Dr. Seuss Party
A Dr. Seuss Party theme is pretty popular for twin birthdays. Thing 1 and Thing 2 are twins after all!
Since we don’t usually have a traditional party around their actual birthday, we went with a Dr. Seuss Party theme for their 4th NICUversary. This past August 1st and 3rd marks the fourth year that they’ve been out of the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at our local hospital. Born at 25 weeks 5 days, Big C was in the hospital for 91 days, and Little P was there for 93 days. We’ve been so lucky that they haven’t had any return trips!
The twins have always love watching the Dr. Seuss cartoons, and they absolutely love reading the books. I found a ton of great decorations at the Target dollar spot on clearance a while back, so the Dr. Seuss Party theme was decided!
I love making the decorations for our theme parties….and you all know I love a good theme! Doing arts and crafts is relaxing to me, so I brainstorm and work on them while catching up on my favorite TV shows at night. It seems I always have to be doing two things at once, so it’s a perfect way to unwind at the end of the day.
With this year’s theme, I went with red, white, and turquoise as our party colors. This eliminated the need to buy any expensive party-ware, like pre-made themed plates, napkins, etc. I just bought all red, white, and blue. So much easier and cheaper.
Each party we have for the boys, including Mr. B, always involves a Pinata. I couldn’t find any cheap “Cat in the Hat” Pinatas, so we went with a #4. It came multi-colored, but my husband just repainted part of it, and it looked great!
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I think my favorite decoration to make for our parties are the treat bags for the kids. For Mr. B’s party last year, I did the Star War’s Inspired Storm Troopers, and this year, I did some experimenting before I got to my final design of Thing 1 and 2.
As you can see above, my first attempt was just a striped bag made to look like the Cat’s hat. The second attempt, I went with Thing 1 and 2, and got a little crazy with the hair. I finally decided on simpler look, as you can see below. Instead of writing 1 and 2, I used initials from each guest at our party.
They were really simple to make, and all the kids loved having their initials on the bag. They then used them to pick up the candy from the pinata.
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- Divide the bag into thirds
- By tracing around a circle (I used the tape!) make you “Thing” stickers on the adhesive foam paper.
- Stick the circle in the bottom third, and color red around it.
- I then traced the black line, and wrote the “Thing B” by hand.
- Color the top third with Turquoise, and straighten the bottom line by adding a piece of blue glitter tape.
- Done! I only decorated the front of the bags, since the kids just liked seeing their initials…and then, of course, candy inside of them!