Recently, my son turned one and I can’t even tell you how fast that first year went by. If you have kids, I’m sure you can relate. Even if you don’t, it seems time goes by faster as you get older. Anyways, we had a small family birthday party for him. We kept it relatively simple with easy crock pot foods like pulled pork and salads and I wasn’t even going to do much decorating or have a theme. Well, the designer in me ended up having way too much fun with it. Originally, I was going to go with a nautical theme to go with his nursery because he’s a little young to pick his own theme. But, the Monday before his birthday (which fell on a Saturday), I was reading to him Dr. Seuss’s ABC’s and it clicked then and there. He loves when I read him that book and also Mr. Brown Can Moo, Can You?. He always has a big smile and bobs his head with excitement as I’m reading it while he turns the pages to look at the fun illustrations. That was it! A Dr. Seuss birthday was going to be the theme.
I wanted to make it colorful to go with the colors in his two favorite books rather than just doing the traditional red, white and blue.
I made most of the decorations including this banner.
These tissue fans were one of the few items that I didn’t make and you can find these at Michael’s. These are so cool because they fold back up so you can save them for future parties.
I made the One Fish, Two Fish sign, the Mr. Brown cutout and the pinwheel using a fellow blogger’s tutorial 🙂
Again, I made most everything here but did not write the poem — Pinterest find! — designed it though.
Probably the most fun I had was making the tissue paper pom poms! I went to several stores trying to find these to purchase and finally came home from Michaels with a Martha Stewart Tissue Pom Kit only to find out it’s just a bunch of regular tissue paper that you can buy anywhere. Back to the store those went! I bought a giant package of tissue paper at HomeGoods and used this tutorial to make my own.
I included the last page of Mr. Brown Can Moo, Can You? on a sign because I would read this to him when he was first born and this was his favorite part. I think, mostly because the way I would read it to him in a silly, fun kind of way.
Here’s the birthday boy in anticipation of his cake!
Not really sure what to do with it…
that seems about right! 🙂