So many Dr. Seuss books are beloved by our children, and a party based on Dr. Seuss characters is a great theme, especially for toddlers. If someone in your house loves The Cat in the Hat, Green Eggs and Ham, or another Dr. Seuss book, why not plan a Dr. Seuss party for their next birthday?
Ordering the Dr. Seuss party supplies online will make the shopping chore much easier. It saves time and money to have the party ware and party favors delivered right to your home.
- Use your copies of Dr. Seuss books and stand them up in a line on a long table.
- Or set a different book on each table and decorate around that theme. Use The Cat in the Hat for the main food table, Horton Hears a Who on a side table, One Fish, Two Fish… on the table with the goody bags, you get the idea.
- Enlarge your favorite quotes from Dr. Seuss, frame them and place them around the party area. Some examples could be: A person’s a person, no matter how small (Book: Horton Hears a Who); or What if Christmas, perhaps, doesn’t come from a store (Book: How the Grinch Stole Christmas); There is no one alive who is you-er than you! or If you never did, you should, these things are fun and fun is good; (Book: One Fish, Two Fish…)
- If you can find a stuffed animal fish, pose it as if it is jumping out of a glass fishbowl, like the fish in The Cat in the Hat book. Stuff the fishbowl with tissue paper to raise the fish up to the right height.
- Choose light blue (like the blue hair on Thing 1 and Thing 2) and red as the colors for streamers, balloons, and table covers.
- Decorate empty oatmeal canisters with red and white paper to look like the Cat in the Hat’s hat, and anchor balloons coming out of them.
- Gather all the Dr. Suess toys you own and group them together in a basket.
- Draw favorite characters on poster board or use sidewalk chalk on your driveway.
- Anchor clusters of red balloons around the party area, and tie a group of five balloons to the birthday child’s chair.
Plan games that are inspired by different Dr. Seuss stories, like these:
- Foot Fun (The Foot Book) – Read The Foot Book and then let the kids put washable paint on their feet and stamp them on paper. This is guaranteed to be a hit!
- Fish Pond (One Fish, Two Fish…) – Make your own fish pond with plastic or foam fish. Or use a magnetic fishing game. Award small prizes when they catch a fish, such as a snack bag of goldfish crackers.
- Green Egg Hunt (Green Eggs and Ham) – Use only green plastic easter eggs, and fill each with a small piece of candy. Hide them in the yard, and send the kids out to find them (or just let them find 4 each to make it fair to all guests.)
- Bartholomew’s Hats (The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins) – Hand out plain party hats and let the kids decorate them with stick on jewels, foam shapes, glitter glue, etc.
- Where Will it Go? (Oh, The Places You’ll Go) – Give each child a helium filled green balloon tied with ribbon. Take them all out into the yard and have them release their balloons at the same time. This is especially popular with ages 5 and under.
- New Two Socks (Fox in Socks) – Using plain white socks and fabric markers, let each guest decorate two new socks, and take them home as a favor.
- Cat, Cat, Hat! – Play just like Duck, Duck, Goose, just change the words.
- Coloring Pages – Check out this list of free Dr. Seuss coloring pages. Just print out enough copies for your guests, and provide crayons and markers.
- Pin the Hat on the Cat
- And don’t forget a piñata!
- Thing 1 and Thing 2 Bar-B-Q – Serve your favorite BBQ recipe.
- Yots in Pots – Baked beans
- A crumb that was even too small for a mouse – Place one cracker crumb on an empty plate.
- Green Eggs and Ham – Slices of ham rolled up on a tray along with deviled eggs. Use a few drops of green food coloring in the filling for the eggs, and you’ll have a great looking platter of green eggs and ham! Fill in the area around the food with fresh parsley to add more greenery.
- Have a Snack with Brown and Black (from the book Hop on Pop) – fill a tray with brown and black foods like graham crackers, teddy grahams, wheat thins, licorice candy, dark chocolate, etc. Add a sign that says ” Have a Snack with Brown and Black.”
- Mr. Brown’s Hash Browns – tater tots
- Truffla Berries (from The Lorax) – any berries in season, like strawberries, blueberries, etc.
- Pink Ink Yink Drink – pink lemonade
- Red and blue fish shaped jello jigglers – Make using a fish shaped cutter to represent the book One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish.
- ABC’s of Seuss Cookies – Round sugar cookies frosted with the letter A, B, or C to represent the Dr. Seuss A-B-C book.
- Who Cakes – cupcakes
- Yertle’s Candy Turtles – This simple recipe uses Rolo caramel candy and pretzel squares to make a quick and tasty treat.
- Make your own Dr. Seuss cake with these directions from Family Fun.
- A cute idea for making Thing 1 and Thing 2 cupcakes.
- Inspiration from some pros who made a Dr. Seuss cake.
- A-B-C sugar cookies
- Small package of fish crackers
- Dr. Seuss stickers
- Personalized favors like zipper pulls, bookmarks and stickers.
- Take the work out of planning the favor bags by ordering complete Dr. Seuss party favor sets.
Take a look at our ideas for using personalized party supplies.