Dr. Seuss Themed Party (Great for Christmas Eve Birthday)

Tanya - posted on 09/03/2009 ( 3 moms have responded )

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I have been planning a party for my son Myles for his first birthday in December. I chose to do a Dr. Seuss theme. I initially wanted to focus on The Cat in the Hat but since my sons birthday is on Christmas Eve I decided to incorporate The Grinch. Then my husband wanted to incorporate Green Eggs and Ham because that is his favorite Dr. Seuss book. So it went form The Cat in the Hat to Dr. Seuss theme. I started doing some internet research and found some great ideas. I will share these ideas for any who is interested in this theme. During my research I found that it is hard to find Cat in the Hat Party supplies because the movie came out a few years ago so it's popularity has gone down a bit. So I found a site that sells solid color party supply packages and I chose to focus on the colors Red, White, Light Blue and Yellow. For cake ideas I found very cute cupcakes that resemble Thing 1 and Thing 2 that you can make yourself. They would look great on a cupcake tower. For personalized party favors I made a 8x10 sheet of five bookmarks (2inches wide) that had a picture of the Cat in the Hat. Each one on the page had a different Dr. Suess quote that I liked and then I typed Myles' First Birthay and the date of the party. Print them on card stock, cut them out and place them in each goodie bag. I also found a website where you can download coloring and activity sheets to entertain the kids. For the Grinch I found a poem that you can attach to a snack size bag of green M&Ms which says:

"The Grinch went down to Who-ville
And loaded up his sleigh.
He couldn't resist the yummy smells,
And sampled along the way.
His tummy started to rumble,
Then it began to shout.
Just when he thought he might explode,
He blasted these mighty "poots" out."

For Green Eggs and Ham, make vanilla cupcakes with green food coloring. Print small pics of Sam I Am and tape him on toothpics and put him on top of the cupcakes. Also create a large felt or fabric tick-tack-toe board and make the X's and O's pieces 3 green eggs and 3 green hams made of felt. You can also throw in Horton Hears a Who since the movie recently came out and the party items are still available in most party stores.


Here is the website for the solid color party supply packages: http://www.pinatas.com/Solid_Color_Party...

Cupcakes that resemble Thing 1 and Thing 2 that you can make yourself. : http://cupcakejunkie.tumblr.com/post/134...

For other Cat in the Hat party ideas I went to: http://www.amazingmoms.com/htm/party_cat...

Coloring and activity sheets: http://woodysroundup.homestead.com/color...

For decorations and items that can be used for party favors try these 2 websites:
http://www.funtocollect.com/drseuss.html
http://search.raymondgeddes.com/?q=dr.+s...

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Tanya - posted on 10/14/2009

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My husband suggested a Baby New Years theme. Giving her the New Years sash and top hat. Perhaps if you decorate with black and sparkley pink polka dots on white. Lots of fun noise makers for the kids to play with.

Tanya - posted on 10/14/2009

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Well since a child this young usually isn't drawn to any characters yet, the theme is usually what we think is cute. You can either pick a theme that you think all the children that will be there will like or you can choose a theme that perhaps makes you think of a fun childhood. I chose Dr. Seuss for my son because I was always fond of his books and cartoons and I also thought there would be a lot of fun ideas to play with to entertain the kids. Are there any themes that you have in mind?

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