My little boy turned one on Saturday, and I wanted to celebrate in style! So I decided on a theme based on this book...
It was kind of a joint Dr. Seuss & ABC's theme. When I found a seller on Etsy who could create a custom t-shirt for my little man to wear, that's when I knew I could take this theme and run with it. So I did. (I'll show you the t-shirt a little further down in this post.)
The special cupcake reserved for my little guy.
Each cupcake topper either said "A is for Angel" or "B is for Boy" or "C is for Caleb". This time I tried making Red Velvet cupcakes and boy...they were good (if I do say so myself). I used this recipe and the cupcakes and frosting were just about the best I've ever made.
Balloons are always cheap but add so much color. Love 'em.
It was impossible to find Dr. Seuss-themed decor so I realized I'd have to make it myself. I think this guy is one of the things I'm most proud of. I found foamboard at the Dollar Tree. Who knew? Usually that stuff is fairly expensive at the craft store. So, on one of them I re-created this guy from the front of my inspiration book (Dr. Suess' ABC). I honestly didn't know if I could do it...but I guess I could. My girls obviously thought I did an okay job because they were petting him and "feeding" him once I got it completed!
Trays from Target's spring-themed dollar section. These were the $2.50 variety, but still...perfect! And the napkins were all from Target too.
These napkins kinda reminded me of the Cat in the Hat's hat, so I had to get them.
All the little buckets with flowers, utensils, and candy in them...Targets $1 section again. This little tree is from Dollar Tree.
I used foam stickers from the kids' section of Michaels for the cupcake toppers.
Scrapbook paper on foamboard is the background for this display of the invitation. Oh how I love thee, Scrapbook Paper.
Bunting made of scrapbook paper again. Have I mentioned that I love scrapbook paper? So cheap, so easy.
Normally I would be morally opposed to blue flowers. But if you can't have blue flowers at a Dr. Seuss party, when can you?
I cut the ABC's out of foamboard as well. Hard to tell in this photo, but they're a good 18 inches tall.
And here's my little man, in his custom t-shirt by dzns4ubyme Didn't she do an AMAZING job? (And great to work with, too!) The shirt's folds hide this in the photo, but it says "Angel Boy Caleb". One of his nicknames is Angel Boy ('cause he really is!) and so that's how we personalized the ABC's for this party.
And a great time was had by all, including the guest of honor. He very much enjoyed his first frosting ever, thankyouverymuch.