Monday, July 20, 2009

dr. seuss baby shower

i hosted a dr seuss baby shower for my friend this past weekend! it was so fun to put together and plan! i just love dr. seuss.


i saw a dr. seuss shower thrown by amy @ stem parties a few months back and immediately wanted to throw one of my own!

here's my green eggs and green cupcakes for the green eggs and ham display...
here's the back of the invite i made in photoshop {the front was the 'oh the place's you'll go' book cover with wording changed to, "oh the places she'll go"}...I NOW SELL THIS INVITE AND A BOY VERSION ON EBAY. GO HERE TO ORDER!


i got the idea for the thing 1 & thing 2 cupcakes from kitchen doughdough!! thanks lyndsey for the inspiration! aren't they adorable?! the cupcakes were angel food cake, and the topping..cotton candy!...



the horton hears a who table....

i used pink pom poms for clovers! if you haven't seen the movie or read the book then you wont understand the piles of "clovers" all over, hehe. i thought it turned out pretty cute though....
the horton diaper cake i made...

i made the fluffy clovers with styrofoam balls, pink frilly yarn, and wooden dowels {i painted them stripey with green and white spray paint}...

the little buttons are horton pins! and the little book says, 'oh the places you'll go'. i also found a little picture frame that had Horton's famous line, "a person's a person, no matter how small" on it! i immediately thought of an ultrasound picture when i bought it...i had whitney bring one of hers to put behind it. it was PERFECT!
my front door...
inside the front door was mr. cat in the hat himself to welcome everyone...

a close up of the frame and book i was talking about...

and here's a closer look at the horton cupcakes that were on the horton themed table. they were raspberry lemonade cupcakes with lemonade frosting and pink cotton candy for fluff! i made the horton toppers out of magnets!...
and here's a close up of the cat in the hat cupcakes i made. they were root beer cupcakes. **note to self: always try your cupcakes before serving them** i found the recipe for these babies online & thought it sounded pretty good, i even tried a spoonful of the batter after i made them & it was really yummy. but the actual cupcakes, blah! and the bad part was, i didn't even try one until the day AFTER the shower! how embarrassing..hehe! hey, at least they looked cute, right? they're suppose to be cat in the hat 'hats' if you can't tell. i made them out of gummy savers, mint savers, and homemade white chocolate cookies...



the beverages were jones pure cane soda's. the red and blue looked really good with all the decor. and the flavors were very dr. seussy...blue bubblegum and fufu berry!
a close up of the key lime cupcakes {again, for recipe's go to my cupcake blog} i made for the sam i am section of the table. the toppers...yup, magnets again.
i hung these cute little hats from the ceiling...
the adorable guest oh honor, whitney. isn't she the cutest pregnant girl?!...
i made cat in the hat parfaits :)...
a tin lunch pail i had out...

i made a jumbo clover to go by horton. i also made a mini one for his trunk.

you can also see the miniature horton hears a who books. they were so cute, i love how tiny they were!...

some of the 'seussy' candy i served & some cat in the hat pencils...

i came up with the idea of hanging punching balls from the ceiling. they looked great in my opinion :)...

here's the fish in his fish bowl {i got the idea from natalie at little shindigs!}.
i found some really cute shiney blue material that i used for water. and you can also see the fun red and blue gumballs i found on orientaltrading.com! they were perfect!...
here's a sneech and his stars along with more red and blue candy that was also found on ot {thanks for finding the sneech, mom!}...
one fish, two fish!!
as i said in an earlier post, these fish straws couldn't have been more perfect! everyone used the straws for their jones soda's. so fun...

oh, and i also had one fish, two fish pins in a one fish, two fish bowl :)...
i glued this plaque onto the top of a white feather tree...
here's the prizes for the dr. seuss trivia game we played.


there were dr. seuss paper pads, memo boards, markers, socks, magnets, stickers, pins, & more...
i found all the adorable dr. seuss bowls at target {along with a bunch of other dr. seuss stuff}!...



little critter {whitney's nephew} in his dr. seuss hat. so cute!!...

here's the party favors. i got the, 'here's a little some THING to say thanks for coming' from amy at stem parties as well!

i filled plastic gift bags with dr seuss items {a mini dr. seuss book or stickers, a dr. seuss character pin, and a dr. seuss pencil with a cute pencil topper} and tied them with the cute tags.

i bought the, oh the places you'll go game to play. we didn't end up playing it but it was still cute :)...
congratulations again, whitney! i hope you enjoyed your shower! i loved planning it for ya!

78 comments:

Nana G. said...

Oh my gosh! Unbelievable. Everything is AMAZING! I'm passing this one along for sure!

3 Blessings said...

This is so cute! I love all of the details.
Blessings,
Amy

Shelley@divinepartyconcepts said...

