Congratulations! You’ve chosen the perfect party theme: Dr Seuss. This theme is great for birthdays, baby showers or for any day you want to make seussi-fun!
And these Dr. Seuss party ideas will help you to host your party with ease.
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Dr. Seuss Party Plan
You can have an amazing party without going nuts in the planning stage. After all parties should not make you need therapy unless it is My Tuesday Therapy.
Will you succeed? Yes! You will, indeed! (98 and ¾ percent guaranteed.)Dr. Seuss
So, let’s start!
Every party is more fun with cool
All those are covered in this Dr. Seuss party plan. It has everything you need for hosting a seussified party!
Simply choose your favorites and you have your party plan all set!
I Want To Party With YOU!
Dr. Seuss provides you numerous fun quotes you can put in a party invitation. You could also let your creativity fly and come up with your own awesome words and rhymes.
1. I’m Having A Party
That’s the invitation we used for our party. I made it in Canva. You can easily make your own too.
2. The Time Has Flown
A cute, fun Dr. Seuss Party Invitation from Melissa Anderson Shop. You can have it customized for any age. She has made these for baby showers too.
The invitation has text on the back side too so you don’t have to cram it all on one side.
3. You Would Not Want To Miss
Could you, would you, come and play?
Who would not want to! An awesome Dr. Seuss party invitation from Adrian Marie Invites.
Invitation Wording Ideas
- Would you, could you, come to play? I hope you join my special day!
- You could not, would not, want to miss this party!
- I meant what I said, And I said what I meant. It’s Ayla’s 3rd Birthday one hundred percent!
- Sometimes you will never know the value of a moment until it becomes a memory. Please join us in celebrating Josie’s birthday and help us create new, happy memories!
- Yes, it’s truer than true! I want to celebrate my birthday with you!
- A person’s a person, no matter how small. Join us for a birthday seussibration!
Make your party unforgettable with a
- cool entrance
- amazing treat table
- fabulous centerpieces
- and other exciting details.
A fun entrance adds a lot of magic to the party. It should make you feel like you’re entering another world… a playful place full of seussi-fun.
There are so many awesome ways you can do this. And it does not have to cost a lot. I like low budget parties.
1. Funny Things Are Everywhere – Sign
If this sign does not help you get in the party mood then I don’t know what will.
Of course, it is quite necessary that you know how to read. Or have someone with you who will read it for you.
From there to here, from here to there, funny things are everywhere.Dr. Seuss
2. Truffula Trees
Make a couple of Truffula Trees for the entrance and to be sprinkled throughout the party area.
As you can see Dr. Seuss party is not only for little kids. That’s my daughter there peeking behind a Truffula Tree.
She loves books. She has always loved books.
Dr. Seuss books were some of the first books she really got into.
So, for her 19th birthday she wanted to have Dr. Seuss party. Well, she would have been fine with no theme but hey, I love to plan parties and besides I’ve got a party blog that can always use fun ideas.
When I think about Dr. Seuss decorations, one of the first things that come to my mind are swirls.
Save money and cut up your own paper swirls. Or save time and buy a fun package of colorful paper swirls.
Balloons… blah…. Nope! Balloons are cool and inexpensive. Yay!
Make a balloon
- garland (all you need is balloons and garland strip)
- string (use clear cord: tie balloons to it at random places)
- jungle (hang the balloons from the ceiling and add some curling ribbon and streamer in the mix)
5. Gate to Whoville
Whether it is a gate to Whoville or an arch to “Oh. The places you’ll go”, it will be amazing!
Cardboard comes handy with this one.
Cut out an arch. It does not have to be a perfect shape. Dr. Seuss is all about crazy shapes.
Paint the arch; and decorate it if you wish.
If you’re not into DIY stuff, you can get an Oh the place you go standee. Use it as an entrance or as a fun photo backdrop.
This entrance will wow the guests, young and old.
Whatever you do with your entrance, make sure it is low enough if your guests are tiny. They love it when decorations are at their eye level.
It’s time to style your food table!
1. Tock Tick – Easy Backdrop
We placed our treat table against the wall under a clock. A clock that goes Tock Tick… Just like in the Sleep Book.
I get it, not everyone has these old-fashioned clocks on the walls but that’s not a problem. You can make one! Or simply buy one.
2. Table Coverings
We used red and white plastic tablecloths. The red one covered the table and the white one we cut into two strips to form stripes.
3. Polkadot Box
It gets boring if everything is at the same height.
