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Dr. Seuss Themed Party - Baby Shower ~ Serving From Home
Last weekend, my sister-in-law and I threw a Dr. Seuss themed baby shower for our sister-in-law who is due mid-July. She had picked the theme for her baby room, so we ran with it! We had SUCH a blast gathering ideas and putting them all into motion! In place of buying cards, we had some classic Dr. Seuss and Cat in the Hat readers purchased to write inside and everyone loved the idea. Talk about a quick way to build your library.
Below are the pictures and descriptions of some of what we did. Any of this could easily be done for any Dr. Seuss themed party. I’d love to hear if you do it what you do!
All of the signs were put together by my wonderfully talented sister-in-law, who worked wonders with the wrong size, super stinky, gi-normous Sharpie we accidentally bought.
We started off the inspiration with Thing 1 and Thing 2 cupcakes – these were red velvet cupcakes (see my much-tested red velvet recipe) with buttercream icing and…wait for it…. blue cotton candy for the crazy hair (thanks to Chuck E Cheese for having cotton candy year round!)! It was a REALLY hot, humid day, so within about 30 minutes the cotton candy had melted into a sticky blob, so we re-applied it with better luck the 2nd time.
My wonderful husband modified and printed the pictures so we could make cupcake toppers (we just used the candy sticks from the bulk barn to attach them, the pictures are reversible so one side was Thing 1, and the other Thing 2).
My other sister-in-law and a co-worker came up with this fantastic idea for a fish bowl.
She made blue jello, then once it was set inserted Swedish fish into it. On the base she put nerds for the gravel (so clever!) and on top, a plastic red and blue fish from the dollar store :0)
Next, we had “There’s A Wocket In My Pocket” pita pockets. We took mini pitas, sliced them in half with cheese and ham for stuffing.
Yes, I know that’s not really a wocket, but we were working with limited resources from a GIANT Dr. Seuss wall-chart and sticker book, so we decided to fake it :D Who really knows what a wocket is ANYWAY?!
We got lazy and bought the Costco fruit tray. The Brown-bar-ba-loots truffula fruits are from The Lorax.
What Seuss themed party would be complete without Green Eggs and Ham? Or in this case, just green eggs.
The plan was to do deviled eggs and dye the yolks green, but we ran out of time, so we resorted to salt and pepper with chopped cilantro on top.
The other batch of cupcakes we had were Horton Hears A Who cupcakes. These were raspberry lemonade cupcakes from Kara’s Cupcakes (also where I got the idea for the Thing 1 and 2 cupcakes) with the same buttercream icing, just dyed pink (for the clover which houses the “speck” – if you’ve never seen the movie, you must, it’s a pretty hilarious combination of Jim Carey and Steve Carell).
I found the cupcakes to be a bit on the sweet side, but they were good nonetheless. My husband did the cupcake toppers for these also.
Poodles eating noodles salad from Fox in Socks – fusili and penne tossed with balsamic dressing and vegetables.
Our Pink Yink Ink Drink (from Green Eggs and Ham) was a combination of pink lemonade, cranberry juice, gingerale and ice. Lots and LOTS of ice.
Let me just stop and say something about these glass drink dispenser jugs. They are FANTASTIC! Every single person at every party I’ve used them has asked about them. They look great, hold 6 quarts (almost 6 liters) of liquid, and are CHEAP, CHEAP, CHEAP! So go, get yourself one. Or two. Or four :D
Now, where was I? Oh yeah, food. This popcorn is highly addictive. And very easy to make. Although, I suggest you pick a pair of oven mitts to use specifically for making caramel corn, as it does get a bit messy. Comment below if you want the recipe!
(this pic is post-party)
For whatever reason I didn’t really get any good pictures of the other decorations that were there, so I will just have to paint a mental picture. Along with the table cards, from the ceiling hung streamers and big punching balloons.
Hanging from the curtain rod over the sliding door were 3 paper lanterns – 2 white and a blue. Also on the table was a large, stand-up Cat in the Hat.
There were HEAPS of gifts! As I mentioned, pretty much everyone had a Dr. Seuss / Cat in the Hat reader as their “card”, so my sister-in-law (who is a special education teacher) will have a good-size library to start off with.
The gifts were opened on their beautiful lawn. We were definitely thankful for the huge shady trees back there as it was a scorcher of a day!
Finally, to end the party, everyone took home (if they made it that far!) a Dr. Seuss chocolate pop! I purchased the molds off ebay (similar ones available here) and after a few failed trial runs, finally figured out how to do mixed colours.
First, melt your chocolate (I used coloured, white and dark chocolate wafers). PAINT the colour (with a food grade or brand new UNUSED art brush) you want to show on the bottom of the mold. Let set in the fridge for about 5-10 minutes. Then paint the next colour (if they are close together or will run into each other) and let set again.
