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Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss… A party in Se7en Steps…

March 6th, 2009 · 33 Comments

I have blogged bits and pieces of our 5 year olds Dr, Seuss party, but since this is the week of the famous author’s birthday I thought I would pop in a quick post describing the party in our usual se7en steps.


If you are looking for online ideas there are masses of excellent Dr. Seuss pages. But when it comes to a Cat in the Hat party resource you can’t really beat Amazing Moms. Ohdeedoh has a great page for a Green Eggs and Ham party.

Following the outline of se7en steps to a great party on our practical party page lets get going (If you need details on how to do something then follow the link for that particular step):

Step 1: Invitation: I love personalized invitations. I would get your kids to do an artwork from a favorite Dr. Seuss, like the ones below and write your party details in the corner – quick, easy and memorable!


Step 2: Party Starter: Everyone brought along a plain colored old t-shirt and we used a cereal box stencil and fabric painted a star onto each one. Just follow the directions on your fabric paint container… and you will have a group of eager Star-Bellied-Sneetches.


Step 3: Party Games: When you browse through Dr. Seuss books you will be surprised at how many scenes revolve around awkward balancing acts. To this end we did a heap of balancing relays… just right for our young crowd! Followed by some towering towers – really simple fun. The kids really went for it!



Step 4: Party Craft: We got the idea for making kites like Thing 1 and Thing 2 had, from the Children’s Discovery Museum of San Jose, which has a few excellent Cat in the Hat printable project pages.



Step 5: Party Pinata: We made mini green pinatas, for directions have a look at our pinata post. These mini green pinatas were our green eggs… and we popped teeny tiny turtles inside them – after Yertle the Turtle.


What’s inside?



Step 6: Party Food: We had a “cat in the hat” ice-creamcake (very easy!). Layer red jelly and vanilla icecream in a jug, tip it out onto a flat vanilla brim – never fear if it is a bit wonky – that cats hat was wonky!!! And I am sure that yours would be a far greater success because you wouldn’t be mad enough to leave it to two in the morning the night before the party.



Step 7: Treasure Hunt: A follow the foot (the foot book) treasure hunt, where they found the green-eggs mini-pinata’s.


The take home gift was a printable box from the Seussville site, that we popped in a few goodies, including their turtles. And their wild day kites of course!

That’s it – quick and easy… Have Fun!

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