How To Throw A Fun Dr. Seuss Party

Thanks to Party City for sponsoring this post.

A week from today is the birthday of Theodor Seuss Geisel (also  known as Dr. Seuss). Dr. Seuss wrote over 60 children’s books including favorites like The Cat In The Hat and Green Eggs & Ham. Every year people throw children’s parties around this time to celebrate Dr. Seuss and encourage children to read.

I’ve celebrated this special day over the past years in different ways. When I was a preschool teacher I would have little celebrations with my class where we’d eat a special treat, make a Dr. Seuss craft and read our favorite Dr. Seuss books. When my own kids were younger they had dress up days at school to celebrate Dr. Seuss and I made Cat in the Hat socks.

This year I thought it would be fun to celebrate Dr. Seuss’s birthday by having a small party. If you are looking to have a party of your own, Party City has everything you need to throw a fabulous Dr. Seuss party- from tableware to goodie bags to decor to costume items! Party City sent me a box full of goodies and then I made some Dr. Seuss inspired snacks.

How fun are these Thing 1 and Thing 2 paper cups?!

The plates and napkins all have fun Dr. Seuss designs, too!

Put goldfish and Swedish fish candies in fish bowls for the perfect One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish snack!

I also decorated cupcakes to go with the book. I bought some vanilla cupcakes with vanilla frosting and added blue sprinkles (to look like water) and then topped them with a Swedish fish candy.

These Cat in the Hat dessert cups look like the famous red and white striped hat. To make them I layered strawberry jello and mini marshmallows. You could also layer strawberry jello and whipped cream.

I wanted to add some fruit to the party table so I made these Thing 1 & Thing 2 fruit cups. I cut up fresh strawberries and then topped them with Reddi-Wip that I had mixed with blue food coloring. Though they didn’t turn out exactly how I had envisioned, they are still delicious!

I decided to make another Cat in the Hat snack. These cheese and tomato kabobs are simple to make and look like the cat’s tall hat. I cut string cheese in chunks and put those, along with cherry tomatoes, on a toothpick.

As far as party favors go, Party City has lots of fun choices to fill the goody bags up. My favorites are the pencils and the little notebook because I love goodies that I know my kids are going to use. The themed buttons would be cute on backpacks and the bookmarks are great for those kids who love to read. My boys favorite party favor? The blowouts of course!

I also loved the fun photo props. They are the perfect way to add some silly fun to the party and pictures let kids take home special memories from the party.

What special things do you do to celebrate the birthday of Dr. Seuss with your kids? Get everything you need from Party City here.


  1. That is super cute! You really captured the Dr. Seuss feel with this. I love it.

  2. My son went absolutely love this! I think I would like it! I love Dr. Seuss this party would be awesome.

  3. Oh my goodness, how fun. I love each and every idea. That jello snack looks like so much fun. Thanks so much for sharing…

  4. Jeni Hawkins says

    This party looks like so much fun. I need to put one if these together!

  5. Aww, this is the best. My kids always love the Dr. Seuss Books. The Party City supplies you found were perfect.

  6. I love Dr. Seuss. I think every parent has incorporated Dr. Seuss into our children’s lives when they were young. What a great theme for a party.

  7. These are such cute ideas! I love Dr Seuss and this would be a great birthday party for my son!

  8. This all looks amazing! I know a few kids who would love to have a Dr. Seuss party! This would be so much fun.

  9. These are such great ideas! Dr. Seuss theme is perfect for my daughter’s 4th birthday. I will be definitely taking some of these ideas!

  10. Amy Desrosiers says

    My kids love Dr Seuss books. I bet they would be excited to have a party themed this way as well!

  11. This looks like a lot of fun. I love Dr. Seuss. Our local library always celebrations with a Dr. Seuss party.

  12. Ann Bacciaglia says

    This is a perfect party theme. I will have to share this post with my friends with kids.

  13. Claudia Krusch says

    This is such a great idea for my kids next party. I will have to start looking for the decorations this week. We love Dr Seuss in our house.

  14. What a fun party idea! Thank you so much for these!

  15. Dr. Suess has always been a favorite in our house too. I love his stories and making a fun party is always easy with the Doctor!

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