Pour your main chocolate into the remainder of the mold and let set. I used mostly dark chocolate to fill the molds as the coloured stuff was SUPER sweet.
These are by no means professional, but hey, they just get eaten anyway, right?
That is about the extent of our Dr. Seuss themed party. Thanks for letting me share with you!
And…..”If you never did you should. These things are fun, and fun is good!”
Dr. Seuss Baby Shower Ideas
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“A person’s a person, no matter how small,” said Dr. Seuss in Horton Hears a Who. And he is right! Celebrate your little person in the making by having a Dr. Seuss baby shower!
Whether you are having a boy or girl, or do not want to know yet, a Dr. Seuss baby shower is the perfect idea!
Dr.Seuss Baby Shower Invitations
For a Dr. Seuss baby shower, you’ll have a tough time finding suitable invitations in a store, so this is one project you’ll want to complete online. Don’t worry, though, because ordering invites online can be much cheaper, and you’re more likely to find something you like!
Etsy has many people who design invitations for a living. These invitations from Venspaperie are adorable and only cost $12.00 for a personalized digital file. What this means is they send you your customized invites electronically and you, in turn, take it to a photo center to make prints. Saves time and some money. Cool, right?
Dr. Seuss Decorations
Gather all or just a few of the characters together for the Dr. Seuss baby shower! One character that should be there is Cat in the Hat; what would a Dr. Seuss baby shower be without the main man? With his giant, red and white striped hat, everyone is sure to know who he is, and having him would help in color scheme as well!
Dr. Suess books are very colorful, but having red and white included in a must. All party supplies such as cups, plasticware, table cloths and napkins can easily be coordinated with red and white, and you might even be able to order red and white striped supplies as well.
Here’s a few fun decoration ideas:
- Characters and quotes: It’s a given that you need the characters present, but why not have them “saying” some of the famous Dr. Seuss quotes? These guys can take up a lot of wall space to really give the Dr. Seuss world feel. Break out the poster boards and cut them into the shape of speech bubbles, then try the following quotes:
- “To the world you may be one person; but to one person you may be the world.”
- “One fish, two fish, red fish, blue fish!”
- “From there to here, from here to there, funny things are everywhere!”
- Hat Centerpiece: Whether you have the cake shaped like a hat or buy a hat to use, this makes for a great, easy table centerpiece decoration, and can even be used as a game prize! The hat, that is.
- Lorax trees: You can use lorax trees to decorate everything and they are easy to make! All you need are some colorful sticks and puffs, and perhaps a glue gun. Twisting different color pipe cleaners works well for the stick part, too. Leave the rest up to your imagination!
Special thanks to our friends at Venspaperie for this super Seuss design!
Dr. Seuss Themed Food Will Make Your Baby Shower a Hit!
“Try them, try them, and you may! Try them and you may, I say.” Wouldn’t that make a great quote for a sign to place on a table that has food? Totally. A Dr. Seuss baby shower calls for some interesting Dr. Seuss food! Read on to learn “a thing or two” about Dr. Seuss-inspired delicious dishes:
- Deviled green eggs and ham: Much like regular deviled eggs, but you color the yolk part green and garnish with little chunks of ham. With this Dr. Seuss themed hors d’oeuvre, nobody will be saying “I do not like green eggs and ham!”
- “Red fish” salmon: If your baby shower is around lunch or dinner time, it’s a good idea to serve an entree so your guests don’t skip a meal. Salmon makes for an excellent Dr. Seuss theme choice!
- Alphabet cookies: Everyone loves cookies. Use alphabet cookie cutters, or cut them freehand style, and frost them with all different colors to look like Dr. Seuss’s “ABC” book.
- Lorax fuz: You can eat it in reds, you can eat it in blues, you can eat it in whatever color you choose! Okay, this one is not a quote from Dr. Seuss but it was worth a try! And so is this cotton candy treat. decorate the cotton candy cones in many different patterns and colors to go with the theme.
Dr. Seuss Baby Shower Games Are a Must!
With Dr. Seuss as your theme, the games should be way out of the ordinary from typical baby shower games! Here’s a few ideas:
- Red fish, blue fish toss: Buy or make two of each of the red and blue fish from the books and get 3 fish bowls. Place fish bowls in any arrangement and assign a different point value to each one. Whoever scores the most points, wins a prize!
- Name that quote: Make a list of quotes and be sure to have enough copies for each guest. Everyone has to guess which book the quote came from, and the person who guesses the most correctly wins!
- Hop on Pop balloon pop: So only the name references the book, but this game is fun! Everyone gets a balloon, holds it between their knees and has to pop it without using their hands. Hint: they can get creative and press up against things. First to pop it wins!
Dr. Seuss Party Favors Help You Say Thank You, Adieu, Adieu.
