My daughter really enjoys everything to do with Dr. Seuss so I picked this theme for her birthday. I made the Cat’s hat invitations and drew the cat’s hat underneath. I wrote the info in the white spaces. We'll play in the rain....we'll play in the sun! So get in your Who-train to have some fun. Start making tracks. Meet us all at the Prairie of Prax: We're having a party! It's plain as can be! I want you to celebrate with me!
On the door, I made a sign with The Cat in the Hat and one of Dr. Seuss’s quotes-“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.” And underneath the sign, I placed one of the air balloons that I made that I discuss later.
On the wall behind the cake, I recreated the 30 Dr. Seuss Quotes That Could Change Your Life poster on light blue poster board. I typed them up on matching blue paper with different fun fonts. After the party, I hung it in my daughters’ room.
I printed out quotes from Dr. Seuss and placed them in some table frames and placed them on the food and gift tables.
I got pretty creative with one of the decorations: I made air balloons based on the book For The Places We’ll Go. I made air balloons by poking two small holes in the top edge of paper cups and threading string through the holes and taping the string to helium balloons.
Red Fish, Blue Fish—Throw the fish back in the fishbowl
Fox in Socks Relay. Put on as many socks as you can and than remove them.
Oh Say Can you Say—tongue twisters. I printed tongue twisters and the kids tried to see how many they can say. When a few of them said them successfully, they tried to say them faster.
Gold Fish in a Spoon Relay from The Cat in the Hat—I placed plastic fish in a tea kettle and they have to get them back into the fish bowl. Each child from both teams took a turn.
We helped the kids make name tags with construction paper and string that they colored like Sam I Am from Green Eggs & Ham.
Food: I made Wocket pockets—ham and cheese and chicken salad in pita pockets with potatoes, rice and green salads. Thing One, Thing Two—cupcakes with vanilla frosting and blue cotton candy on top. Jell-O cut with fish shaped cookie cutters. Also cookies and red and blue icing spread on them. Popcorn in popcorn boxes worked perfectly since they have red and white stripes.
I made a cake similar to my air balloon decorations—An air balloon cake! I blew up a helium balloon to the size of a baseball. Then I taped string onto a cupcake liner and placed the other end of the tape to the balloon. Then I placed two red and white striped straws on two sides of the cake and took another piece of string, tied it in the middle to the first piece of string and tied the two ends of the second piece of string to the straws. I frosted the cake in a grass green with pink flowers.
Favors—I gave the kids the plastic fish from the relay game, Cat in the Hat stickers, Cat in the Hat pencils, Cat in the Hat bookmark stickers.