You can easily add height and have a more fun food table with boxes. Just make sure they are sturdy enough so your cupcakes won’t end up inside the box.
We used a bookcase box. It was for one of those shorter bookcases.
The box looked pretty fun wrapped in polkadot wrapping paper and it was perfect for displaying yummylicious treats.
Use these ideas for decorating any tables you have. You can also use them to fill in any empty spots at your food table.
Plastic or glass fishbowls will look cool. Fill them with blue jello and fish shaped gummy candies.
You could use the plastic fishbowls as party favors for kids. In that case you probably want to fill them with fish gummies or gold fish crackers.
2. Seussified Straws
I don’t know what to call these things but they certainly look like something from Dr. Seuss stories.
What you need for making these funsome centerpieces:
- fun straws
- tiny pompoms
- little serving dishes
- glue gun
We bought all those from a dollar store except the glue gun.
You can start by gluing the straw to the serving dish. And then add the fun decorations. Or the other way around.
You might want to add other stuff too. Whatever you happen to find at a dollar store or in your craft boxes. Anything goes!
Create centerpieces around Dr. Seuss characters.
Put a stuffed elephant (this one is really cute) on the table. And he is holding the clover! Perfect! You don’t even need to make one yourself.
Place the Horton Hears a Who book under the elephant. Even though that might not be the best idea if you want to protect the book from spills.
Got to have this interesting character at your party! Sit the Lorax next to a Truffula Tree.
Fox In Socks
Fox in Socks was not one of my favorite books but it seems to delight so many others.
So, place a Fox In Socks on the table with a fun quote from the book like:
“When beetles fight these battles in a bottle with their paddles and the bottle’s on a poodle and the poodle’s eating noodles…
…they call this a muddle puddle tweetle poodle beetle noodle bottle paddle battle.”Dr. Seuss, Fox In Socks
Other Fun Details
The fun little details can add so much to your party.
You won’t have trouble finding good ones!
Framed quotes are great. Use them as centerpieces or fill in the empty spaces on the food table.
This party is made for displaying quotes. Print them and tape to the wall.
I didn’t think to check for wall decals when we had our party… I wish I had because this Dr. Seuss wall decal quote looks fantastic!
And the really awesome thing about the wall decal is that you can easily reuse it in your child’s bedroom or playroom.
2. Oh! The Places You’ll Go
We printed out the words and taped them to the wall. And under them we taped the names of the countries and states my daughter has been to.
If you’re wondering what an earth the Christmas lights have to do with the party, I’ll tell you.
The week before this party we hosted a birthday party for my middle daughter and her theme was Stranger Things.
If you’re familiar with Stranger Things you know why they had the lights. And if you don’t, I don’t want to spoil it for you.
Stranger Things also had lights on the wall with the alphabets written under them.
So, we left the lights hanging from the ceiling because it looks like something wacky that would go with Dr. Seuss theme and we took the cardstock alphabets from the wall and attached them to the lights with tiny clothespins.
ABCs go well with the Dr. Seuss party, right.
Hang letters from Christmas lights or scatter them around the party area.
3. Truffula Trees DIY
I mentioned these in the entrance ideas.
Yeah, there is snow on the trampoline. No worries, we took it down a few days later even though this trampoline, according to the manufacturer, can stay outside even in the winter.
Back to the Truffula Trees. I thought about using pool noodles for this one but since it was fall I could not find them in the store. I could have ordered them for Amazon but I didn’t do that on time.
So we ended up using
- pipe insulation
- duct tape
- paper pom poms
How to make Truffula Trees
- Cut the pipe insulation to various lengths.
- Form stripes with duct tape.
- Hot glue or tape the pom poms on the top.
We also made stands with dowels and particle boards.
4. Thing 1 and Thing 2 DIY
These look pretty awesome, don’t they.
Everything is from a dollar store.
- blue bath poufs
- red spray bottles
You also need Thing 1 and Thing 2 labels (I made those).
5. Cat In The Hat Hat
No it’s not a mistake… hat hat. We’re talking about the hat.
Buy Cat In The Hat hats and use them as fun party details.
You could also make your own and save money. Cheap is good.
What you need:
- red solo cups
- white dessert paper plates
- white paint
- paint brush
- Paint stripes on the cups.
- Glue on the back side of a paper plate
6. Cool Photo Backdrops and Props
Photos helps us to remember all the fun stuff we did. Lots of memories stored in those images!
The kids will have a blast with this awesome Thing 1 and Thing 2 photo prop. You can stick your face in it and be one of the Things. Cool!
