We started the party with a conversation about who Dr. Seuss really is. I love it that kids almost ALWAYS believe that the Cat in the Hat is Dr Seuss.
I had four stations set up for parents and their children. I knew this was going to be interesting because not many parents stay in the room for storytime, so this was new to them. After a little bit, some parents noticed that other parents were participating with their children, and they all ended up joining in!
The four stations I had set up were: reading Seuss books books with their kids, painting a fish bowl with blue corn syrup and adding goldfish crackers, making a green egg with vanilla pudding, and a Cat in the Hat photo booth. I've done corn syrup painting in the past and found a reference on pinterest to a Dr Seuss craft, but didn't feel like cutting out a ton of fish, so I just bought some Goldfish crackers- yummy, yummy.
I had to leave to get a knife for the cake, and while I was gone
The Cat in the Hat (read me) visited the library and read the families his story!
I ended up with 13 kids and 7 adults attending and the program cost me about $15.