I love themed parties. They’re so much fun for the guests and for the host. If you want to have fun, definitely throw a fun Dr. Seuss party. And, if you plan to throw one, we have the best Dr. Seuss Party ideas for you.
A Dr. Seuss party theme is perfect for a little kid. So many parents read Dr. Seuss books to their children. The rhyming and repetition is really great for kids.
But, as my cousins recently found out, it’s a great theme for a retirement party too. Their mom recently retired from teaching, where she was a reading teacher. So this was the perfect themed party for her.
And, if you’re a teacher, you can use these ideas for a National Read Across America Day celebration. That’s held annually on August 3, which is Dr. Seuss’ birthday. It is put on by Read Across America as the National Education Association’s initiative to encourage reading.
The Best Dr. Seuss Party Ideas
Dr. Seuss Invitations
I always say your party starts out best when you have invitations that are part of your theme. How else will your guests know that you’re throwing a themed party?
Kick your planning off with Dr. Seuss invitations. They’re pretty easy to handmake as long as you have a printer, some cardstock, and some Dr. Seuss stickers.
If you do handmake them, you can use the Dr. Seuss invitation poem my cousin’s used for theirs:
Haven’t you heard, didn’t you hear? It’s time to celebrate (name)’s (age) year.
(Month) is the month
The (date) is the date
The party starts at (time)
So, please, don’t be late!
Would you, could you, come and play? Please let us know either way.
If you don’t feel like DIY’ing, you can purchase Dr. Seuss Invitations.
Dr. Seuss Party Decorations
Continue the theme with party decorations.
One of the easiest Dr. Seuss party decoration ideas is to pick up your favorite Dr. Seuss books, like Green Eggs and Ham, Oh, The Places You’ll Go!, One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish, Happy Birthday to You! and, of course, The Cat in the Hat. Put them on tables around the room and that’s a super easy was to decorate.
You could set those books up at the tables where the buffet is, if you’re serving food. When you’ve cleaned up the meal, you can move those books to the dessert table.
What’s great is Dr. Seuss has a ton of books, so you have a lot to choose from to use as decorations.
If you need to watch your budget on this and don’t have the money to spend on buying Dr. Seuss books, you can take out books from your local library. Most have Dr. Seuss books on hand.
The number of books will vary according to your local library. But even a few will add a lot to your decorations. You can put these books on hold, pick them up the morning of the party, then return them after the party ends. That way, you’re not taking them out for too long, in case there are kids in your area who actually do want to read Dr. Seuss books that weekend.
A fun DIY way to decorate is to print out all the covers of Dr. Seuss books on card stock. Staple them on to string to make a Dr. Seuss book banner that you can hang.
If you want to make some fun Dr. Seuss party decorations, check out our Dr. Seuss Seussville Sign Tutorial.
If you don’t have time to handmake anything, you can purchase Dr. Seuss party decorations online. Some of our favorites are below:
- Dr. Seuss Balloons
- Dr. Seuss Wall Decal Set
- 5-foot tall Cat In The Hat
- Cat In The Hat “Welcome” door decoration
Dr. Seuss Centerpieces
When you’re setting up for the party, you can really make the tables something special.
A lot of the Dr. Seuss books have really defined color schemes. The Cat In The Hat is red, blue, white; The Lorax is orange and yellow. Use those colors to create your tables.
Use blue and red tablecloths at your “Cat In The Hat” themed table. In the center, put a centerpiece made to look like the cat’s hat.
If you want to make some, we have a couple Dr. Seuss centerpieces tutorials for you to check out:
If you don’t want to make one, you can purchase the Cat In The Hat’s hat and put in the center of your table.
For a Lorax-themed table, you want to make a centerpiece adorned with Truffula trees with an image of the Lorax. Since he’s yellow and orange, yellow and orange tablecloths are perfect for this.
As with the Cat In The Hat centerpiece, we will have a tutorial for The Lorax centerpiece as well. That’s in the works. When that’s finish, we will link it to this post.
Dr. Seuss Party Foods
Don’t forget about the food and drinks.
Some go to Dr. Seuss party food ideas are green eggs and ham. But, honestly, does anyone want to eat green eggs and ham at a party? Probably not.
Dr. Seuss Cake
How amazing is the cake that my cousins ordered for their mom’s party? I’m in awe of it. It was made by Little Dolly’s Sweets.
Even better, you can purchase these Dr. Seuss edible pre-cut wafer rounds and then stick them right on your frosting.
Both of those are really eye catching and will stand out at your party. Just be careful that your dessert isn’t too pretty to eat … because then no one will want to eat it.
Dr. Seuss Favors
Edible favors are always my best suggestion. Everyone wants a to go snack.
You can make make a white shortbread cookie with a green shortbread “yolk” ball in the center to be your green eggs from green eggs and ham. If you don’t want to make your own cookies, you can order Dr. Seuss cookies online.
If you don’t want to go with something edible, you could give out Dr. Seuss memo pads.
Or, if you had to purchase all those Dr. Seuss books for decorations, you could give those out to your guests as a favor. That way, you don’t have a handful of copies of The Cat In The Hat laying around your house.
Purchase Dr. Seuss Party Supplies:
If you don’t want to DIY your party supplies, that’s fine. You can purchase Dr. Seuss party supplies instead from the following locations:
Choose instore or curbside pickup to avoid shipping charges.
What other Dr. Seuss party ideas do you have? Let us know in the comments.