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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!

DIY Projects
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

Idea

Party Highlights

  • Activities / Games

    Green Egg and Spoon Race Musical Truffula Fruits Pass the Suess Parcel

  • Party Favors

    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.

  • Desserts

    Pink ink for the Yink, New Bloo Goo and Cookie Wands

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2 comments

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    Halli D wrote:

    Hi, i love your party it looks amazing! Where did you find all your party supplies? I am having trouble finding things in Australia. Who made your cookies? & the popcorn things are so cool :) where did you get them from? Thanks for your help! I'm planning my daughters 1st birthday and want it to be amazing :)

  • Alison L

    Alison L wrote:

    Thank you for your lovely comments. The popcorn cases are from Inviteme.com.au I made all of the sweets as well as the birthday cake. Please email me for a quote if you are interested. alison@alisonlawsoncakes.com

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