Dr. Seuss’s The Cat in the Hat Birthday Party

by Shawnda on January 29, 2012

in Baby & Toddler Friendly,Cat in The Hat,Menus,Parties & Entertaining

Dr. Seuss's Cat in the Hat Birthday Party

So, as of Tuesday, I’ll have a 2 year old. I’m not really sure how that happened.

I mean I kind of do. I was there after all. But still. A 2 year old. That goes to preschool. And gymnastics. And can roll her eyes.

Right now, she’s obsessed with most things Dr. Seuss and Sesame Street. Every night, she asks for “Sam” (Green Eggs and Ham) or “Cat” (The Cat in the Hat) as her bedtime story. She’s also obsessed with water towers, solo cups, and travel-sized toiletries.

We all have our things, I guess.

Dr. Seuss's Cat in the Hat Birthday Party

At least one of those things made it easy to put together her 2nd birthday party!

We went with The Cat in the Hat for the party theme and coordinating colors red and white (Cat’s hat) and aqua (Thing 1 and Thing 2’s hair…sort of). We used Inkscape (a free open-source SVG program that’s similar to Illustrator) for the paper products, with inspiration from other Dr. Seuss-inspired parties found through Pinterest.

(Because I have gotten many requests for the food and bottle labels since posting this party, a $10 donation that will in turn be donated to the local preschool’s spring and fall book drives will get you the printable files for the birthday banner, Thing 1 or 2 cupcake circles, address labels, blue & red food labels, blue & red Thank You tags, water bottle labels, and a 4-page coloring book. Email me for more information.)

Dr. Seuss's Cat in the Hat Birthday Party

Dr. Seuss's Cat in the Hat Birthday Party

Dr. Seuss's Cat in the Hat Birthday Party

We sat out a copy of Dr. Seuss’ Happy Birthday to You for party guests to sign and Cat in the Hat coloring books for the crayon-aged guests. The little ones also got their very own Cat Hat to take home after posing for some of the cutest pictures :)

Dr. Seuss's Cat in the Hat Birthday Party

Dr. Seuss's Cat in the Hat Birthday Party

Dr. Seuss's Cat in the Hat Birthday Party

Cat in the Hat Party Decorations

On the food table, we had a goldfish in a teapot and a stuffed Cat in the Hat doll. A framed button monogram and birthday banner hung on the wall behind the table, which included:

Dr. Seuss's Cat in the Hat Birthday Party

Dr. Seuss's Cat in the Hat Birthday Party

We suspended red and blue paper lanterns (Target clearance!) over the dessert table, which included:

Dr. Seuss's Cat in the Hat Birthday Party

I bought aqua and red paper straws to go along with the drinks:

We’ll be sharing the new recipes and some of the craft projects in the upcoming week and updating the links on this post. In the meantime, I have a dining room to de-Seuss.

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