Dr Seuss Party Series- The Food and a Recipe!

Mmmmmm…. mmmmmm…. The party food!

When it came to planning the food, I let Dr Seuss be my guide! Pretty much everything was inspired by the stories. I made sign labels for most of the food!

I have been LOVING the striped straws, so I just had to include these in the party! You might be seeing them again, because I have about a zillion of them. I also made the stickers for the swirl pops. The swirl pops were given out after Pin the Hat on the Cat and after cake and I think it kinda sent a few of the kids into a sugar coma… But they bounced right back!

All the paper products and plastic ware were purchase at a local Dollar store. The perfect colors! I made the mini pops using this tutorial via The Baker’s Twine. I used my fingers instead of a fork. Super easy! And then they came in handy for our Halloween Costume!

You might be wondering about the cake…. wellllll…. Everyone has these amazing cake pictures of their Children’s birthday cakes. Mine didn’t turn out well at all. I had such HIGH hopes for the cake. I knew exactly how I was going to make my Dr Seuss topsy turvy cake… The problem was I waited until the last minute. I mean last minute. Kids were already starting to get here! So my husband took over the mess that I had started. Did I say mess? I meant cake… Well, he took over and I gave up my control issues (barely) and the cake tasted fantastic… But….. It didn’t look sooo good! (And I’m not saying that was my husband’s fault! He did great with what he was given to work with!) Hence the reason the picture of the cake is a very small one!

And Horton’s specks? They were only the hit of the day! These cookies are called Forgotten Cookies. They didn’t get quite as round as I was envisioning, but I forgot that with these cookies, you don’t really get perfectly round cookies.  I know one friend went home with a copy of the recipe and others were asking for it to be emailed.

I have to give a shout out to my mother who helped with soooo much of the food! And these cookies were all her. I’ve tried a couple of times to make them, but have not had much success…. But when she makes them…. They get gobbled up by everyone SUPER FAST! Including the birthday boy. My mom agreed to share the recipe she uses and I hope you have better success than I do. (I think at Christmas I might just have to have her give me a lesson on these!)

Forgotten Cookies:

from my Mother, via MARY KAY (yes, of Mary Kay Cosmetics)

2 egg whites

3/4 cup sugar

1/2 t. vanilla

1 small (6 oz) semisweet chocolate chips, optional

1/2 to 1 cup pecans, chopped, optional

dash of salt

pre heat oven to 350

beat egg whites ’til stiff.  I like to use a bowl with a narrow base===copper is great.

Add sugar gradually

Beat a high speed for about 5 minutes, til peaks form

Add food color, if desired.

Fold in vanilla, chocolate chips and pecans.

Line a cookie sheet or 2 with foil or parchment paper

Drop from teaspoon onto cookie sheets.

Put in oven and TURN OVEN OFF!

Leave overnight (at least 8 hours)  (do not peek!)

Makes about 3 dozen meringue-like cookies.

and party credits:

All fabric came from JoAnn’s

Striped Straws via Modern Lola

Swirl Pops via Oriental Trading Company

Red and White Boxes via Oriental Trading Company

Birthday Cake Candle via Modern Lola

Update…. Unfortunately, the food labels and invites are no longer available for sell or sharing.

Shared with these link parties!


  1. This is soooooo special!
    Thanks for all your work!
    Everyone loved all! Esp the birthday boy!!!!!!

  2. Wow, this looks really awesome.
    I think we are going to try and make something like that for my sons 5th birthday in december.

  3. This looks wonderful! Do you happen to have the printables for the food labels? I really like them!

  4. Could you please e-mail or post the printable for the food labels? They are soo cute and would be appreciated. Thanks.

  5. can you email me with info on the printables please

  6. can you send me info for printables please. these are great!

  7. Jamie Little says:

    I teach at an elementary school and we are having a “Seuss-tactic” party March 2nd and I would love to use some of the food labels if you are willing to share! This is amazing! Thanks!

    • I will have them for sale, but it won’t be until next week. I had an issue and the files got corrupted, so I have to remake them. I’m sorry that they won’t be available for your party on Friday. Please let me know if you’d like them for your next party!

  8. Amanda Politano says:

    My son is turning 4 in two weeks and I would love to use the food printables at our party as well. If you could email them that would be great 🙂 Thanks!!!!

  9. I too love your food Dr. Seuss food labels! Could you email me the information about the food labels?

  10. These are all fantastic party ideas 🙂 great job! I have to know though, where did you get the striped straws from? I’ve been having a lot of trouble finding affordable ones :/

  11. Wow!! I absolutely love this!! Where did you get the food labels? I would love to do something like this for my son’s first birthday.

  12. Stephanie says:

    Can I get information about the food labels?

  13. Do you have the printable food tags? Or an editable version you are willing to share? Looking forward to hearing from you.

    Thank you 🙂

  14. Hi! Any chance I can get copies of your adorable Dr. Seuss signs next to the food/drink items?

  15. Stephanie says:

    For the forgotten cookies. Do you turn the oven on to a certain temperature or is it off the entire time? Thanks

  16. Andrea Corcino says:

    Love the food labels!!! Can you please tell me where I can get them. The links to the etsy account doesn’t seem to work. Thank you so much!!!

  17. Jill H. says:

    Thanks so much for sharing these ideas, do you have printables for the signs? We are just about to celebrate tomorrow in my 4th grade classroom!!

  18. Any chance you might share your food label printables? I love them! This party is so put together. I love all of it!!

  19. Thank you sooo much! I’ve emailed you directly!

  20. Lesley Ryder says:

    Please email me as I would also love the printables! Thanks!!

  21. I sent you an email! Thanks!

  22. I’d also love these labels too. Thanks you’re amazing.

  23. Im so glad you like them. They are available for sale in my etsy shop, http://www.etsy.com/shop/imfeelincrafty


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