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This Party Calls For A Theme: Dr. Seuss

Dr. Seuss Fish Bowl

As you may be aware, tomorrow (March 2nd) is Dr. Seuss’s birthday.  In honor of this amazing man who has inspired so many, I thought I would do a post about a Dr. Seuss Themed Party.  Now this could be made into a kids party, a baby shower, OR it could also work well as an adult party (we’re all kids at heart aren’t we!).  Below I have included food, decor, etc. from a variety of different Dr. Seuss books.  You can do a party including a variety of stories, or focus on one particular favorite.


Dr. Seuss Sign In Table

Photo Courtesy of Catch My Party

Shown here, courtesy of ‘Catch My Party’, is a sign in table for a birthday party.  However you could do this with a variety of books and just tweek the sign to express whatever works for the party you are throwing.

Dr. Seuss Table Setting

Photo Courtesy of Hostess with the Mostess

Hostess with the Mostess created an elegant but whimsical Dr. Seuss themed table setting.  Love the red and white striped napkins done up as bows.

Dr. SeussTruffula Trees

Photo Courtesy of LindO Designs

This is a great tutorial from LindO Designs on how to make your own Truffula Trees.


Horton Message

Photo Courtesy of RedKid.Net

This is a great site (click on the image to be taken there) that has a variety of different characters from Dr. Seuss that you can customize their ‘speech bubble’.  This would be great for invitations, name tags, food signs, etc.

Dr Seuss Trivia

Love this fun trivia game based on Dr. Seuss books.  Unfortunately my pin on pintrest didn’t link to an actual printable but I think this would be a fairly easy document to make yourself.

Food Ideas:

Dr. Seuss Cake Pops

Photo Courtesy of ‘And Everything Sweet’

Kate over at ‘And Everything Sweet’ made these adorable cake pops.  If you notice, she pulled from three different stories:  The Lorax (truffula trees), Green Eggs and Ham, and Cat in The Hat (Thing 1 and Thing 2).

Dr. Seuss Cupcake Toppers

Photo Courtesy of Tasty Kitchen

These are adorable cupcakes from Emily at Tasty Kitchen.  The hats work great for the theme AND look delicious!

Dr. Seuss Fish and Jello

Photo Courtesy of Simple Girl

Make a splash with treats inspired by One Fish Two Fish…  blue jello and Swedish fish courtesy of Simple Girl blog.

Dr Seuss Sneetch Snack

Photo Courtesy of Kitchen Fun with My 3 Sons

The Sneetches is one of my favorite Dr. Seuss stories.  I love what Jill over at ‘Kitchen Fun with My 3 Sons’ came up with as a healthy and fun Sneetch Pear Snack!

Party Favors: 

Dr. Seuss Lolipops

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I love this idea.  Found this image on Pintrest but the website it came from no longer exists.  Print the cover image of ‘Oh The Places You’ll Go’ on circular labels and stick to large rainbow lollipops.  Great for a party favor!

Dr. Seuss Bookmarks Bookmarks are a fun and great party favor and an easy DIY.  Erin over at Neaten Your Nest made these for her Dr. Seuss theme party by printing out the images and then laminating them.  “The more that you read, the more things you will know.  The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.” -Dr. Seuss


36 comments on “This Party Calls For A Theme: Dr. Seuss

  1. thingsmybellylikes
    March 1, 2013

    I had no idea it was Dr Seuss birthday but now you are making me wish I had kids..purely for the joy of hosting a Seuss themed party. Love all the ideas. I went to a Halloween party a few years ago where the host made their own cat in the hat costume. It was a bit hit (everyone wanted to try on the hat)

    • Green Door Hospitality
      March 2, 2013

      Thanks! And in my opinion…kids are not a necessity for having a Dr. Seuss party 🙂 Some of my favorite theme parties that we have are adult parties for the young at heart!!

  2. thingsmybellylikes
    March 1, 2013

    *big* (doh!)

  3. Pillows A-La-Mode
    March 1, 2013

    Such FUN!!! ideas! Thank you, Kenley! 🙂

    • Green Door Hospitality
      March 2, 2013

      You’re quite welcome!! I’ll have the Seuss party and you bring the Seuss pillows! 😉

  4. Cloches & Lavender
    March 1, 2013

    This is so much fun, it makes me wish I had kids or was a kid. I guess we can all be kids once in a while and have fun

    • Green Door Hospitality
      March 2, 2013

      Thanks Cynthia! And yes…we can all be kids once in awhile! That’s how my husband and I see it… we love throwing adult parties that call back to childhood favorites!

  5. Jo
    March 1, 2013

    A Seuss party. Love the table setting. Jo @ Let’s Face the Music

  6. beautiful Life and Style
    March 1, 2013

    fab post! Dr. Suess is one of my favorites- loving all of these ideas!

  7. Cul de Sac
    March 1, 2013

    Love the trufula’s and the stripes bows!

  8. the Painted Apron
    March 1, 2013

    Fun cute post! Yep, we are all children at heart and who doesn’t love Dr. Seuss? I saw that table on Pinterest and saved it, Sooo fun! Thanks for sharing some great ideas,

  9. Such cute ideas! I love the Hostess with the Mostess table setting!

  10. Lisa
    March 1, 2013

    What a great party theme. I love all of these ideas. Especially the thing 1 and 2 cake pops!

  11. petit4chocolatier
    March 1, 2013

    Dr. Seuss rules Kenley! I love this theme idea!! You are the best 🙂

    • Green Door Hospitality
      March 2, 2013

      Thanks Judy! And he sure does rule!! Saturday will be including my husband and I watching a couple Dr. Seuss stories… tradition that on his birthday we watch a few and feel like kids again!

  12. gentlestitches
    March 1, 2013

    What a great idea and such great touches.

  13. thethingaboutjoan
    March 1, 2013

    So fun! What a great day for a Dr. Seuss party too — I think we need a little whimsy to break all these gray, cloudy days we’ve been having! And those cake pops are so cute!

    • Green Door Hospitality
      March 2, 2013

      Indeed! It really falls at the perfect time of year when we all need some fun and brightness!

  14. thethinkingcloset
    March 2, 2013

    What a fun round up, Kenley! Makes me want to throw a Dr. Seuss partay…now! My favorite are the THING 1 & 2 pops.

  15. tastytreats13
    March 9, 2013

    What a fun, cool idea! Everything looks amazing and so creative!

  16. kellpeaks
    March 15, 2013

    Very cute! Love the lollipops! And the bow ties on the plates

    • Green Door Hospitality
      March 18, 2013

      Thanks! I really love both of those concepts as well. I’ve actually used the bow tie napkin concept for other parties.

  17. mmmarzipan
    March 18, 2013

    We are SO going to have a Dr Seuss party one year! Love this post, Kenley! Very inspiring 🙂 xx

    • Green Door Hospitality
      March 19, 2013

      Thanks so much!! Really glad you like it! And if you do end up having one, you’ll have to let me know how it goes! 🙂

  18. Neaten Your Nest
    May 16, 2013

    OH my, how did I POSSIBLY miss this post of yours? I love the trivia sheet. I should have done that!!!! Thank you so much for the link back!!!

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