Cat in the Hat Party – Cake, Treats, Goody Bags & Games!
Tristin’s 3rd Birthday Party was for the most part a success! Even though the Ice and Tables both showed up about an hour late… none of the kiddos seemed to mind! They went right into playing with toys, bubbles, finger paints, and snacking on yummy treats! I on the other hand felt like a chicken running around with my head chopped off! Thank goodness I decided ahead of time that I was only going to serve deserts and goodies vs a full blown meal, we had the party around 2pm and it worked out just fine!
Or as I like to call it… the spread… Along with Cup Cakes and one crazy adorable Cake; Tristin helped me make Jello cups with marshmallows and whip cream, Marshmallow pops with red chocolate drizzled on to look like the Cat in the Hat’s Hat, and Chocolate Pretzels! And some good old Green Eggs and lastly some Red (strawberry) and White (banana) Skewers for the Cats Hat. (These were a HUGE HIT with the little kids!!!)
I almost forgot! Goldfish! I put them in cute little dollar store goldfish bowls on all the tables outside and inside. Very cute Idea… Tristin passed out the night of the party on couch holding one. He was so filthy from playing with bubbles and sand and all the finger painting! I had to snap a few pics before I wiped him down and put him in bed 🙂
The Cake – Oh my goodness I LOVED the cake!
My Girlfriend Jess helped me because lets face it, I can paint and draw anything… but ask me to bake something you expect to not only eat but present….forget it. HOWEVER I did make the darling little fish on the top of the cake, and the water drops coming off of the cake. All I used was a little kids Model Magic foam – non toxic and a sharpie pen to draw in the details once it was dry. Because I used such a large hunk of it… it took almost a week to dry, so I am super glad I couldn’t wait to make it and see how it came out, I put it together far ahead of time! Jess brought the Cake over a day in advance, and its ALL Tristin could talk about! He was so excited about the CAKE!
Okay so I searched and searched and searched Goodwills for copies of the Cat in the Hat book…. Took me weeks to get 2 copies and one copy of the Cat in the Hat Comes Back! Ugh! So I gave in and pulled any and all Dr. Seuss Books off the shelves! Then I went to good ole Michael’s and found these adorable canvas bags for a $1.00 each! Wahoo! I printed on iron on paper and voila goody bags! For the kids who RSVP’d to the party I personalized the bags with their names. I also found some Dr. Seuss Hats, pencils and book marks, stickers, and some black and white suckers and I was set! I made a little thank you tag and put them in each bag saying ” I loved the cupcakes, and presents too… but my favorite part was seeing you! Thank you for making my 3rd Birthday Special! ❤ Tristin”
Games! – Sorry for the Fuzzy photo, it seems my little photographer has been handling the camera!
Who doesn’t love watching 2-3yr olds hopping around?! I came across some red pillowcases and thought this would be so cute to as Thing 1 Thing 2 sack Race for the kids! Super simple to make and instant party fun. Using Iron on patches I printed and ironed and instantly had something for the little ones of hop around it. Would be even more fabulous if I had some funky blue wigs!
The party was fun and Tristin celebrated for weeks… Lucky lil kid! Im super glad its over, and so sad at the same time! If anyone is interested in the stuff I created feel free to contact me… I’d be happy to pass it onto you, as I didn’t have the heart to toss any of the decorations… I boxed them up and there they sit!
Happy Birthday lil Man! (Tristin Blowing out his candles!)