Dr. Seuss Baby Shower

Dr. Seuss Baby Shower

I had the privilege of co-hosting a baby shower for my dear friend, Marie, last weekend. She and her husband John are keeping the baby’s name a secret (much to my annoyance) and have instead been calling him “Thing.” I don’t know about you, but when I hear “Thing” I think of Dr. Seuss, thus the shower theme was born. I went searching for some online inspiration and found some amazing Dr. Seuss themed showers.

I have never co-hosted a shower before, but it worked out really well. I was able to focus on what I do best (design) and they took care of the rest (food, games, guest list). Would you like to see the invitation? I am so pleased with how it turned out.

Dr. Suess Baby Shower Invitation

This invitation is now available for purchase (without the Dr. Seuss characters) in my shop, Simply Styled Home on Etsy.

The color scheme for the shower was red and teal so I got to work on collecting all sorts of goodies to decorate. I found a rainbow of paper lanterns, feather boas, flowers, ribbon, you name it. I even found “Thing 1” onesies and a “Cat in the Hat” hat!

Marie and I both love taking pictures and one of my gifts to her was pictures of her shower. Lots and lots of pictures. I set up a little “photo booth” area at the shower that I stocked with boas, flowers, a hat and a teal frame.

Dr. Seuss Baby Shower Photo Booth

Fun, right?! After I took each guests photo, I had them write down some advice and/or tips for the Mommy-To-Be on 4×6 cards that I designed and printed ahead of time.

Dr, Suess Baby Shower Advice

I paired the photo of each guest with their advice and creating a baby shower album for Marie. Click HERE to see the album in detail and read about how I put it all together.

Dr. Seuss Baby Shower Album Cover

In addition to the invitation and advice cards, I also created all sorts of Dr. Seuss-y goodness for the shower. I bought “The Cat in the Hat” for each guest to write a message to the baby in (and made a sign). I also counted and made a sign for the “Guess How Many Jelly Bean” game. (There were 593 in case you were wondering.)

Dr. Seuss Baby Shower

Let’s not forget about the food. Marie’s mom and Angela made a ton of delicious food, and I made….. the signs! (Shocking, I know.)

Dr. Seuss Baby Shower

Now for desserts! Lizz and Shannon really outdid themselves. Lizz made the most darling (and yummy) “Thing 1” cupcakes, complete with cotton candy hair, and Shannon made the Seuss-y parfaits and designed a gorgeous dessert table. It really was the perfect touch to the shower. Everyone was raving about it. Good job ladies!

This Dr. Seuss Baby shower has made quite the digital splash! It has been featured at:

Design Dazzle
Celebrations at Home
Creative Baby Shower Ideas


  1. Brandi Barnes - March 1, 2010

    This is the CUTEST baby shower I have ever seen! It’s just too much! Love it!

  2. momy4him - March 1, 2010

    how creative!! very cute- makes me wish i were throwing someone a shower!!

  3. MaryRuth - March 2, 2010

    I can’t believe all the details!! Holy AMAZING!!! You should hire out… do baby showers for other people. I’d hire you! Sooooo awesome!
    You go girl!!!

  4. Maegan - March 2, 2010

    Thank you! I’m sure the other women hosting the shower with me thought I was completely neurotic, but I had fun!

  5. Maegan - March 2, 2010

    It’s just a matter of time. I find that babies come in waves. LOL!

  6. MaryRuth - March 2, 2010

    I don’t know if I could “co-host”… I like things done my way! ­čÖé

  7. angela edwards - March 4, 2010

    What a surprise to pull up Design Dazzle and to see YOUR cute little photo!! This looks AMAZING Maegan!! You rock girl!!!!!!!

  8. Partypuff.blogspot.com - March 15, 2010

    This is a fantastic color scheme for a party. Thanks for sharing!

  9. Jill Gramer - March 30, 2010

    This is the BEST party EVER! I am hosting a first year birthday party for my son Benjamin – and I LOVE your ideas. I was thinking about having my guests sign a copy of Oh The Places You’ll Go – if you don’t mind sharing – what is the wording you used for your Cat in the Hat book signing? You have inspired me.

  10. Aguardin - September 7, 2010

    What an amazing baby shower…. could you share the .pdf files you created for the invitations, advice cards, menu, jelly bean card and cat in the hat card? All your creations are so cute and it would be awesome to be able to use them in a baby shower. I don’t think I’m creative enough to design my own.

  11. Maegan - September 7, 2010

    Thank you for your sweet compliments. Unfortunately, these graphics were for personal use only. Reselling them would be a violation of the copyright.

  12. Aguardin - September 8, 2010

    Oh thats understandable…would you be able to share where you originally obtained the seuss graphics that you used to create the invintations, etc…maybe with some time and practice I could recreate something similar. I tried a google search to find Dr. Seuss images and couldn’t find much.

  13. Aguardin - September 9, 2010

    Could you also share the wording used for the cat in the hat book signing? Thanks for the help and inspiration, you have so many creative ideas.

  14. Ashley - January 19, 2013

    I was also wondering if you could share where you got the graphics for the invitations and other things? Googling does not provide me with anything like that. I am also co-hosting a Dr. Seuss baby shower and am a teacher, so finding graphics like that to be able to use would be a wonderful help. Thank you for your time!

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