Shower curtains work well as photo or dessert table backdrops. And after the party you can use the shower curtain in your bathroom. I love party decor that can have multiple functions.
You’ll love these Dr. Seuss shower curtains.
Dr. Seuss Yummylicious Food
You’ll have so much fun serving various foods based on the books.
I love easy party food ideas. Cooking and baking are not my favorite things…
We didn’t even come up with cool names for every food item we had but don’t let that stop you from being awesomely creative.
1. Soup for Hoop-Snoopers
We had creamy chicken soup for the hoop soup snoop group.
2. Sprinkle Cookies
- a box of cookies from a store
- melted chocolate or candy coating
- fun sprinkles
- drizzle the chocolate on the cookies
- and sprinkle with sprinkles
Can’t get easier!
3. Truffula Seeds
A collection of tiny candies.
4. Hop On Pop Corn
This food is a must for any Dr. Seuss party unless you and your guests really dislike popcorn.
5. Truffula Tuft
What is truffula tuft?
The top of the truffula tree!
And in this case it was various color cotton candy.
6. Cookies and Cream Cups
So, this is not exactly a Dr. Seuss inspired food except that they look messily crazy and have fun colorful sprinkles.
My daughter didn’t want to have cupcakes or cake so we went with cookies.
What you need for this dessert:
- chocolate chip cookies
- cool whip or whipped cream
- sprinkles (or any toppings)
- Dip a cookie in the milk and put in a glass or cup (we used wine glasses)
- Put some cool whip on top
- Repeat the layers and finish with toppings.
7. Red Fish and Yertle the Turtles
One fish, two fish, red fish, blue fish…
Look through your cupboards and see what cool weird things you can do with your serving dishes.
I’ve got a trifle bowl that looks pretty fun turned upside down.
And it was just perfect for serving “red fish” and Yertle the Turtles.
The empty bowl would have looked boring but curling ribbon and fish pictures inside the bowl seussified it for this seussibration.
Make cupcakes or mini cupcakes. Decorate them with various colors and you’ve the perfect dessert for your Dr. Seuss party. Nothing complicated here.
You could also use fun cupcake wrappers and maybe even stick a delicious lollipop in the cupcake. Something swirly!
9. Green Eggs and Ham
Just threw in there another fun cupcake idea. They seem like a lot of work but maybe you’re the type of mom who loves to decorate cupcakes.
These Green Eggs and Ham Pretzel bites are easy to make.
- Pretzels twists, sticks or squares
- White candy melt
- Green Sixlets® or M&M’s® (or any other tiny green candy)
How To Make
- Place the pretzels on a cookie sheet. (If you use sticks, put two or more of them together.)
- Put a white chocolate wafer on each pretzel.
- Bake at 350 F for 1-2 minutes or until the chocolate has melted.
- Press a green candy on the chocolate and let them cool.
Any drink is a Dr. Seuss beverage when you label them Moose Juice and Goose Juice.
Create fun beverages by simply adding a fun straw or a fruit slice.
And we should not forget about Pink Ink Yink Drink. Pink lemonade or strawberry smoothie works well.
Dr. Seuss Party Games
I must confess, we didn’t have any Seuss themed games…. but no worries, I’ve got the coolest ideas for your Dr. Seuss party.
1. Toss The Ball In The Hat
- red bucket
- white paint
Paint white stripes on the bucket to make it look like the hat of Cat In The Hat.
How to Play:
Toss balls into the bucket. The one who gets most balls in wins.
2. Mr. Brown Can Moo, Can You?
This game can be played in various ways.
- index cards or cardstock
- Write down words on index cards or bigger pieces of paper. (Words like cow, sheep, train, ship, laptop keyboard, guitar, trampoline, squeaky door)
How To Play:
- Form a circle or any shape with them.
- Play music and the kids walk around the index card shape.
- When the music stops they turn the cards over and make the sound that object makes.
Moo or Choo
For this version you’ll need the words on index cards.
How to play:
The kids take turns picking a card and making the sound. The others try to guess the object based on the sound.
3. Green Eggs Race
What you need:
- white pipe cleaners
- green pipe cleaners
- hot glue gun
Prepare green eggs.
- Twist a white pipe cleaner into a swirly circle. You know like swirly lollipop. You might want to twist a few of them together to make a bigger circle. (This is the egg white.)
- Twist a green pipe cleaner into a swirly circle. (This is the green egg yolk.)
- Glue the egg yolk on the egg white.
How to Play:
Form teams. Each team gets a spatula and a green egg.
