I love the Dr. Seuss books and wanted to give my son a Dr. Seuss themed party. I copied some art from one of my son’s Dr. Suess books on the invitations and wrote “From here to there, From there to here, there will be fun things to do everywhere. We're having a party! It's plain as can be! So come celebrate with us on the 3rd of March when (my son’s name) will be turning three.”
I made a banner on the door that said Welcome to Whoville with a picture of the Cat in the Hat underneath it and I wrote one of the Dr. Seuss quotes underneath it.
I placed blue streamers on the walls and made paper fish garlands and hung them next to the streamers. The table had a red and white striped tablecloth with a Cat in the Hat and Horton stuffed toys in the center.
I glued blue pom poms on top of their party hats for Thing One and Thing Two
We played Pin the Bow Tie on the Cat in the Hat.
From the book “Green Eggs Egg Hunt” I sorted green plastic eggs that I keep for Easter and filled them with deflated green balloons and candy and hid them around our yard.
I took more copies from his books and some that I took out of the library and placed them in some extra photo frames and placed them on the tables.
We had a bunch of activities based on Dr. Seuss books
For Dr. Who’s Sleep Book—can you sleep—the first person who opens his eyes, laughs or talks . I had them to all lie down, close their eyes and to stay quiet for as long as they could.
At each place setting, I created a placemat with ten drawn fishtanks on blue paper with a numbers from one to ten and placed goldfish crackers for them to place the number of fish on the matching number on the fishbowl. Fun and educational game.
Horton hears a who—I played different animal sounds that I got off of a website and asked what the kids if they could name the animals that they heard. Then they started imitating the animals themselves.
From the book “500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins”—I had them decorate party hats with crayons and stickers.
From “Oh, The Places You’ll Go,” we gave them balloons that they released at the same time. I had them release the balloons inside my home because they are dangerous to birds and other animals.
Memory Tray Game—I placed an umbrella, a bowl of milk, a bowl with Swedish fish, a green plastic Easter egg, and a Dr. Seuss book.
The Foot Book- I laid out newspaper on the floor and gave the parents paper and paint so their kids can make footprint art.
Go Fishing—magnet fishing game—Red fish, blue fish—Tie string to a magnet and glue paper fish to magnets and place the fish in a empty kiddie pool and have them fish.
Lunch Menu—Ham sandwiches, deviled eggs and pasta salad.
For the cat’s hat, I made banana and strawberry skewers.
The cake—I made a cake that resembled a fish tank for One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish. It was a round cake with a little of the top cut away. Most of the cake had blue/white icing with the rest of it white. Then I placed colored fish that I cut out of red and blue fondant.
Favors—I bought simple white bags and drew red stripes on them. The eggs with the balloons and candy that they found during the egg hunt and Dr. Seuss coloring books and a pack of crayons.