Dr Seuss Tablescape


Once again Boo wanted to do Favorite Foods at fair this year. For that project the child must come up with a table theme and decorate a card table accordingly. They must also create a healthy menu for the entire day and choose 1 of those items to prepare for the judge. This year her theme was Dr Seuss.

Using Sharpie markers, she wrote the names of various Dr Seuss books on plates we purchased at the Dollar Store. Once the plates were baked at 350 degrees for 30 minutes the ink became permanent.

Boo decoupaged “Thing 1” and “Thing 2” onto the glassware and provided straws that were flowers.

Homemade pinwheels on bendable straws were the centerpiece and placed at odd angles. They were made to stand in glass marbles placed in a red dish. Originally there were large pom poms in the center of the pinwheels but they fell off and we did not have glue with us to put them back on.

A red tablecloth with white runner to remind us of the famous stripped hat.

A hand written menu following the theme. This took a lot longer than we had planned to come up with the titles, she pulled nearly every book off the shelf to come up with it.

Boo prepared the Cat in the Hat Fruit and Yogurt Parfait.

Vanilla Yogurt

In a clear cup layer the yogurt and slices of strawberries to create stripes. Sprinkle the granola on top for crunch.

Tulle was formed into puffs and tied to both chairs. She wore a green furry hat (it reminded her of the Grinch) and a red tie just like The Cat.

She had lots of fun and this year there was actually competition. She has been trying to get others in 4H to try, and there were a total of 10 tables this year. And no surprise, she already has her theme for next year picked out, Yin and Yang.


About keepingiteasyandsimple

I have been married for 20 years and have 3 children. My oldest is 20 and currently in the National Guard. My daughters are 15 and 11 and involved in everything. I believe life is difficult enough, that we can find ways to make the everyday just a little easier and perhaps even more simple. I love to cook, shop and make things with the kids.

2 responses »

  1. This may sound ridiculous, but do these plates have to be “heat safe” in order to place in the oven, like when you see “microwave safe” on plastic ware??

    • That is a great question! Yes, they should be oven safe. Ceramics will be, at least for hte temperatures we are using in this project. Glass might not be so unless you know for sure, I would not use glass. One thing to remember, is never put a hot plate right from the oven onto a cold surface, the extreme temperature change can cause it to blow up. I had that happen to me once with a Pyrex dish, so I know it can happen with ceramics. Either allow them to cool in the oven, or place onto a towel like you would do when processing canning jars. Let me know how it goes!

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