Theodor Seuss Geisel has been a hero of mine for as long as I can remember. I love his effortless creativity that fills every page of his work. So when my son’s first birthday party rolled around, there was no question what the theme would be. As I “researched” on Pinterest, I quickly learned other Seussical parties fell into two categories: The Cat in the Hat, with aqua and red decor or all the other books combined with bright colors, lots of truffula trees and plenty of green eggs. Naturally I couldn’t decided, so we did both. Our kitchen became “The Cat in the Hat” room and our dining room transformed into the “all the other books combined” room. Shockingly, there are no party packs or kits that I found for this theme so everything we used was handmade or bought and repurposed. I will add a small caption under each picture explaining either how to make or where to buy what’s in the frame. As I look through these pictures I have to remind myself “Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.”- Dr. Seuss
Many thanks to Tommy Harston for the wonderful pictures!
Suessical Centerpieces: everything in these centerpieces was bought at Hobby Lobby. Remarkably none of it has any relation to Dr. Seuss but it could not be more perfect. The ceramic paint can planters come empty and each stem of the whimsical arrangement can be found in the Hobby Lobby floral department.
Lorax IZZE Soda: these are very simple! The straws are from Target. I found and printed a templet for the Lorax mustache and cut them out of gold cardstock. I hot-glued the mustache to the straws and taped them to the back of the cans.
Green Egg Oreo Pops: Oreo pops are so simple and delicious. First melt some white candy melts in the microwave following the instructions on the bag. Now gently twist open an Oreo. Dip the lollipop stick in the candy melt and press the stick into the Oreo cream. Before the candy melt hardens press the Oreo back together. The candy melt will act like glue and hold the stick in place. Holding the stick dip the Oreo in the candy melt until it is fully covered. Tip: I used a tall skinny glass so it would be easier to dip the whole Oreo. Now place the candy covered Oreo on a sheet of wax paper. Lastly place a green candy melt in the middle of the circle. Now you have a green egg Oreo pop, yum!
Truffula Tree Cake Pops. I used this recipe for the cake pops and dipped them in yellow, orange and pink candy melts.
Signature Cocktail:Watermelon Mimosa with cotton candy. I wanted to find a light champagne cocktail that could handle cotton candy. Once I saw that this one called for sugar I knew it would work. I juiced the watermelon in my juicer added the OJ to the pitcher and kept the champagne separate until I was ready to serve. I used wooden skewers to hold the cotton candy on top of the glass. These were fun and delicious!
Red Swedish fish in an apothecary jar, the jar is from TJMaxx and the candy is from Target. The large blue and red gum balls are also from Target. Blue candy melt covered strawberries on a stick, “hop on popcorn”, blue and red rock candy from Hobby Lobby. Lastly, more Oreo pops this time blue with sugar pearls.
The Cat in the Hat Chandelier: I just love this! I took the shades off and put these paper lanterns from Target on in their place. I pulled out my oversized red and white christmas ornaments and hung them from the bottom.