New Beginnings Dr Seuss decorating ideas

We had the most amazing New Beginnings last week! I’m the 2nd counselor in Young Womens and was in charge of last year’s New Beginnings.  This year our amazing 1st Counselor, Amy, chose a Dr Seuss them and it was seriously SO stinkin cute!!  I wish I could claim these ideas as my own but I can’t!  I made the banner and asked Kristi to design the invite and food table tags but the rest of it was Amy and her darling advisers and Mia Maid presidency.  Hope you benefit from our New Beginnings Dr Seuss decorating ideas for your own event!  Here is what greeted the attendees as they walked in:

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Isn’t that adorable??  COME ON OVER, COME ON IN, NEW BEGINNINGS IS ABOUT TO BEGIN with the famous hat from Cat in the Hat to top it.  Love it.  And here is what they walked into as they entered the cultural hall.  The Lorax was made from an orange plastic tablecloth with cardstock eyes, eyebrows and a giant mustache. Across from him is a blue plastic tablecloth with Mr Cat in the Hat himself!  He was a pre-made posterboard cutout.

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Here are the programs! Suuuuper cute, right?!  We used the same exact layout for the invites too!  Kristi is a lifesaver and did a phenomenal job!

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Click HERE to download a blank invite WITH the Cat on the Hat on it, click HERE to download a blank one WITHOUT the Cat for your personal use.  [We'd appreciate a pin as a thank you!]

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The food.  Man alive, the food was so cute!!

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Aren’t those 6 foot truffala trees AMAZING?? One of the MM advisers built them! 8 of them ranging from 4-12′ tall.  Incredible.  She doesn’t have a tutorial but I found THESE cute trees that look inexpensive to make!  We had a HOP ON POP popcorn bar!  Amy made 6 different flavors of popcorn using jello to flavor them.  They tasted like candy!

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I think my favorite are these cute Truffala Trees!  Jumbo marshmallows dipped in sprinkles on striped straws.

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The green eggs and ham were yummy too!  I’m a huge white chocolate fan so these vanilla flavored baking chips with green M&M’s on top were tasty!

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Oh The Places You’ll Go cookies!  Recipe here.

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A Dr Seuss party wouldn’t be complete with out One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish bar!

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For drinks, we had Drink Pink Ink lemonade!  I didn’t get a close up but on the left of this pic are Yertle’s Caramel Turtles (Rolos and Pretzels). Twizzlers were a good filler for height and color.

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All of our food tags can be downloaded HERE for personal use only!  *We’d appreciate a pin as a thank you!

The last thing we did was display crazy socks on a chicken wire bulletin board as favors for the girls (socks from Target, $2/each).  We want the girls to remember to stand in holy places and found the cutest poem HERE to go along with the fun socks!

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You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. So put on these socks, and tie up your laces. And ALWAYS choose to STAND in holy places.  We made our own tag from the food tags, click HERE to download the sock tag poem, for personal use only. *Appreciate a pin as a thank you!

Read about our religion HERE.  And check out last year’s New Beginnings, last year’s Young Women in Excellence, Camp Ideas, 2013 Young Women Binder Covers, 2013 Primary Binder Covers and our always growing list of Young Women ideas!

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  1. 1


    Dezi A

    Good grief! I seriously don’t get how some people can just be so creative!! Thank goodness for people like this (and you guys!) so I can just copy everyone. :) Love this!!

  2. 2


    Naomi

    I’m doing Dr Seuss for my new beginnings too!

  3. 3

    Just about the cutest thing I’ve ever seen. Think I’ll use the idea for an Activity Girls Recognition night – love!!

  4. 4

    You are stinking amazing! How would you ladies like to come be in charge of my New Beginnings? ;)

  5. 5

    Fantastic! What a lovely party! My niece has a Dr. Seuss party for her 2nd birthday and it was adorable!

  6. 6


    Heather @ The Unsophisticated Kitchen

    Oh my goodness!! This makes me wish our New Beginnings wasn’t already planned! This is so stinking cute! I am pinning and saving for another time for sure! Thanks for sharing! I love it!

    • 7


      lollyjane

      Good thing there’s always Young Women in Excellence ;)

  7. 8

    Super Cute!! It’s like being at Disneyland :)
    xo
    Angelina

  8. 9

    This is the cutest party ever. I love Dr. Seuss and my favorite book is “oh the places you’ll go” I’m not in yw but I’m passing this on. I’ll definitely pin it.
    I am having a link party going on now at http://memoriesbythemile.com/ I would love for you to come and link up.
    Wanda Ann xoxo

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    Tara

    This is just too stinkin’ cute! I’m pinning it to copy later! lol We’re giving socks to our girls for their birthdays this year but your poem is tons cuter than the saying I was going to use. I’m off to redo our tags! ;)
    Thanks!

  10. 11

    Now that is a serious spread! I just realized today that we don’t have any Dr Seuss books in our house. I should see if they have any at my favorite used bookstore….

