Dr Seuss Baby Shower

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In December I had a Dr Seuss themed baby shower with my family and friends put together for me by my best friend. It was beautiful and so much fun. If it looks slightly over the top and outside our laid-back style,  it’s because the bestie is an event fundraising coordinator and she loves to decorate,  and she loves tissue paper. Lol.

The Invitations
I gave mine and the bestie’s ideas to Gary and he had the invitations custom made with help from a business contact who works for a design and print company doing graphic art.

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The front side of the shower invitations
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The back of the invitations that actually contains the shower information
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The matching envelopes
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Diaper raffle card.

The Venue
It was decided that my living room would be too small for the baby shower as it was a tight enough squeeze for just my family at the gender reveal. Bestie rented a meeting room at one of the churches she does events with. The church had a great energy and was peaceful with a beautiful courtyard and the bell sounded great too.

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Decorations
Bestie really out did herself with all the decorations. She made custom tassels,  place settings,  center pieces,  photo wall. Her and Gary created character wall clings. Even the food signs were themed.

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Shower backdrop. Was perfect for a photo background.
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Decorated table
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Custom placemats with Dr Suess activities on one side and game score cards on the back side.
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Table centerpieces were flower bouquets with pictures from Dr Seuss books
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Handmade tassels from tissue paper
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Dr suess character wall clings
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Sign in table elements

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The food
The food was also themed and each dish was given a Seuss inspired name to make it even more fun.

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"Green eggs and ham" was deviled eggs with yolk dyed green and topped with bacon.
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Inspired by Cat in the Hat's hat these are cheese and cherry tomatoes layered on long toothpicks.
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Inspired by The Lorax, broccoli and celery are supposed to be truffula trees
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Don't remember truffula trees having fruit but we wanted balanced food offerings lol.
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Just a basic spinach and herb blend salad
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I made a pasta salad for 'poodle noodles' from Fox in Socks
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"roast beast" is what Who's eat at Christmas in How the Grinch Stole Christmas. We decided to make and arrangement of meats for sandwiches.
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Fish in a dish (1 fish, 2fish...) and brown Barbaloots (the lorax).
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Custom Cat in the Hat cakes.

The Games
All the placemats has activities that could be done while eating and chatting just for fun. But,  we did play 3 shower games.

The first was called “daddy or mommy” and was a list of facts that guests had to decided were about mommy or daddy. The person who got the highest number correct won.

The second game was “Baby Price is Right”. There were ten common baby items on the table and after bestie read of descriptions of each,  guests tried the guess the actual total retail value of all the items. Whoever was the closest without going over won the game.

The third game we played was a Dr Seuss book guessing game. We had  pictures printed from various Dr Seuss books and guests had to guess what book the photo came from. They were given a book list to help. Whoever had the most correct won.

In addition to games there was a diaper raffle and guests received a ticket for every package of diapers and/or wipes they brought.

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Baby price is right items
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Book pages for guess the Dr suess book game
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Various prizes for game winners to pick from
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Diaper raffle jar and prizes

In closing, the shower was awesome! Great people,  good food,  fun games and just a fun time. Our guests spoiled baby rotten and let us know how blessed we are to have each and every one of them in our lives. I hope they know what they mean to us, and what they will mean to our son.

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6 thoughts on “Dr Seuss Baby Shower

    1. At Target. They usually Dr Seuss themed things in the $1 spot end of February into March for Dr suess’s birthday month.

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