Thing 1 and Thing 2
Fun ideas for a Thing 1 and Thing 2 birthday
Great theme for kids of all ages, siblings or twins!
Mix and match these fun birthday party ideas for a Thing One and Thing
Thing 1 & Thing 2 Party Games
For these fun games have party guests split up into two teams. For
each team make up large white circle stickers that say either "Thing 1"
or "Thing 2" and have the teams wear them to show which team they are
Pin the Hair on the Thing
Place a poster or a big drawing of Thing 1 or
Thing 2 on the wall. Give each guest a small piece of light blue
"hair" made out of construction paper or poster board. Stick tape
to backs of each guests "hair" and write their name on it. Blindfold the
children and spin them gently around. The party guest who tapes their
"hair" nearest to the top of the "Thing's" head wins!
Play these tag games with a new twist ... have 2
kids be "it" and call them Thing 1 and Thing 2!
Red Dot Tag Game
bases that players can use to be "safe" for a short time while being
chased. The bases can be made out of large red cushions, poster
board or red fabric.
Freeze Thing Game
tagged by a Thing the players have to freeze. They can't move at all
until another player unfreezes them. After the "things" freeze every
player they pick the people to be “it”.
Instead of 1 child who is
"it" choose two children to hold hands and be "double it" ... Thing 1
and Thing 2! They must hold hands during the time they are it and
have to try and tag people as a team.
Dr. Seuss party games page has great ideas to complement the Thing
one and thing two party ideas!
For more fun party games see our party games
An easy and fun way to make invitations is to buy blank cards that are red on the
Take a small piece of light blue feathery garland (use
the downy type feathers) and hot glue it across the top of the
You can also buy large round labels (at any office supply) and
stick 2 of them in the center of the red cards. Hot glue a
small piece of the lt. blue feathery down to the top of the
circles. Write (or print on your computer) on the stickers
"Thing 1" and "Thing 2".
The birthday party theme colors should be light
blue, white and red.
Set out red tablecloths and place large white circles that are cut out
of fabric or felt around the tops of the tables. (You can also
reverse this and use
white tablecloths and red circles.)
white, red or light blue solid plates.
On the party tables and around the room place small glass containers
(like small fish bowls) filled with red, white or light blue stones or
In each container place fresh carnations in white and
Around the top of the glass container hot glue some of the
light blue feathery garland. Set out clear glass vases filled with
large blue and white feather plumes.
Make a quick and easy birthday garland by
printing out the letters for "Happy Birthday ____" (child's name) and
then use clothespins to pin them to a light blue feather boa.
Thing 1 and Thing 2 Party Activities
Thing 1 and Thing 2 Bank
fun bank by covering small containers that have a lid with red felt or
scrapbooking paper. Glue on light blue feathery garland around the
top of the lid. Have an adult cut a hole in the top of the lid
where money can be inserted.
Let guests paint wooden picture frames with red paint and then decorate with
sparkly gems in white, red and light blue. Hot glue light blue
feathers to the top of the frame.
Thing 1 and Thing 2
Buy red t-shirts and iron on a "Thing 1" or "Thing 2" white patch in the
center or let the party guests paint their own with fabric paint.
This is a fun way to separate teams for party games - before the party
make up shirts for both Thing 1 and Thing 2 and let the party guests
decorate with their name.
Thing 1 and Thing 2
Party Food Ideas
Decorate cupcakes using blue frosting - place in red cupcake holders.
Decorate cupcakes with blue cotton candy on top of the frosting.
Cookies decorated with white icing and "Thing 1" or "Thing 2" written in
blue or red.
Use a circle cookie cutter to cut out shapes of these yummy party foods:
Red and blue Jello jigglers
Fruit and/or cheese
The craft they made at the party
A Dr. Seuss book
A light blue boa
Solid color red or blue pencils, pens or small notebooks
Goody / Loot Bag Ideas
Small red bags or Chinese take out containers with light blue feathers
or trim glued around the top.
Red bandana to gather around the party favors - tie the ends together.
Paint wooden boxes that have lids red and write "Thing 1 and Thing 2" on
the side of the box.