Thursday, April 23, 2009

Dr. Seuss Baby Shower

I threw a class baby shower for my son's teacher last week. I just love Dr. Seuss, so I used that theme for the shower. I would have done more with the decorations, but there just wasn't time.

I found this cute Horton onesie. I love Horton holding his little clover.

I had all the kids sign a copy of Oh, the Places You'll Go! for the baby, including their future advice for the baby. Kids come up with the best things. One girl wrote, "Always stay close to your mother." I think I need to tell her mother what a good girl she is. Another wrote "Try not to drool too much." I guess he didn't hear the "future" part.

This picture is a little brighter than the actual table was. The lanterns had battery tea lights in them, and looked great. I usually use real flowers but I liked the way these dollar store flowers went with everything.

I did a few games with them. I didn't know how they would play along, but they had a blast. The game I thought would be a complete flop was baby bottle relays. Basically, you fill baby bottles with juice or water and they race to see who can drink the most. I didn't think any of them would do this. Thy ALL wanted to do it, and had I known I would have bought 24 bottles just to see the entire class drinking from baby bottles.

We played the don't say "baby" game, and I gave them all necklaces with little pacifiers. If they caught someone saying "baby", they could take their necklace.

Then I gave each of them a paper plate. They had to put it on their head and draw a baby. The teacher picked the best one.

And I gave them a baby animals matching page, where they had to match the name of the baby to the name of the mother. The had gotten pretty wild and this had them all sitting quietly within 1 minute. Priceless.

I like decorating with feather boas, too. Here, I found some cheap boas that were more fluffy than feathery and looked Suessian. I just crammed them in the bottles.

Here is another example of using boas. At this baby shower, I just stuck some big boas right on the table.
To see more feathers used to decorate a party, you really should stop by Brooklyn Limestone's christening party. It's absolutely gorgeous!


Linda said...

I love the decorations. I can't believe those were dollar store flowere and the feathers look great with them. I am sure the teacher really appreciated the shower.
Have a great day!

Chris said...

Oh my goodness! This is adorable! That teacher must have LOVED all the work you put into it! Nicely done!

Heathahlee said...

How cute was that shower! I bet the kids had a blast! I've never heard of the baby bottle relay, but you can be sure I'm going to use it next time I plam a baby shower! : )

Allidink said...

Oh my gosh! What a cute idea! At my school's bookstore we have a bunch of Dr. Seuss stuff because our library is named after him. Geisel library, his name was Theodore Seuss Geisel. We have a Cat in the Hat statue in front of it and for his birthday in March we had a giant party in front of the library with a giant Dr. Suess cake LOL. I think it is so funny that all those kids were drinking the bottles hehe. Cute cute things!

All the best,

Jen said...

What a terrific idea! Dr. Seuss is the best, and I'm sure everyone had a blast! What a lucky teacher she was.

Kristen, pajama mama said...

love the bright flowers and boas in the glasses-very cute and seussical!

Trish said...

You are amazing! That whole deal makes me want to have another baby and ask you to do my shower! :-) You always have the BEST ideas!

Sandy said...

Looks like it was a lovely day. Love all of your "touches."

Unknown said...

I would have never thought to do a Dr. Suess baby shower. That is perfect theme for a teacher though! It all looks wonderful!

Martha said...

That is the cutest thing EVAH!!

You are so creative, Mrs. Jones :)

edie said...

Hello my friend! I love the Dr. Suess adorable!

My blog was designed by Lyndsay Johnson but she just had a baby and is moving, so is closing down her design business. I will soon have Darcy from Lifewithmy3boybarians do a little 'tweaking' of it for me! Thanks so much for visiting.

I am Mom said...

This is adorable - I cannot wait to pounce on my next prego friend and ask if I can host the shower!

viagra online said...

This is adorable!
I love the decorations.Grey job!!

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