Celebrate Dr. Seuss’ Birthday With Rides and Recipes

cat in the hat tourist meets traveler

March 2nd is Dr. Seuss’ birthday! Libraries, schools and colleges will be celebrating the special day with reading fun and family treats. Check your local newspaper or calendar events for a event near you. I am sure you will be surprised with all the offerings!

If you are in sunny Florida, you can always stop by Universal Orlando’s Island of Adventures for some fun! Seuss Landing is full of rides, shopping and even a chance to run into Thing 1 and Thing 2.

The area is wonderfully family friendly. Rides cater to all sizes, big or small, short or tall. (I couldn’t help myself!) Families can live the Cat In the Hat adventure or take a ride on those fishes from one of my favorite books. One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish – think of it as Dumbo’s ride but with the chance to get wet. Caro-Seuss-el is another ride that welcomes all. It’s just like your normal carousel, but the unique twist has the unusual creatures from the imagination of Dr. Seuss.

Make sure you also stop at Oh! The Stories You’ll Hear! to see and meet characters. Tales of strange creatures in Dr. Seuss glories, By tellers of rhymes and poems and his stories, Just go to Seuss Landing and open your hearts, The players perform and the silliness starts!

To celebrate on your own, try a fun recipe that will compliment one of the most popular Seuss stories – Cat in the Hat Cupcake Pops!

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Cat in the Hat Cupcake Pops

• 1 white cake mix
• Wilton Icing Color, Red
• Buttercream Frosting, recipe follows
• Lollipop sticks

1. Line mini muffin tin with papers. Spray with non-stick spray and set aside.

2. Prepare cake mix as directed, omitting ¼ cup of water. Divide batter evenly between two bowls. Tint one bowl to the desired shade of red with the Wilton Icing color.

Seuss Cupcake Pops

3. Pour 1 TBS batter into each muffin liner. Bake as directed. Cool on wire rack.

4. Prepare the frosting. Scoop into frosting bag fitted with star or round tip.

5. Place a red cupcake on a lollipop stick. Outline with frosting. Repeat, alternating colors, until you reach the top of each stick.

 

Buttercream Frosting
• 3 cups powdered sugar
• ¾ cup butter
• 1 tsp vanilla
• 1-2 TBS milk

Beat powdered sugar and butter with electric mixer until combined. Add vanilla. Mix in milk 1 tsp at a time until frosting reaches desired consistency.

Click HERE for another great Seuss celebrating recipe – Celebrate Dr Seuss’ Birthday With Cat in the Hat Pancakes

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31 Comments on this article. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. Triplezmom February 28, 2014 at 4:56 pm - Reply

    Next year I want to celebrate at Universal Orlando! We’re getting another snowstorm in NJ on Sunday.

  2. MK February 28, 2014 at 6:26 pm - Reply

    I love Dr. Seuss! Glad to see kids today are still enjoying his totally magical books!

  3. Beth February 28, 2014 at 6:31 pm - Reply

    Oh man! My little boys would go crazy over this! We all love Dr. Suess.

  4. Amber Louise Edwards February 28, 2014 at 6:55 pm - Reply

    Oh man, My kids would love those cat in the hat cupcake pops! So much fun! THey Love Dr. Seuss!

  5. Karen February 28, 2014 at 7:13 pm - Reply

    What a great way to spend the day.

  6. Terry February 28, 2014 at 7:19 pm - Reply

    The Cat in the Hat Cupcake Pops turned out great. This would be great to serve my Grandson after we read the book.

  7. Pam February 28, 2014 at 7:47 pm - Reply

    These look so tasty! I’ve seen so many Cat in the Hat recipes, but this one takes the cake (lol.)

  8. Aisha Kristine Chong February 28, 2014 at 7:59 pm - Reply

    Ohh, seem delish and tasty! LOVE TO TRY THIS!

