The Lorax Theme Party Food Ideas for Kids

by Tonya Staab
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Watch The Lorax movie, read The Lorax book and enjoy some really fun The Lorax theme party food while you do it. The kids will love this!

Disclosure:  This post was written as part of the Get Creative With The Lorax Blog Tour in support of Universal Pictures’ DR. SEUSS’ THE LORAX that is in theaters on March 2.  I was compensated.

I am the last stop on the Get Creative With The Lorax Blog Tour, so please stay awhile and enjoy some treats because it’s party time!  We are not only going to be celebrating Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax which is being released on March 2nd but also celebrating Dr. Seuss Birthday, which is the same day. This celebration is also perfect for Earth Day and World Book Day too.

The Lorax party food ideas for kids
The Lorax theme party food for kids.

The Lorax theme party food

There is a wonderful environmental message behind The Lorax, so I wanted to incorporate some tips for greening up your Dr. Seuss party plans.

The Lorax cupcakes

Blue and orange Dr Seuss and The Lorax cupcakes and cupcake toppers.
The Lorax cupcakes and cupcake toppers.

Even when it comes to baking delicious cupcakes, you can be kinder to the environment by using cupcake liners that are biodegradable. I love my silicone baking cups too, they are easy to clean and can be re-used over and over again.

The Lorax drink dispenser

A drink dispenser made to look like The Lorax with orange drink inside.
The Lorax drink dispenser and party ideas.

When celebrating with children, it is not always possible to use plates that won’t break, but that doesn’t mean you can’t use more eco-friendly products such as bamboo. Alternatively, the ones that I have used for this party are compostable and made from wheat stalks. The cutlery is also compostable plastic made from plant materials. And of course, if you do use straws, I prefer paper ones as they can be recycled.

Instead of serving juice boxes (with plastic straws), or soda to the kids, fill a beverage dispenser and leave out glass bottles of water.  Serve beverages in re-useable glass bottles or jars with lids.

Party tip:  If you are using jars instead of bottles to serve beverages, turn your straws into Truffula trees by attaching pom poms to them that tickle your nose when you are drinking. 

The Lorax party food

Glass vases, hurricane candle holders, bowls, and canning jars are another great way to put your party food in. Finn and Gil’s jelly pond treats were made by pouring the jelly into canning jars and refrigerating until set. The lids help protect your treats from bugs, and little fingers, plus you can pop these jars into a shallow ice bucket to keep the jelly cold.

Another thing I love to use for parties is fabric, bedsheets, or tablecloths for both backdrops, and to cover tables rather than plastic table covers.

When planning your party food, get to know what your characters like. Do you know what the characters of The Lorax love to eat?

The scene in The Lorax when it's raining marshmallows.
It’s raining marshmallows in The Lorax.
  • Finn and Gil: Marshmallows
  • Bill: Truffula Fruit
  • The Lorax: Truffula Berry Pancakes
  • Pip: Mini Marshmallows

These should give you some great ideas for your Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax party. 

I made delicious blueberry pancakes for our party table. I used my standard pancake recipe, then added in about 1/3 of a tub of fresh chopped blueberries. Then I used circular metal rings in the pan to make the perfect little round pancakes pictured.  Note: Make sure to spray the rings before using so the pancakes don’t stick to them. Once you flip the pancakes, carefully remove the metal rings, and set them aside to cool for a few moments before making your next batch.

The Lorax party food including blueberry pancakes and candy.
Blueberry pancakes and candy treats.

The Lorax Blog Tour

Now a party doesn’t just begin or end with food. The other ladies on The Lorax Blog Tour have lined up some fabulous things to do that are a great addition to your Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax party.

Looking for more great ideas for activities inspired by The Lorax? Take a look at these:

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Danielle February 14, 2012 - 7:05 am

Adorable! I absolutely love all of the creative ideas in this post. Great job!

Kathleen February 14, 2012 - 5:19 pm

Oh goodness, you did an AWESOME job! What a fabulous party.

Km February 15, 2012 - 4:03 pm

So incredible!!!

MommaDJane February 21, 2012 - 8:28 am

I love these party ideas. My family is a big fan of Dr. Seuss and we are excited about this movie. I shared this post with my FB friends but wasn’t able to tag you.

Lori March 1, 2012 - 5:29 pm

Love these ideas, Tonya! Shared on Facebook & Twitter. : )

Tonya Staab March 6, 2012 - 12:07 pm

Thank you Lori

Tonya Staab March 23, 2012 - 10:05 am

Hi Daphne, I would be honored, thank you.

Daphne Jackson March 23, 2012 - 6:48 am

This party is SO AWESOME!!! Would you mind if I featured it on my party blog, Moo Moo’s & Tutus Design Studio?…

Thanks so much & have a happy day!

Kim March 23, 2012 - 4:16 pm

Great party! I agree with the rest – drink dispenser is CRAZY genius!

hugs! Kim @ Party Frosting!

Robin April 13, 2012 - 4:13 pm

Great job ….. I am doing an eclectic story book theme featuring my authors . I am making edible lorax trees have seen many versions . Mine will be at the candy buffet . I am using pixies stixs “exstra long ” and bunny tails witch are cotton candy balls .Both can be found at dollar store . Just a thought to share for others who like the lorax theme.

Tonya Staab April 13, 2012 - 8:25 pm

Fabulous tips, thank you for sharing.

Tonya Staab October 8, 2012 - 4:26 pm

Hi Irene.  Here are the step-by-step instructions for getting the Lorax template:

Click on the link in my post for the template, the link will take you to the main Lorax site.  Up to the top click on 'Enter Movie Site'.  You will see a screen with the characters of the movie and a couple of menu options splattered in the picture.  On the left side you will see a truffula seed with the word 'menu'.  Click on that.  A stalk with leaves will pop up, click on 'downloads'.  Hit the right arrow twice to move past the wallpapers and screensavers.  You will see a Lorax pumpkin carving template.  Download it. 

I apologize for the difficulty in locating it, the site has changed slightly since I published this blog post.

Hope that helps.

Irene October 8, 2012 - 2:20 pm

hi!..beautiful party!..could you tell me where did you find the printable for the drink dispensable?…Thanks so very much!
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