21 Apr

Quirky Dr. Seuss’ Cat in the Hat First Birthday Party

cat in the hat first birthday cake

“I know it is wet and the sun is not sunny, but we can have lots of good fun that is funny.” Clair Griffiths of Calamity Cakes styled this classically popular Dr. Seuss Cat in the Hat First Birthday Party for her nephew’s big day. I absolutely love the drawn look of the cookies & the (AMAZING) cake — totally transports you into Dr. Suess’ world! With SO much creative inspiration that can be taken from Dr. Seuss, Clair did an amazing job bringing his characters to life!

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

– Red fish topped blue jello ‘fish bowls’ & individual red strawberry jello pots
– Cat in the Hat & Thing 1 and 2 topped cupcakes + cartoon style smash cake
– Dr. Seuss multi-tiered cake with the Cat’s Hat base & 3-D details from the book on top (like the fishbowl & kites)
– Dr. Seuss quote arrows + watercolor painting & bright bounce house activities

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cat in the hat first birthday cookies and cupcakes

thing one and thing two party drinks station

dr. suess first birthday smash cake

dr suess red jello pots

red fish jello bowls

dr suess themed party activities

cat in the hat party favors


PARTY DETAILS as told by Clair

This party was created for my sweet nephew Tyler’s first birthday. The party was themed around the fabulous ‘Cat in the Hat’ classic children’s book, using images and colours from the story.

Guests dined on savory snacks before indulging in the treats offered on the dessert table including vanilla cupcakes, jelly, sugar cookies, macarons and lots of brightly coloured candy. The table centre piece was a three tier mud cake styled with 3D images based on the book including the hat, toppling cake, fish bowl, tea cup, and Thing One and Thing twos kites. A small cake just for Tyler was also included. A drinks station was themed in the same style.

Cat in the hat bunting, polka dot lanterns and balloons were displayed around the tent in in the garden. Paperie included dessert tags, straw labels and favour labels. Signs were also posted around the party.

Children and adults alike enjoyed painting Cat in the Hat images and playing in a brightly coloured jumping castle.



– Styling & Desserts: Calamity Cakes
– Arrow signs: Kutekardz
– Jumping castle: Jump n’ Play Jumping Castles

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@AllAboutNuptial SAYS:

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Reply April 22, 2014 at 6:47 am

Nikki SAYS:

Wow wow wow. I love how colorful this is and how it brings the book to life. So fun for a little boy’s first birthday. I really like how it takes different aspects and excerpts from the book and incorporates them into the party, like the painting station.

Reply April 22, 2014 at 7:07 am

@hipentertain SAYS:

“Ridiculously fun! RT: @AllAboutNuptial: Quirky Dr. Suess’ Cat in the Hat First Birthday Party http://t.co/HViDBZar9w”

Reply April 22, 2014 at 7:53 am

Meghan SAYS:

Where did the red fish for the jello come from? Adorable!

Reply July 10, 2014 at 10:24 pm

shannon SAYS:

yes where did you get the fish for the jello? its such a cute idea!

October 23, 2015 at 10:04 am

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