Oh the parties you'll have!

Thing One has a winter birthday. I admit at first I was disappointed that we would always be doing winter parties; no parks, no pools or sprinklers, no BBQs.  But now that we've had a few winter birthdays I know that you can have a lot of fun inside.

Theodor Seuss Geisel was born on March 2, 1904. Maybe you're already planning to celebrate his birthday this year with The Lorax. You could always use a few of these ideas for a little post movie Seuss party.

Our decorations were Dr. Seuss books, which are truly Thing One's favorite stories; stuffed animals (thank you Kohl's Cares for Kids); and a few giant puzzles (so sad that Borders is out of business now).

Most of Thing One's friends are boys so I made them all felt Cat in the Hat hats, and made one Green Eggs and Ham hat for our little girl friend. 

I turned our coffee table into a coloring station and I think the kids (and adults) had more fun drawing on the table than the coloring pages. If you do plan a Dr. Seuss party you definitely need to visit Seussville.com. That's where I found these free coloring pages.

For the cake I made a green ham cake with sugar cookie green eggs.

The cake was actually really easy to make into a ham shape. I just made a round two layer cake, cut off one end at a little bit of and angle, and put it back on the other side. Then I froze it before frosting so it wouldn't bee too crummy. I cut a slice of marshmallow for the bone. I hand cut the cookie eggs with a knife instead of a cookie cutter.

I also couldn't help making a batch of cupcakes. I made cupcake toppers the easy way: I bought a pack of thick foam stickers and stuck a toothpick in the middle.

I made a little clover field for Horton out of pink cotton candy. I snipped the pointy end off of some bamboo skewers with garden clippers and then cut them in half. I gently rolled the cotton candy into balls and stuck them on the sticks.

I wanted to have some healthy food at the party too, so I made tomato skewers. I cut up a couple of string cheese sticks and slid one on to each skewer as a base to keep the tomatoes from sliding down.

We had the Lorax sitting under a truffula tree with a bowl of Barbaloot fruits (red grapes) and some humming fish (multi-color goldfish crackers).

I made ham and cheese and pb&j sandwiches. To tell them apart some got stars from The Sneetches. I cut out a star stencil and used food coloring spray, which you can find in the cake section of craft stores.

 I also used the food coloring spray to give the cake an extra layer of green which added some dimension to it. 

And of course we couldn't have a Seuss party without some real green eggs, my mom's good idea.

That's our Seuss party!

"From there to here, from here to there, funny things are everywhere."

Thanks for reading.


  1. Wow, I love all the details at this party! The Green Eggs and Ham cake/cookies are especially awesome! My Seuss fans would love it. :0)

  2. Oh the ideas you have!! This is such a fun idea. We loved having you link up to our "Strut Your Stuff Saturday." We hope you'll be back! -The Sisters

  3. This is awesome! I especially love the coloring station, I'm definitely using that idea : )


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