Guests always look forward to party favors, and it’s the perfect opportunity to really say “thank you” for attending your baby shower! You can never go wrong with food so sweet edibles such as candy and cupcakes make for very welcomed favors.
If you really want people to leave with a piece of the theme, try making cake pops that look like little lorax trees, and wrap them in pretty cellophane and ribbons. Be sure to attach a Dr. Seuss quote such as “don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.”
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Laura is a stay-at-home-mom of 4 energetic, little boys. When not playing with them or cleaning up their Legos (or worse, stepping on them), she can be found watching Pixar movies with the family, or writing here on Pink Ducky.
Dryads. Dr. Seuss - “What to read to kids after "The Gruffalo" and "Snail"? A sharp, important and rare topic for children's literature. If every house had a Dryad, then our planet would become cleaner!”
The book about the Dryad was recommended to me by a friend who is a big fan of Dr. Seuss' work. She also said that for Americans, Seuss is like Chukovsky for Russians, the same value in children's literature. Every American family has Seuss's books, like ours Moidodyr and Aibolit. This is the best-selling author in English (namely for preschoolers and younger students, so "Harry Potter" is a record holder, for big kids). nine0003
My daughter has her own reading tastes by the age of 5, still loves something from Julia Donaldson, good Soviet type Nosov and Kataev, colorful books from Enas-kniga publishing house. At different times, Eno Raud "Sipsik", Helena Bekhlereva "The House under the Chestnut Trees" were successfully read.
In general, I am skeptical about modern translated literature, there are rarely true pearls. We do not favor Toshu-Boshu and others like them, I have never bought books on the topics "how to write in a pot", "how to go to kindergarten". Abstract blots from newfangled illustrators annoy me too. nine0006
Andersen is closer to me with "The Ugly Duckling", from which a small child's heart shrinks, after which a million questions.
"Lorax" , that is, "Dryad" (Dryad called the main character Marina Boroditskaya , who translated "The Gruffalo", "Snail and Whale" and much more) saw the light already in 1971. It has been repeatedly translated for Russian readers, excellent cartoons have been made. One of them, The Lorax 2012, I warmly recommend after reading the book. The rest have not been seen yet. nine0003
The topics of ecology, nature conservation, and saving the planet seem to us, parents, not as important as the topics of kindness, friendship, and leadership. However, almost all ordinary kids will learn to be friends, but not everyone will learn how to carry a candy wrapper to the urn, and even more so how to sort garbage.
The topic of ecology is an island! In "Dryad" the issue of respect for nature is shown under an unusual sauce.
So, the plot:
Before us is the quaint house of the hermit McGloth. The reader will have to find out the story of how this person (better to say, a creature) ended up here and why there is a dirty, empty plain around. McGloth tells how he first came to the valley, saw downy palms, and the idea of Chulover was born. (In fact, a chulover is a hell of a thing, it is such a product that is nothing, but everyone needs it. There are a lot of such products, say, on Aliexpress). nine0003
I said: - Calm down, venerable Dryad.
Well, I cut down one... This down is just a treasure!
My chulover is about to conquer the planet.
There is no thing more necessary - and no more useful!
But the trouble is, bears feed on fruits from palm trees, Musical Fish frolic in the pond, the whole valley is permeated with life, thanks to palm trees. Only does it matter to the businessman McGlot. He calls Uncles McGlots, and Aunts McGlots. And the production of chulovers begins. nine0003
Dryad, the magical guardian of the forests, is trying to resist the production. He begs, argues, points to emaciated animals. Only McGloth doesn't care.
And collapsed with a crash, with a painful groan
THE LAST palm tree with a downy pompom. track.
Yes, in the finale McGloth is aware of everything. But what's the point already...
Although no, something makes us understand - salvation is possible, there are chances.
Here I will insert quotes from the sayings of Stephen Hawking , the greatest modern scientist:
The death of the Earth is just a matter of time. Humanity can only survive by colonizing space.
We have given our planet a terrible gift in the form of climate change, rising temperatures, shrinking polar ice sheets, deforestation and the destruction of many animal species
I don't want to move from our beautiful blue planet. Only now it’s a no brainer that humanity will ruin the Earth at such a pace. All these industries, waste dumps, burning landfills are the work of the McGlots, who need to fill their pockets. And, sadly, there will be the last palm tree, and we, the people - these are the very Bears, we will roam around in search of food and clean water. Oh, pah-pah-pah...
So. Children need to read this kind of literature. They are the ones who have to save the planet. Our generation is not "burning out" yet. All environmental rescue activities so far are light-light, mini-mini. Type of refusal from packages in supermarkets. This is what good people do. But the giant corporations continue to spoil the atmosphere, into the water, cut down forests. nine0003
About translation and illustrations:
I liked Marina Boroditskaya's translation. She has a light, uncluttered syllable. (Unlike Vladimir Gandelsman, whose translations of other Seuss books are unreadable, the language stumbles on every line, the rhyme/rhythm skips).
