Would you like to plan and host a Halloween party for kids that involves dressing up and typical party fun, yet has a less scary theme? Younger children would love a Dr. Seuss Halloween party, which makes for a fun, non-spooky theme for the little ones. As with a typical Halloween party, plan costumes, activities, and food, but based around your theme instead of a traditional Halloween theme. Here we take a look at some ideas for planning a Dr. Seuss Halloween party for kids.
Printable Dr. Seuss Party Invitation
This Etsy seller offers a unique customizable invitation that could be tweaked to turn a birthday invite into a Halloween one. This design features the Cat in The Hat and a colorful red, white, and blue polka dot background. Add your own photo and text and then receive a printable JPEG file that you can have printed or print at home. This is a great start to a successful party!
Dr Seuss Party Signs!
These fun food tents can be displayed next to your party food. With titles such as “Fish in a Dish” and “Take a Dip on a Chip”, it gives you a creative way to serve snacks such as Goldfish crackers and chips and dip, all keeping with your party theme. This is a made to order item that is shipped through the mail, so please order a few weeks in advance of the date needed.
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30 Pc Dr Seuss Party Balloon Kit
What’s a party without balloons? This is a set of 30 latex balloons. Kit includes 12 red, 12 white, and 6 blue balloons with white dots. Makes the perfect accent for a Dr. Seuss Halloween party for kids.
Dr. Seuss Party Dessert Plates
This is a set of eight dessert plates featuring your favorite Dr. Seuss characters. Characters include The Cat in The Hat, Sam I Am, Thing 1 and Thing 2, and more.
Dr. Seuss Party Lunch Napkins
This is a set of 20 napkins featuring an assortment of Dr. Seuss characters including the Grinch, Cat in the Hat, Horton, and more, all against a bold red and white striped background.
Dr. Seuss Party 9 oz. Paper Cups
These colorful cups feature a bright yellow background and several of your favorite Dr. Seuss characters including Horton, Sam I Am, the Blue Fish, and more.
Food for a Dr. Seuss Halloween Party
Make these adorable Lorax cookies from Embrace My Space using Nutter Butters and a dab of yellow frosting and edible eyes. The kids will love them! Add some healthy snacks to the menu with these fun Cat in The Hat Fruit snacks made from alternating banana and strawberry slices on a lollipop stick.
Other easy ideas could include making deviled eggs with a bit of green food color added, served next to slices or chunks of ham, for the classic green eggs and ham dish. The website called Kitchen Fun With My Three Sons offers links to a lot of different Dr. Seuss-themed party food and crafts.
Activities and Crafts for Party
The website Kitchen Fun with My Three Sons offers links to some great craft ideas, such as a Cat in the Hat top hat, super easy finger painting of Thing One and Thing Two, and even a simple sock puppet. You can also get creative with simple child craft items such as Play Doh and use white and green to have the kids make their own green eggs.
Coloring sheets and a Dr. Seuss word find can be printed from this page to keep the party guests entertained.
Another fun activity would be to watch some of the Dr. Seuss classic movies such as Horton Hears a Who and The Cat in the Hat. Maybe even read a few of the many books and have the children recite the parts they know by heart as you read.
With this being a Halloween party, costumes are definitely a part of it! Kids will love dressing up as the lively and mischievous Thing One and Thing Two characters with this Dr. Seuss Thing 1 or Thing 2 Toddler/Kids Costume by Elope.
Or maybe they would like to dress up as The Cat in the Hat himself with this Dr. Seuss The Cat in the Hat Deluxe Kids Jumpsuit Costume by Elope.
This Horton Hears A Who Deluxe Costume by Rubie’s is also sure to be a hit among pint-sized party-goers.
There are also many simpler variations of the above mentioned costume available on Amazon, such as tee shirts that say “Thing One” or “Thing Two”, blue wigs to go with the shirts, Cat in the Hat top hats, and even winter hoodie style hats of the Lorax and the Grinch that could be combined with clothing of the appropriate color to match.
Cake Toppers and Decorations
If you plan on making a cake for the occasion, there are several cute toppers available. The Dr. Suess party cake topper by Kopykake is made from a personalized edible frosting sheet which you can place over a cake you bake at home. The design features Things One and Two , One standing on a wrapped package with Two holding three colorful balloons.
You can also make a cake with a great Cat in the Hat top hat as the topper.
The Dr Seuss Party Supplies – Value Party Decoration Kit by Birthday Express offers a nice all-in-one decorating idea for your kids’ Halloween party. The kit includes a table cover and table centerpiece and several blue paper decorations to make your party a hit.
When it’s time for your guests to leave, make sure to send them on their way with a box full of goodies. These boxes are perfect for holding candy, toys, and mementos from your party. The Dr Seuss Party Supplies – Empty Favor Boxes by Birthday Express feature a happy Cat in the Hat on the front and the fun talking goldfish on the side. Kids will love taking these fun boxes home.