A Simple Dr. Seuss Little Girl Birthday Party

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Let’s be real for a moment, a child’s first birthday party is mainly a time for the parents to celebrate that they’ve made it through the first year and came out the other side alive! And since these little humans can’t talk yet we get to choose their theme for the first party whether they like it or not. For my daughter’s first birthday, I decided to go with a Dr. Seuss Oh the Places You’ll Go birthday party for two reasons. One, because it talks about how great her future would be, and two, because there are a lot of Etsy printouts that you can order (with the latter point probably being the most important). So with the help of Etsy let me show you what I did!

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For the entry table I printed off a sign-in sheet and had everyone sign. I thought it would be a fun keepsake. The sign-in sheet was included in a birthday pdf I bought off of Etsy from Meghilys.

Dr. Seuss Little Girl Birthday Party Oh The Places You'll Go Birthday Party favors

I also had the gift bags for party favors with these cute little tags (from the Etsy package) on them.

Dr. Seuss Little Girl Birthday Party Oh The Places You'll Go Birthday Party party favors

I tried to pick easier prep food options so I didn’t feel stressed cooking at the last minute, so we did a sandwich bar with fruit, veggies and chips.

Dr. Seuss Little Girl Birthday Party Oh The Places You'll Go Birthday Party food table

We also took a white table cloth and layered 2 yards of pink silk fabric from Hobby Lobby as a table runner. The pink pompoms I got on sale at Target in their discount section. The balloons were also from my Etsy birthday party package along with the tent cards.

Dr. Seuss Little Girl Birthday Party Oh The Places You'll Go Birthday Party food tables

Dr. Seuss Little Girl Birthday Party Oh The Places You'll Go Birthday Party food

My amazing sister made the smash cake and cupcakes. They were as yummy as they look!

Dr. Seuss Little Girl Birthday Party Oh The Places You'll Go Birthday Party cake

The cupcake toppers were also from the Etsy birthday package.

Dr. Seuss Little Girl Birthday Party Oh The Places You'll Go Birthday Party cupcakes

Dr. Seuss Little Girl Birthday Party Oh The Places You'll Go Birthday Party cupcake

Dr. Seuss Little Girl Birthday Party Oh The Places You'll Go Birthday Party cupcake stand

Finally we did a picture backdrop for the smash cake picture with the Happy Birthday banner from my Etsy package.

Dr. Seuss Little Girl Birthday Party Oh The Places You'll Go Birthday Party party decorMy sister-in-law and I found this vintage high chair on one of our junking days. It cleaned up really well, and I loved taking her picture in it.

Dr. Seuss Little Girl Birthday Party Oh The Places You'll Go Birthday Party party decoration

I had some extra tulle from when I made her tutu so I used the leftovers make this little chair skirt. I cut the letters out of foam board, painted them pink and taped them all together.

Dr. Seuss Little Girl Birthday Party Oh The Places You'll Go Birthday Party party decoration chair

For the centerpieces we got some flowers from Sam’s at $8 for two bunches. I split them into three vases.

Dr. Seuss Little Girl Birthday Party Oh The Places You'll Go Birthday Party party decorations

We loved celebrating with this little girl. Even though she won’t remember her first birthday, I will, and that’s all that matters anyway, right? I’ll remember her having fun, eating her cake and celebrating with family and friends, and those memories will last a lifetime.

Dr. Seuss Little Girl Birthday Party Oh The Places You'll Go Birthday Party birthday girl

Originally published June 29, 2016

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Amanda

Amanda

Amanda is a part time Physician Assistant but is a full time mom/wife with a daughter and a furbaby. She grew up in Tennessee and St. Louis but Oklahoma now feels like home. She is a lover of all things old and junk and loves to collect old items that she doesn't have room for. She enjoys traveling, watching and playing sports, and being with friends and family- so basically your typical extrovert!

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