Oh, the Places You’ll Go – to Party!

My family are big fans of “The Cat in the Hat” and “The Lorax.” Although a party that focuses on just one of Dr. Seuss’ stories would be easy enough to do, there are so many good ones to choose from, so why not go with a general Dr. Seuss theme and incorporate multiple stories? These Dr. Seuss party ideas are absolutely adorable and pretty simple to craft. From “One Fish, Two Fish” to “Horton Hears a Who,” this party theme will take you and your guests all over Seussville…”Oh, the Places You’ll Go!”

Dr. Seuss Party


“Horton Hears a Who” is such a colorful film. The houses in Whoville are just one example. Creating these would be tons of fun, although you might need to buy a few appliances to find boxes big enough to make them stand up! The alternative would be to simply make them into wall decorations using white butcher paper and a projector. I imagine you could add enough bling and pizzazz to give them a more 3-dimensional look.

The Lorax - Party Decoration

The Lorax

The Lorax is a classic book for any kid who enjoys nature and playing outside…I certainly did! If you choose to focus specifically on The Lorax for your party theme, there are lots of other great decoration ideas online. My suggestion: hold your party outside in your backyard so everyone can truly see and feel the meaning behind the story. Nature is an awesome party planner!

This door decoration is made using orange bulletin board paper as a background for the Lorax’s face with a few truffula trees added to brighten up the scenery!

And checkout this adorable Seussville sign (photo on left)! The blank wooden signs you find at hobby shops would work perfectly for this decoration.

Cat in the Hat Party Decoration

Waiting for the Rain to Stop

This is a super cute wall decoration that would look great with the kids gazing out a real window. If you’re really adventurous, you could even draw their faces on the front side of the paper so they could be seen from outside the house.

Dr. Seuss' Stories

Dr. Seuss wrote so many amazing kids books that it only seems right to put them all out there for your party guests to see. There are a handful of sites online that offer free downloads of the book covers, which would make great garland for a snack table.

Hot Air Balloon Photo Booth

Oh, the Places You'll Go!

Creating a photo booth that looks like a hot air balloon shouldn’t be too difficult, right? Sure!

Save the Truffula Trees!

These are easy to construct using pool noodles, duct tape, and tissue paper, tulle or boa pom poms. 

Dr. Seuss Goody Bags

These goody bags are adorable. Thing 1 and Thing 2, plus the Lorax…super cute and super easy to create! Now to figure out what goodies to put in them!

I also found a plethora of sites with cute craft ideas for your Dr. Seuss party. Perhaps the goody bags could hold the kids’ creations for the trip home?

The Cat's Hat

The Cat in the Hat’s striped hat is a necessity for any Dr. Seuss party!

For the Tables…

There are so many great Dr. Seuss characters, but Thing 1, Thing 2 and the fish from Cat in the Hat are three of the best. And who doesn’t want to learn about all the places you’ll go?! These table decorations are simple and inexpensive to make.

Oh the Places You'll Go Party Decorations

Oh, the Places You'll Go with this Party!

Thing 1 and Thing 2 Party Decorations
Cat in the Hat Table Decoration

Dr. Seuss Snacks

Dr. Seuss book cover place mats with red tablecloths are simple and colorful. I couldn’t resist the Green Eggs and Ham or the Lorax juice dispenser! Both are staples for any Dr. Seuss party!

Additional Resources

I hope you’re inspired by these Dr. Seuss party ideas. Most of the photos above are linked to their original sources, so be sure to click on those and check them out. Below are some additional party supplies you may find appealing (these are affiliate products, and I receive a small commission for any items you purchase through these links). Feel free to contact me with any questions or comments.