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How to Throw a Thing One Thing Two Twin Birthday Party

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Thing One and Thing Two, from The Cat in the Hat by Dr. Seuss, is a popular twin birthday party theme. Most people use it for babies and little kids, but it can make a hilarious older kid, teenager, or even adult party theme as well. From the invitations to the cake to the outfits, there are so many fun ways that you can use this theme for every aspect of the party. Happy planning!

There are lots of inexpensive printable Thing 1 Thing 2 birthday party invitations available online.


There are tons of Dr. Seuss invitations available online, but there are only a handful that are specifically for Thing One and Thing Two. A red and turquoise blue invitation is perfectly fine as well. If you can't find exactly what you want, I recommend designing an invitation yourself or contacting an Etsy seller who takes custom requests.


Color Theme

Most people use red and turquoise or aqua blue for a Thing 1 Thing 2 birthday party, as these are the colors that the characters wear in the Dr. Seuss book. You don't need to feel limited to it, but most items that you'll find online and in party stores that fit the theme will have these colors. It's a classic combination that works well with both boys and girls.

A clothespin display is perfect for sharing photos of the birthday twins. This individual shared 12 photos of each twin with one each from the first 12 months of their lives.

A clothespin display is perfect for sharing photos of the birthday twins. This individual shared 12 photos of each twin with one each from the first 12 months of their lives.

Red and turquoise blue polka dot balloons.

Red and turquoise blue polka dot balloons.

Banners, Balloons, and Other General Décor

It is not hard to find red and turquoise blue party decorations including banners and balloons. In order to avoid going overboard with theme, it is preferable to include some plain colored items or patterned items without a Dr. Seuss theme (i.e. stripes, polka dots, chevrons) in with the Thing 1 Thing 2 items.

The Food Table

Creating signs and labels for the food table is all the rage for parties these days. From kid birthday parties to backyard graduation barbecues to formal weddings, you find creative food table displays everywhere. Whether or not you have lots of Dr. Seuss themed food items, it's easy enough to create little red or blue signs describing the offerings.


Cakes / Cupcakes

Of course no birthday party is complete without some type of dessert. You can't go wrong with a classic cake, and cupcakes remain a popular choice as well. There is a ton of inspiration online for Thing 1 Thing 2 cupcakes that are not hard to make yourself. Search Pinterest or Google. Many local bakeries and grocery stores are also happy to make custom birthday desserts.

How to Make Thing 1 & Thing 2 Cupcakes Dr Seuss

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Other Sweets

One simple, well received party favor idea is a sweets table in which the guests can fill up little goodie bags to take home. As many people have already stuffed themselves full of appetizers, sandwiches, and cake, they are more likely to enjoy a little something later in the day or later that week. Of course you can also offer smaller desserts, such as chocolate covered pretzels, for people to enjoy at the party as well. If you're including pre-packaged candy on the table, consider making or buying candy wrappers to personalize it for the Dr. Seuss theme. There are lots of free downloads available online, too.

High Chairs / Table Decorations

You may have already covered the table and high chair decorations in the general décor and food table areas. If not, think about some special touches that you can include on the high chairs (or, for older kids and adults, other designated birthday boy / girl spots) and the tables. For example, if the party space has some little side tables, you can spread any of the smaller food items (i.e. M&Ms, nut mixes) on those tables.


Birthday Boy / Girl Outfits

While a birthday outfit is a little frivolous, it is also a lot of fun. Thing One Thing Two is a popular Halloween costume, which means that it's not hard to find ideas for it online for infants to adults and everyone in between. Adding a Thing 1 or Thing 2 circle to a red onesie, t-shirt, or sweatshirt is one of the easiest ways to make a costume. Not all babies are willing to wear blue hats or wigs, but the blue adds a cute touch to the ensemble.

How to make Thing 1 and Thing 2 dress ups

Dr. Seuss / Cat in the Hat / Thing One Thing Two crafts.

Dr. Seuss / Cat in the Hat / Thing One Thing Two crafts.

Games / Activities

As many parents and teachers celebrate Dr. Seuss's birthday with their kids and students, there are tons of Cat in the Hat printables and party ideas out there that are perfect for birthday parties as well.

Party Favors

In addition to the previously mentioned make your own favors at the sweets table, you can also package up candy as party favors on your own. Don't forget to add a personalized Thing One Thing Two label to each bag or box. You can also make party bags with custom labels and fill them with little trinkets such as toy cars and stickers.

How To Make Dr Seuss Party Favors For Dr SEUSS Birthday Party

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Rose Clearfield (author) from Milwaukee, Wisconsin on May 07, 2014:

That's awesome, Journey. :) Thanks!

Nyesha Pagnou MPH from USA on May 06, 2014:

I love The Cat In the Hat's Thing 1 and Thing 2. They're hilarious. These are great ideas for a clever and comical party theme. I enjoyed reading.

Rose Clearfield (author) from Milwaukee, Wisconsin on April 15, 2014:

Thanks, Christy! There is really nothing quite the same as kid birthdays.

Christy Birmingham from British Columbia, Canada on April 15, 2014:

Great ideas here, Rose! You are making me miss my birthdays as a kid :) Voting up, for sure.

Rose Clearfield (author) from Milwaukee, Wisconsin on April 03, 2014:

That's great, Suzanne. :) Thanks!

Suzanne Day from Melbourne, Victoria, Australia on April 03, 2014:

Gorgeously cute - I will pass this on to a workmate of mine when her baby is a little older. Cheers x

Rose Clearfield (author) from Milwaukee, Wisconsin on April 01, 2014:

Thanks, tirelesstraveler! Glad to hear it. :)

Judy Specht from California on April 01, 2014:

As my 2 year old grandson would say, "So fun, so fun." Nice idea, specially for the older kids.

Rose Clearfield (author) from Milwaukee, Wisconsin on April 01, 2014:

Thanks, MsDora! Glad you enjoyed!

Dora Weithers from The Caribbean on April 01, 2014:

The Dr. Seuss birthday theme is a great chance for creativity. Thank you for sharing your ideas. on using it for the twins. All good!

Rose Clearfield (author) from Milwaukee, Wisconsin on March 31, 2014:

Thanks, Eddy!

FlourishAnyway, this theme would be perfect for your sister's kids. :)

FlourishAnyway from USA on March 31, 2014:

This is adorable. I love Dr. Seuss and although I do not have twins, my sister has two kids close in ages with birthdays just three days apart. This would be good for that situation, too.

Eiddwen from Wales on March 31, 2014:

Interesting and so very useful!! Great hub and voted up.


Rose Clearfield (author) from Milwaukee, Wisconsin on March 31, 2014:

BNadyn, thanks for the feedback! I agree, who doesn't like Dr. Seuss?

RTalloni, you're absolutely right that you don't need a special occasion to celebrate Dr. Seuss. I'm sure that your grandkids would love a party in a box.

RTalloni on March 31, 2014:

Such cute ideas for a twins birthday party! You've given me an idea, though, of sending a party in a box to my grandchildren… Why does there have to be a reason, an event or holiday? Dr. Seuss is good enough stuff to theme a party around for no special reason! :)

Bernadyn from Jacksonville, Florida on March 31, 2014:

Who doesn't like Dr. Seuss? Great article with plenty of tips for a children's party. I love the party favor sign to grab some sweets. These colors really do work well for a boy or girl and even better if you are throwing a joint party or a party for twins! Nice ideas that I'll have to pin and share. :)

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