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 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
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
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?
- 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 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.
- Today’s Creative Blog: The Lorax Mustaches and Temporary Tattoos
- Katydid and Kid: Recycled Puppet Theater
- Zakka Life: Truffula Tree Pencils
- Smashed Peas & Carrots:Roll A Dice Lorax Game
- WhiMSy love: Vinyl Mustache Pillow
- Little Birdie Secrets: A Garden Pot Wrapper (or party hat)
- Art Projects For Kids: Truffula Trees – Yarn Pom Pom’s on Twigs
- Dabbled: The Truffula Tree-Shirt
- Prudent Baby: “UNLESS” Garden Stones
Looking for more great ideas for activities inspired by The Lorax? Take a look at these:
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Adorable! I absolutely love all of the creative ideas in this post. Great job!
Oh goodness, you did an AWESOME job! What a fabulous party.
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.
Love these ideas, Tonya! Shared on Facebook & Twitter. : )
Thank you Lori
Hi Daphne, I would be honored, thank you.
This party is SO AWESOME!!! Would you mind if I featured it on my party blog, Moo Moo’s & Tutus Design Studio?…http://www.moomootutu.blogspot.com
Thanks so much & have a happy day!
Great party! I agree with the rest – drink dispenser is CRAZY genius!
hugs! Kim @ Party Frosting!
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.
Fabulous tips, thank you for sharing.
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.
hi!..beautiful party!..could you tell me where did you find the printable for the drink dispensable?…Thanks so very much!