Showing posts with label Dr. Seuss birthday. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Dr. Seuss birthday. Show all posts

Dr. Seuss Day!

Throw on your comfy pajamas, make green eggs and ham, put on your cat in the hat and think of the places you'll go. Dr. Seuss's Birthday is Sunday, March 2 and there's plenty of ways you can celebrate!


Dr. Seuss coined many amazing quotes throughout his life. An awesome way to commemorate him is to print off some of your favorite quotes and frame them. You can also print out pictures from his books to add to the frames. 

Example Quotes:  

Today you are you, that is truer than true! There is no one alive who is you-er than you!

Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It's not.

Kid, you'll move mountains.

Oh the things you can find, if you don't stay behind. 

There are plenty of Dr. Seuss decorations for your walls including Sally stick-ons from The Cat in the Hat. 

My favorite decorating idea is DIY truffula trees! They're made from foam pool noodles, construction paper and tissue paper pom poms. This is an easy and cheap decoration!


One of the most popular Dr. Seuss books is The Cat in the Hat. While decorating your table it's easy to stick with a blue and red color scheme to represent this book. Fairly easy centerpieces for the table can be made by glueing hats and fish from the story onto colorful straws and securing the straws into mini pails or vases in the blue and red color scheme. 

You can get creative with the snacks for your Dr. Seuss Party! Fill a pail or bowl with jelly beans and label them Truffula Seeds. 

How cute is the Lorax? You can re-create him with your snacks. His body is made from vanilla wafers, his mustache is mandarin oranges and his two eyes are created with icing. 

Everybody relates Dr. Seuss with green eggs and ham, so this is a must for your snack table. Melt a piece of white chocolate onto two pretzel sticks and place a green M&M on top and you've created your own sweet and salty version. 


The kids will love making ooey, gooey, oobleck from Dr. Seuss's Bartholomew and the Oobleck! 

Here's How:

Dump 3 cups of cornstarch into a big bowl. Add about 8 drops of neon green food coloring, and about 4 drops of regular green food coloring. Mix it all together. Slowly add in a cup and a half of water and mix together with your hands.

 1 fish, 2 fish, Red fish, Blue fish!
Put as many colorful goldfish crackers in a fish bowl as you like and have the children guess how many are in the bowl. Whoever guesses closest, wins a prize! Perhaps a Dr. Seuss book?!

You're a mean one Mr. Grinch! Pin the heart on the Grinch is an awesome spin on pin the tail on the donkey. 

Party Favors:

Fill a bag with blue popcorn and red swedish fish for guests to take home to represent 1 fish, 2 fish, Red fish, Blue fish!

Another party favor option is to put red, white and blue gum balls in a bag with a cute rhyming quote thanking guests for coming. 


Oh me! Oh my! Thanks for stopping by!

Giggle Bean specializes in all types of children's parties, events and showers in the Hampton Roads region of Virginia. 

Quotes in frames pic:
Table Decorations: Catch My Party
Window decoration: itssewstinkincute
Pin the heart on the Grinch:
Green eggs and ham:
Horton snacks: peterandmadeline
Truffula seeds: Catch My Party
Truffula trees:
Goldfish cracker game:
popcorn and fish bag: icingdesignsonline

The Doctor Knows Best, Dr. Suess That Is

Dr. Seuss is by far the most influential and popular children's authors and his stories are timeless. It is very likely that his books are among the favorites of your child so for their birthday, or even in celebration of Dr. Seuss's birthday on March 2nd, why not throw a Dr. Seuss inspired party? You can find inspiration for party treats and activities in all of his stories but here are a few idea of my favorites. 

The Lorax

These Truffula Tree Straws are so simple to make. Just licorice and cotton candy add so much color and fun to the choices. Photo courtesy of Mom On Time Out.

This Lorax pinata can be a great DIY project to do with the kids in preparation of the party. You can do it by finding a large round balloon, placing paper mache all over the surface, wait for that to dry, cut a flap out of the paper mache (popping the balloon), take out the balloon piece, add details and colors with paper, and fill to the brim with candy. The kids will really have a sense of accomplishment and pride when they see the final product. Photo courtesy of

The Cat In The Hat

These parfaits are super simple to make. You could use red Jello or even fresh strawberries alternating with whipped cream to create these festive treats. Photo courtesy of Artisan Cake Company.

Thing 1 and Thing 2 cupcakes will definitely be a hit with all the guests at the party. The icing make to look like the blue hair of Thing 1 and Thing 2 can be made with special icing nozzles but if you don't have those, no worries, cotton candy can be used as an easy substitute. Photo courtesy of Whimsical Printables.  

Super cute kabobs for the kids can be made with cuts of strawberries and marshmallows. Or if you want to make them a little healthier or stick with the fruit theme for these treats, banana slices can also be used to create the white stripes on the hat. Photo courtesy of Cook it, Clean it, Make it Fun.

The kids will have sooo much fun with this party game. The hat is easily made with an empty oatmeal tin and red and white construction paper topped off with a paper plate. If you fill balloons with rice and try to toss them in the hat from a distance the party goers will be entertained for hours. Photo courtesy of Motherhood and Other Adventures. 

I used to love these juices and using them at your party is such a simple way to stay within the color scheme of the party. Print out your own custom labels and just tape them on to add a personal touch. Photo courtesy of Rarely Pins. 

One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish

This is a really fun way to make one of Dr. Seuss's most popular books a part of your party. Fill cups with blue Jello and then just add Swedish Fish to recreate One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish. Photo courtesy of Simple Girl at Home.

Carry over the fish theme on the dessert table. A dash of round white sprinkles create bubbles for the Goldfish and add more detail to your sweets. Photo courtesy of Taste Spotting.

Horton Hears a Who

The flower from Horton Hears a Who can be recreated with pipe cleaners and a pink pom-pom. The kids will be running around the party with these protecting their spec from everything that could harm them. Photo courtesy of First Born Insanity. 

A great activity to do is a game of pin the tail on the donkey, or in this case, pin the flower on the end of Horton's trunk. Another way to really increase the fun is to make the blindfold an elephant mask that resembles Horton out of a couple of paper plates.

Green Eggs and Ham

Some green M&Ms and melted white chocolate chips on pretzels is a delicious way to make green eggs that the guests won't be able to get enough of. Photo courtesy of The Girl Who Ate Everything.

If you're looking for items to stuff the goody bags with some green Silly Putty resembles green eggs incredibly and will give the kids hours of fun.