Monday, July 9, 2012

Seuss-tastic Baby Shower

My best friend from high school, Mollye, was having a baby, (I say "was" because she just had it last week- yay!) so I threw her a baby shower! The gender was going to be a surprise so she's been decorating using a Dr. Seuss theme- adorable!!

Imagine my horrified surprise when I realized I had not taken any pictures and the food had already been dug in to! OH NO is right!! So if you see things missing, that's because people ate my decorations- yes...I consider food a huge part of the party planning "art"! hehe

Here are the invitations I made. I wanted them to look like a book and rhyme, since that's the essence of Dr. Seuss and all! Some of the rhymes I got using ideas from the internet and others I made up. I LOVE how they turned out!!

Here are a few shots of the party....
The cupcakes and cake were adorable!! Mollye's mom-in-law and sis-in-law were in charge of food and rocked it! They made half the cupcakes to look like Thing 1 and Thing 2 by putting blue cotton candy on the tops of them, but by the time I took the pics they had deflated. :( Fortunately, they still looked super cute!
If you noticed the huge Dr. Seuss hat in the background and thought, "Wow, that girl is certifiably insane about throwing parties," you'd be right, BUT I did not make that hat. I borrowed it from my school. We did the play "Seussical, Jr." and I thought, what's a Dr. Seuss party without an obnoxiously big Cat-in-the-Hat Hat?! :)
I kept seeing the idea for a Create-a-Onesie station on people's blogs, so when Mollye's friend Lee-Anna mentioned doing one, I was all about it! She brought the supplies and that seriously professional adorable looking onesie above! People had a GREAT time doing these...I think this might be a staple in all the baby showers I throw from now on!
I've seen the photo prop idea done a few different ways, one being at my own shower that my friend Sarah threw for me, and thought it would be a cute way to throw in some more Seuss-y stuff!
And finally, here is me with the (now) mommy, Mollye! The gifts above my mom, sister and I made for her were 2 fold- one said "Soon to be Mommy's Favorites" which contained boobie pads (as I like to call them), a paci clip and a Diaper Genie refill pack, while the "Maddie's Favorites for Baby Reese" contained Maddie's favorite toys- an elephant teether, a musical MP3ish player and those mesh teether things that you can put fruit and stuff in. I thought it would be fun to pass on our favorites to them.

Hope you enjoyed and maybe got some cute ideas! :)


  1. Valerie CapuchinoJuly 19, 2012 at 3:20 PM

    Hello! I just found your blog because I was looking up Dr Seuss baby shower ideas. I LOVE the photo props, how did you make them? Did you just google for the images and print them on card stock?

    Thanks for all of the ideas!

    Valerie Capuchino

  2. Yep! That's exactly what I did! Then I attached a kabob skewer to the back with a couple glue dots! They were so easy and fun!!! :)

  3. Very well invitation and all the pics are beautiful.Those caps and hair stuffs are adorable.
    Pooh Baby Shower