Thursday, August 19, 2010

Hello Kitty pendant makes instant 50,000-dollar sale in Japan

Hello Kitty pendantA diamond-studded Hello Kitty pendant costing 50,000 dollars was snatched up in a mere two minutes by a man who traveled hundreds of miles to buy the gift for his daughter - and paid in cash.

The middle-aged man carrying a black Chanel bag appeared at 10:02 am, two minutes after the central Tokyo outlet of Mitsukoshi department store opened.

Despite the price tag of 5.7 million yen (50,000 dollars) including tax, the man said he came early as he was worried other consumers might also want the pendant in the shape of the hugely popular feline character.

The man, who travelled hundreds of kilometers (miles) from his home in western Fukui prefecture, said he wanted the pendant, studded with diamonds with a ruby ribbon and sapphire nose, as a surprise present for his daughter.

But he had an agonizing eight minutes as Mitsukoshi waited until 10:10 am to confirm no other customers would rush in to fight for the pendant, witnesses said.

After securing the gift, the man, who did not give his name, bought a Hello Kitty pochette - for a mere 200,000 yen.

The quick sale would not be a big surprise for Kitty fans, as Mitsukoshi's Osaka store sold a diamond-studded, platinum Hello Kitty figurine for 10.5 million yen last November.

Hello Kitty, which started in 1974 as a moonfaced cartoon cat on a coin purse, has emerged into a global icon of cuteness with about 50,000 different products on sale in 60 nations.

Source by AFP (TOKYO)

Top 7 Ideas For Hello Kitty Party Supplies

1. For invitations, purchase themed Invitations. Or fold pieces of pink and white paper in half and print out a picture of kitty's face and put it on the front. Write the party details on the inside.

Hello Kitty Party

2. For table decorations, use a Hello Kitty Kit for 8 or just decorate it with a themed centerpiece, plates, cups, and napkins. This would make a very decorative eating area.

3. To decorate for your party, hang up a Happy Birthday Banner of your child's favorite feline in your entryway. Hang several character balloons, as well as pink and white balloons from the ceiling. Add pink and white ribbon streamers. Decorate the walls with pink and white cat paw prints and flowers to brighten up any party room!

Hello Kitty Gifts

4. As your guests arrive for the party, hand them Hello Kitty Hats and Sunglasses. Also set out cat coloring pages for your guests to color while you wait for everyone else to arrive.

5. For a fantastic game, play "Kitty, Kitty." Everyone sits in a circle. One person is given a pillow and blindfold. That person stands in the middle of the circle, hands the pillow to someone, (Make sure the person in the middle of the circle can not see through the blind fold.) and says, "Kitty, Kitty." The person that receives the pillow then says, "Meow, Meow" (Sometimes in a disguised voice.) The person who is "it" then tries to guess who the person is. If the blindfolded person guesses the right name of the person, the person who is sitting down and holding the pillow becomes "it" and the game starts again. If the blindfolded person guesses incorrectly, they he/she tries again and this time gives the pillow to a different person. The game ends after everyone has had a turn. Award everyone Diamond Tennis Bracelets.

6. Fill your party bags with these favors to make your guest's leave with a smile on all of their faces: Hello Kitty Bubbles, Clipboards, Sticker Dispensers, and Glitter Headbands.

7. Write all of your guests a thank you note by using themed Thank You notes. You can also put a kooky chew treat in the thank-you card if you wish.

Hello Kitty Party 2009

Bonnie Larsen is a mother of five children ages 7 to 14. She enjoys sharing her party ideas and helps make the party a success with party supplies. Click here for Hello Kitty party supplies.

Article Source: EzineArticles.com Bonnie Larsen

Wednesday, August 04, 2010

Hello Kitty Charms at Princess Store.com

Hello Kitty is a joyful little character you know and love, and now you can share much of the happiness from Hello Kitty with the Hello Kitty Charm Collection from The Princess Store. Did you know Kitty has tons of hobbies? Princess Store Charm Collection shows you many of her favorite hobbies...
Angel Cloud Hello Kitty Charm
Angel Cloud Hello Kitty Charm
French Hello Kitty Charm
French Hello Kitty Charm
This adorable Hello Kitty charm easily attaches to a Charm It!® bracelet, necklace, or accessory using the charm clasp.
Price: $4.99
This adorable Hello Kitty charm easily attaches to a Charm It!® bracelet, necklace, or accessory using the charm clasp.
Price: $4.99
Hello Kitty Charm
Hello Kitty Charm
Princess Hello Kitty Charm
Princess Hello Kitty Charm
This classic charm of Hello Kitty is a must-have for all fans.
Price: $4.99
Hello Kitty is dressed up as a princess in this charm.
Price: $4.99
Hip Hop Hello Kitty Charm
Hip Hop Hello Kitty Charm
Hello Kitty Chef Charm
Hello Kitty Chef Charm
This adorable Hello Kitty charm easily attaches to a Charm It!® bracelet, necklace, or accessory using the charm clasp.
Price: $4.99
This adorable Hello Kitty charm easily attaches to a Charm It!® bracelet, necklace, or accessory using the charm clasp.
Price: $4.99
Hello Kitty Perfume Tag Charm
Hello Kitty Perfume Tag Charm
Hello Kitty Teddy Tag Charm
Hello Kitty Teddy Tag Charm
This adorable Hello Kitty charm easily attaches to a Charm It!® bracelet, necklace, or accessory using the charm clasp.
Price: $4.99
This adorable Hello Kitty charm easily attaches to a Charm It!® bracelet, necklace, or accessory using the charm clasp.
Price: $4.99

Full Collection of Hello Kitty Charms at ThePrincessStore.com

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