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20 Dr Seuss Birthday Party Ideas

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Look at me! Look at me! Look at me NOW! It’s fun to have fun. But you have to know how!” (Dr. Seuss).

Check out these awesome Dr. Seuss party ideas and you will know how to celebrate! Whimsical, Seussical (is that a word?) cakes and decorations are just what the doctor might order. You’ll discover entire dessert table designs as well as ideas for themed snacks, punch and cookies. Look at ’em NOW! When you’re through, tell us what you’re going to do for your Dr. Seuss birthday party. Ready, go!

Dr. Seuss Birthday Party Ideas from Spaceships and Laser Beams.


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These fantastic Things 1 and Thing 2 balloons are perfect for a Dr Seuss-themed party.

1. The Cat in the Hat Party :: Partylicious via Spaceships and Laser Beams

There are so many great The Cat in the Hat party ideas inspired by the book by Dr. Seuss! You’ll love how balloons were used to create Thing 1 and Thing 2, the Cat in the Hat, and goldfish bowl centerpieces, as well as the backdrop for the dessert table. Plus, get inspiration for an amazing cake, Thing 1 & 2 cupcakes (the frosting looks like their hair!), and so many other details that will help you plan your own Dr. Seuss party.

Make your own DIY Truffula tree using a dollar-store plunger as a Dr Seuss decoration!

2. Truffula Tree :: Design Dazzle

Lorax fans will delight in this truffula tree made from a dollar store toilet plunger, rubber ball and duct tape, plus a few additional items like tissue paper, bobby pins, plastic shopping bags and feather boa. What a fun Dr. Seuss inspired party decoration!

Looking for Dr. Seuss-inspired drinks? This Lorax punch is incredible.

3. Lorax Punch :: Bella C. Parties via Kara’s Party Ideas

Now you can excite guests by including the Lorax himself at your Dr. Seuss party! You’ll need a clear glass punch dispenser filled with an orange drink (soda, juice or punch)! Add some large googly eyes and a paper mustache and eyebrows!

This Dr. Seuss sugar cookies include incredible book-inspired details.

4. Seuss Character Cookies :: Sweet Song Bird via Spaceships and Laser Beams

Put on your red and white striped hat and summon your cookie decorating skills (or find the phone number of someone who has the skills). These Seuss character cookies would make for a fun Dr. Seuss party dessert!

This whimsical tiered Dr Seuss cake incorporates several beloved characters.

5. Dr. Seuss Cake :: Hub Pages

One fish, two fish, red fish, new fish! This incredible two tiered cake mimics the images of the popular Dr. Seuss book, but features sweet details like a mom and baby fish and new baby clothes on a clothes line. This is an adorable cake idea for a Dr. Seuss baby shower!

Your Dr Seuss party treats can be healthy.  These banana and strawberry Cat-in-the-hat hats are too cute.

6. Fruit Cat Hat Snack :: Spaceships and Laser Beams

This fruit Cat in the Hat snack is mostly healthy and easy enough to assemble that even kids could help! It features alternating layered slices of banana and strawberry housed on a lollipop stick that is inserted into the bottom cookie and cream layer of an Oreo cookie.

This Dr. Seuss Green Eggs & Ham Healthy snack is easy to make.

7. Green Eggs and Ham Snack :: Random Recycling

If you want to host a fun Dr. Seuss party, why not serve up a dessert version of green eggs and ham? This clever recipe features waffles pretzels, white chocolate melting discs, and green chocolate Sixlets. Only 1-2 minutes of oven cook time means prep is quick and easy!

This simple Dr Seuss table decoration will impress your guests.

8. Seuss Direction Signs :: Sunshine Prints Co. via Kara’s Party Ideas

Add a touch of whimsy to your Dr. Seuss-themed party by making fun Seussville-inspired directional signs. You can design these on your computer (or purchase ready-made via Etsy sellers), print, cut out and attach to a dowel rod.

This Dr. Seuss dessert table is filled with inspirational ideas!

9. Dr. Seuss Themed Dessert Table :: Alison Lawson Cakes via Spaceships and Laser Beams

Design a Dr. Seuss themed dessert table with décor and desserts that look like they’ve jumped from the pages of a Dr. Seuss book. Primary shades of red, yellow, and blue and pops of creative whimsy can be incorporated into a DIY paper bunting, polka dotted popcorn cones, and striped paper straws.

Make your own Trufalla tree cupcakes with candyfloss - perfect Dr Seuss party foods!

