My daughter shares her birthday with the one and only Dr. Seuss. She thought that having her 10th birthday themed to celebrate that would be a wonderful idea. Also in the interest of trying to find a cake so difficult that even Ken could not create it, she chose Horton Hears a Who. Well, he did not fail us; the cake was very much Horton shaped and she loved it. Also this year, Al was introduced to trick candles. I have never seen a child so confused and motivated at the same time.
To get everyone in the spirit of Seuss, we bought Cat in the Hat hats for everyone with the exception of the birthday girl who got her very own Horton ears to wear. Ken’s daughter Gwen even drew whiskers on her face and dressed the part by wearing all black except for the white socks she wore on her hands and feet. I wore my “Thing One” tank top.
Aside from the cake, the true highlight of the party was the very special Seuss scavenger hunt. Clues were read to her in true Seuss poetry that lead her each time to an envelope containing a few puzzle pieces. The puzzle when completed spelled out her very last clue providing her with the location of her birthday presents. Also each clue left out the very last word of the rhyme that she had to figure out in order to advance. The poem was completely written by Ken; it was well done, clever and a lot of fun.
The completed puzzle said “Look Up!” and written on the ceiling were the words “Ally look in here” with an arrow pointing to the attic.