13 Jan

Playful Cat in the Hat First Birthday {Dr. Seuss Theme}

blue and red decorated cat in the hat dr. suess birthday party

Nikka of Triple M Good Parties styled this Playful Cat in the Hat First Birthday for her son, Miles, with so many amazing DIY details. Some of my favorite DIYs in this party are the unique, slightly wacky touches — like teetering potted plant centerpieces and a towering ‘ONE’ sign on the dessert table. With lots of brightly colored desserts and whimsical decor, this party fits perfectly with the Cat in the Hat’s main message: “It is fun to have fun. But you have to know how.” I would say this family certainly knows how. :)

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

– Adorable family outfits, including Thing 1 & Thing 2 costumes for Miles’ older siblings
– ‘Green eggs and ham’ pretzel and M&M treats + framed Dr. Suess books
– Thing 1 & Thing 2 stand-in cutouts + Suessville sign leading you here and there
– A rainbow smash cake (which the birthday boy definitely enjoyed) + Thing 1 and Thing 2 cupcakes

cat in the hat thing one and hting 2 family costumes

blue and red dr. suess party favor ideas

green eggs and ham party desserts

Dr. Suess suessville party sign

rainbow balloons for a dr. suess birthday party

dr. suess quote, candy dish and book reading activity

thing 1 and thing 2 stand in photo booth cutouts

cat in the hat themed birthday party game, desserts and decor

teetering, off-center potted plant centerpiece

rainbow smash cake and birthday boy photo

brightly colored dr. suess cupcakes and dessert table


PARTY DETAILS as told by Nikka

When my youngest of three kids turned one last summer, I knew it had to be fun. He is my only summer baby, so I finally got to plan a party outside. My 2 older kids were Thing 1 & Thing 2, and the birthday boy was Cat in the Hat.

I made all the decorations and food. It was fun to make things not so perfect, like an off-centered cupcake stand and tall skinny candy jars.

I fell in love with the red, white and teal combination of colors. The ‘real’ Cat in the Hat came to read a book and the kids loved playing all the games, including pin the tail on Horton.



– Photography: Cassie Pepper Photography
– Homemade Decorations: Triple M Good Parties
– Printables & Cupcake Wrappers: Bellas N Fellas
– Thing 1 & Thing 2 and Miles Shirt: *golden*
– Directional Sign: Kute Kardz
– Fondant Cupcake Toppers: Miss Sweet Sends

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Michelle - I DO invitations by michelle SAYS:

Love it – awesome job!! The green eggs + ham is way too clever! Love.

January 13, 2014 at 10:39 am

Bethany Bosman Balsis SAYS:

question! did you use blue frosting in the strawberries? trying to think if there is a way to color whip cream, but i'm thinking not. thanks!

February 14, 2014 at 2:25 am

Alicia SAYS:

Can you tell me where you found the “thank you” favor tags? I love those!

February 16, 2014 at 2:33 pm

Toni SAYS:

Can you tell me where you found the lifesize cut out of Thing 1 and Thing 2

March 13, 2014 at 12:34 pm

Mike J SAYS:

I also would like to know where you found the Thing 1 and Thing 2 cut out. Thanks!

April 28, 2014 at 5:53 am

Stacy SAYS:

Same! Would like to make, where’d you find the cut out?

October 18, 2014 at 5:03 pm

Paola Herrera SAYS:

i want to know how you did the horton flower pots centerpiece. love them!!!

June 12, 2015 at 9:05 am

Renuka SAYS:

Did you make the Thing 1 and Thing 2 cut out or did you buy that somewhere?

August 17, 2015 at 10:04 am

Kristin SAYS:

Please please please let me know if you made the thing 1 and thing 2 cut out or where you got it !! I am in NEED of one! Thanks

October 24, 2015 at 8:10 am
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