My absolutely amazing in-laws blessed me with a Thing One and Thing Two Dr. Seuss themed baby shower for the twins. Every detail was perfect from the food to the games to the centerpieces. I’m an avid Dr. Seuss fan and this shower could not have been any more perfectly tailored to me.
For privacy’s sake I won’t be sharing the exact invitations that were sent out for my shower, but here are some very similar Thing One and Thing Two shower invitation templates from Pinterest!
I loved the “bring a book instead of a card” idea, and my guests certainly came through! The twins’ library is now stocked with some well-loved classics. It was so special hearing from each fellow mom the story behind each book she picked, whether it was the exact copy her child played library with, a tried-and-true favorite of her boys complete with “boy jokes”, or the teenage boy cousins’ favorites they personally picked off their childhood shelves to share with the newest family members. While cards are generic and disposable, these books with notes inside the covers will become family treasures!
Baby Shower menus can vary so much depending on the time of day, season of the year, and theme of the shower. I’ve seen a lot of great brunch menus and lovely seasonal summer foods. Since mine was an evening shower in the winter, we had a fairly light menu with some great Dr. Seuss inspired snacks…and of course a Thing One and Thing Two cake!
- “Green Eggs and Ham” egg salad sandwiches
- “One Fish Two Fish” tuna salad sandwiches
- “Pink Ink Yink Drink” Sherbert Punch
- Dark Chocolate Covered Strawberries
- Fresh Veggies and Fruit Trays
There are so many fun game options for baby showers that don’t involve calling attention to the mommy-to-be’s baby bump. “Guess Mommy’s Weight” and “cut a string to go around her belly” games didn’t appeal to me, especially not when there are so many cute games to be played or other activities for guests if games aren’t your thing. For example, I love onesie or bib decorating tables where guests can use fabric paint pen or iron on decals to make unique onesies or bibs for the baby. I also love the idea of having wooden craft letters A-Z available for guests to decorate and to later be hung on Baby’s nursery wall (or, instead of having 26 letters to decorate, have the guests sign Baby’s initial letter).
My shower featured some fun and unique Dr. Seuss themed games!
- “Red Fish Blue Fish” Swedish Fish Bowl Guessing Game
- This was a fun little game for the guests to get things started. A mini fish bowl was full of red and blue Swedish fish candies and each guest wrote her guess. The one closest to the correct number won the bowl!
- “Oh the Places They’ll Go”
- My in-laws came up with this game and enlisted mine and Twin Dad’s help. We wrote down a list of about 25 different places we’d take our twins (ranging from the grocery store and grandparents’ houses to local landmarks and classic childrens’ outings). The guests then had 2 minutes to write down as many places they could think of that might be on our list. The guest with the most correct answers won a prize.
- “Big B, Little b, what begins with B?”
- This game had all the guests write down as many songs they could think of within 2 minutes that had the word “baby” either in the title or in the song. The winning guest had 9 songs with “baby” in the title!
I’m a sucker for themed parties with great decor. My sister-in-law’s craft skills came in handy creating the most adorable Thing One and Thing Two centerpieces! I now have a pair on the top of the bookshelf in the twins’ nursery. Each guest received a bookmark as a party favor with my favorite “Horton Hears a Who” quote (A person’s a person, no matter how small) and a thank you rhyme. Since there was an obvious book-focused theme along with the Dr. Seuss theme, the bookmarks were an adorable and affordable party favor.
Overall, it was one of the best evenings I could have spent with so many loving friends and family members all excited to welcome the twins! Now please excuse my tired and puffy face in the following pictures 🙂
Until next time!