  9. Jen February 28, 2014 at 8:37 pm - Reply

    I have to go to this magical Seuss themed place! My life won’t be complete until I’ve gone to Seuss-land and done the cat in the hat ride!

  10. Tess February 28, 2014 at 9:16 pm - Reply

    That is a cute idea for the cupcakes. I love Seuss books!

  11. Nikki February 28, 2014 at 9:19 pm - Reply

    What a fun event! I love the cake pops, they’re adorable and so easy!

  12. Theresa February 28, 2014 at 9:50 pm - Reply

    Those are some cute cake pops! My library will be doing a big event for his birthday, and I hope I will be able to take my girls to join in on the festivities!

  13. Jennifer Williams February 28, 2014 at 9:56 pm - Reply

    I just discovered the other day that the famous Dr. Seuss never had kids. I thought that was interesting since he was such a great children’s author. We like many love his books. We did not get to celebrate though but will soon, definitely want to make the little cake pops.

  14. Nikki March 1, 2014 at 12:18 am - Reply

    Dr. Seuss is timeless I read the books to my daughter and now I am reading them to my grand-daughter. Love those pops I will make them with my granddaughter.

  15. Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell March 1, 2014 at 12:57 am - Reply

    Those cupcake pops are going to make a lot of kids happy! They look great!

  16. Melanie March 1, 2014 at 2:00 am - Reply

    Cupcake pops! What! Since when? These are awesome, my kids would really like the. We have Dr. Seuss Day at school and these would be fun to make for all the kids

  17. amanda mcmahon March 1, 2014 at 5:11 am - Reply

    I love Dr. Seuss Day.

    I have to admit that I was Cat in the Hat one time – read to head start students in the outfit :)

  18. Fabulous Perks March 1, 2014 at 8:58 am - Reply

    I love Dr. Seuss! I just ordered the book collection for my son. The cupcakes sure look yummy.

  19. Amber Nelson March 1, 2014 at 9:53 am - Reply

    Those look so good and they look like so much fun!

  20. Robin (Masshole Mommy) March 1, 2014 at 10:11 am - Reply

    My kids did some Dr. Seuss themed things in school yesterday, but I didn’t do much. I should surprise them with those cake pops – they would love it.

  21. Tough cookie mommy March 1, 2014 at 11:21 am - Reply

    We love Dr. Seuss and I think it is great that kids can enjoy places and treats like these that are Dr. Seuss themed.

  22. Ashley B. March 1, 2014 at 11:23 am - Reply

    I heard it was Suess’s birthday. We didn’t celebrate it, but it was nice to see that a lot of other people did.

  23. Amber Nelson March 1, 2014 at 11:54 am - Reply

    I love buttercream frosting. What a fun way to celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday.

  24. BusyBee March 1, 2014 at 10:29 pm - Reply

    Those cupcakes are so cute! If I had kids I would so make those for them

  25. Dawn March 2, 2014 at 4:06 am - Reply

    A school that my daughter used to go to celebrated Dr. Seuss day every year. It was always so much fun!

  26. Pamela March 2, 2014 at 5:59 am - Reply

    Such a cool event, love those cake pops they look yum!

  27. Allie March 2, 2014 at 8:03 am - Reply

    I’ve taken my kids to Orlando a few times, they loved it.

  28. Janelle March 2, 2014 at 8:05 am - Reply

    Dr. Seuss was my favorite growing up, have the whole set of books for my son.

  29. Mina Slater March 2, 2014 at 11:54 am - Reply

    I live in Orlando and we love Seuss Landing! It’s so much fun there! We aren’t going today but maybe I’ll run to the grocery store and grab the ingredients for those yummy looking cake pops!

  30. Kristen from The Road to Domestication March 2, 2014 at 9:29 pm - Reply

    I love Dr. Seuss :) And that’s a great idea for those cupcakes – super cute!

  31. DD March 3, 2014 at 2:44 pm - Reply

    Dr. Seuss is such a classic. I love this idea for a party!

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