Everything looks GREAT! I love all of the details. Great job!

Joanna said...

This is incredible! I love all of the bright colors and your creative details! Wonderful job!

Susan Crabtree said...

I LOVE all the cupcakes, especially the thing 1 & thing 2! And the Horton's clover is so CUTE! Your parties are always so incredible & you have an amazing eye for detail!

Joanne said...

Wow - this is amazing. Such a nice relief from pastel baby showers! Great job!

Simply Creative Insanity said...

Love all of the wonderful decorations! Amazing cupcakes and diaper cake as well! YOu really are a fabulous Entertainer!

Donna @ Party Wishes said...

WOW!WOW!WOW!WOW!WOW!WOW!WOW!WOW!WOW!WOW!WOW!WOW!

Heidi B C said...

It looks so cute, Kara! You did an amazing job! But of course, you always do! ;)

Baking Momma said...
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Baking Momma said...

Sorry there was an error with my post. I wanted to say you are amazing and someone we should keep an eye on. Your talent is wonderful!

Sue Sparks said...

I loooove it! SO creative!!!

lisalyn said...

You really ARE amazing! My goodness. LOVE all you do and I'll be back for more. :)

Christi Bennett @ pisforparty said...

Thank you for always including so many great pictures for inspiration! You did a fantastic job!

Bethany said...

Holy moly I wish I lived close to you so I could come to one of your parties! They are fabulous!! I never would have thought to tackle Dr. Seuss but you did an AMAZING job!! All of the goodies you found and things you made were perfect!! I love how creative you are with your cupcakes too! You go girl!

Thanks for all the inspiration! Keep on creating!

thriftylittleblog said...

Wow, what a lucky mom-to-be! I LOVE those green deviled eggs and horton cotton candy cupcakes!!

Heather said...

my son Holden is having a Dr. Seuss party in August for his very first birthday.......i'm REALLY feeling the pressure after seeing all of this amazing stuff!!!!! Thanks for sharing!!!

pinkstilettos said...

Wow! Oh my gosh I have never seen this type of party before...what a neat idea! Love it. If you don't mind I would like to put it on my blog. Also, I was wondering if you would care if I stole your idea on the weekly Party contest except I would like to have one Monthly. Would this be alright with you? Daisy~

Hennergy Hand & Foot Spa said...

very nice this reminds me of the cute thing 1 and thing 2 onesies I saw at buy buy baby

Natasha @ FĂȘte Fanatic said...

OMG!! I am loving all of the details at this shower!! Your cotton candy cupcakes are amazing! And the Cat in the Hat hat cupcakes are too cute.. never mind the taste.. :-)

Visions Events Designs said...

Wow you do such amazing parties, every detail is perfect, what kid would love it. Where do you get all your ideas from?

aileen said...

I recently came accross your blog and have been reading along. I thought I would leave my first comment. I dont know what to say except that I have enjoyed reading. Nice blog. I will keep visiting this blog very often.


Susan

http://toddlergirls.net

Gallamore West said...

I love this party!! You always have such great details! I am planning a Horton party for my son's birthday (it's not until next May, but I'm a planner!) Where did you get the mini Horton books and the Horton plaque? Sooooo cute!!!

amy * stem * said...

Kara - you did SUCH A GREAT JOB! So many little touches. I bet your guests were in awe.

Thanks for mentioning me as well. Very sweet of you! I think the thank you labels may have been mine, too, since you asked. ???

http://stemparties.blogspot.com/2008/08/its-twin-thing-one-and-thing-two-shower.html

LOVE LOVE LOVE it! Thanks for sharing all the deets!

amy

Penelope Walker said...

This party looks like a blast! Great ideas for incorporating the theme! I just linked to your post from the MyPunchbowl party planning and online invitations blog where I wrote about a Seussical kids party.

Karen Beck said...

oh my goodness....I thought I was good! You are amazing!

Karen

Amanda said...

Oh WOW! I am going to look for an excuse to throw this party, it is amazing!

Heather - CROQZine.com - Dollarstorecrafts.com said...

Wow, that's incredible. You went ALLLLLL out. My favorite things are the Thing 1 & 2 cupcakes and the "A person's a person, no matter how small" motif - such a cute phrase for a baby shower.

Found you via One Pretty Thing!

lilQTangel said...

You are so creative I love everything and am now planning on using this as the theme for my sister-in-laws baby shower. Only question I have is where did you buy the mini horton books and could I please get the recipe for the strawberry lemonade cupcakes those sound delicious. Thanks for all the inspiration you have an amazing gift of creativity.

lilQTangel said...

Oh and did you make your own cotton candy (if so could I get the recipe) or did you buy it and where at? The only time I have seen cotton candy in the store is in small bags and it is multiple colors so it wouldn't work. Thanks again.

