16 Apr

Whimsical Dr. Seuss Inspired Birthday Party

Whimsical Dr. Seuss Inspired Birthday Party

I’m so excited to share this whimsical, fun, and downright ADORABLE Dr. Seuss themed birthday party with you today! There is SO much creative inspiration that can be drawn from Dr. Seuss, and Leslie did a great job bringing many of the playful characters and stories to life in the happy-go-lucky first birthday celebration that she created for her son Brenner.

Some of my favorite details include the blue feather-topped birthday hats, Cat in the Hat hat smash cake, delightfully crazy-looking “Beezlenut Splash” kids drink, bags of colorful popcorn, and of course all of the amazing signs, tags, and other party printables by Maureen of Anders Ruff!

Whimsical Dr. Seuss Inspired Birthday Party

Whimsical Dr. Seuss Inspired Birthday Party

Read on for lots more ADORABLE images, plus all the clever party details

Whimsical Dr. Seuss Inspired Birthday Party

Whimsical Dr. Seuss Inspired Birthday Party

Whimsical Dr. Seuss Inspired Birthday Party

Whimsical Dr. Seuss Inspired Birthday Party

Whimsical Dr. Seuss Inspired Birthday Party

Whimsical Dr. Seuss Inspired Birthday Party

Whimsical Dr. Seuss Inspired Birthday Party

Whimsical Dr. Seuss Inspired Birthday Party

Whimsical Dr. Seuss Inspired Birthday Party

Whimsical Dr. Seuss Inspired Birthday Party

Whimsical Dr. Seuss Inspired Birthday Party

Whimsical Dr. Seuss Inspired Birthday Party

Whimsical Dr. Seuss Inspired Birthday Party

Whimsical Dr. Seuss Inspired Birthday Party

Whimsical Dr. Seuss Inspired Birthday Party

Whimsical Dr. Seuss Inspired Birthday Party

Whimsical Dr. Seuss Inspired Birthday Party

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PARTY DETAILS, as told by Leslie

 

INSPIRATION:
Ive always been a big fan of Dr. Seuss. So when I found out that I was having a boy, I knew that his nursery would HAVE to be done in Dr. Seuss! Then my dear friends decided to throw me a “Seuss” themed baby shower, where they displayed {as party décor} all the things that I could use in his nursery! With all that being said, I knew that there was no other theme that would be more fitting for Brenner’s first birthday party than Dr. Seuss! I love the Seuss book “Happy Birthday to you!” so I took that and ran with it.

PARTY PRINTABLES:
I contacted the wonderful Maureen from Anders Ruff and asked her if she could help me with some designs. She took the Seuss theme and turned it into something whimsical and AMAZING!!!

DECOR:
I had several tables set up around the room with different Seuss décor. Here’s a rundown:

Table 1 (located just inside the entry way) included the “Happy Birthday to You” book along with some bright colored pens and a cute sign asking guests to sign the book. I also framed one of the party invitations and displayed it on this table. (All signs were designed by Maureen.)

Table 2 included a sign with a cute poem inspired by Seuss’ “tooth book”. Along with the sign, I displayed two jars filled with tooth brushes that the guests could take home with them.

Table 3 included two round containers in colors that matched the theme. Inside one container was Seuss colored popcorn by Oh Goodies Designs. Inside the other container were party favors: small Seuss board books wrapped in printable patterned paper by Maureen. After wrapping the books I tied on red & natural colored raffia and included multi colored swirl lollipops purchased on Amazon and favor hang tags from Anders Ruff. On either side of the containers were feather-adorned party hats, which was a fun DIY project! Above this table was a ribbon wreath (another DIY project).

Table 4 included a sign asking the guests to guess how many candies were in a jar. Along with the sign, I displayed a mason jar full of “bird egg whoppers” and a “fish bowl” full of blue paper shred for the guests to put their guesses in. (I got this game idea off of a blog that I saw while searching for nursery ideas before Brenner was even born… I honestly couldn’t tell you the name of it… and haven’t been able to find it since.)

DESSERT TABLE
Included “WhoFoo Fluff on a stick” (marshmallow pops that I made with vanilla candy melts, sanding sugar, marshmallows, lollipop sticks, candy wrappers and ribbon). I displayed these as bouquets in four different glass vases that I decorated with printables and raffia. ABC’s of Seuss cookies were displayed along with “who cakes” with fondant cupcake toppers from Two Sugar Babies. Brenner’s Cat in the Hat smash cake was displayed in the center of this table. The cupcake tower was a cardboard tower that I purchased from Hobby Lobby and embellished with coordinating ribbon on each tier.

Above the dessert table I displayed a framed Dr. Seuss “Happy Birthday to You!” puzzle, two bouquets of balloons and a printable happy birthday banner. I also displayed an (adult size) Cat in the Hat hat below the puzzle…

FOOD TABLE
Three-decker sauerkraut and toadstool sandwiches
(ham, turkey, cheese). Yertles caramel turtles (pretzels, rolos, pecans). Oodles of Noodles (pasta salad). A crumb that was even too small for a mouse (empty plate). Beezlenut splash (inspired by Ihop’s Horton Hears a Who special edition menu. Sprite, ice and colored jello). Pink ink yink drink (strawberry lemonade). I also displayed mini water bottles with printable beverage wraps (also by Maureen). Above this table hung a framed Dr. Seuss Fox in Socks puzzle.

