We love any excuse, or in this case exSEUSS to party at our house, and when the event includes an educational aspect this former teacher turned full-time mom is immediately on board! I have been watching the Dr. Seuss parties the last few years, but we lived far out in the country with no young children for neighbors. It was hard to get people to travel that far from town to come to a party at our house, so we were never able to have one. When when I became a Suburban Housewife last year, I immediately started hosting things for the neighborhood kids!
Dr. Seuss made such a mark in life, his works reaching both adults and children alike, and I knew he was going to be a daily part of our lives when my now 12 year old memorized verbatim Red Fish Blue Fish at the age of 4. I want to quickly share two of his writings that I quote to my children on a frequent basis:
Because the children are headed back to school today after 2 weeks out for the weather, and I am sure they will be getting lots of makeup homework for a while, we hosted our party yesterday. To get our party started, I went to my go to online place to get my Deluxe Party in a Box. Hey, I'm not copping to an online shopping addiction, but I WILL say that my recliner would miss me if I left to go to a party supply store. Besides, I don't have to change from my momiform (mom uniform) of yoga pants and a hoodie if I shop online!
For a mere $7.99, I got enough plates, cups, utensils, napkins, tablecloth and streamers for 8 people. I can't beat that if I am shopping at a dollar store whose utensils break and plates leak! Honestly, for that little price, I expected thin paper plates, utensils that would easily break, and a thin plastic cloth that would rip easily. You guys know what I am talking about; every one of you has purchased a plastic cloth before that ripped while you were opening, plates that food leaked through, and utensils you threw out and used fingers instead. The you get what you pay for doesn't apply here. You get WAY better than you pay for applied here. These plates and cups survived Demolition Mika, and nothing survives him. For a calm child who likes to sit and read, play his tablet or play calmly with Lego's, that child can break something the minute he touches it-thus the moniker Demolition!
This left plenty of money to prepare all the yummy Dr. Seuss inspired food, and add two new books to our already extensive Dr. Seuss book collection. Anytime Costumes and Wholesale Costume Club offer a great selection of all costumes such as This Buzz Lightyear Costume as well as Cat in the Hat and Thing 1 and Thing 2.
Games such as Hop on Hopscotch, Pin the Hat on the Cat, and Guess How many Red Fish Blue Fish in the jar are easy fun Seuss inspired games. We have had ice for 2 weeks straight, and yesterday was no different with freezing rain. Therefore, we went with quieter indoor activities such as letting the kids take turn reading portions of the books, and playing our Dr. Seuss Memory Game. The main event of the party was definitely the food!
We partied like it's 1999-Prince would be proud!!
Cat in the Hat skewers made for a great centerpiece AND they were delicious! Win win!
Poodles on Noodles add a burst of color and something to hold down all the sugar we were indulging in!
No Dr. Seuss Party is complete with out Green Eggs and Ham!
How about some Hop on Pop-corn? My 5 year old was so proud to be able to read this whole book by himself, no help, before Holiday Break in November!
One Fish, Two Fish-Goldfish surrounded by Truffula Trees!
Red Fish Blue Fish! Wiggly, Jiggly Fun!
They were so high on sugar, my normally sedate 5 year old boy (yes, he is calm compared to most boys including my oldest was at this age) was bouncing on my new couch, sigh.
Did someone say Thing 1 or Thing 2? We have you covered! Just an FYI if you are planning a party, add the cotton candy RIGHT before serving because it will melt into a hard blob within a half hour. Let's just say that someone was scraping off hard cotton candy, re-icing, and re applying hair to Thing 1 and Thing 2 right before the party!! Oh the Lessons we will Learn!
Mr. Moo's YooHoo is the perfect drink to wash down all that sugary goodness!
Not in the mood for chocolate? How about drinking Pink Yink Ink Drink instead?
Dr. Seuss has changed our lives in so many ways, for the good starting by writing books so interesting they appeal to all four of my children-two of which have to be