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Dr. Suess Birthday Party Ideas

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!

Dr. Suess Birthday Party Ideas

Dr. Suess Birthday Party Ideas

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

Dr. Suess Birthday Party Ideas

Dr. Suess Birthday Party Ideas

Dr. Suess Birthday Party Ideas

Dr. Suess Birthday Party Ideas

Dr. Suess Birthday Party Ideas

Dr. Suess Birthday Party Ideas

Dr. Suess Birthday Party Ideas

Dr. Suess Birthday Party Ideas

Dr. Suess Birthday Party Ideas

Dr. Suess Birthday Party Ideas

Dr. Suess Birthday Party Ideas

Dr. Suess Birthday Party Ideas

Dr. Suess Birthday Party Ideas

Dr. Suess Birthday Party Ideas

Dr. Suess Birthday Party Ideas

Dr. Suess Birthday Party Ideas

Dr. Suess Birthday Party Ideas


PARTY DETAILS, as told by Leslie


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.

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!!!

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.)

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…

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.

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 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.

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.”

– 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.”


– 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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POSTED BY:jenn s.JENNIFER SBRANTI is the Founder and Creative Director of Hostess with the Mostess®, a hip and modern party planning resource.

144 responses to “Whimsical Dr. Seuss Inspired Birthday Party”

  1. Mary B says:

    Nevermind, I just saw the other comments.

    Thank you!

  2. Lauri says:

    Hi there – where can i get the goodie bags for the popcorn that are shown here?

    • leslie says:

      Those were ordered from oh goodie designs. Their link is referenced in the write up above. I added the decals from the printable package by Anders ruff.

  3. Ellyn Reid says:

    Hi! How did you make the ribbon wreath by chance? I LOVE your photos! My son is having a Seuss themed birthday party and I’m making all the decorations, because I want to include them in his room decorating I’m doing (we’re a green living family :) ) I LOVE the wreath but I can’t figure it out!!

    • leslie says:

      Hi there! The wreath was made by a friend of mine. I do make them myself but am afraid that explaining how to make it would be far too difficult. It’s a very lengthy process. You can, however, head over to my friends Facebook page and possibly order one, or get more info from her. Her page is called ‘Tashas touch’. Good luck!!!

  4. Michelle says:

    how did you make or get your food labels?…if you still have them I will take them off your hands. My two little girls are having a Thing 1 Thing 2 theme. Aubrey is turning 1 and my Kylie is turning 2.
    Just a thought. I don’t have a color printer and all I am seeing is DIY printables.

  5. Julers28 says:

    Oh wow, this is amazing!! I am so inspired for my son’s first birthday party now.

  6. Alexia says:

    this is really nice as a teacher a mom I’m naturally for the theme. Where did you get the hats? Interested in the same design.

    • Leslie says:

      Alexia- I actually made the hats. I found standard paper birthday hats at target and then I added the blue feathers and the logos. ;)

  7. Tiffany Medley says:

    The party pics are amazing! I was wanting to know where you got the doctor suess number 1 onesie?


  8. crystalsessions says:

    How did you make the drink with the sprite and jello ?

  9. Michelle says:

    I love the punch – it looks so cute and bet it was yummy. Did you make the jello using the regular amount of water, or half of the water to make firmer cubes? Was there a trick to getting some to float and some to sink, or did it just hapen naturally? I’d like make it for my son’s preschool’s Dr. Seuess’ Birthday Party and would appreciate any advice. Thanks!

  10. Jessica says:

    I am constantly referencing your blog for my own Dr. Seuss party for my twins! I cannot wait to post a blog and I will be sure to link back to yours for all the inspiration. :)

  11. leahdiaz says:

    i would like to know where you got dr seuss onsie if possible, thanks

  12. Janell says:

    Hi! I just wanted to tell you that I think you did a wonderful job on this party! I adore all of your ideas and think it turned out great. My son’s birthday is April 1st, so I thought a Dr. Seuss themed party would be cute for such a day fun and joke. :) Thank you for all of the inspiring ideas and for sharing them as well! God Bless!

  13. Jen says:

    WOW! Great job!

  14. dannica orsatelli says:

    Hi i would like to know were did you get your bags from the first picture you have with the one fish two fish totes.?


  15. Victoria Jackson says:

    I love this, I am doing a cat in the hat them party for my son he will be 1 in may! Im so excited.. How did you make the Pink Yink Drink, & The place to take the photos i love it.. Also the print outs did you make thoes your self?

  16. K Peeps says:

    Fantastic party! I’m also doing a Dr. Seuss party for my 1 year old boy and you had wonderful ideas. How did you make the drink labels so they would not be ruined by condensation from the cold drinks? Thanks!

  17. Ellen says:

    What a fantastic party!

  18. Shanna-Kaye Fancher says:

    You just made my day! I have been daydreaming about a Dr. Suess themed party for my son’s first birthday in May-and pretty much every idea I wanted to try is in your pictures! :) I’m a photographer, so its so great to see good photographs that show what I want to make. It looks fabulous-and I’m so going to use this post to help me plan. Thank-you!! :)

    And your little boy is super adorable :)

  19. Natalia says:

    I am TOTALLY inspired by your creativeness! Can’t wait to use some of your ideas. Thanks!

  20. janessa says:

    Hello, i love this party idea. Where did you get the hats, or did you make them?