Lenetta @ Nettacow said...

VERY CUTE! I linked to this on my weekly link roundup (can be found here) though I admit I don't know that I could lay out that kind of cash. :>) Lots of ideas to transfer, though! Thanks!

Anonymous said...

I love this idea, I will be doing this for my son's 5th birthday party next year. He LOVES the Cat In The Hat movie... Thanks for the great ideas!!

:::b r a n d i::: said...

My hostesses are throwing me a Dr. Seuss shower this fall so I am definitely bookmarking this post for ideas for them! SO cute!!

Anonymous said...

OMG..EVERYTHING IS SOO CUTE. I AM PLANNING A BABY SHOWER FOR MY COUSIN AND DR. SUESS IS THE THEME. YOU HAVE GIVEN ME SOME AWESOME IDEAS. THANKS SO MUCH. VERY CREATIVE !

Anonymous said...

Great ideas! We're celebrating our daughter's third birthday with a Dr Seuss Carnival... We will definitely be using your cupcake ideas! Thanks so much!

Anonymous said...

Such great ideas!!! THANK YOU for sharing. My son has the same birthday as Dr. Seuss (March 2) and in school they always celebrate the whole week for Dr. Seuss, and his birthday is funny-hat day that day, so I really wanted to make him a Dr. Seuss themed treat for that day. Now I have some FABULOUS ideas for the next couple of years!!!! My big decision is what to make first! lol! He's in second grade, so I cannot thank you enough for all the simple ideas that look AWESOME! Jello & whipped cream is a great idea, so is topping the cupcakes with Life Savers!!! And the cotton candy on top of the cup cakes!!! I have enough ideas to last thru all of elementary school, now!!!! WOW!!! So happy I stumbled onto this site!!!!! LOVE IT! And nothing really looks difficult, as I'm not the most creative/artistic person. Thanks, again!!!! You made my day!!!!

Brooke said...

Where did you get your magnets for the cupcake toppers ... they are great and I have been looking all over for some sort of Dr. Seuss cupcake topper and had no luck!!!

jessjere said...

What great ideas. I'm having a Horton Hears A Who birthday party for my 2 year old - Definetly stealing those ideas - thanks!!

Wesleysbaby2008 said...

Quick question, Where did you find the picture frames with the quote, "A persons a person, no matter how small". You did an awesome job on this shower!! My sister and I are throwing a Dr. Seuss baby showere for our sister-in-law in a few weeks, and this gave me some great ideas! Thanks!! :-)

kara said...

thanks so much! i found the frames on www.seussland.com :)

Anonymous said...

Im trying to throw my best friend a dr seuss party as well since yours was so great! But i cannot find the magnets. I have searched everything and I am having no luck! Also with the Thing one Thing Two dolls, where did you find those as well?
Thanks for the help!

kara's parties said...

thanks again, everyone! your comments mean a lot. i purchased the magnets at target. but you're right, i don't think they have them anymore. try ebay!..speaking of, i purchased the thing one thing two dolls on there!

Anonymous said...

Hello, Your decorations are fabulous! can you pleae advise me where you purchased the green eggs and ham magnets?

Jenn Erickson said...

Oh, those Thing 1 & Thing 2 cupcakes are just the cleverest! Love this idea! Wonderful, creative parties all!

Anonymous said...

I am planning a Thing1Thing2 party what are the cat in the hat parfaits made out of? Super cute!!!

Anonymous said...

I have to say this is SO impressive! I have gone with a Dr Seuss nursery theme and came across this as I was searching for some things. I can only hope to have such an amazing shower! Your friend Whitney is one lucky friend. Great JOB!
~ Dawn

Anonymous said...

Absolutely Amazing......I too am pregnant looking for Dr. Seuss and was happily suprized to run across your shower. Thank you for taking the time to put together such a wonderful post. I wish that every mother - to - be had a friend like you that put's so much passion into creating a wonderful memory. God Bless You ~ Again....Fantastic job... Rita Ann

Nancy J. said...

This is probably the BEST baby shower I have seen! Simply amazing!

Anonymous said...

Since I couldn't find tha magnets I found some Dr. Seuss valentines at Walmart. They had everything I needed, I just cut them out.
Kenzie

Mindy said...

Kara...I loved this so much, I had to play with this theme for my husbands 30th...it was so much fun! Thanks for the inspiration!!

http://bobolooblogs.blogspot.com/2010/02/blog-post.html

Sara&Eva said...

Guauuu!!!!!!!!! I LOVE IT! EVERYTHING!!!!!!

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MomLaur83 said...

What is the raspberry lemonade cupcake recipe?

MrsXoxo1598 said...
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party supplies said...

Wohhh! Everything is nice and lovely. I am very glad to see such things.

Marie said...

