Months ago I decided to throw this gal from over in Holladay (were I used to live) a baby shower. She is so nice and kind, but is very shy and has no family in-state and is having her first baby. I just could not let her have her first baby without having some sort of shower or celebration. When I first talked to her about her shower I gave her a list with a couple of different themes on it and told her to pick one. Secretly though I was hoping she would not pick the Dr. Seuss theme and sure enough she did. For some reason I just thought it would be so much harder to do a trademark theme. I really lucked out though and it only took me a couple of days to get really excited about the theme and run with it.
I made these really cute invitations, and I wish I could take credit for the little rhyme, but I can't. My friend Holly came up with that all on her own at crunch time late one night. She is a child development teacher and maybe a little more versed in the world of Seuss then I am. I loved the ribbon I found too, it was the perfect look and just dainty enough for the little invitations. For the envelopes I made and printed out circle address labels onto sticker paper and cut the labels out and placed them in the center of the envelope. I thought it added a nice touch and made the invitations more special. All the fonts I used for the party where either in a typewriter style or a Seuss font I found online.
My luck with the Dr.Seuss theme really came when a friend in Colorado who knew I was on the hunt for anything and everything Seuss spotted a whole dollar section at her local Target full of nothing but Dr. Seuss items and gave me a call. The next day I went to my Target and sure enough mine too had a Seuss dollar section. I was so excited and must have looked like a freak stocking up on the stuff. I bought a couple of everything. . .pencils, pins, hats, stickers, you name it. I had no idea what I was going to do with it, but I bought it. I also found these amazingly cute plastic cups and bowls at Michael's in the discount section for 28 cents each, or something crazy like that. They were the perfect color and really whimsical so I knew they were a must for the theme and party.
Swedish fish...blue feather boas...felt dots and bow ties...poster-board painted fish...red gerber daisies...gold fish in bowls...and 24 cat in the hat cupcakes later...I had a party. TaDa!
It was a real hit and everyone really enjoyed themselves. We played two games in which we used are Seuss pencils of course. One a guess what book game, the other a name that Seuss character game. The prize? Gold fish in little bowls with blue feather trim. I also set up a table for people to write advise for the mother to be.
The best part of all this Seuss madness is that I am going to be putting together a Dr. Seuss themed playroom upstairs for little miss Jayna Berry for Christmas. Her grandma wanted to know what she was "allowed" to get her (she is the only grandchild), and I said "no more toys we have way to many!". So I told grandma she could buy furniture for the playroom so that we could organize the toys she already has, and so that grandma could have a chance at possibly being allowed to buy her toys for her birthday. Grandma agreed. So look for the Berries playroom coming soon...
If you would like the files for the invitations, address labels or games click here.