Dr. Suess Birthday

I did a Dr. Suess theme joint birthday party for my boys over the past weekend, and I had WAY TOO MUCH fun doing this birthday. Since it was my youngest son’s first birthday and a joint birthday party I probably went a little overboard with the decorations and such but it turned out so very cute. I decided to do Dr. Suess as a whole instead of focusing on just one book. It personally made it easier for me and I was able to reuse some decorations from previous parties along with stuff from my mom’s classroom.

The invitation set the theme for the party with the wording:

You could not, would not want to miss……… a celebration as fun as this!!! Invited you are by this special invitation, to join us for a double birthday celebration! Twice the cake, twice the fun, B is Four, and K is One!

I did each table loosely based on different Dr. Suess books. The craft table was done orange and green for Green Eggs, and Ham. And for a craft we made foam frames and colored coloring pages I printed from the internet. I then took all of the kids pictures in front of our Cat and the Hat display so they could put their picture in their frame. The kids really had a lot of fun with this and it was super easy!!

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The main food table was yellow, red, and blue for One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish and I named the food different things from Dr. Suess books.

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Mini Corn Dogs– Little Dogs from Go Dog, Go!

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M&Ms– Dr. Suess’ Many Colors from My Many Colored Days

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Veggie Tray– Lorax Snax from The Lorax

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Popcorn– Hop on Pop[corn] from Hop on Pop

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Cheese Balls– Truffala Tree Seeds from The Lorax

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View of the Food Table

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Lemonade–Yink Ink Drink from One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish (Yes, I know in the book it was pink but my son doesn’t like pink lemonade)

The cake/dessert table was done with red, white, and aqua in honor of Cat and the Hat. I made Thing 1, Thing 2 cupcakes and cookies in the color themes with the boys initials and what age they were turning. This table I had lots of fun with! For the cupcake stand I simply took 2 boxes and wrapped them in some Christmas wrapping paper that I had. I also used vases to hold up the cookies.

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I also made green eggs and ham with candy melts, m&ms, and pretzles.

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For party favors I ordered the Dr. Suess boxes and filled them with lots of Dr. Suess themed treats including pencils, erasers, stickers, bookmarks, and goldfish I got on sale at Target towards the beginning of school. br />
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General decorations included tissue paper balls, a banner for each boy with pictures of them throughout the past year, and a sign with books for everyone to sign for the boys.

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Like I said, I had lots of fun doing this party for my boys.

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Below is a list of resources where I bought stuff and recipes to the things I made for your use and party throwing ease. Enjoy!!!!

Invites, Food Tents, Thank You Notes, and Book Sign: VixxxenDigitalDesigns on Etsy
Food Ideas: Pinterest
Goody Boxes: Birthday Express
Other Paper Goods: Party City
Shirts: A Friend made, but there are lots on Etsy

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