The first player of each team runs to the other side of the room holding the egg on a spatula. At the end of the room they fill toss the egg in the air and catch it with the spatula.
Once they have done that, they run back and pass the spatula and egg to next team member.
4. Would You Eat Them Here or There
This is going to be hilarious.
What you need:
- mashed food
How to play:
Blindfold the players and ask them to taste the various foods and try to identify them.
5. Clover Hunt
Help Horton find the clover!
Hide a clover (a pink pom pom) in the party area and send the kids to look for it.
6. Clover Race
- duster OR a big pom pom glued to a dowel
- something light like a foam puzzle piece to represent the Whoville
How to Play:
Form teams. Each team gets a duster and “Whoville”.
The first player in each team runs or walks to the other side of the room and back without dropping the Whoville. He then hands the duster to the next player and so on.
The team that finishes first wins.
7. What’s In The Fox’s Sock
What You Need:
- items to put in the socks
How To Play:
Put toys and other things mentioned in Dr. Seuss books in socks. One item per sock.
The guests can squeeze and touch the sock to figure out what’s in the sock.
8. I Can Do That
You all will have a blast with this game! And it works for any size party!!
The I Can Do That game comes with a Trick-a-ma-stick foam bar and 33 activity cards.
Your guests and birthday star will roll on the floor laughing watching each other to attempt the challenges.
The players take turns picking three activity cards. The cards could say “Take Four Giant Steps,” “With the Cake,” “On your head!”
Sounds like super fun!!
9. Magic Piano
Remember Pontoffel Pock and his magic piano?
The piano took him away from it all.
If you have a piano or a keyboard go ahead and use it for this game. If you don’t have one, you can use a paper keyboard! Works too.
Press a key on the keyboard or play a tune and it will take you into different places. You could go to places like:
- New York City
Ask the kids to act like they were in one of those places before using the magic piano going somewhere else.
10. Put the Things Back In the Box
These look hilarious!
First you’ll have fun making these clothespin Thing Ones and Things Twos for this game.
Secondly, you’ll have an amazing time watching the kids running around looking for the Things and putting them back in the box.
11. Thing 1 and Thing 2 Tag
Looking at those funny clothespin Things, I thought why not catch Things that are running around.
Play Thing 1 and Thing 2 Tag!
One person is it. And the others are Things. If possible, have something blue for them to wear on their heads: bandannas, wigs, feathers.
Assign a place that is the box where the Things are put once captured.
If you have a ton of guests you might want to have more than one catcher.
12. Activity Nook
Why do you need an activity nook in addition to all the fun you’re already providing? Well, you don’t need it but
it provides kids something to do
- while waiting for everyone to arrive or
- if they don’t want to play a game you planned
And on top of all that it will save your sanity! You will not be wishing to have the Magic Piano and “to get away from it all.”
The activity nook is there ready to be used so you don’t need to run around like a Cat in the Hat grabbing things when little Liam needs a break from the planned activities.
You can just enjoy the party and go about it as planned. Yay!
If things start happening, don’t worry. Don’t stew. Just go right along. You’ll start happening too.Dr. Seuss
Things to have in the activity nook:
- Dr. Seuss puzzles
- coloring pages
- Dr. Seuss books
- easy craft (like Truffula Trees: paper straws and pom poms OR Green Eggs and Ham On Frying Pan: for the frying pan you need a paper plate and a handle made of cardstock, white card stock for egg white and green card stock for the egg yolk. Depending on the ages of your guests, you could have all the pieces cut out and ready to be glued.)
Dr. Seuss Party Favors
Send the guests home with amazing memories and a fun party favor to remind them of the awesome party.
We put this sign on the door:
1. Magnetic Bookmarks
This set of magnetic Dr. Seuss bookmarks features some of the beloved characters from Dr. Seuss books.
A fun, inexpensive party favor.
2. Zipper Pull
We all have zippers! Make the zippers more fun with awesome Dr. Seuss zipper pulls.
3. Dr. Seuss Candy Kabobs
These are amazing! I’d love to have fun of these cute candy kabobs. The kids will love them and who does not need extra sugar after the party…
4. Hop on Pop Corn
Easy and very delicious party favor! What makes this popcorn special is that you’ll put it in fun boxes or bags and attach a label Hop on Pop Corn.
5. Refrigerator Magnets
Fridge magnets with inspiring Dr. Seuss quotes bring smiles to everyone’s face and will be used for many years to come.
6. Who Antennaes
Everyone can be a Who with these cute antennaes! Give them at the beginning of the party or at the end.