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Theme – A Seussical Adventure (To celebrate my son’s 5th birthday)
I have seen many Dr Suess themes, and the challenge for me was to choose a colour palate that represented Dr Suess loudly, but tastefully! I went with pale blue, red, royal blue, lemon, and white.
The cake design was initially inspired by a cake titled Homage to Dr Suess by Colette Peters. I was inspired by her freedom of pattern and over all fun. I applied this feeling to my own colour palette and cake, and topped the three-tiered design off with the offical 'hat' from the 'cat' - how could you not!
Decorations – I made my own bunting, and worked hard to make the dessert table our ‘wow’ factor!
All of the printables for cupcake toppers, chocolate label, dessert table labels
I also made the Cheese Tree from branches I collected cut down to size
I also made the bunting using a Martha Stewart template for party flags
I made medals from the cupcake toppers for the games as well, complete with little pins to go onto the children
Activities / Games
Green Egg and Spoon Race Musical Truffula Fruits Pass the Suess Parcel
Cat in the Hat shortbread cookie Personalised chocolate bar
What People Ate
Making up ideas for the food was so much fun, as we just looked through our huge collection of Dr Suess books. I made all of the food at home, and thoroughly enjoyed creating the menu. Slurpy Suess Syrup - water bottles Pink ink for the Yink - Strawberry Yoghurt New Bloo Goo - blue jelly cups Pocket Wocket Sandwiches - cheese and vegemite rolls Truffula Fruits - little pails with grapes Apples for 10 apples up on top Star bellied cookie wands - vanilla cookies on sticks High Fliers - vanilla balloon shaped cookies on sticks Green eggs - vanilla cookies Seussical Rolls - sausage rolls Hop on Pop 'corn' - popcorn in cones Circus McGurkas Pops- Marshmallow Pops Noodles for the Poodle - Pasta in Napolitana sauce Truffula Trees - Strawberries on sticks The Cheese Tree – mini baby bel cheeses tied onto branches in a vase.
What People Drank
Seussical Syrup (water) It was a warm day, and most parents prefer their children to drink water these days.
Pink ink for the Yink, New Bloo Goo and Cookie Wands