KIDS TABLE
This table was set up so that the smaller guests had a place to sit and eat. I displayed Dr. Seuss “place mats” (printed off of PBS.org) and crayons to keep the kiddos occupied while the parents fixed their plates. I also provided the older children with red/blue cups with silly straws (Hobby Lobby) and put a name flag on each childs straw.

PHOTO BOOTH AREA
Outside the house on the front porch I hung a large piece of cardboard covered with the fabric used on dessert table and a printable door sign. This place was designated as a “photo booth” (Thanks again to Maureen for the idea!). I also placed a radio flyer wagon next to it filled with photo “props”: Cat in the Hat plush, gold fish plush… Thing 1 Thing 2 “boa”, Cat in the Hat hat for toddlers.”

MORE DETAILS:
– Each tot-sized guest was provided with a sippy cup. I decorated these with printable beverage wraps.

– Brenner’s high chair was decorated with printable balloon pennants (by Maureen).

– I placed balloon bouquets with the dessert, food, favor table and on Brenner’s high chair.

– I also placed random Dr. Seuss books on several of the tables.”

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VENDOR CREDITS & RESOURCES:
– Photography: Jenny Collier Photography
– Graphic Design & Printables: Anders Ruff
– Cupcakes, Cookies & Smash Cake: Ashley Baker
– Popcorn Favors: Oh Goodies Designs
– Cupcake toppers: Two Sugar Babies
– Striped Containers, Silly Straw Cups,Ribbon, Raffia, Plates, Cupcake Tower, Striped Fabric: Hobby Lobby
– DIY projects were done with the help of my very talented friend Tasha
– Toothbrushes were donated by Chris McKinney, DDS (here in Tulsa)

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143Comments

1
Katie SAYS:

This is so fun!!!!

Reply April 16, 2011 at 2:13 pm

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Teresa Lumpkin SAYS:

Awesome job! This party is so cute!

Reply April 16, 2011 at 2:53 pm

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Rachel SAYS:

Would love to find out how the wreath was made if possible?

Reply April 16, 2011 at 3:31 pm

Tasha Smith SAYS:

Hi Rachel! I actually made the wreath out of a styrofoam wreath and ribbon folded over. Very simple but time consuming. I just selected several types of ribbon and started hot-gluing them on!

April 16, 2011 at 4:50 pm

Carissa SAYS:

I LOVE the wreath – It is amazing!!

April 17, 2011 at 6:48 am

Monica SAYS:

You can also use a push pin to hold the ends together in a loop and then stick it through the styrofoam!

November 8, 2011 at 11:34 am

Monica SAYS:

I meant to say straight pen! Sorry!

November 8, 2011 at 11:35 am

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Carrie SAYS:

I’m hosting a Cat in the Hat 3rd Birthday party for my daughter next month! I already had some of these ideas too :) But I got lots more here. Thanks so much for posting a great party that will help me make mine wonderful as well!

Reply April 16, 2011 at 4:34 pm

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Maureen Anders SAYS:

Leslie did a great job of bringing together tons of inspiration and transforming it into a beautifully executed party!
I think she did a GREAT job of making it her own!

Reply April 16, 2011 at 4:36 pm

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Jaime SAYS:

The party looks great in pictures and was even better in person! You did a great job, Les, as always!!!

Reply April 16, 2011 at 5:01 pm

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Saniel SAYS:

It’s just a party ladies, to celebrate another year your child is here on earth. Get over yourselves!!!!

Cute Ideas.

Reply April 16, 2011 at 7:25 pm

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Toni Sanders SAYS:

This was an awesome party!!! You did a very lovely job.

Reply April 16, 2011 at 10:54 pm

Leslie SAYS:

Thank you so much. It was alot of fun!!

April 17, 2011 at 8:37 am

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susan@pocacosa SAYS:

seuss-a-rific cuteness!

Reply April 17, 2011 at 6:22 am

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Carissa SAYS:

I love this, great job!!!!!

Reply April 17, 2011 at 6:47 am

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Sean McLellan SAYS:

Great party! My wife just put together a great Dr. Seuss party for our little guy’s first birthday party as well. We all had a great time!

Check it out, here: http://www.mclellanblog.com/personal/sevens-birthday-palooza/

Reply April 17, 2011 at 7:47 am

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Nicole SAYS:

Leslie and Maureen- Fabulous job ladies!

Reply April 17, 2011 at 11:25 am

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jenn s. SAYS:

Hi All –
After some consideration I’ve decided to remove a comment thread posted here earlier. I believe the matter was sufficiently discussed. Thanks for understanding.

Cheers,
Jenn

Reply April 17, 2011 at 12:21 pm

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Al SAYS:

Love this post. What a great theme for a kids party! I have a 5 year old and an almost 3 year old, so this is a such a good idea for me to try. Thanks. I just found your blog, I’ll be back for sure.
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Reply April 17, 2011 at 1:20 pm

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Kathy SAYS:

This is such a whimsy party! Just looking at the photographs make me want to have my own Dr. Seuss party for my grandsons!

Reply April 17, 2011 at 8:31 pm

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