Dr Seuss Theme Party Planning, Ideas & Supplies

Dr. Seuss Theme Party Planning Ideas Supplies

Dr. Seuss Theme Party Planning, Ideas & Supplies

A Dr Seuss theme party is not just limited to children's birthday celebrations.  Be creative – think baby showers, graduation parties (Oh, the Places You'll Go), Halloween (Green Eggs and Ham) and Christmas parties (How the Grinch Stole Christmas) , and elementary school fundraisers and teacher appreciation days.  We love Dr. Seuss and concoct any excuse to create a party theme using works as inspiration.

Who is Ted Geisel (aka Dr. Seuss)?

Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss!
Theodor Seuss Geisel, best known to the world as Dr. Seuss, was born on March 2, 1904 in Springfield, Massachusetts. During his distinguished career Geisel wrote and illustrated 44 children's books, including such all-time favorites as The Cat in the Hat, One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish, Green Eggs and Ham, Oh, the Places You'll Go, Fox in Socks, and How the Grinch Stole Christmas.  Dr. Seuss books have been translated into more than 15 languages with over 200 million copies finding their way into homes and hearts around the world.  In addition to the books, Geisel's works have inspired a Broadway musical, and innumerable children's television specials and films , with the latest Seuss motion picture, The Lorax Movie, released on March 2, 2012.  Other honors include two Academy awards, two Emmy awards, a Peabody award and the Pulitzer Prize. Read More Continue Reading →

Best Baby Shower Gifts! Childrens Classic Book Baby Gifts

 Best Baby Shower Gifts! Childrens Classic Book Baby Gifts

Best Baby Shower Gifts! Childrens Classic Book Baby Gifts

Once again we must send kudos to our wonderful visitors – you really do have the best ideas!  How adorable are these Children's Classic Books Onesies.  Wrap them together with the actual book, and the matching plush doll to create a practical and memorable baby shower gift.  Some of the books even have a matching t-shirt for the new mom! #toocute

These childrens classic book baby gifts work well as stand alone shower gifts as well as centerpiece / gifts at themed showers.    Think Dr. Seuss Theme Party, The Little Prince or Royal Baby Shower, or Good Night Moon Shower or 1st Birthday Party. Continue Reading →

2013 Caldecott, Newbery, and Printz Award Winning Books!

2013 Caldecott, Newbery, and Printz Award Winning Books!

2013 Newbery Medal – The One and Only Ivan | 2013 Caledecott Medal – This Is Not My Hat | 2013 Printz Award – In Darkness

2013 Caldecott, Newbery, and Printz Award Winning Books!

This year's recipients of the Caldecott Medal for Illustration, the Newbery Medal for Literature, and the Printz Award for Young Adult Literature are a diverse and worthy group ranging from a wry tale of a thieving fish to a touching story of friendship, hope and art, to an extraordinary book about the cruelties of man and nature, and the valiant, ongoing struggle for survival.

Having said that, we are withholding judgement as to whether any will make our own list of  Top 100 Children's Books – all still need to pass the test of timelessness.  No matter your age, the mere mention of  Where the Wild Things Are or Goodnight Moon is sure to make you smile!  The Giving Tree's message is eternal and Love You Forever – well, the title says it all!

What do you think?  Should these three books make the top 100 list?   Even if not, remember familiarity with children's literature makes for wonderful party conversations – knowledge is always the best way to party pretty!

Party Hearty!

Perfect Grandparent Gift – Adorable Musical Dolls

When I was a little girl, my grandmother bought me a very special musical baby doll that we kept in my bedroom at her house. Even as I outgrew my doll phase, I continued to cherish “my baby”.  I don't remember what tune she played but I do remember dragging that doll around with me everywhere.  She helped me feel safe away from home and adoringly accepted the love I bestowed upon her.  When we were cleaning out my grandparents' house, after they passed away, I found my baby doll carefully tucked away in a dresser drawer, almost as if she was waiting for me to return.  My doll was soft and pink and had a beautiful, delicate face and although she had long lost her wiggle, she never lost her magic.  So when I happened upon these adorable Ashton-Drake musical baby dolls, I fell in love all over again.

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