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Dr. Seuss Oh the Places You’ll Go Party


For my son's first birthday we had a Dr. Seuss “Oh the Places You’ll Go” theme and I loved how it turned out! I wasn’t working so I wanted to set a budget because we all know how these things can spiral out of control. I looked into different venues but we ended up holding it at my mom’s house because she has more space and not to mention it was free. I will use any excuse to use photoshop so I made most of the decorations, the cake, and cupcakes myself.

Food Labels: I glued together coloured popsicle sticks to create tiny easels and designed the actual labels in Photoshop.

Cupcakes: They were basic vanilla with vanilla buttercream because I didn’t want to deal with food coloring stains with all the kids and everybody loves vanilla! I added striped paper straws and pompoms to make the truffula tree toppers.

Smash Cake: Again I went with vanilla, added a few sprinkles, printed the topper and stuck it on a paper straw.

Garland: I cheated on this one and got it at Target when they were liquidating their stuff here in Canada.

Quote Posters: I designed them in Photoshop, had them printed on cardstock, and then mounted them on foam core board. There were six in total.

Hot Air Balloons: I ordered 17″ clear latex balloons and poured some metallic sprinkles inside before blowing them up. I attached the balloons to the baskets using plastic ballon sticks and tape. I printed out the “1” labels and stuck them on the front but you could use any number or letter.

Ball Pit: I bought a bunch of pool noodles, which was tricky since they weren’t really in season yet but I found some at Canadian Tire. I cut them up with a serrated steak knife, I recommend doing this outside as it makes quite a mess! We threw them in a 6′ inflatable pool and the kids had a blast!

I had so much fun planning this for Link! And even though it was mega crazy, it was a fun day with all of our friends and family that we will always remember!


Thursday 24th of May 2018



Wednesday 9th of March 2016

I love this theme! So simple and classy! Since you already have these items designed in Photo Shop would you consider selling the images so I can print them off as well ? You can reach me at

Thank You!!