The daycare kids are in love with the PBS show “The Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That“, so it seemed like the perfect theme for our end-of-the-year party. I found most of the party supplies at Birthday Express, and I had some luck with a display that I found at Michaels. Instead of baking a cake, I opted for cupcakes made with Funfetti cake mix, Rick’s special buttercream frosting, and some bright blue sugar. The hat cut-outs came from Michael’s; I just glued them to popsicle sticks before inserting them into the cupcake.
As usual, the pinata was a great big hit!
I bought some Dr. Seuss foam stickers for the kids to decorate red foam visors…a very quick and easy party project!
And, each of the children had their very own “Cat in the Hat” tee shirt that I made using special transfer paper:
Wanna see something cute??? One of the moms made the most ADORABLE shirt for her little girl to wear to the party and, on the back…
“Miss Annie’s Restaurant” is a little game that I play with kids at mealtime to help them practice their good manners when eating out. They giggle loudly as I refer to them as “sir” and “ma’am” when I take their food and beverage orders (not that they really have much of choice ;-), and “good customers” can count on a yummy side-order of mini-marshmallows as a reward for their kindness!!
The stormy weather may have prevented our outdoor activities, but we still had lots of fun! Music, fun, and games (and a few slices of pizza), are all it takes to make lots of smiles!
“Don’t cry because it is over. Smile because it happened.” Dr. Seuss.