Dr. Seuss Birthday Party on a Budget!

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Let’s face it, times are tight but your little one’s birthday party doesn’t have to look that way! A few easy tips and you’ll be on  your way to hosting a SEUSSTASTIC Dr. Seuss Cat-in-the-Hat Birthday Party! As seen on the uber popular + chic site, Lil Sugar, our Dr. Seuss styled birthday party was created to give you inspiration + ideas for hosting your own party, Seuss style of course!

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First up in our helpful tips is the basics of your table. Dr. Seuss has a fabric line found in most fabric stores, however, it’ll cost you. Instead we chose a non-brand name red + white stripe to simulate that Seussical “look” for less! Next, we discovered the teaching supply section of Michaels where we found lots of Dr. Seuss branded items for classrooms. Well, these are GREAT for parties too! We even found an inexpensive poster of Cat in the Hat that we cut out to make a perfect “photo prop” for kids to take pictures with at the party!

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Dr. Seuss pinwheels were a fun find in the craft store too! You could easily make these with scrapbook paper too! They were the perfect topper for yellow cupcakes decorated with a swedish fish for that “one fish two fish” rhyme! dr seuss birthday party decorations

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dr seuss birthday party cookiesThe talented Bee’s Knee’s Creative made us CAT IN THE HAT COOKIES that were almost too cute to eat! But, we did, and they were delish! As seen below, we topped white vases with paper red/white striped hats for dramatic table decor.

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Our little prop assistant, Henry, is seen below. He did a little drive by swipe of some of our props during the shoot. Good thing he’s so cute! dr seuss birthday party table decor 3Design + Styling by Phronsie + Courtney Dial of Pizzazzerie | Photography by Courtney Dial

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  1. Miriam Corona says:

    Wow! All of this for under $100?! Impressive! And look how cute Henry is!!!

  2. I purchased a lot of the same items for a party I’m planning for next August. Wow! I’m in great company. You’ve eased my mind on whether I’m headed in a good direction.

  3. Love all the red & white stripes. Its always nice to see some budget ideas…!

  4. I think this party is just so cute. Where did you get the two little boxes from and the spiarl notebooks that are in them that are next to the cupcakes?

  5. I love this idea…my twins are going to be 4 and I’m thinking Cat in the Hat is our theme…they love love love him! Any thoughts/suggestions on activities to keep them busy??

  6. I’m with Lula and Shannon! This is too cute! I love the theme. My daughter turns 4 next month and I’m quickly trying to find a bunch of ideas. Where did you find the spirals? What kind of games did you do at the party? Thanks for sharing all of the great ideas!

  7. Joelle Navia says:

    I love EVERYTHING about this party!! Where did you find the poka dot plates?

    1. TJ Maxx – always look in their dish section for fun plates!

  8. So many great ideas! This is the theme for my daughter’s first birthday thank you! Where did you get the green eggs and ham box (party favor box)

    1. Don’t know if your party already passed, but I just bought a whole bunch of Dr Seuss stuff at the Target dollar Spot.

  9. I love it all. Where or how were the favor boxes made?

  10. Interested in invitations please help

  11. Love all your ideas! I am doing dr suess for my son at the end of the month. Where did you get boxes and notepads?

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