You could not, would not, want to miss… a party theme as fun as this!
Inspired by Dr. Seuss, this 1st year birthday celebration is full of whimsical what-nots and Seussical details that are anything but ordinary.
Photography by Jenny Collier Photography
Mom Leslie created this party for her son, Brenner, with Seuss themed printables designed by Anders Ruff. Guests were greeted with this adorable sign: “WAIT! Stop here you see, and write a very special message to me!… On the front, the back, or any pages, it’s something I will treasure all of my ages!” The guest book? Why, none other than Happy Birthday to You! by Dr. Seuss.
Above the food table, hangs a framed Fox in Socks jigsaw puzzle. Leslie served items inspired by Seuss, like Yertle’s Turtles, Sauerkraut and Toadstool Sandwiches (ham, turkey, and cheese), Oodles of Noodles pasta salad, and Pink Ink Yink Drink (strawberry lemonade).
“This table was set up so that the smaller guests had a place to sit and eat. I displayed Dr. Seuss place mats, printed off of PBS.org, and crayons to keep the kiddos occupied while the parents fixed their plates. I also provided the older children red/blue cups with silly straws [from Hobby Lobby] and put a printable name flag on each child’s straw,” Leslie says.
“Brenner’s Cat in the Hat smash cake was displayed in the center of this table. The cupcake tower was a cardboard tower that I purchased from Hobby Lobby and embellished with coordinating ribbon on each tier,” Leslie says.
Desserts included cake, and ABC cookies by Ashley Baker, Seuss-inspired cupcakes with toppers by Two Sugar Babies, and WhoFoo Fluff on a stick (marshmallow pops made by Leslie).
“The favor table included two round containers in colors that matched the theme. Inside one container was Seuss colored popcorn by Oh Goodies Designs,” says Leslie, who also made the feather adorned party hats pictured above. “Inside the other container were party favors: small Seuss board books wrapped in printable patterned paper by Anders Ruff. After wrapping the books I tied on red and natural colored raffia and included multi-colored swirl lollipops, purchased on Amazon, and favor hang tags from Anders Ruff.”
Above the favors is a DIY multi-colored ribbon wreath, made by Leslie's friend, Tasha, of Tasha's Touch. Pictured below, the birthday boy with mom Lesile and family.
We hope this party showed you the way… to throw a Seuss bash for an amazing birthday!