10. DIY Truffula Tree Toppers :: Hank and Hunt

You can create these clever truffula tree toppers for cupcakes from your own kitchen in a matter of minutes! Just frost your cupcakes with green icing and attach cotton candy to a black and white striped paper straw.

Cat in the Hat-inspired pudding pops are perfect for a Dr Seuss party on a hot summer day.

11. Cat-in-the-Hat Inspired Pudding Pops :: Spaceships and Laser Beams

Frozen desserts are a popular party treat, and these Cat in the Hat inspired pudding pops would be the perfect frozen treat at a Dr. Seuss party! This is an easy make-at-home dessert which requires layering vanilla pudding and red colored vanilla pudding in popsicle molds.

This magical Dr Seuss-inspired Lorax birthday party includes many fantastic ideas.

12. Seuss Lorax Birthday :: Banner Events via Hostess With the Mostess

If throwing a Dr. Seuss party is on your to-do list this year, and your child is a fan of the Lorax, check out this party for inspiration. You’ll love all of the sweet TREEt ideas, including an incredible Lorax cake, truffula tree cake pops, BarbaLOOT favor bags and a fun planting activity.

This Thing 1 and Thing 2 Dr Seuss cupcakes are so cute!

13. Thing 1 and Thing 1 Cupcakes :: Kitchen Dough Dough

What’s not to love about Dr. Seuss’ Thing 1 and Thing 2? These cupcakes, inspired by these beloved Dr. Seuss characters feature wild blue cotton candy “hair” as toppers. Genius!

Make Dr Seuss Green Eggs as party foods!

14. Green Eggs and Ham How-to :: So Wonderful and Marvelous

Watch party guests’ eyes grow wide when you bring out real green eggs! This simple twist on deviled eggs just requires a little green food coloring.

This Dr. Seuss Cat in the Hat tiered cake will have your guests amazed.

15. Cat-in-the-Hat Cake :: Belva June via Kara’s Party Ideas

If you want inspiration for a party-stopping Dr. Seuss party cake, this Cat in the Hat Cake is amazing! Not only is it 3 layers tall and covered in fondant with artwork reminiscent from the book, but one of the layers is actually a mini cake featured on top of a ball cake featured on top of a bottom tier cake. Impressive!

This Dr Seuss cake stand and cupcake stand will function as a central piece on your dessert table.

16. Cake and Cupcake Tower :: Let’s Have a Ball Parties via Hostess With the Mostess

Dazzle party guests with an impressive cake and cupcake tower! You can recreate the look by stacking tiered white cake stands. Cupcakes dressed up in Thing 1 and Thing 2 wrappers with blue frosting “hair” definitely scream Dr. Seuss, as does a whimsical cake like the one featured.

Dr Seuss inspired place settings add a personal touch to your table.

17. Guest Table Décor :: VJM, via Catch My Party

One fun Dr. Seuss party idea is to decorate guest tables each with a unique Dr. Seuss book theme. Placemats can be created out of paper with phrases and pictures from the book, or various props can be used to represent different book elements.

This whimsical tiered first birthday cake is cute - Dr Seuss would be proud

18. Places You’ll Go Cake :: Andrea via Catch My Party

When trying to incorporate a favorite Dr. Seuss book into a party theme, don’t limit yourself to just printables and party decorations. This Oh! The Places You’ll Go cake is incredible and shows a creative idea of how to tie in desserts, such as a cake with your Dr. Seuss party theme!

This Dr Seuss favor bag will leave your guests with warm toes, remembering your party fondly.

19. Fox in Socks Craft :: Vanessa’s Blog

Invite some fox in socks to your Dr. Seuss party via this cute craft idea! These cuties are made from standard brown lunch bags and paper. Guests can decorate their fox’ socks any way they choose.

This Horton plant party favor is simple and fun.

20. Horton Flower Pot Craft :: Suburble

Add this Horton flower pot craft to your Dr. Seuss party plans! You’ll need flower pots, metallic silver paint, glue dots and pics of Horton printed on gray card stock!

Create your own Dr. Seuss celebration with these awesome ideas pulled together by the Spaceships and Laser Beams Crew!

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Stephanie Keeping

Stephanie is in love with a boy named Sam. He has taught her that it's okay to jump first and look later, to wear a dirty shirt to the park and to decide that today is a good day to take a nap in your rubber boots. She hangs out here blogging at Spaceships and Laser Beams and at our printable party shop on Etsy.