Happy Birthday to Dr. Suess!
One of our momstown mamas got in the full spirit of celebrating Dr. Suess' birthday today! Here is her story!
Dr. Seuss is a pretty big deal in our house. And with his birthday being March 2nd, it was only fitting to have a birthday celebration. So a week in advance the party planning began with my 5 year old daughter taking the lead. It started with her idea to order a half dozen Dr. Seuss cupcakes from Sugar City Cupcakes, a local cupcake bakery.
We have been wanting to try these for a long time now, and finally we had good reason to!! These are vanilla cupcakes with Nerds candy baked inside with a buttercream icing sprinkled with Nerds on top. Our “celebration” started when we stopped and picked up our order on the way home from picking my 4 year old up from preschool.
For lunch we made green eggs and ham. I will admit that the kids were turned off by the colour, but luckily I was able to convince them to eat their lunch.
Once lunch was done our crafting began. We had found so many ideas online, but settled with a couple good ones. We started off by making Thing 1 and Thing 2 using their handprints. These turned out soooo super cute!!
Then we moved on to making our very own paper plate Cat in the Hats. They painted the outside edge of the plate black. Then they cut out their own red strips to glue on the hat. Once all was dry we attached the hat to the plate and created the faces.
We followed this by making a Cat in the Hat afternoon snack which consisted of alternating slices of banana and strawberries on a skewer. The girls enjoyed helping to make this healthy snack and it made for a great patterning activity as well.
After dinner we all enjoyed the delicious Dr. Seuss cupcakes before heading upstairs to get ready for bed which includes our favorite part of the day…storytime. Tonight was all about Dr. Seuss. We purchased a new copy of The Lorax as none of us had heard that one yet.
Storytime at our house is my husband’s deal and at Christmas the girls picked out a Dr. Seuss t-shirt for a gift for him so that he can wear it when they read a Dr. Seuss book. And so of course tonight the t-shirt was brought out (as it has been many times) for our Dr. Seuss read-a-thon.
Tonights selections were The Tooth Book, The Cat in the Hat Comes Back, and The Lorax (one story for each of our 3 girls).
Today was a wonderful day of celebrating all things Seuss!!