Dr. Seuss Themed Baby Shower

Dr. Seuss Sweet Table by Lisa Arlotti

Dr. Seuss Sweet Table by Lisa Arlotti and Victoria Woodall

“From there to here, from here to there, funny things are everywhere!” 

Dr. SeussOne Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish

I’m excited to share the Dr. Seuss themed event that my sister Victoria and I created for her baby shower last summer. This was such a fun idea to play around with. From Cat in the Hat, to Lorax and everything in between. The inspirations from the beloved children’s books were endless. Everyone at the event enjoyed exploring the nostalgic little world that we created for the day. Here is a peek at different design elements that we created and the recipes that we used.

Decor Elements

Dr. Seuss Baby Shower

Dr. Seuss Baby Shower

Seuss Invitation

Seuss Invitation

Dr. Seuss Centerpieces

Dr. Seuss Centerpieces

We created whimsical centerpieces using clay pots, acrylic craft paint, floral foam, Gerber daisies, and colorful windmills all from the Dollar Store. We first painted the pots white then added red stripes.

Pots in progress

Pots in progress

Dr. Seuss Seating Chart

Dr. Seuss Seating Chart

Vicki created these adorable tissue paper Pom Poms. They were so cute and easy. Here is a link to instructions of how she did it. DIY Tissue Paper Pom Poms We hung them from the ceiling and used them around the seating chart. They make a great visual impact.

Who Food Menus

Who Food Menus

We printed custom “Who Food” menus on card stock and came up with creative Seuss themed names for the food items we had chosen.

  • Assorted Greens and Other Things: Mixed Green Salad
  • Biggle Balls: Assorted Rolls, French Sticks, Bread Sticks and Butter
  • Green Eggs and Ham Pie: Quiche Lorraine
  • Truffula Twigs: sautéed Green Beans
Dr. Seuss Guest Book Idea

Dr. Seuss Guest Book Idea

Instead of a standard guest book we had the guests sign a keepsake copy of Vicki’s favorite Dr. Seuss book, “Oh, the Places You’ll Go!”

Dr. Seuss Book Display

Dr. Seuss Book Display

For an added touch we displayed copies of Dr. Seuss books around the room.

Dr. Seuss Quote Tote Bags

Dr. Seuss Quote Tote Bags

The talented ladies at Silver Stitch Embroidery in Windsor, Ontario made these lovely customized Dr. Seuss quote tote bags which we gave as party favors.

The Sweets

Dr. Seuss Sweet Table

Dr. Seuss Sweet Table

Green Eggs and Ham

Green Eggs and Ham

Green Eggs and Ham Pretzels

Green Eggs and Ham Pretzels

Bacon and Eggs
Ingredients:
Pretzel sticks
White Candy melts (can be found at Michael’s or other craft store)
Yellow or Green M&Ms
Instructions:
Place pairs of pretzels onto a cookie sheet.
I’ve done these two ways and I think I prefer the 1st way but do whatever is easier for you:
1) Place one white candy melt on top of each pair pretzel sticks and put cookie sheet in a 350 degree oven for 2-3 minutes. Once out of the oven press M&Ms onto white chocolate.
2) Put white chocolate melts in a ziploc bag and microwave for 30 second intervals until melted. Cut the corner of the bag with scissors and pipe chocolate onto pretzel sticks in the size of a nickel. Press M&Ms onto white chocolate. Let the white chocolate harden before removing from parchment paper.
Cat in the Hat Cake Pops

Cat in the Hat Cake Pops

SONY DSC

Cake Pops in the Making

Cake Pops in the Making

We made cherry chip flavored cake pops, dipped in melted white chocolate. We used fondant circles for the hat brims and cut thin strips of strawberry fruit roll ups for the stripes around the hats.

Unicorn Patties

Unicorn Patties

Making Unicorn Patties

Making Unicorn Patties

These colorful sugar cookies were fun to make. You can find the recipe for Unicorn Patties here: Unicorn Poop from CookCarrie.com

One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Jello Shooters

One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Jello Shooters

Caramel Pecan Turtles

Caramel Pecan Turtles

Yurtle-The-Turtles

Source: Allrecipes.com

Quick and easy turtle style candies!

Ingredients

  • 20 Rolo type chocolate covered caramels
  • 20 mini pretzels
  • 20 pecan halves

Directions: Preheat oven to 300 degrees F (150 degrees C). Arrange the pretzels in a single layer on a parchment lined cookie sheet. Place one chocolate covered caramel candy on each pretzel. Bake for 4 minutes. While the candy is warm, press a pecan half onto each candy covered pretzel. Cool completely before storing in an airtight container.

 

Truffula Fruits

Truffula Fruits
Hop on Popcorn

Hop on Popcorn

Hop-on-Popcorn

Ingredients

  • 12 ounces colored chocolate candy melts (we used purple and pink)
  • 8 cups popped popcorn
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • sprinkles
  • pretzels
  • M&M’s or Smarties

Directions: Heat chocolate in the microwave or a double boiler until melted. Place the popcorn in a large bowl, and pour the melted chocolate over it. Then use a spoon to toss the popcorn gently until it is evenly coated with the chocolate. Spread the popcorn and pretzels out evenly on a baking sheet covered with parchment, wax paper, or aluminum foil. Sprinkle evenly with the salt, then sprinkle with as many sprinkles and conversation hearts as you would like.

Let cool for 10 minutes or until the chocolate has hardened. Break up into small pieces and toss with M&M’s then serve or store in an airtight container for up to 1 week.

Katroo Bundt Cake

Katroo Bundt Cake

Thing 1 and Thing 2 Cupcakes

Thing 1 and Thing 2 Cupcakes

Lorax Cupcakes

Lorax Cupcakes

Snoop Gloop on a Floop, Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Dip

Snoop Gloop on a Floop, Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Dip

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Dip

Source: The Way to His Heart Blog

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1 8-ounce block of cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract – next time I’d add 1.5 tsp. 
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 3/4 cup mini chocolate chips, plus extra for sprinkling

Directions: In a small saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat. Whisk in the brown sugar until it dissolves and the mixture starts to bubble. Stir in vanilla and set aside to cool.
In a separate bowl, cream the cream cheese and powdered sugar together for 60 seconds. With the mixer on low speed, add in brown sugar and butter mixture, then the salt. Mix until combined. Stir in the mini chocolate chips.

Garnish with additional mini chocolate chips. Serve with animal crackers, Nilla wafers, salty pretzel crackers, or graham crackers. I found that this tasted better the colder it got.

Gluten Free Goodies

Sweet Yazz and Yum Gluten Free Goodies

We had so much fun with this theme. I hope these ideas inspire you to revisit the exciting world of Dr. Seuss and to create wonderful memories for your family and friends. We used this theme for a baby shower but it could easily be adapted to any type of party at all. If you have any questions about what we did or how we did it, please feel free to ask!

“Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.”
― Dr. Seuss