Guest Blog – A Seussical Birthday Party!
Friday July 17, 2009see more by jen
Amy, the mompreneur behind the darling custom stationery company, www.lilbeansprout.com shared with me her Dr. Seuss themed birthday party for her one-year-old son. It was so creative, I had to do a post on it! Check out all her amazing ideas to make this one birthday party to remember! She writes…
“It was a Seusstastic day! I had everything from fun Seuss like trees to a Dr. Seuss combo Jumper, to fishing for goldfish. Here are a few ideas that made it a Seussical birthday.
Invitations: Well these are pretty self explanatory. I made some amazing invites with a FUN poem.
Decorations: I bought cardboard cut outs of various Seuss characters from funtocollect.com One of them included a 5′ cat in the hat. I also printed various verses that meant a lot to me from some of Dr. Seuss Books. I made the cutest tags that were placed on the cupcakes. I made Seuss like trees with a paint stir stick, a round styrofoam ball and a feather boa. Here are a few pictures of the decorations:
Games & Activities: Let’s go fishing! The first game my sister Natalie thought of. Fish for your own goldfish. This was a HUGE hit and all the kids had so much fun catching one, fish, two fish red fish, Blue fish.
The sign had the verse. “Look what we found in the park in the Dark. We will take him home we will name him Clark. He will live at our house he will grow and grow. Will our mother like this? We don’t know.”
We also had a bouncer that kept the kids busy the WHOLE time. I had a craft all set up but the kids were having so much fun on the bouncer I didn’t do it.
I will never get just a plain bouncer again. The kids LOVED the slide feature on the combo unit.
Birthday Boy’s Apparel: I had his shirt and bibs made on etsy. I requested a custom listing and got a few bids then choose the one that I liked best. I had a shirt made and two bibs. One for Lunch time and one for Cake time.
Then I bought a cat in the hat shirt for after his cake since I knew he would be a mess.
Goody Bags: Well all the kids took home there fish that they caught, with a baggy of fish food and water conditioner and one of Dr. Seuss’s classic books with a Dr Seuss Book mark. They had a bunch of books to choose from and bookmarks. I bought them on ebay. All the books were brand new and I paid roughly $2.50 for each. Not too bad.”
Fabulous photos by: www.jennerrose.com