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Planning a Dr. Seuss Baby Shower

Dr Seuss Baby Shower Invitations
It is always a pleasant surprise to see a different envelope in the mailbox. Make your invitation the first one opened. You can purchase ready-made invitations at your local party store or online, or make them yourself.

Trace the shape of the Cat’s Hat onto heavy card stock paper. Color one side with the red and white stripes. Write the details on the opposite side: the 4 W’s = What, Who, When and Where.

If you have a computer program to make cards the opportunities are endless. Use a picture of the Cat in the Hat or your favorite character and make your own rhyme something like this:

There is going to be a Baby Shower
Please arrive at the designated hour.
With your reply please do not wait;
Don't even think to hesitate.
Come and see
The new mom to be.
You would not, could not miss
A baby shower as great as this

Inside include who the shower is for, the date and time, address and directions, and a phone number or two so guests can RSVP. List the stores where Mom has registered. Be sure to make a note if the shower is a surprise!

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Dr Seuss Baby Shower Decorations
I recommend focusing on one Dr Seuss book for the main color scheme. The Cat in the Hat and One fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, and Blue Fish are great because of the basic color schemes of red, white and blue.

A Diaper Cake always gets the attention when guests are meandering and visiting before the party starts. Follow the Cat in the Hat theme by making the diaper cake look like his hat. It is very easy to decorate with red and white ribbons. Top it off with stuffed characters and other baby items.

Print out pictures of Seuss characters and hot glue them to a coffee stirrer or bamboo skewer. Use these in centerpieces and insert them in cupcakes and around the food table.

You could do a Dr Seuss baby shower table centerpiece based on “The Lorax” you can Save the Trees! Purchase small pots or votive candle holders in your basic color theme at the dollar store and plant small pine tree seedlings in them. These can be additional prizes awarded at the end of the party.

Stars hanging from the ceiling can represent the Sneetches, you can also tape a star to the new Mom’s tummy for fun.

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Dr Seuss Baby Shower Games
Who said it? How well do you know your Dr. Seuss stories?This is a match game. Match the picture of the character to the description.You can download and print this game from an authorized Dr. Seuss website.

Horton says “Who says an Elephant never forgets?”
Before the game starts, put 15 small items associated with babies on a tray and cover it with a baby blanket. These should be items such as a safety pin, bottle, pacifier, teething ring, baby powder etc. Give each guest a piece of paper and a pencil.

Bring the covered tray into the room and place it where all the guests can see it, remove the blanket (that is also an item that was on the tray). No touching is allowed, leave the tray in that position for one minute and tell the guests to memorize the items that are on the tray, then cover the tray and remove it from site. Give the guests five minutes to write down what they remember was on the tray. The guest who gets the most items correct wins a prize.

It is not a star, what is in that jar?
Remove the labels from 10 jars of baby food. Label each jar and matching label with the numbers 1-10. Set the labels aside until the end of the game.Place the jars in a line on a table. Give each guest a piece of paper and a pencil. Each guest takes a turn looking at the jars of food and writing down their guesses on the paper 1-10.When all guests have had their turn, set the labels next to the matching jar. Announce each jar’s content. The guest with the most correct guesses wins a prize.

How much did you say, you would be willing to pay?
This game is played like the Price is Right. Display 10 baby related items. Make sure you have the EXACT price you paid (and a receipt if necessary) written on a piece of paper in your pocket.Point out one item at a time and tell the guests to write down their answer for each item as it is displayed. The guest with the most correct or closest answers wins a prize.

We need your guess, will it be more or less?
Fill a baby's bottle with jelly beans or other small candies; be sure to count them as you do. Ask each of your baby shower guests to take a guess at how many candies there are in the baby's bottle and write down their answer on a piece of paper. The guest whose guess is the nearest total of candies to the correct answer wins the bottle full of candy.

 

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