Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Dr. Seuss Party for Thing 1 & Thing 2

I think I am a little obsessed with Dr. Seuss. We watch The Cat in the Hat most mornings on PBS, and Eliza really enjoys Green Eggs and Ham and other Dr. Seuss books. Additionally, we bought The Lorax last week watched it and How the Grinch Stole Christmas several times with the nieces and nephews. I decided to do a party based on all of our favorite Dr. Seuss books/movies, and I was pretty pleased with how our Dr. Seuss decorations turned out.

 My sisters-in-law, Danielle and Jenny, spent most of Friday helping me get everything together. Lucky for me, Danielle and Jenny are creative and good at baking. Jenny made the most delicious cupcakes I have ever eaten and two little smash cakes for the boy (and an extra big sister cake for Eliza so she wouldn't feel left out. Thoughtful right?). Danielle made the Grinch cookies (sugar cookies rolled in green sugar with Santa Hershey Kiss Santa hats on top) and helped me set everything up. It took a while, but everything looked great!
Our Cat in the Hat table had goldfish in a tea pot, red velvet cupcakes with blue icing (little Thing 1's and Thing 2's) and little fish in blue jello.

The Lorax and Green Eggs and Ham table was my favorite. We had Lorax Nutter Butter cookies, Sunkist soda with a Lorax face, colorful Twizzlers reminiscent of Truffala trees. No Dr. Seuss party would be complete without Green Eggs and Ham, so we made sure to have a full platter of those treats.

Lastly, there was a Grinch table. We had Grinch cookies, marshmallows (Christmas-y, right?) and candy cane striped Hershey Kisses.
Of course, my favorite part about the party was that the boys were dressed like Thing 1 and Thing 2. In an effort to save money, I made the costumes myself (or tried). Cheryl helped me sew feather boas onto hats, I bought cheap candy cane striped Baby Begs, and ironed Thing 1/Thing 2 logos that I made onto onesies. Unfortunately, the logo did not have a white background (which I didn't notice until after one had been ironed on). I've thought of a way to fix it, but for the party, we just taped on a little sign and didn't worry much about it. The boys looked cute no matter how they were dressed.
They loved the croissant rolls and ham, and their cousins enjoyed all of the other goodies.
Before the boys dove into their cakes, we tried to take a few pictures with them wearing their amazing wigs (Try being the operative word here).

After a few attempts, we eventually managed to get a couple of cute pictures. Elliott even smiled for a few of them!

 Ezra was less interested in the hat, but we did get one get picture and ended the baby torture.
Finally, it was time for the fun part: the cake eating! We sang Happy Birthday and gave each baby their very own cake.

At first, neither boy knew what to do with the cake. They looked at it and then they looked at each other, watching to see what their brother would do.

Ezra was brave and decided to try his cake first.
After a tentative bite, Ezra decided the cake was good and dove into it face first.

Meanwhile, Elliott was still scared of the cake and uncertain what to do.

Nathan gave him some encouragement and he finally began to eat the cake.

He was still a little scared, but he eventually got over it and decided that he also liked eating cake.

Ezra definitely destroyed every last piece of his birthday treat.

I'll have to post the video of the cake smashing, but the pictures do a good job of showing who enjoyed their cake more :)
Overall, it was a great party! We were pretty exhausted afterwards, but the majority of refreshments were eaten and everyone seemed happy.

The boys received several gifts (clothes, money, and toys), but their favorite things have been a little musical airplane from our friends Jason and Natalie and Poppity the Musical Dino from Great-Grandma Robbins. You know you are a parent when a new toy that plays new songs is literally music to your ears.

I'm thankful for our boys, for our friends and family who came to the party, for my family members in South Carolina who always remembers to send a card for every special occasion, and for the memories of a really wonderful day.

Ezra and Elliott will be one tomorrow! Crazy!


  1. I'm so glad it all turned out so wonderfully! Even though the day was crazy, it was so worth it to see those little boys have such a fun time.

  2. I can't believe they're one already!! What an adorable party-your food and table decorations were incredible. That orange soda Lorax killed me. So cute!

    (PS: I'm bummed we're moving opposite directions at the same time. I'm so glad for you and Becca though:)

  3. They are such beautiful boys. Most handsome on your side of the Atlantic ocean!

  4. What a cute party! I love all the themed food. Having those little cakes for each boy was awesome! I love the face in the cake pic. Awesome! You did a great job with everything!

  5. What an awesome party! You totally rocked that theme (especially love the Lorax cookies!), and your kids all look too cute! You are amazing!


A Penny For Your Thoughts