For some silly, whimsical fun, this week we had Dr. Seuss come for a day. We invited a couple friends over to play, and spent a few hours just being silly. We all dressed the part to get in the mood, and spent the day crafting and eating tons of food. It was great!
Our first craft we worked on was The Cat in the Hat. You can't start a party right without him. Before the party, my friend put together our base for the cat in the hat. She made it out of a light bulb and half a toilet paper roll, and then she covered it in paper mâché. All we had to do was paint it and add a few extra details, like ears and the bill of the hat. They both were cut from white craft foam, and hot glued in place. It was very easy to make, and came out adorable. I think we're going to add a ribbon and save them as a Christmas tree ornament.
Ariel did a great job having story time with the kids! We have several Dr. Seuss books to choose from. I believe she read The CAT in the HAT, and The CAT in the HAT COMES BACK.
For lunch we ate green eggs and ham! Some were brave and tried both; some were not and tried none. I thought the eggs were delicious; however I had a hard time eating the green ham. It reminded me of mold too much!
After lunch was done, we used our brains and matched Dr. Seuss characters with their famous quotes. I found the quiz was a little difficult because I haven't read all the books yet. There are so many of them out there!
My favorite part of the party was making the cupcake FISH. They were so cute and tasty! We decorated them with M&Ms scales along with some candy fruit slices for the tail. My sister read us the Dr. Seuss book that went along with our fish.
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Our friends had an appointment they needed to go to, so they weren't able to stay and watch Horton Hears a Who with us. But we did give them their pencil party favor. While the kids were reading books with Ariel, the adults got to make the speck on a flower that Horton finds the Who's on.
or hear them at all,
a person’s a person,
no matter how small."
After the movie, we all met up at Helen Hocker Theater for a showing of "Dr. Seuss on the Loose" put on by a camp of children who were 7 & 8 years old. It was sweet.
I had a lot of fun putting my kids together for the day. Gabe and Zech wanted to be Thing 1 and Thing 2. I quickly traced the words on a white circle, found a red tank top, and sewed the circle on both of their shirts in 30 minutes or less. I found some blue hair spray in the party section at Wal-Mart. Cheap but very cute!
Ariel's hair was really fun to do. I always wanted to try Cindy Lou Who's hair. I simply put a small cup on her head and gathered the hair around it for a pony tail. I braided the hair that was left down and the result was very silly!