A Seuss-y Party in Five Easy Steps  

Friday, March 7, 2008

Welcome to my blog party, hosted courtesy of 5 Minutes for Mom, Welcome! Please make yourself at home.

In case you are new, here's a bit about me: My name is Michelle, but online I usually go by an old college nickname, Michie. I am very eclectic and am often told I would have been a great hippie.

I am mom to a 3 year-old little girl named Paige.

I am married to Roland, (aren't we cute?)

We live with my best friend, Michelle. Here she is with Paige a year or so ago.

I am a severe special education teacher and I work with very medically involved students with multiple disabilities in a public elementary school. I absolutely love elementary school, and I think I have more fun there than the kids do. I am also a perfectionist, which brings me to the point of this blog - it is my journey of learning to let go and just be me, learning to live a little more, without worrying so much about if things are "right" or what I "should" or "should not" do.

That being said, let's party! I am a big Dr. Seuss fan, and as his birthday was March 2nd, a lot of schools are doing Dr. Seuss themed activities right now. So why shouldn't I join in the fun?? (I told you I love elementary school!) So, let's get started!

First, print and decorate your own Cat in the Hat hat.

Second, Go to Kidthing and download your free computer version of Horton Hears A Who!

Third, after reading your book, you can make these yummy Green Eggs and Ham Breakfast Pizza.

I made this batch with my students at school today.

Fourth, Make a Cat in the Hat Parfait for dessert: Create a red & white parfait for each student in a clear plastic cup by spooning in red jello, then white Cool Whip. Continue the pattern. End with white Cool Whip and you can top with a red cherry or sprinkle with miniature red M&Ms. Idea from The Virtual Vine.

Fifth, after dinner, enjoy making Oobleck.

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40 comments: to “ A Seuss-y Party in Five Easy Steps

  • Naomi
    March 7, 2008 at 8:09 PM  

    the green eggs and ham pizza pic made my stomach hurt!!!

  • Crazy Daisy
    March 7, 2008 at 8:36 PM  

    so many fun ideas!

  • Milk Mama
    March 7, 2008 at 8:43 PM  

    LOL I thought at first that the pic of the green eggs and ham was a pic of leftovers gone bad!!! Great site! Happy party going!

  • Michie
    March 7, 2008 at 9:02 PM  

    Thanks for coming to the party! I know that the Green Eggs and Ham looks pretty yucky - but they actually tasted pretty good! :)

  • forgetfulone
    March 7, 2008 at 9:25 PM  

    What a great post! I love the cool activities you included. By the way, my oldest step-daughter has a friend who goes by Michie, and my 11 year old daughter's middle name is Paige. I love that name! Thanks for stopping by my blog. I'll come visit you again.

  • Pickel
    March 7, 2008 at 10:25 PM  

    Oh, How fun!

  • Bluestocking
    March 7, 2008 at 11:01 PM  

    Wow kids will eat anything.

    Hope to see you at my blog party

  • Mommy Brain
    March 7, 2008 at 11:12 PM  

    Hi Michie! Thanks for stopping by my blog. Paige is so cute and your pics are great. I love the cat in the hat and horton links. Suess is one of my favorite parts of having children. :-) The green eggs and ham is probably not something I'm going to do but I have to give you points for being the first party hostess to "offer" food that didn't make me hungry! ;-)

    Enjoy the party!

  • Kimbrah
    March 7, 2008 at 11:34 PM  

    Great idea! My kids love the Lorax. They want me to read it again and again!

    Thanks for inviting us to your Suess party. You have a really great blog, I am really glad to have found you! :)


  • A Frog In My Soup
    March 8, 2008 at 12:19 AM  

    Very fun party post! Not so sure I'd like to partake of the green eggs and ham necessarily, but I would love to join you in making a hat!

    I look forward to bumping into you at the various party stops along the way!


  • Michie
    March 8, 2008 at 10:14 AM  

    I'm too amused at what a little green food coloring will do. The Green Eggs and Ham are just eggs, ham, cheese, and crescent rolls. It smelled really good when we made it, and tasted pretty good too. Try it without the green food coloring maybe. I find it funny how our brains play tricks on us and we don't want to eat it just because it is green. :)

    Thanks everyone for coming to my Seuss Party!

