Need a super cute break from the real election? Here's a candidate your kids can really stand behind. Hello Kitty is running for President with her trusty friend Chococat as her running mate. She's leading the "Friendship Party" with a message celebrating friendship, fun and happiness.
To celebrate the campaign, there's the most adorable capsule collection of merchandise. The Hello Kitty for President collection includes unisex t-shirts featuring colorful campaign slogans, as well as a Hello Kitty for President 4-piece button set ($9), canvas tote bag ($34), beverage koozie ($7), and trucker hat ($22). You can view and purchase the products online at Sanrio.com or at select Sanrio stores. (I am still bummed we lost the Sanrio store in San Francisco.) A campaign bumper sticker will be given free with any Sanrio purchase through Election Day (while supplies last). Also, if you make a purchase of $40 or more from the Hello Kitty for President collection at participating Sanrio stores will receive a special presidential rosette featuring Hello Kitty and Chococat.
Hello Kitty is going to hit the campaign trail and you can meet her too! She will be visiting select "Friendship Party Headquarters" (Sanrio stores), where fans are invited to take photos with the candidate and pose with election-themed props.
October 2, 2016 - Queens, NY at Skyview Flushing
October 15, 2016 - Sunrise, FL at Sawgrass Mills
October 22, 2016 - Arcadia, CA at Westfield Santa Anita
October 23, 2016 - Costa Mesa, CA at South Coast Plaza
The Hello Kitty Cafe Truck will support the pop icon’s candidacy with a specially designed Hello Kitty for President cookie available through Election Day. The super limited edition frosted cookie will be limited to only 50 per stop. Guests who purchase the special cookie will receive a free bumper sticker at these select locations:
October 1, 2016 - Atlanta, GA at Atlantic Station
October 8, 2016 - Tampa Bay, FL at International Plaza
October 15, 2016 - Boca Raton, FL at Town Center at Boca Raton
October 22, 2016 - Miami, FL at Dadeland Mall
October 29, 2016 - Orlando, FL at Florida Mall
November 5, 2016 - Houston, TX at Woodlands Mall
The Hello Kitty for President cookie will also be sold at the Hello Kitty Cafe Pop-Up Container at Irvine Spectrum while supplies last.
Visit the Hello Kitty for President site for more info.