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Thursday, March 10, 2011


Did you know Dr. Seuss' birthday is March 2nd? Me either, until I found it funny that while planning this fĂȘte Dr. Seuss themed stuff started popping up EVERYWHERE. Made my life easier, a wee bit.

Anyway, for those of you who aren't friends with me on Facebook, here's the spoils of Kiedis' second birthday party:
the invites i designed & kyle helped to assemble(!)
the foyer, where the Grinch & the Lorax greeted guests
the dining room, Seussified

the chandelier made into a Seuss-mobile
the far wall, with quotes & book covers

the food in the kitchen -- "green egg" (avocado) & ham sliders, 
as well as multi-colored swedish fish
the interior wall, more quotes & covers, and a thematic party guest
lil miss thing one
the birthday boy being shy
mister thing two, complete with Seuss shoes
the cakes (I made!)
cakes on display
and lit up with star candles

As favors (which I forgot to photograph) were little Dr. Seuss books and a twisty lollipop in coordinating colors. And the cakes were red velvet with cream cheese icing, in she shape of giant cupcakes, with blue cotton candy for the hair.

So there you have it. He loves his play kitchen and all of the accessories that were his gifts. And it was great to be able to have a group of people over for once, to play hosts in our home we've worked so hard to make a place we love.

I'm kinda glad the kids' birthdays are six months apart, though, because I've been just spent since Sunday. I'll need at least that much time to recover, create, regroup, and execute another party. At least one up to my standards, that is.


  1. I love the cakes. Is that cotton candy on top? It looks like a very successful Seussified birthday. 

  2. Yep, it's cotton candy. I used giant cupcake molds to make the cakes. My son loved the party very much, so that's pretty much the most awesome thing about it. :)

  3. I am in love with the invites!! Well the whole theme really. I love Dr. Suess and am doing it for my sons first birthday theme! Were the invites to hard to make?

  4. How did you make the invitations???

  5. Petrina GittelsonJuly 12, 2012 at 11:32 AM

    how did you make the invitations??

  6. I purchased the card backs and envelopes from Paper Source and got the vellum printer paper at Michael's. I snagged some clip art from Google, downloaded a Dr Seuss font, and made a template in Photoshop. Printed them out, used scrapbooking tools to cut the edges and circles out, then used vellum tape to hold it all together. :)