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Birthday party on a budget

Posted by on Mar. 21, 2013 at 1:31 AM
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I am starting to plan my LO 1st birthday party. I know I want a Dr suess theme and I want the menu (snacks, no meals) to be based on food from the books. Any ideas on how to have a great party at low cost?
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endurablemist
by on Mar. 21, 2013 at 5:44 AM
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You could do deviled eggs, and dye them green, I saw it on pinterest. I was also gonna suggest making little sliders from green ham, which would be ok if you could get a good deal on ham, if you sliced it yourself ham is on sale this time of year. Or wait till after Easter to buy one marked down. I will get a link for the eggs.
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endurablemist
by on Mar. 21, 2013 at 5:48 AM
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http://www.foodjimoto.com/2011/04/easter-eggs.html?m=1

If you have a mold you could make the eggs from jello, and fill with whipped cream.
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Lionpaw
by on Mar. 21, 2013 at 5:53 AM
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You can make your own paint for decorations... 1 cup water, 1 cup flour, 1 cup salt plus food color! Its so fun to use and has a nice textured look.

MABmommy
by on Mar. 21, 2013 at 5:53 AM
I love the jello idea! I wanted to do something with green eggs and ham
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JakeandEmmasMom
by Silver Member on Mar. 21, 2013 at 10:35 AM
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 I would look around the internet for free Dr. Seuss printables for decorations.  You might call your local elementary school to see if they have any leftover Dr. Seuss decorations too.  Most schools celebrated his birthday a few weeks ago.  My kids' school was all decked out in Dr. Seuss.  I've seen lots of stuff at Party City too.

ciao_kitty
by on Mar. 21, 2013 at 12:06 PM

If you keep it at a park, or at home, that should keep costs down. 

a_and_j_momma
by on Mar. 21, 2013 at 10:41 PM
This has great ideas

http://thethriftyhousewife.com/dr-seuss-inspired-birthday-party/
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a_and_j_momma
by on Mar. 21, 2013 at 10:42 PM
This one too

http://princessandthepeas.com/blog/tag/dr-seuss-party-on-a-budget
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a_and_j_momma
by on Mar. 21, 2013 at 10:45 PM
I always love her site

http://www.annies-eats.com/2010/06/28/andrews-second-birthday-party/
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jeanmonkey
by on Mar. 21, 2013 at 10:48 PM

I'm thinking about doing a Dr. Seuss birthday party too. If you can find red and white lollipops somewhere, that would be cool. There just doesn't seem to be many foods that aren't green eggs and ham that are Dr. Seuss related though. If I end up doing it, I'm doing red velvet cupcakes with the hat on top.

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