  • BlondeMomBlog (Jamie)
    March 8, 2008 at 10:38 AM  

    Hi there! Thanks for stopping by my party (I'm sorry about my spam filter...it's a little "too" strict.)

    Love the Seuss ideas. My daughter just had green eggs at school. She wasn't too impressed. ;)

    You have a beautiful family.

    Have a great weekend!

  • PreSchool Mama
    March 8, 2008 at 11:07 AM  

    Hi and thanks for dropping by at my party! You have a nice party going on here! Love the links, they're going to be really useful for my blog.

  • jubilee
    March 8, 2008 at 11:37 AM  

    Hi Michie! So nice to meet you and thanks for visiting my blog. I have enjoyed browsing through your site. your idea for The Cat In the Hat parfait is great. I'm gonna have to try that with my kids, I know they will love it.
    Your daughter is adorable! Love those eyes and cheeks!

  • jubilee
    March 8, 2008 at 12:17 PM  

    I forgot to ask (a technical question) I love your header. I've been trying to put a pic with my title (I also have blogger) and it's not working. I get a real small pic in the corner and it messes up my title. I've tried looking on the help site to no avail. If you have a minute and I leave my email, could you tell me how you did your header? It's so cute! Thanks.

  • Amy D
    March 8, 2008 at 3:25 PM  

    Your dr. Seuss party was fun! Thanks for visiting my blog. The snowflake toast was easy.... snowflake cookie cutter + lightly toasted bread dipped in powdered sugar. I guess if it was white bread you wouldn't even need the sugar, but what fun would there be in that? ;)

  • jennwa
    March 8, 2008 at 4:45 PM  

    My kids have been doing the Dr Seuss party stuff too. I do not kno if I could do that green eggs and ham but I bet my kids would love it. Great post.

  • jennyonthespot
    March 8, 2008 at 5:56 PM  

    What a great party post! So creative!

    You came by my place, and I thank you! I am also a perfectionist-type person who is constantly battling necessity vs. obsession :) It ain't easy!

  • Anonymous
    March 8, 2008 at 9:09 PM  

    LOVE Dr. Seuss! Great party! I was a teacher before I married...just celebrated our first anniversary!

    I'm inviting you to party with me!

    Win some chocolate from my-sister-in-law and I...we blog about CHOCOLATE...me from Australia...and her from Michigan. Here's the link: http://thechocolistas.blogspot.com/2008/03/ultimate-blog-party-2008.html

    What am I doing in Australia? I married an Aussie...and moved to Brisbane, leaving my family and friends and all the right-side-of-the-road drivers in America.

    Win a handmade pocket place mat from my blog Comfort Joy Designs. Here's the link:

    Want to know more about life in Australia? Visit my A Cup of Joy site where I keep up with my family and friends in America. Here's the link:

    Happy Partying!

  • Jan
    March 8, 2008 at 9:11 PM  

    HI!! Thanks for stopping by my blog for the party! Since you mentioned you might be interested in digi scrapping, visit my website. I've got some info on there, along with sample digi pages. http://www.MakingScrapbooks.com
    Let me know if you have any questions!! Our LifeTimez Online digi service is great for anyone, especially beginners. It's VERY easy to use!!

    Anyway, enjoy the party!!!

  • Nicol
    March 8, 2008 at 9:58 PM  

    Love,Love, Love the Dr. Suess ideas! I will have to do something like that next year for my daycare kids.

    I love the name of your blog. I can totally relate.

    Thanks for checking out my blog. (I replied to your question about penpals).

    I will be checking back soon!

  • Mercedes
    March 8, 2008 at 10:35 PM  

    Woohoo! I am having fun here at this Seuss Party! I've been partying all week Seuss Style! I am a Kindergarten teacher at a public school! Kudos to you working with severe special education students! I admire you! Come check out my party: http://mercedesrules.wordpress.com/2008/03/08/blog-party-time/

  • Tawny
    March 9, 2008 at 12:14 PM  

    I remember making oobleck! Fun, Fun!

    If you want to party at my place, you can head on over and find it here!

