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Dr Seuss Baby Shower Ideas – 11 fun Dr Seuss themed Baby Showers

Oh, a baby is coming, a baby is on the way!  Before they arrive, you should celebrate one day!  We love a Dr Seuss Baby Shower!

Often when we think of children’s books and marvelous little rhymes, we think of the legendary Dr. Seuss.  His stories have been enjoyed for generations as can be seen by his books being passed down from parents to children to grandchildren.  Dr. Seuss has written some famous books like “How The Grinch Stole Christmas” and “Green Eggs and Ham.” Each story taking place of course is in his own unique realm, full of fun and creativity. 

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If you are or someone you know is expecting a little “Who” of their own and love these stories, consider having a Dr. Seuss Baby Shower!  Keep reading below for our Dr. Seuss Baby Shower ideas

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Dr. Seuss Baby Shower Ideas


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Before the baby shower even occurs, set the tone with some adorable Dr. Seuss-themed baby shower invitations.  You can create your own, order custom-made ones or even send out a themed e-mail.  An invitation will provide your guests with all the information they need, as well as provide them with the theme of the baby shower and stir up the excitement!

Color Scheme

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When you are starting to think of décor and items you need for the shower, first consider choosing a color scheme to use throughout the event.  For example, use colors inspired by the classic “The Cat in the Hat” book which would include red, blue, and white as your main colors. 

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If you are wanting a more whimsical feel, perhaps pick multiple colors as can be seen from books like “The Lorax” which could include yellow, orange, pink, and purple. Additionally, you could combine the two color schemes and have different areas of your shower decorated in different ways, or mix it all together.  No matter what, it will be Seuss-a-riffic!    


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The world of Dr. Seuss is very magical and these ideas will help bring his world to life!  His pictures often have bright blue skies and vivid colors therefore use balloon arches to make your space brighter.  Use white balloons to mimic clouds while you use paper lanterns to make cute air balloons like the ones in Dr. Seuss’s book “Oh the Places You’ll Go!” 

Paper flowers and lanterns will all add to the ambiance too.  Choose colors that fit the scheme you chose.  In addition, hang a Dr. Seuss backdrop or place large cardboard cutouts around your space for the perfect photo op!  You could even offer guests a chance to wear hats like the Cat himself for a fun picture!

Food Table

The food table is usually one of the main focal points of any party, because who doesn’t like yummy food and treats?!  Firstly, place snacks in Dr. Seuss-themed containers or plates like these neat Lorax bags!  Secondly, choose your food. Whether you are serving a full meal or just providing snacks, get inspired by Dr. Seuss’s books and the colors. You could put together an amazing rainbow fruit or veggie tray using foods that match your color scheme.

Lastly, decorate the table! Place Dr. Seuss-themed food labels by each dish to advise your guests of each item.  Balloons, garlands, and fluffy trees would in essence add to the ambiance of your table too. Bon appetite!     

The Cake

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A Dr. Seuss baby shower would not be complete without a dessert like a sweet cake!  Whether it is a single layer or a multilevel cake, choose designs and colors to tie in your theme.  As a cake topper, place your favorite Dr. Seuss character or the initial of your baby’s name if decided.   One idea is to use a tower of Dr. Seuss books to place your cake on to make a cake stand.  You could also offer delightful cupcakes.  Add blue frosting so they look like Thing 1 and Thing 2! 

Furthermore, cake pops or rice Krispie treats on sticks are a neat idea too for your guests to enjoy.  Don’t forget to decorate the cake table!    

Tableware and Centerpieces

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Using tableware that ties into the Dr. Seuss baby shower theme is not only practical but will keep the theme going even as your guests are eating!  Look for plates, napkins and cups with Dr. Seuss characters on them or in the colors you picked.  Choose cutlery that matches. As table centerpieces, place balloons, pictures of characters or beautiful flowers on each table. Another idea is to use an upside-down “Cat in the Hat” hat as a vase!   For added fun, place a banner or character cutouts on each table.

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Seat For the Guest of Honor

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Whether it is a co-ed baby shower or just for the ladies, having a specially designated spot for the parents to be to sit is always a nice touch.  This creates an amazing spot for pictures or gift opening.  Feel free to place balloons or streamers around the chair.  These grand chairs are full of personality and will be a super comfy spot for the expecting parents to sit.

Baby Shower Favors

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A traditional thing when it comes to baby showers is to give a favor to the guests who attend as a way to thank them for coming to celebrate. With this in mind, perhaps you could gift each guest a Dr. Seuss book or bookmark with your shower date.    Another idea is to have them take home an adorable Dr. Seuss-inspired cookie!  They not only match the theme perfectly but they will also be delicious!  

Dr. Seuss Baby Shower Conclusion

In summary, a Dr. Seuss baby shower is a fantastic theme idea for anyone!  It is fun, based on beloved children’s books, and is a perfect theme to celebrate a new baby!  In addition, it is a theme that could be used for a baby girl, a baby boy, or as a neutral theme if the gender is a surprise.  Any of our above ideas will help create a Dr. Seuss world!  For more Dr. Seuss party ideas that everyone will love, click here.  It is a special time having a baby on the way, so have a wonderful time planning your lovely shower day!   

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Jane Sheriff is the founder, creative director, party planner and mom of three. She started Darling Celebrations back in 2012 to share easy and beautiful ideas for celebrating the special events in life.

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