  11. 12

    WOWZERS. love it!

  12. 13


    Jackie

    Super Cute!! I love all the food ideas…what does the twizzler food tag say? We are doing Dr. Suess for our New Beginnings too. Thanks!!

    • 14


      Jackie

      Do you know what she used to make the Truffala Trees?

  13. 15

    Hi Kelli! This is adorable. I hope you stop by to link – http://atozebracelebrations.com/2013/02/link-party-6.html
    Nancy

  14. 16

    What a fun theme!!!

  15. 17

    Thank you girls for sharing this fun, wonderful party with me at Memories by the Mile. I featured it today!
    Hope to see you next week.
    Wanda Ann xoxo

  16. 18

    I am looking at all these pictures now FOR THE SECOND TIME. What an amazingly wonderful party. I am seeing more in the pictures now than before. Fantastic. I’ve also downloaded the Dr Seuss menus, but I’ll be using them for something else: Valentines!

  17. 19

    How absolutely adorable and imaginative! Found you via Tatertotsandjello.

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    Kathie

    Show and Tell Saturday is LIVE at Sassy Little Lady! I’d love to have you come join the party!

    http://www.sassylittlelady.com/blog/show-and-tell-saturday/show-and-tell-saturday-3

    Kathie

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    Jennifer

    Amazingly cute stuff! Thanks for the great ideas. I’m curious about your actual program and how you tied things together. Did you have any special music or activities or speakers?

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      lollyjane

      Yes we did have an awesome program. It was amazing. I can send you a copy of the outline if you’d like!

      • 23


        Jennifer

        I would love that. Thank you!

      • 24


        Jennifer

        If it isn’t too much trouble, I’d still love to see an outline of your program. Thanks!

        jennifer[dot]mordock[at]gmail[dot]com

      • 25

        Can I get a copy of your program? Can I edit it? I’d love to have something that tied together with the food tags & sock tags….

  20. 27

    LOVE it Kelli!!!!! What a totally fun birthday theme! Everything looked PERFECT!

    Thanks so much for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer… From Dream To Reality last week!!!

  21. 28

    What fun details! I’ve always wanted to do a Seuss party. I’m pinning that cute printable! Thanks for sharing :)

  22. 29


    Victoria @obSEUSSed

    Beautiful presentation! This is Seusstastic! I recently heard there was a trend of Dr. Seuss themed New Beginnings so I googled it and found you. I follow you both on instagram already but hadn’t seen this. I love all the details, the labels, the invites, the tall trees, the truffula marshmallows. Everything is amazing! I’d love to feature this on obSEUSSed. You can always add it to my link collection too. http://www.obseussed.com/p/books.html

  23. 30

    Thank you so much for providing the free digital downloads! My Daughter is Celebrating her first Birthday April 7th. You have by far the most beautiful innovative ideas I’ve seen thus far! Thank you so much will include your link in my blog!

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    Melinda

    Hi, I’m not that creative on the computer? How did you create your sock sign? I have twin boys and want to do a Dr. Seuss inspired play room and wanted to put different quotes up on the wall. That would be great if they each had that border is different but coordinating borders.

    • 32


      lollyjane

      Hey Melinda, you can download it for free and just print it on card stock. If you want different borders, just print on white and back it onto different colored or patterned borders. Have fun! PS: We love twins! (;

  25. 33


    Leah

    I love DR Suess and am considering it as a theme for my son’s first Birthday. So excited when I found this. You girls did and awesome Job. Thank you for sharing!

    • 34


      lollyjane

      So happy you can benefit :D

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    Holly

    I’m in love with this idea and totally stealing it for our Young Women’s in Excellence in Nov. Thank you for saving me so much work! You are super talented!

    • 36


      lollyjane

      You’re most welcome, Holly! Enjoy and have fun at YWIE!! (: xo

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    Melissa S

    Can you tell me what font you used for the sock poem? We are using your ideas for our New Beginnings this year (thanks!), but we’re going to have to change the super cute poem a bit to fit this year’s theme.

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    Kirsten

    We love your ideas and we are going to use some of them for our New Beginnings in a few weeks, i was wondering if i could get a copy of what you did for your program.

    • 39

      Thanks! Sorry, we don’t have a copy of the program since one of the other counselors wrote it. Darn it! There’s a blank Dr. Seuss invite you can use to write your own/print on. Good luck!

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    Bree davalos

    Saw these in google images and gave me ideas for my new beginnings I’m in charge with another young women Lauren president and we just loved these ideas :))

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    mandy holden

    thanks for offering these FREE printables for a Dr Suess Party!! yeah! Im planning my sons 1st birthday party and these will be awesome! God Bless!!!!

    • 43

      Yeah! Have SO much fun planning! HB to your little one :)

  31. 44

    Ummmmm …… cutest New Beginnings EVER! Totally suggesting this theme to my Pres!

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