Here’s a colorful, whimsical, and easy Dr. Seuss tablescape that would make the author, himself, proud! To celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday, I put together a fun little treat for my kiddos to enjoy!
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Dr. Seuss Tablescape
Today is Dr. Seuss’ birthday and we celebrated Read Across America this week in honor of him. I’ve always loved Dr. Seuss books and my kids do too! What child, or adult for that matter, wouldn’t like all the bright colors, fantastical illustrations, and ridiculous words!
After being gifted a couple of hand-me-down Dr. Seuss books recently and with his birthday being today, I was inspired to create a Dr. Seuss tablescape for my kids! It was a fun, inexpensive, and easy way to make my kiddos feel special. Although I created this for my kids on a small scale, it would make an adorable display for a baby shower or birthday party!
When you think of Dr. Seuss, you think of bright bold colors. However, instead of the typical colors seen in his books like The Cat in The Hat, I pulled colors from his book, Dr. Seuss’ Sleep Book. This is one of the many Dr. Seuss books that I love reading to my kids! Some of his other favorite Dr. Seuss books are, Oh, The Places You’ll Go, Happy Birthday To You!, and The Foot Book.
How to create the Tablescape
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The first thing I did to make my Dr. Seuss tablescape, was to line the table with some inexpensive white craft paper that I had from Amazon. It comes in a giant roll, and it’s perfect for covering the table and for drawing on! I had most of the items, but I did buy a set of aqua and white fan circles and a set of pink fruit baskets, both of which were on clearance.
I found the white tin organizer at the Target dollar spot and did a bit of diy-ing to give it some character. There is always stuff piling up on the kids’ table, so I wanted something that could hold the “stuff.” You can see the “before” in a little video on my Instagram feed. I filled it with some colorful straws, napkins, and some Dr. Seuss books that we already owned.
For a little gift to celebrate Read Across America, I slipped the new (old) Dr. Seuss books into the yellow and white striped gift bags from Shop Sweet Lulu. The books are small board books, so they fit perfectly inside the goodie bags!
I wanted the Dr. Seuss tablescape to be full of bright colors, so I made sure to have pops of color throughout the table. I made shrunken color copies of the board book covers and attached them to toothpicks so that they could serve as donut toppers. I served the donuts in a pink fruit basket along with yogurt in ceramic seafoam bowls from Anthropologie. The glass milk bottles got topped off with some striped straws. And finally, because we can’t resist goofing around in this house, I added some colorful photo props so that we could get some silly pictures!
Dr. Seuss Tablescape
pink fruit baskets | seafoam ceramic bowls | yellow and white gift bags | glass milk bottles | colorful solid straws | colorful striped straws | white craft paper | similar striped candles | cloud napkins | aqua napkins | white paper dessert plates | similar aqua fan decorations | similar white tin caddy | photo props | Mr. Brown Can Moo! Can You? | The Nose Book | Dr. Seuss’ Sleep Book
For those of you who don’t know, I used to be a teacher. Reading to children is SO important. It not only helps to prepare them academically, but it also broadens their horizons and allows them to dream! So take the time today, and everyday, to read to your children! What is your favorite Dr. Seuss book? I could list so many!
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