Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Happy Birthday To You! {A Dr. Seuss Thing 2 Birthday Party}


My sweet little niece turned 2 on Good Friday, and we had so much fun at her Dr. Seuss Thing 2 themed birthday party on Holy Saturday.   It was perfect timing for us, since the kids were all over being sick and Hubby (who is also godfather to the birthday girl) arrived home just before midnight on Good Friday.


This precious little girl has been blessed with some truly amazing parents.  It's been a hard couple years for them, as they continually deal with surgeries and health challenges for this little cutie.  There is still so much unknown - since there isn't a documented case of the challenges my niece faces - and my niece is still a tiny little Thing 2, but she has made so much progress this past year.    I am so very proud of both my brother and his wife!


My sister-in-law managed to escape my camera, but I did get a picture of my brother Thing Dad.   Apparently he decorated his own shirt for the party.   I was impressed!  Good job Brian!!


My sister-in-law had the cutest decorations for the party. Everything was so pretty... and delish!


One Fish, Two Fish... How about some GOLD FISH?


On the Menu: 

Sneetches Peaches (Peach Tea)
Mulberry Street Frankfruiters (Fruit)
Zi-za-ma-wizzers wizzles (Salad)
Truffela Pie (Pizza)


 I especially loved the pasta and fruit salad in the covered glass jars, to keep the bugs out.  I already purchased a couple to use in the future!  


And check this out!    I've seen where some fences are painted with chalkboard paint, but I really loved that these could be taken down, and they looked so cute hanging from rope.   It makes me want to build a fence, just so I can create a fun collage of chalkboards like this in our yard...  


... and our kids thought that the Giant Chalk Pencil with Eraser was just about the coolest thing ever. 


The Red Velvet Cake was amazingly delicious.  Yes, I had a small piece - along with some more dairy on Easter - and paid for it with a cranky baby for a few days.   (He does seem to be getting a little better though!)  Actually it was the first time I'd ever had Red Velvet Cake!  I'm sure that since our Costco makes this cake, it won't be the last...


As for the Thing Hair... Rose wasn't sure what to think. She just had this dazed and confused look... "Blink, Rose, blink!"

And our silly little Snuggles figured if he couldn't see anyone, they couldn't see him either!


Oh, and the the birthday girl is a pro at pinatas!  She picked the correct ribbon on the very first try!


We all had such a wonderful time.  My kids are so happy that they have one cousin that lives close enough to visit.   It's been years since they have seen (or even met!) their nine other cousins.


Today you are You, that is truer than true.
There is no one alive who is Youer than You.
― Dr. Seuss, Happy Birthday to You!

8 comments:

  1. Snuggles is too funny. I love when little ones think you can see them if they cover their eyes.

    The Seuss party looks like it was loads of fun. All of these party posts are reminding me that I have less than three months until our next kid birthday party. Eeek!

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  2. I love that Dr. Seuss quote. And the chalkboard oaint idea is great. My kids draw with chalk on the wood siding all the time...this would certainly be a much better alternative! ;)

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  3. She is so precious! I love all the ideas! The food items are great - what clever titles! I think I might have to steal some of these ideas. Thanks for sharing!

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  4. Oh, my gosh, giving great parties must run in families!!! What a fun party!1

    Happy birthday to sweet Layla--God bless her!!

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  5. Wonderful! She is so cute! Your sister-in-law shares your talent for throwing a great party! +JMJ+

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  6. How fun! What great ideas :) And the birthday girl is such a cutie. Love the chalk boards!

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  7. What an adorable party!! Seriously....throwing gorgeous parties must run in your family! :)

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  8. How amazing! Megean does such a great job for her birthdays!

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