February 27, 2012

Dr. Seuss Baby Shower

March 2nd marks the birthday of the infamous Dr. Seuss. There are some really Seuss-tastical party ideas circulating the Web to honor the American writer and poet (like this amazing cake), usually revolving around his most famous works like The Cat in the Hat or Horton Hears a Who. But one of my favorite Seuss stories is Horton Hatches the Egg, and it makes for a really unique baby shower or sip and see theme as it really emphasizes the sacrifices and rewards of being a faithful "parent."

Dr. Seuss Baby Shower

  • Set the mood for a Horton Hatches the Egg event with colors straight from the pages of the book-- aqua and red, and hang whimsical paper pinwheels from your event space for extra pizazz -- Stylish Children's Parties Blog
  • Since the majority of the story revolves around an egg on the brink of hatching, decorate your table with egg-related items-- eggs in nests would be a great addition -- Hotref.com
  • Consider making the shower a brunch so that you can use these adorable red polka-dot egg holders at each place setting and use these cute aqua and red plaid plates by Inviting Company to stay color coordinated -- Modern House Insight and FineStationery.com
  • For a sip and see, send a photocard featuring the new baby as the invitation -- like this one by Boatman Geller -- Available at FineStationery.com
  • Finally, present the mom-to-be with this adorable Horton Hatches the Egg ornament to remind her of the story and the importance of remaining faithful to the end -- Replacements.com