Dr. Seuss Cat in the Hat 1st Birthday Party

Posted on August 21st, 2012 by Kara
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My oldest son starts 1st grade today {sniff, sniff} so I thought I would share this amazing DR. SEUSS Cat in the Hat 1ST BIRTHDAY PARTY submitted by Britney Sargent! Oh the things you will see with this feature! SO many adorable ideas that would be perfect for a back to school party, baby shower & more!

Britney said- “Birthdays and special occasions have always been a huge deal in my family and especially with me. I am notorious for throwing over the top and lavish parties when it comes to my oldest son, so when my youngest son, Haston was turning one, I knew that I wanted it to be extra special.

I saw a Dr. Seuss cake online and that planted the seed. I decided to go with the entire Dr. Seuss collection as opposed to “Thing one and thing Two” or “Green Eggs and Ham” because I knew I could be a lot more creative if I didn’t limit it to one of those themes. I started planning 8 months in advance which allowed me to pick things up along the way at really reasonable prices. It also allowed me to do extensive research and find so many great and inexpensive ideas, several of which I was able to make myself.

I chose a park as the location for the party (Horizons Park in Winston Salem NC). I knew that I wanted it to be outside and I needed a place that was kid friendly where the kids could run free and really enjoy themselves. I hired a photographer to capture all the little moments of the day. I painted 2 large picture frames (one red and one blue) for the guests to hold up with their family members or friends and get photographed. Some of the main attractions at the party were: the truffla trees (made by me with pool noodles and tissue paper) and signs that lined the walkway leading up to the party (it gave the feel as if you were entering a theme park), gift box table tent (from Oriental Trading) where people also wrote keepsake notes to Haston, gift boxes for the kids personalized with pictures of Haston (from Birthday Express), Haston’s birthday banner/highchair banner/all 12 months picture banner (from Etsy: The Party Paper Fairy), his Dr. Seuss birthday hat and matching bib (from Etsy: Dainty Couture), the 3 tiered Dr. Seuss cake (by: Ashlee Hooks), and the themed food, desserts and candy were the MAIN attraction. Some examples of the themed food are: diffendoofer grape salad….green eggs and ham…..sneetch treats, hop on pop, kweet eggs, cheese tree, who-hash, truffula trees, truffula seeds, yertle carmel turtles, roast beast whoiches, wocket chicken pockets, hunches and bunches, poodles and noodles….all the names came from different Dr. Seuss books. All the food had labels that I made with my cricket.

The party was a huge success. Everything looked and tasted great, and most importantly, Haston had a ball. It was a ton of work and many many hours were spent on the party but the smile on Haston’s face and the memories that we will have from that day are so worth all the hard work.”

Vendors and Credits:

Birthday Banner, High Chair Banner, Picture Banner- The Party Paper Fairy

Birthday Hat and Bib- Dainty Couture

Personalized Favor Boxes- Birthday Express

Items in this party that are available in Kara’s Party Ideas Shop:

Dr Seuss Themed Party Supplies

Dr Seuss Hat Cut Outs

Cat In The Hat Standing Character

Paper Lanterns

Mini Baking Cups

Decorative Paper Shred

Rock Candy, Whirly Pops, and Unicorn Pops

Ribbon

        

Items in this party that are available in Kara’s Party Ideas Shop:

Dr Seuss Themed Party Supplies

Dr Seuss Hat Cut Outs

Cat In The Hat Standing Character

Paper Lanterns

Mini Baking Cups

Decorative Paper Shred

Rock Candy, Whirly Pops, and Unicorn Pops

Ribbon

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6 thoughts on “Dr. Seuss Cat in the Hat 1st Birthday Party

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  1. Jessica

    I love this! I’m planning my son’s 1st birthday party & it’s going to be Cat in the Hat as well (: Do you know where I can get the shirts of cat in the hat ? The ones you come with your family.

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  2. Marilyn

    Where did you buy the T-shirts ;
    ‘Dr. Seuss Cat in the Hat 1st Birthday Party
    Posted on August 21, 2012 by Kara’ thanks!!!

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