My 3 year-old loves all Dr. Seuss books, so this year I decided to do a Dr. Seuss theme for her birthday! These ideas could also be used in classrooms for Dr. Seuss’ birthday celebrations at schools (his birthday is on March 3). Many of these ideas came from some other awesome blogs, so please check out those links (they have more ideas that I did not include at my party!). I hope you enjoy!
First, my mom made this awesome Thing 1 and Thing 2 cutout. It was a huge hit with the kids and adults.
At the table when guests came in, we had the Dr. Seuss book called “Happy Birthday to You!”. We also had a note that said, “Wait! Stop here you see, and leave a very special message to me. A birthday wish, just give it a whirl, to a very special 3 year-old girl. On the front, the back, or any of the pages, it’s something I will treasure all of my ages.” The original idea was posted at this great website: Life’s Moments
We also had 4 prizes of mugs filled with candy. The note reads, “Tell me the correct number of candies in the jar. If you’re the winner, you’ll take them home in your car!” You can find this, and other awesome Dr. Seuss party ideas, from this website: So Wonderful So Marvelous
Now for the food table. Here is the Cat in the Hat fruit salad, and the Cat in the Hat strawberry/banana skewers. You can find the originals at this fabulous website: Muffin Tin Mom
Here is the One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish food! Just your simple multi-colored Goldfish, and Swedish Fish in Jell-O cups. The Goldfish idea came from this great site, which also other ideas and adorable pictures from a Dr. Seuss party: Our Scott Spot. The Swedish Fish idea came from this great blog: Simple Girl at Home.
Of course a Dr. Seuss party wouldn’t be complete without the author’s most famous food, Green Eggs and Ham. The only somewhat-edible version of this food that I could invent is avocado on hard boiled egg whites. You could also make deviled eggs, with green food coloring in the egg filling. For the ham, we just used ham sandwiches.
Here is our “Hop on Pop Popcorn”, which actually came from a Dr. Seuss baby shower, at this great website that is chock full of resources for hosting parties and entertaining guests: Pizzazzerie
For drinks we had blue and red Gatorade, and ”Beezlenut Splash” which is just Sprite, red and blue Jell-O, and fruit. You can find this drink, and other ideas and pictures from an amazing Dr. Seuss birthday party at this website: Hostess with the Mostess.
Now for one of my favorite parts: the cake. Each year for my kids’ birthdays, I get a cookie cake with their picture on another image. Hop on Pop is my daughter’s favorite Dr. Seuss book, so I put her picture as the face of one of the kids on the cover of Hop on Pop. To do this, I just took a picture of the book. I cut out her face from another picture print, and put it on top of the Hop on Pop picture. I then just scanned it, printed it, and brought it to the bakery at my grocery store and let them work their magic.
Finally, I picked out 7 of my favorite Dr. Seuss quotes. I printed them out, and pasted them on Dr. Seuss characters that I had created. These three say, “I’m ready you see, now my troubles will have trouble with me.”, “You have brains in your head, you have feet in your shoes, you can steer yourself in any direction you choose. You’re on your own and you know what you know, and YOU are the one who’ll decide where you’ll go.”, “Today you are you, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is youer than you.”