Dr. Seuss Baby Shower
Cat in the Hat Baby Shower Ideas
A Dr Seuss baby shower is perfect for a fun and unique baby shower theme. Also great for a twins baby shower theme or a co-ed shower. Use one of your favorite Dr. Seuss books, or incorporate several of them.
When I found out my brother and his wife were having twins, I knew I wanted to throw them a Cat in the Hat baby shower. Since they were having twins, we focused the theme around Thing 1 and Thing 2.
I had a lot of help from my sister, Nicole (thank-you sis, I couldn't have pulled it off without you!) Here is how our party turned out:
Dr Seuss Baby Shower Decorations
For our Cat in the Hat baby shower, we used red, white, and bright turquoise for our colors. We also incorporated polka dots and stripes into the decorations to make it a little more funky.
We wrapped turquoise cutlery in black and white striped napkins and tied with red ribbon. The napkins were put on top of red plates at each place setting.
For the table centerpieces, we cut red and white carnations down so they were just sticking over the top of the vase. Then, we added some turquoise marabou ribbon around the rim of the vase. We also put some red and blue glass stones in the bottom of the vase.
We strung Thing 1 and Thing 2 onesies with a turquoise marabou across the fireplace for the guests to see as soon as they entered.
We hung a homemade baby shower banner along the wall, above one of
the display tables. Banner Instructions.
For the food table, we used black and white polka dots and stripes for the table runner and hung some tissue poms from the ceiling.
We also used a Cat in the Hat diaper cake as a table centerpiece.
We put turquoise and white plasticware in a Thing 1 and Thing 2 pail.
The menu cards for the food were pieces of card stock paper cut into rectangles and folded in half so they would stand up. We glued Cat in the Hat magnets to the food cards, but you could also use stickers.
Dr Seuss Baby Shower Centerpieces and Table Decorations
Here is a close up picture of the Cat in the Hat diaper cake that we used as a centerpiece on the food table.
See our square diaper cake instructions to learn how to make this diaper cake.
We also made Thing 1 and Thing 2 diaper cakes for table centerpieces. First, we made a spiral diaper cake with polka dot ribbon. Then, we added turquoise tissue paper sticking out of the top for hair and red paper shred. The Thing 1 and Thing 2 labels were cut out of card stock and hot glued to the ribbon.
More Dr Seuss Baby Shower Decorations
More tissue pom poms hanging over the gift table. My sister made a bunch of these, so we had them hanging all over the place. Aren't they cute? We also hung this Dr. Seuss welcome banner out front to welcome the guests.
Dr. Seuss Baby Shower- Food
For appetizers and snacks, we had a veggie tray with ranch dressing, spinach dip with pumpernickel bread and chips, cheese and crackers, and fruit with a yummy marshmallow dip. See our baby shower appetizers for the recipes.
There were also egg salad and chicken salad sandwiches sealed with a sandwich press, meatballs, mozzarella cheese and tomato skewers with Italian dressing, and homemade jalapeno poppers. See our finger foods for more recipes.
Dr Seuss Baby Shower Punch
We had blue Hawaiian punch to drink. It was the perfect color of blue and tasted great. See our punch recipes for this recipe. You might want to double the batch if you have a big group because it goes fast!
Dr Seuss Baby Shower Desserts
The Cat in the Hat cupcakes were frosted with red and white icing and put in the shape of the Cat in the Hat's hat.
We also made Thing 1 and Thing 2 cupcakes. I found these over at Kara's party ideas.
We made red velvet cupcakes in red cupcake liners and frosted them with red icing. Then, we added blue cotton candy on top for the hair.
I have to warn you though, although these cupcakes are super cute, the cotton candy doesn't last long. Within 45 minutes to an hour the cotton candy was melted. So, either put the cotton candy on right before the party or right before you are going to serve them. Or, you could always just use blue icing instead of cotton candy. We made a few that way and they still turned out cute.
There was also a candy bar with all turquoise colored candy. We also added some of the marabou ribbon to the candy dishes and spoons. We put out some treat bags and made a sign that let everyone know to take some candy home with them.
Dr Seuss Baby Shower Ideas
Dr Seuss Baby Shower- Games
For the games, we had a diaper raffle. At the bottom of the invitations we put: "Bring a pack of Pampers diapers for a chance to get pampered". The winner of the raffle won a gift certificate for a massage.
We also played guess mommy's tummy size. Take a roll of yarn and let everyone cut off a piece that they think is the size that will fit around the mom-to-be's belly. The person who comes the closest wins.
We also did a Dr. Seuss trivia game. We gave everyone a paper with some multiple choice trivia questions about Dr. Seuss and the Cat in the Hat book. The person who got the most right won.
More Dr Seuss Baby Shower Ideas
We also put out a Cat in the Hat book with a sign telling everyone to leave a note inside the book for the babies.
You could also ask that the guests bring their favorite Dr. Seuss book with a note signed on the inside.
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