Thursday, April 26, 2012

Happy Birthday...Dr. Seuss Style!

"Today you are you
That is truer than true
There is no one alive
Who is You-er than You!"
(~Dr. Seuss, Happy Birthday to You!)

We decided to have a Dr. Seuss inspired party to celebrate our Thing 1 and Thing 2!  I had so much fun planning this fun day.

"Wake Up! For today is your Day of all Days!"

 Birthday Boy Rhett - AKA "Thing 1"

Birthday Girl Rhys - AKA "Thing 2"

I tried to take some pictures of the birthday twins, and this is what happened:

I actually got one picture of them together...

And then, they were off!

To the window, of course!

So we tried another approach and put them in the chair...

Oh well, at least they are cute, my Thing 1 and Thing 2!


 front door welcome sign

We had so much fun decorating for the party!  A big thank you to my family for all of their help, late nights, and last minute trips to Walmart!  They blew up balloons, made amazing tissue paper pom poms, washed dishes, cooked, made green deviled eggs, and did anything else I asked them to!

the banner I made (inspired by Pinterest)

 the entry table

I typed up different quotes from Dr. Seuss and had them displayed around the house.  This was probably my favorite part of the decor.

the outside tables

I bought 2 copies of Dr. Seuss' Happy Birthday to You and had our guests leave a message inside for Rhett and Rhys to read when they are older.  What keepsakes!


We had hot dogs with all the trimmings because...
"For birthday luncheons, as a rule, 
We serve hot dogs, rolled on a spool."

And of course we just had to have Green Eggs and Ham, too!  What's a Dr. Seuss party without green eggs and ham?


We had cupcakes, chocolate dipped strawberries, and chocolate sprinkled pretzel rods.

"Today eat whatever you want.
Today no one tells you you cawnt or you shawnt.
And today, you don't have to be tidy or neat.
If you wish, you may eat with both hands and both feet."




still waiting...

and, GO!

Neither Rhett or Rhys really loved the cake.  They had never had anything sweet like this before, so I think they were just unsure.  Rhett licked the icing a little bit.

But Rhys wanted nothing to do with it.

"Then, out of the water! Sing loud while you dry!
Sing loud, I am lucky! Sing loud, I am I!"


"A Present! A-ha!
Now what kind shall I give...?
Why, the kind you'll remember
As long as you live!"

We were so thankful that so many of our closest friends and family could be here to celebrate with us.  I didn't get a lot of pictures of everyone who came, and for that I am sad. But I do have a few...

 Jon and Peyton (with daddy & Rhett)

 Gram, Me w/Rhys, and Mammaw

 Gram, Daddy w/Rhett and Mammaw with a very tired Rhys

 the Bennett boys - Bdad, Tim w/Rhett, and Uncle Mike

 Sugar with Thing 2

Aunt Sandra with Thing 1

After the party, Sugar and Gram took the babies outside to play while we cleaned up.  I hear they had a great game of kickball, and also played with leaves and grass.  

We had a wonderful day celebrating our 2 favorite little people!

Oh me, Oh my!
How nice of you to stop by!


  1. so cute! I love the decorations. We did a book for Mackenzie's 2nd and 3rd birthdays. I love having guests sign books for their birthdays - such a keepsake, as you said.

  2. Oh my goodness - you are so creative! Love the idea of the keepsake books - priceless.

    Your precious babies are so adorable - happy birthday R&R!

  3. Misty, looks like the party went great! So funny that we did a lot of the same things! Had we known, we could have shared decorations!!! You seem to be doing an awesome job with those two sweet babies, congrats on getting through your first year with twins :)

  4. Love it! I am doing this same thing for my twins birthday this November and you gave me some great ideas. Cant wait.....

    1. Coakley's Journey-you can find more ideas on my Pinterest boards under Misty Bennett. I pinned more than I could get around to doing! :)