  • craftymom
    March 9, 2008 at 12:23 PM  

    Great blog! Yummy, green eggs and ham....I actually thought of making those! Nice to have met you, you have a beautiful family!
    Craftymom :)

  • Kellie
    March 9, 2008 at 4:15 PM  

    From one elementary teacher to another... "I do so like green eggs and ham! Thank you, Thank you, Sam I am." I read that book about 10 times last week, I think I could recite it by heart!

    Awesome Dr. Seuss party! Wish I'd have thought of that!

    Special Ed teachers rock all things foreign and domestic!

    Greet to meet ya! I'll be back to visit!

  • Kellie
    March 9, 2008 at 4:16 PM  

    Duh. It was GREAT to meet you. See? Dork.

  • Lesley
    March 9, 2008 at 4:20 PM  

    The green eggs and ham kind of got to me. . .but otherwise, I really enjoyed your party. I hope you come to mine.


  • We are THAT family
    March 9, 2008 at 6:12 PM  

    Hi! It's so nice to meet you. I love Dr. Seuss to and am very excited about the new movie! You have a great blog--by the way, thanks for visiting my site. Come back-I'll be sure to visit you more often.

  • Unusually Unusual Mom
    March 9, 2008 at 9:21 PM  

    Hey Michie - thanks for stopping by my party! Looks like you've got a rockin' one going on here yourself!

    I'll definitely be back to party later on!

  • Rachel
    March 9, 2008 at 9:52 PM  

    I LOVE the idea behind the name of your blog! I completely relate to it as I am always trying to do the same the same thing. Ever check out Flylady? She talks about the same idea - really the first time I realized that I was a perfectionist hence why I had so much trouble decluttering my house since it was all or nothing in my head.

    I made green pudding with my preschool kids after reading Green Eggs and Ham. Love your Dr. Seuss ideas!

  • Shan
    March 9, 2008 at 11:29 PM  

    Thanks for all the great ideas. Enjoy the party!

  • Casey
    March 10, 2008 at 12:26 AM  

    I should try out that green eggs and ham pizza, that book has become one of my daughter's favorites!

  • Plucky Moms
    March 10, 2008 at 1:03 PM  

    Stopping by for the party! Great Blog!

    Be sure to visit Plucky Moms.. leave a comment, join our forum, and more!
    I'd love to blogroll with you!

  • BeachMama
    March 10, 2008 at 4:06 PM  

    Thanks for stopping by the beach Miche. I love your Dr. Seuss themed party! My son would love it if I made him green eggs and ham. ANd I might try the gooey stuff, looks like fun. You are a great hostess!

  • Amy
    March 11, 2008 at 2:58 PM  

    Thanks for your post on my blog. Your daughter is adorable! I love your Dr. Seuss ideas, especially the Cat in the Hat parfait. I will have to remember that next year for my kindergarteners!

  • storyteller
    March 11, 2008 at 6:46 PM  

    Eclectic is a word I know and love … (and I was a hippie) … so we might get along well. Your little girl is a QT with such a lovely smile and a twinkle in her eyes. Yez … you & your hubby make a cute couple indeed! I’m a happily retired teacher and a Dr. Seuss fan myself ;--)

    I hope you’ll stop by Small Reflections when time permits. I have freshly squeezed lemonade and snacks … but no green eggs and ham.

    Hugs and blessings,

  • superfizz
    March 12, 2008 at 12:14 PM  

    Hello from a fellow Michelle. My friends called me Michie too. (I have to say that I hated it.) I love the green eggs and ham party! So fun.

    Thanks for a great party!


  • Wifey
    March 12, 2008 at 10:57 PM  

    Cute post! Happy Partying!

  • bleeding espresso
    March 16, 2008 at 1:04 PM  

    Another Michelle here who was also called Mishy, as they spelled it, during college. More "Mich" (pronounced Mish of course) though from high school on....

    Anyhoo, I found you through the Ultimate Blog Party and I'm happy to share in the Suess-ness...love it!

    Come visit me in southern Italy when you get a chance :)

    Bleeding Espresso

  • Gina Conroy
    March 18, 2008 at 11:24 PM  

    I guess I'm late to the party! But thanks for being early to mom! And I'm here to encourage you to write! You're already doing a great job on this blog!


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