Dr. Seuss Baby Shower

Posted on July 20th, 2009 by Kara
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i hosted a dr seuss baby shower for my friend this past weekend! it was so fun to put together and plan! i just love dr. seuss.

i saw a dr. seuss shower thrown by amy @ stem parties a few months back and immediately wanted to throw one of my own!
here’s my green eggs and green cupcakes for the green eggs and ham display…
here’s the back of the invite i made in photoshop {the front was the ‘oh the place’s you’ll go’ book cover with wording changed to, “oh the places she’ll go”}…I NOW SELL THIS INVITE AND A BOY VERSION ON EBAY. GO HERETO ORDER!


i got the idea for the thing 1 & thing 2 cupcakes from kitchen doughdough!! thanks lyndsey for the inspiration! aren’t they adorable?! the cupcakes were angel food cake, and the topping..cotton candy!…

the horton hears a who table….
i used pink pom poms for clovers! if you haven’t seen the movie or read the book then you wont understand the piles of “clovers” all over, hehe. i thought it turned out pretty cute though….
the horton diaper cake i made…
i made the fluffy clovers with styrofoam balls, pink frilly yarn, and wooden dowels {i painted them stripey with green and white spray paint}…
the little buttons are horton pins! and the little book says, ‘oh the places you’ll go’. i also found a little picture frame that had Horton’s famous line, “a person’s a person, no matter how small” on it! i immediately thought of an ultrasound picture when i bought it…i had whitney bring one of hers to put behind it. it was PERFECT!
my front door…
inside the front door was mr. cat in the hat himself to welcome everyone…


a close up of the frame and book i was talking about…

and here’s a closer look at the horton cupcakes that were on the horton themed table. they were raspberry lemonade cupcakes with lemonade frosting and pink cotton candy for fluff! i made the horton toppers out of magnets!…
and here’s a close up of the cat in the hat cupcakes i made. they were root beer cupcakes. **note to self: always try your cupcakes before serving them** i found the recipe for these babies online & thought it sounded pretty good, i even tried a spoonful of the batter after i made them & it was really yummy. but the actual cupcakes, blah! and the bad part was, i didn’t even try one until the day AFTER the shower! how embarrassing..hehe! hey, at least they looked cute, right? they’re suppose to be cat in the hat ‘hats’ if you can’t tell. i made them out of gummy savers, mint savers, and homemade white chocolate cookies…


the beverages were jones pure cane soda’s. the red and blue looked really good with all the decor. and the flavors were very dr. seussy…blue bubblegum and fufu berry!
a close up of the key lime cupcakes {again, for recipe’s go to my cupcake blog} i made for the sam i am section of the table. the toppers…yup, magnets again.
i hung these cute little hats from the ceiling…
the adorable guest oh honor, whitney. isn’t she the cutest pregnant girl?!…
i made cat in the hat parfaits :)…
a tin lunch pail i had out…
i made a jumbo clover to go by horton. i also made a mini one for his trunk.
you can also see the miniature horton hears a who books. they were so cute, i love how tiny they were!…
some of the seussy‘ candy i served & some cat in the hat pencils…
i came up with the idea of hanging punching balls from the ceiling. they looked great in my opinion :)…
here’s the fish in his fish bowl {i got the idea from natalie at little shindigs!}.

i found some really cute shiney blue material that i used for water. and you can also see the fun red and blue gumballs i found on orientaltrading.com! they were perfect!…
here’s a sneech and his stars along with more red and blue candy that was also found on ot {thanks for finding the sneech, mom!}…
one fish, two fish!!

as i said in an earlier post, these fish straws couldn’t have been more perfect! everyone used the straws for their jones soda’s. so fun…
oh, and i also had one fish, two fish pins in a one fish, two fish bowl :)…
i glued this plaque onto the top of a white feather tree…
here’s the prizes for the dr. seuss trivia game we played.
there were dr. seuss paper pads, memo boards, markers, socks, magnets, stickers, pins, & more…
i found all the adorable dr. seuss bowls at target {along with a bunch of other dr. seuss stuff}!…


little critter {whitney’s nephew} in his dr. seuss hat. so cute!!…

here’s the party favors. i got the, ‘here’s a little some THING to say thanks for coming’ from amy at stem parties as well!
i filled plastic gift bags with dr seuss items {a mini dr. seuss book or stickers, a dr. seuss character pin, and a dr. seuss pencil with a cute pencil topper} and tied them with the cute tags.
i bought the, oh the places you’ll go game to play. we didn’t end up playing it but it was still cute :)…

congratulations again, whitney! i hope you enjoyed your shower! i loved planning it for ya!

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  1. melissa

    Oh goodness! I know it’s been a REALLY long time since this post… but do you or anyone reading this comment, know where I can get that or a similar picture frame! That’s how I want to announce my pregnancy!!

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