Meet The Designer!
I'm a mom of 2 children, so putting together small gatherings at home is pretty standard. I love designing and making things look pretty whether its my home, someone's website, or my families personal parties.
Let's Get Into The Details About This Party
Salma loved watching Dr. Seuss on tv, especially the theatrical version from the National Theatre production. I have to admit, even I loved it! I grew up reading a ton of Dr. Seuss books, so when I saw Salma loved The Cat in The Hat, I knew that was going to be the theme for her party. The color scheme was going to be of course Robins Egg Blue, Red, Black, and White. Salma was super excited that she was going to have such a big party. We held it in the common area outside of our building within the pool area.
I looked high and low for ideas for a Cat In The Hat theme birthday party for kids. I found someone that did the window scene from the book and fell in love with it. That was going to be the basis and focus of the whole party setup since I wasn't sure how many tables we would have the day of. I displayed Salmas name on a foam core base. I painted the letters black and then glittered them.
The Table Setup
I used a small plastic clear fish bowl to go on top of my cupcake tower. In it I used a piece of aqua plastic table cloth to be the water and placed the stuff animal fish inside. For the backdrop I layered a plastic aqua table cloth with a large print out of the window.Advertisement
When I first saw the cake I was stunned at how beautiful it was. This was the first time I had ever ordered a really pretty sculpted and custom cake.
I loved all the little details from the black sketch marks throughout the cake, to the print out drawings, to the candle on top.Advertisement
Each bag was filled with little things that I thought the children would like that wasn't candy. I used small red bags and and placed a print out of Thing 1 and Thing 2 labels with each childs name.
I bought a plain unpainted treasure chest and painted it red. Be mindful of the paint that you use since it can remain tacky for a long time and give you an issue when trying to open the chest. Inside of the chest went two mini Thing 1 and Thing 2 plush toys.Advertisement
The mini cupcakes from Brooklyn Cupcakes, were red velvet with fresh cream cheese frosting and chocolate with vanilla frosting. Red Velvet cupcakes are both mine and Salmas favorite. We bought other cupcakes in a larger size (not pictured) in different flavors for the adults. Brooklyn Cupcakes has really awesome flavors like Coquito, Peanut Butter and Jelly, Chocolate Cheesecake and more. The red stripe top hats were from a cake designer that is no longer in business. We had two dozen cupcakes and they were completely finished before the end of the party. I love that they add red velvet crumbles on top of the frosting.
Salma's Dr. Seuss 3rd birthday party was a lot of fun to decorate and so much fun to celebrate.Advertisement
Both Salma's bathing suit and red tulle tutu skirt were from sellers on Etsy.Advertisement
Where To Get It
Red Tulle Tutu Skirt BUY HERE
Mini Cupcakes BUY HERE
Treasure Chest BUY HERE
Thing 1 and Thing 2 Plush Toys BUY HERE
Aqua Plastic Table Cloth BUY HERE
Red & White Stripe Dr. Seuss Hat BUY HERE
White Multi Tier Cake Stand BUY HERE
Plastic Fish Bowl BUY HERE
Red Gift Bags BUY HERE
Fish Plush Toy BUY HERE
Window Backdrop Cutout BUY HERE