I recently joined a homeschooling group of moms and we have been having so much fun getting together. I am so grateful to have found this group. We get together during the week and have age appropriate events. Last week we had our first bike rodeo and this week we had a storytelling birthday party for Dr. Seuss! The girls officially declared this as the “best party ever”. I loved the idea of having a storytime party. We planned this party in less than a week so a lot of it was DIY. The splurge? I had to get some amazing Dr. Seuss cupcakes made from a friend who also made a cake for our Disney’s Princess Elena themed party.
So what do you need to have for your own Dr. Seuss storytime party? See all the details below.
- Dr. Seuss Storytime – Gather the kids on the floor with blankets to read some of their favorite Dr. Seuss books.
- Indoor picnic – Have an indoor picnic. We let the kids eat pizza and fruit while we were having our storytime. They paid closer attention. 🙂
- Cat in the Hat Meet & Greet– Let one of the older siblings dress up as Cat in the Hat for a meet and greet. Our Cat was adorable in his DIY costume. 🙂
- Indoor Pinata – Hang a pinata from the ceiling and let the kids take turns hitting it. We have had pinatas in the past and don’t ask me why I never thought of this DIY indoor pinata!
- DIY Dr. Seuss Cupcakes – I printed out these Dr. Seuss cupcake toppers on card stock paper and used a craft similar to this one to cut them out and put them on some store bought cupcakes. Then, because I also wanted some really good bakery-quality cupcakes, I ordered some adorable Cat in the Hat cupcakes from a friend who is an amazing baker.
- DIY Printable Bookmarks – I printed out these Dr. Seuss printable bookmarks on card stock and then I laminated them with my laminator that I got on Amazon here that I use to save my girls artwork. Then I cut them out, punched a hole with a hole punch and tied a ribbon to them.
- Dr. Seuss Banners – We had two banners for the party. One was a Dr. Seuss book banner that I got from My Little Craft Things on Etsy here. This one was made from 6 different Dr. Seuss books! The second banner we used was Dr. Seuss themed and said Happy Birthday that I got from Elizabeth’s Home Goods on Etsy here.
- Decorate with Books – A Dr. Seuss storytime party can easily be decorated with Dr. Seuss books standing and lying around on tables. The kids had a great time looking through the books they hadn’t read yet.
- Play Games & Contests – Keep things fun with games using items you already have. We had a pogo stick challenge and a ‘keep the balloon afloat’ contest. The little ones loved it!Check out photos from the party below!