Wednesday, January 5, 2011

A Very Seussy 2nd Birthday

Teddy turned two!! So to celebrate we threw a Dr. Seuss/Cat in the Hat party! It was so fun and so cute!! And Dr. Seuss is so beloved that there are endless products and resources out there; so this party came together in a cinch!
I had to quickly take down my Christmas decor and put up party decor, but it offered last minute inspiration to change my containers and balls to the party colors instead of just taking them down all together. I already had the blue and red out from Christmas, I just had to grab the black from the basement where my box of master bedroom decor still lies waiting for me to finish decorating our bedroom since moving! The cute Cat in the Hat is a Build-a-Bear Jane built with her Papa maybe 2 or 3 years ago.
Here is the food area. We served Green Eggs and Ham of course. In the lunch bags were a juice box or can of soda, ham sandwich, chips, and a napkin. I learned the lunch bag trick from the fantastic Loralee Lewis. She runs NoFussFabulous.com to sell her amazing graphics. On the side we served deviled eggs with the filling died green. They were so cute! Also pictured are Oreo truffles dipped in blue and red melting chocolate with Happy Birthday toppers. These are my go to dessert because you can decorate them to go with any theme! You can also see a few of the pom poms that hung about. Thanks mom for doing the tedious job of fluffing them out. She said she would rather be cleaning my kitchen than puffing pom poms!
And here is what started it all! When I saw this post by Anj I fell in love with the idea and just had to have it for myself! I even decided that buying cupcakes from Costco like she did was a good idea...but was horrified a few days before the party (with everything that still had to be done due to procrastination) that Costco no longer does cupcakes! So I ordered them from Harmons and am not as happy with the results because they spray the frosting color and as you can see...it makes a mess on the whole cupcake! But the hats turned out great and they were super easy! Thanks for the idea and technique Anj...it is a party trick I have up my sleeve now (and if you are reading this, I would love to know where I can get the stands that you use for your parties!) If you look to the left of the photo and peer through the plastic lid, you can see the green eggs!
Because of the young age of the guest of honor, the only "activity" we had was watching an episode of "The Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That!" Had I looked on the website before just now, I would have seen that they have super cute coloring pages I could have printed off and included in the favor bag! You can also see one of the many pennant banners that I had strung around the house. I got the printable file from Dimpleprints; it included sooo many items like several pennants, cupcake toppers, favor tags, invitations, thank you notes, food labels, juice box wrappers, and on and on! And then I had them printed at BYU's printing press. My brother-in-law just happens to work there, so I had him give me a quote, then I called everywhere else, and his price blew everywhere else out of the water, and I didn't get any sort of family discount. So...if you live in the area and need color printing done, that is the place to go!
Here is big sis Jane in her party outfit. This photo doesn't do it justice! What you don't see is the really cute ribbons that are also on the tutu, the black and white striped tights or the Cat in the Hat Converse shoes, or a smile! We'll have to get dressed again and have a separate photo shoot and try again! The birthday boy was also wearing a One Fish, Two Fish tee from Target and his own pair of Converse.
And here he is opening some presents! Can you see the birthday chair he is sitting on? Another inspiration from Anj! She is amazing!
And here is another amazing woman. It is my best friend Jocelyn and her cutie Brock (the only kiddo to keep his hat on the whole party)! She is the best gift wrapper in the world and on the day she showed up with ...
this! Isn't it amazing!
I didn't want Teddy to open it! I went ahead and let him because I get to see her art work everyday on my window cornice boards. One day I'll blog about them when I can get a good photo (it is hard because of the light coming behind the window). They are amazing!!
One last look at that beauty!
HaPpY bIrThDaY tEdDy!! You are a handful to be sure...but you bring such joy to our lives!
A few things about Teddy:

His favorite things are: his blanket, apples and other fruit, soup, bodily noises, watching shows, bathtime and Daddy!

Teddy hates: dip of any sort, mittens, but most of all Teddy HATES sharing!

Teddy is good at: throwing balls, driving his cozy coupe car, cuddling, and getting his way.

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12 comments:

dougandcheryl said...

So so cute! I love the decor and the food ideas. It looks like a great party! Their outfits are so cute too.

clarissa said...

my daughter is simply AMAZING! She has recessive genes that didn't come from either of her parents to be sure...love you steph..you are a great mom and daughter.

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AliLilly said...

AWW! How sweet! I can't wait for Alie's next birthday!

Thanks for stopping by and for the sweet comment on my Valentines day wreath! Ya know what is TOO FUNNY! I did the whole tissue square glue downs on some cones and made these SPECTACULAR Christmas trees!!!

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Dawn said...

I wanted to thank you for stopping by my blog today. Couldn't find your email address. Please let me know when you make your flower pin. Would love to see it and link it to my blog.
Thanks Again

Nicole @ Black Cab Designs said...

Soo adorable! I am in the middle of planning my daughter's first birthday and there are so many little details to get to. You did a fantastic job and your theme was too cute! Thanks for your kind comment on my chair. I am new to blogging and positive comments are great motivation.

¨*:·.TIFF.·:*¨ said...

oh my stars child! you are amazing. carson's birthday is coming up and i can't even compete with that! how do you do what you do (does that sound dr. seuss-ish?)?
love ya!

Kim @ Second Time Furniture said...

What a sweet party! It was so colorful! I love the end of your post where you talked about Teddy! So precious! :)

Krafty Kat said...

What a cute party! You really did a great job! Thanks for swinging by and leaving me a sweet comment! Hope you're enjoying your wkend!

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Oh my goodness. Love was truly in the details~well done!

Melissa said...

My 2 y.o. immediately pointed out the Cat in the Hat when I opened your blog. :) So cute, and I just love the cupcakes.

Here from TT&J...

Ali Richardson said...

GREAT party! Both of my kids love cat in the hat, this party wold be a hit in my house! Thanks for stopping by my blog and for you rnice comments :)

Anj said...

LOVE IT! Well done! And what the what... costco doesn't sell cupcakes anymore!?! What a travesty!
I actually got my cupcake stands from costco as well... years ago. I've been on the look out for more of them. However I have not spotted them there since. Everyone asks where I got them... they are gems.
The birthday chair is supper cute too! What a fabulous party for Teddy!