Most all young kids love Dr. Seuss books, so this year why not consider a Dr. Seuss theme for their birthday! These ideas could also be used in classrooms for Dr. Seuss’ birthday celebrations at schools.
First, you can easily make an awesome Thing 1 and Thing 2 cutout. It will be a huge hit with the kids and adults.
At the table when guests came in, have a Dr. Seuss book called “Happy Birthday to You!”. You can also have a note that says, “Wait! Stop here you see, and leave a very special message to me. For a girl your note could say:
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.
For a bot your note could say:
A birthday wish, now don’t be coy, for a very special 3 year-old boy. On the front, the back, or any of the pages, it’s something I will treasure all of my ages.
You also can have 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!”
Now for the food table. Here is the Cat in the Hat fruit salad, and the Cat in the Hat strawberry/banana skewers.
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.
Of course a Dr. Seuss party wouldn’t be complete without the author’s most famous food, Green Eggs and Ham. The somewhat-edible version of this food that we 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, just use ham sandwiches.
Here is our “Hop on Pop Popcorn” which the kids always love!
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 how about the cake? One idea is to go to your favorite cake maker and ask them to do a Dr. Seuss themed cake but ask if they can put your child’s face on the cake as one of the characters! They will love that and make the cake personal and special.
Finally, pick out some of your favorite Dr. Seuss quotes. Print them out, and paste them on Dr. Seuss characters that you can create. They make for fun decorations for the party. 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.”