

Shrimp catnip cocktails

Shrimp catnip cocktails

As you can tell by my husky girth, food is EXTREMELY important to me. Catering is always an option, of course, but if you are lucky enough to have an in-house chef/gravy preparer (I do), spend some time with them brainstorming fun Halloween-themed beverages, hors d’oeuvres and desserts.

I start scouring gourmet cat culinary magazines months beforehand, and this is what I’ll be serving this year. Feel free to riff on any of these ideas.

Gravy shooters with crushed catnip rim

Gravy shooters with crushed catnip rim

Purrfectly Simple Halloween Cat Cookies,  Mighty Delighty blog

Purrfectly Simple Halloween Cat Cookies, Make Me Cake Me, via Mighty Delighty blog

Catnip Jello parfait

Catnip Jello parfait

Catnip cookie cake

Catnip cookie cake

3. Entertainment


“Everybody have fun tonight. Everybody Wang Chung tonight.” Why, yes, I did just quote one of my favorite party songs. It’s on the Halloween mix I plan to play this year, along with several cat-themed songs, of course.

Music is absolutely key to a successful party, so take the time to build a good playlist with upbeat songs to get ever furry feline tail twitching.

Once you’ve got the mood music covered, you’ll need additional entertainment, and I’m a big fan of tabletop games. Cat-Opoly is a classic that’s guaranteed to get your party rolling.

Also, if you have room in your budget, hire a live bad. This year Maroon 5 will be entertaining my guests because Adam Levine owes me a favor.

Cat-Opoly Monopoly Board Game by Late for the Sky

Cat-Opoly Monopoly Board Game by Late for the Sky

Maroon 5, managed by Tabs the Cat LLC Productions

Maroon 5, managed by Tabs the Cat Productions

4. Decorations

Shocking silhouettes,

Shocking silhouettes,

Set the stage for your party with Halloween decorations. I like spooky silhouettes, and if your assistant is handy with a paring knife, have her carve at least one appropriate jack-o-lantern. My assistant is currently working hard on ours as we speak!

Cats like to interact with their space, so it’s important to take that into account. Make your decorations accessible, and hang streamers from the ceiling to encourage swatting and play. Also, set up your DIY silhouettes so that cats who love shadows can watch them for hours.

Lanterns are also a great way to enhance a spooky mood, but don’t forget to turn down the lights.

DIY cat jack-o-lantern

DIY cat jack-o-lantern, Ladyface Blog

Glow in the dark DIY cat lanterns

Glow in the dark DIY cat lanterns, Nurture Store

Whatever you do, have fun. Don’t let your duties as a host prevent you from interacting with your guests. Mix, mingle, rub a cheek or two, and make it a night to remember.

Have a frightfully fabulous Halloween!


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So far, 18 people have commented on this article. How cool is that?

  1. Isis the Cat says:

    Dear Tabs,
    I will be there.
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  2. i am scared to go to the party is it scary?
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    • Tabs says:

      My dearest Furball,

      It’s always a rollickin’ good time. However, if you feel the need to hide, I do plan to provide plenty of furniture to scoot under if the desire hits.


  3. These treats look delicious. Speaking as a cat, obviously.
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  4. Tabs is READY for it! I love those kitty Halloween cookies, tee hee 🙂
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  5. Shreya says:

    Halloween Party with Tabs will be so much fun 🙂
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  6. Kim says:

    Tabs, those are some great ideas – your party is sure to be a success! As if there were ever any doubts. 🙂

    • Tabs says:

      Dearest Kim,

      Thank you so much! I believe that it’s all in the details; success is built upon even the smallest of them.

      Have a spectacular week, and hello to my East Coast kitty friends.

      Love ya,

  7. Ruchita says:

    Great ideas Tabs! I bet your Halloween parties are epic. It must be a pain to keep out the paparazzi!

    • Tabs says:

      My darling Ruchita,

      It certainly is! We’re beefing up security this year so that all the celebrity cats won’t get harassed by TMZ on their way in.

      Please let Mingy and Co. know that their invite should be on the way.


  8. Isis the Cat says:

    Pebbles bribed me into posting for her, since she tried twice but it is not appearing.

    She says she will be there with catnip.

    Now she has to be my slave for a month. BAHAHAHAHA
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  9. denise S says:

    Blaow would be honored to attend! He can’t wait to try the gravy shooters and delicious treats. Just don’t cross his territory or all bets is off, lol. He’s a old cat set in his ways. He plans to get the party popping with his hip hop Cat Daddy dance!

  10. Janet Shepherd says:

    Ooh Tabs, what a soirée you’ll be hosting! I’m currently an assistant to two kitty loving chihuahuas – but I don’t want to lower the tone by bringing dogs! Hopefully your assistant will post lots of Halloween pics on the blog for those of us who can’t attend. Can’t wait to see your costume Tabs, I know you’ll look gorgeous!

  11. Hazel says:

    I love the Halloween crafts

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