Tuesday, June 6, 2017

One I Am - Dr. Seuss Birthday Party

A couple weeks ago at the shop, we helped host an adorable Dr. Seuss party for a one year old. Kelly, the mother, had ordered a bunch of turquoise and red supplies for the party, plus some great banners and decor items. For invitations, she worked with a local shop favorite, Gretchen from p.ink creative (currently on maternity leave, but usually available in the shop!). After getting invites out and products ordered, she asked for our help to put everything together for the party. Dr. Seuss is such a fun theme for a birthday party because there are a lot of  ideas you can play with!

Dr. Seuss is full of patterns, colors and quirky designs. We wanted to set the kid tables to set the mood for the party.  With the supplies, we alternated polka dots and stripes, then added pops of blue. Kelly had different book covers printed, so we used those for the center of the tables to finish them off. Fun to have an alternative to a table runner, especially when it ties in the party theme.

We had free reign on the backdrop and I knew I wanted to do red stripes. Streamer stripes are an easy, affordable, and effective way to add a pop of color and pattern to your party. I originally thought about doing 1 Fish, 2 Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish across the backdrop. After looking at pictures of the fish, however, I was worried about their heavy design and being able to recreate them by hand large enough for the backdrop. Thing 1 and Thing 2 then came to mind and I ran with it! I drew their bodies out on red poster board, used white paper for faces and name tags, then topped off with a chopped up blue tissue pom pom. The pom pom added a fun and quirky dimension. I definitely cut them up to try matching their hair, and probably would have chosen larger ones if I did it again. Kelly had a cute picture banner we then hung up across the backdrop.

Activity wise, Kelly had Dr. Seuss games for the children and coloring sheets. The games included pin the hat on the cat, ring toss and bean bag toss. Coloring sheets are a great activity to keep kids entertained while waiting for the rest of the party guests to arrive. For the adults, she asked them all to sign a Dr. Seuss Happy Birthday To You! book they could have as a keepsake from the party.

How amazing are those cupcake toppers? Nothing like having your baby's face on top of his cupcakes! Definitely a cute idea if your theme involves a hat of some sort. The birthday boy needed a smash cake and a mini Dr. Seuss hat fit the bill. Kelly also had cookies made for the guests to take home as their party favor. Cookies are always a good favor idea because they are a reasonable price and who doesn't love a cookie? Since it was dinner time, she also served pizza, salad and snacks.

Overall, it was a great afternoon celebrating the birthday boy! Faith and I had a great time playing with the theme and setting up for them. If you are needing a party space and help putting together a fun event for your one year old, we would love to help!

Etsy shops were Kelly found decor items:

Cookies & Cake were made locally by Sweetly Scrumptious.

Lots of Love,

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