WoW! That's amazing! What a great friend you are. Wouldn't I love to go to a party like that.

kara's party ideas said...

thank you :).
the recipe can be found on my cupcake blog, www.karascupcakes.blogspot.com

Susan said...

Kara, You're too much! I'm very inspired. I'll be doing a Seuss theme for my son's 3rd birthday, but I can see this repeating in later years too.
If you get a minute, I'm interested to know where you found your clip art for the invite, door decorations and the SUPER COOL Cat in the Hat stand up for inside the door.
Thanks again for your wonderful inspiration!

Anonymous said...

This site is awesome!! Can you please tell me the recipe for the parfaits (I'm terrified of making these, but a friend really wants them. Thanks)

kara said...

here is a recipe for the parfaits :)
http://www.marthastewart.com/recipe/red-white-and-blue-parfaits

kara said...

and i found the door decor and cat in the hat stand up on orientaltrading.com.
thanks!!

Ashlee said...

Thanks for all the great inspiration. I love coming to your site for party ideas. I just finished my own Dr. Seuss party for my 3 year old! It was more fun planning it, I had a ball. Thanks again! http://imtopsyturvy.blogspot.com/2010/04/dr-seuss-3rd-birthday-party.html

The Party Poodle said...

Oh, my gosh! What a fantastic party! All of the details are incredible! We did a 1 year Suess party and it was really great as well!

Jamie

http://www.thepartypoodle.com

Birthday Party Supply said...

Wow great party .Great decor . This is really awesome . Thanks !

Anonymous said...

Wow! I love it....I'm a first year teacher and this inspired me to do my classroom Dr. Seuss! Can you tell me where you found the small books?

kara's party ideas said...

thank you! i purchased the small books on www.seussland.com

Danita said...

Wow!! You did such wonderful job decorating this Dr.Seuss babyshower! My sister is actually doing the SAME theme for me in July of this year (2010), and I was just wondering if you are still using your shower supplies? I'm having a hard time finding things online.
Thanks

Alison said...

Hello! I am a HUGE fan of Dr. Seuss, and in love with this entire shower! I featured this idea as part of a Baby Week ideas roundup. You can check it out here:

http://oopsey-daisy.blogspot.com/2010/06/wednesdays-wowzers-more-baby.html

Thanks for the inspiration!
~Alison

Jim and April said...

i love it! Thanks to your ideas and so many others my friends through us an AMAZING Dr. Seuss party...to see pics from it you can go to this link which will take you to the blog post on our blog.. http://starkeyadoption.blogspot.com/2010/06/dr-seuss-baby-shower-and-some-heart.html

Ssanchez said...

Unbelievable! You did wonderful with this baby shower theme.

Sandra@ www.modern-baby-shower-ideas.com

Christina said...

I hope you are still reading comments - this was such a cute shower. Everything looks so perfect. We are throwing a Dr Seuss shower next month and I was wondering how you made or where you purchased the the tags for your gifts for the guests. Thanks!
Christina
cputman200baby at gmail dot com

Amy said...

We are doing a "One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, New Fish" baby shower in October and I was wondering where you found the fish straws and the "One Fish..." pins?

Shayna @ Texas Monkey said...

I did a Cat in The Hat party yesterday, nothing compared to what you do or did and my picture taking ability sucks but would love for you to check it out when you have a moment.
http://texasmonkey.blogspot.com/2010/09/dr-seuss-cat-in-hat-themed-party-all.html

Marsha said...

Hello, this is beautiful. You do an amazing job, the detail in this party is marvelous. I am currently planning a baby shower for myself and wanted to do a Dr. Suess theme but thought it would be too hard to find decorations and props, after seeing your website I fell in love again and have some confidence in planning my shower. I would love to know where you went to get some of the decorations like the welcome cat in the hat and also the invitation. Im in love with the whole look. If you would be able to give me some ideas of where I can go to get some of these decorations and props I would truely appreciate it. Thank You!
marsha.lochard@gmail.com

Preparing for Parker said...

Love this party! Check out my sons Dr Seuss Party at www.preparingforparker.blogspot.com

Katee said...

Hey Kara!
Great party ideas! I'm doing a Cat in the Hat party for my 3 year old daughter and I got some great ideas from you! Thank-you!
Quick question: What did you attach the magnets to for the cupcake topers and how did you attach them?
Thanks!

Neeley said...

Hello, I'm new to your blog. I came across it while searching for Dr. Seuss party ideas. You have so many great ideas! Where did you find the Cat in the Hat full size cardboard cut-out? I would love to have one of these for my sons birthday.

Amy said...

Hi, I love these ideas...I been searching for a few months now for son's 1st birthday coming up. He loves Horton. I am trying to find those magnets you have on the pics and those I am Sam bowls..where did you find everything? I am having a hard time.

 
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