Sweet friends, I could not be more excited to be writing this type of post for you…and I assure you, it’s one of many to come 🙂 After the year we have been through with the pandemic, homeschooling, working from home, all of the things, I’ve had something so heavy on my heart. You see, being at home now more than ever before can lend itself to super monotonous days, weeks, and routines. It’s been quite a journey, to say the least.
I’ve always LOVED making ordinary things and days feel special…it’s a creative outlet for me. But now, more than ever, I feel the strongest desire to celebrate the littlest of things. If 2020 has taught us anything, it’s to make the most of every moment and to appreciate the every day joys we have. So, celebrating isn’t just for birthdays and holidays anymore in our house! I’m going to be sharing more about how we take even small reasons to celebrate and turn them into memories here in this space. Why? Because of this quote I read this quote recently:
“You know what I want my kids to say about my parenting when they are grown and gone and maybe raising their own families?
She loved it.”
You DON’T have to be a crafty mom, Pinterest mom, super artistic or crafty mom…it’s not about perfection for our kiddos. It’s just the effort that makes the greatest memories. And when it’s put that way, I am HERE. FOR. IT. So, let’s get to celebrating more, friend, and I’m going to be sharing all about how right here in my little corner of the Internet
There is something so fun and whimsical about Dr. Seuss Day! In all of my years as a teacher, it was always one of the most fun. But truthfully, sweet little holidays like this are primarily celebrated in schools. And whether or not your kids are in school full-time, on a hybrid schedule, or remote, there’s just something special about bringing the celebration home. Below you’ll find a roundup of fun ways to easily (and inexpensively) decorate at home for this fun day, activities to do, fun themed snacks.
There’s just something so fun about creating a little magic with paper streamers and balloons, am I right? Here’s a list of some of the fun things we did to celebrate, as well as some links to other great ideas!
- This magical and SUPER CHEAP photo backdrop was easy but oh so fun! You can see all about how I made this and step-by-step instructions on how you can to HERE.
- While balloons aren’t the most sustainable option for decorations, I definitely love to use them on occasion. We used the sweet balloons here and also loved these here.
- Find out how to make these amazing Truffula Trees with pool noodles in this blog post here.
- And check out my favorite party retailer for the best prices in everything a little extra, like our headbands!
Dr. Seuss Day is the best excuse for some fun, out-of-the-norm snacks. Try these out for a fun day
- The most obvious, green eggs and ham! A great breakfast, lunch, OR dinner! To make it even easier, these green deviled eggs would be so pretty and yummy.
- Colored goldfish or blue jello topped with a swedish fish (for “red fish, blue fish…”)
- These adorable Cat in the Hat fruit kabobs would be a huge hit!
- I’m DYING over these adorable pretzel Green Eggs and Ham treats. So easy and creative!
- These candy cotton Truffula tree cupcakes would be so easy to make with your kiddos.
- Or keep it simple and healthy with grapes for “Truffula seeds” and apples while reading the book “Ten Apples Up on Top”.
- The more obvious choices might be the awesome selection of Dr. Seuss movies available (after reading the books, of course!). Check out the new Lorax movie on Netflix, which also has The Cat and the Hat Knows A Lot About That series.
- For those families with Amazon, you can rent and stream Horton Hears a Who, the live action The Cat in the Hat, and also The Lorax!
- Put those Legos to good use! Print out some Dr. Seuss pictures or open up some of your favorite Dr. Seuss books and have your kiddos make replicas of characters and things in the book using Legos!
- Don’t have many Dr. Seuss books on hand? Head to your local library to grab some in the morning and spend the day having a “reading picnic” with a blanket and some pillows in the middle of your living room.
- This Thing 1, Thing 2 handprint activity is so sweet and makes a great keepsake, as is this one, if you don’t mind a little paint 😉
- This Lorax craft uses straws and cupcake wrappers and is just the most darling thing.
- A little tissue paper and a paper plate makes the cutest Truffula tree activity…you can even make these ahead of time and use as decorations!
- A few popsicles and some paint/markers and you have these adorable Cat hats.
- These are just a few ideas to get you started…the sky is the limit, and “oh, the places you’ll go” with these fun themed ideas 🙂
And mamas, what I want you to know more than anything is that our kids don’t want PERFECTION from us…even the smallest thing an make a lasting impact and memory. It’s not so much what we do FOR them, but WITH them that matters most.
So here’s to more celebrating, and join me in the fun using the hashtag #allthingscelebrated on Instagram to cheer one another on! Happy Seuss-ing!