It's a pity that I don't speak enough English to appreciate the original language.
The illustrations by Seuss (who is both author and illustrator) are excellent. Bright colors, as if careless, caricatured characters - all this fascinates. A great decision not to show us McGloth, it makes it even more scary. And indeed, those who pollute the planet on an industrial scale, we often do not know by sight, we can only guess. nine0003
Worthy book. A diamond in our collection, which I have been rereading to my daughter for several evenings in a row. A must have for anyone who wants to raise a conscientious, non-greedy, compassionate child.
Thank you for your attention!
Dr. Seuss 2 March 1904
place of birth: Springfield (Massachusetts), USA
date of death: September 24, 1991
aliases: Dr. Seuss
genres: literature of the 20th century
Biography of the writer
Theodor Seuss Geisel is an American children's writer and cartoonist.
Theodor Geisel was born into a brewer's family. All of his grandparents were immigrants from Germany. His grandfather had waited many years for the day when he could take over the family business. However, on the day he retired, Prohibition was introduced in America. Left without a job, Theodore's father took a job at the local zoo. Subsequently, he became its director, as well as the director of the national park. nine0003
The writer spent his childhood in the immediate vicinity of the zoo, and he spent whole days drawing its inhabitants - various animals, changing them beyond recognition. The writer's mother, whose maiden name - Seuss - Theodor Geisel chose as his pseudonym, supported her son in his studies. She allowed little Theo to draw her bizarre animals on the walls of the attic and praised his drawings. The school art teacher, however, did not share the opinion of the writer's mother. In one of his lessons, he predicted to Geisel that he would never be able to learn to "draw properly." Later, Dr. Seuss graduated from Dartmouth College with a bachelor's degree there, and went to study at Oxford, which he subsequently did not graduate. nine0003
In his diaries, Theodor Geisel describes his time at the university as a pointless pastime that turned students away from culture. Theodor Geisel, as a true American, was disgusted by the stiffness of Oxford, the blind worship of senseless fetishes. After studying for a little over a year, Geisel leaves Oxford and goes on a trip to Europe, and after returning to America, he begins working as a political cartoonist and advertising artist.
However, it was in Oxford that Theodor Geisel met his future wife, Helen, who became his collaborator and true friend. nine0003
On October 23, 1967, after suffering from a long battle with illnesses, including cancer, and the emotional pain of her husband's affair with Audrey Stone Diamond, his wife since 1927, Helen Palmer Geisel, committed suicide. Geisel married Diamond on June 21, 1968. Geisel had no children.
In 1980, Geisel received the Laura Ingles-Wilder Medal from the Children's Library Services Association (a division of the American Library Association) for "substantial and long-term contributions to children's literature." At that time, the medal was awarded every five years. At 19Geisel was awarded a special Pulitzer Prize in 1984 for his "half-century contribution to the education and development of American children and their parents."
Dr. Seuss is mentioned in "Book Number One On Happiness" by Marcy Shimoff.
Already a fashionable and highly paid author, Seuss wrote his first book: On Mulberry Street. He offered it to 28 publishing houses and was rejected everywhere. The only publisher that agreed was Random House.
The self-drawn story "On Mulberry Street" was a great success, followed by another 40 Dr. Seuss books. Based on them, cartoons, radio plays, musicals were staged. In America, there is a real large park based on his drawings. Dr. Seuss is the best-selling children's writer in English today (for young children, Harry Potter is a different age group). nine0003
Dr. Seuss' best-selling book is Green Eggs and Ham, but The Cat in the Hat is a true American cultural icon. "The Cat in the Hat" Dr. Seuss wrote using only 220 words, which he received in advance from the list of the customer. It was assumed that these are exactly those 220 words that children of a certain age should know.
"The Cat in the Hat" started a series of books for the little ones, which successfully replaced the books about "Dick and Jane", which flooded in the 30-50s. all store shelves. Dr. Seuss offered children a game instead of instructions, crazy phantasmagoria instead of dry descriptions of a neat life, surreal adventures instead of a viscous and meaningless narrative. Plus, Seuss's books were funny and colorful. nine0003
In 1971, the book "Lorax" was published, which raised the issue of the responsibility of business for the destruction of nature, trees and the vices of the consumer society.
Having won the hearts of American children in the middle of the century, Dr. Seuss continues to be popular. From his books they learn to read, his book "Places You Will Go" is given to almost every child for a school graduation party.
The author's best books
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How the Grinch Stole Christmas
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How the Grinch Stole Christmas!
Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn't before!
"Maybe Christmas," he thought, "doesn't come from a store.