Planning a theme for my kiddos’ birthday parties is always a big to-do around here. I usually give my input on what I envision, and they are either totally on board and I get the green light or in this case my two-year-old had his own vision. “Mama, I wanna Loooowax Pawtee”—ah yes—a Lorax Party! I assumed that this idea would fizzle, but since Blake insisted on watching the movie daily, his vote won. Off to the design I went, dreaming up ways to bring Thneedville to life.
First, I created the invite—the entire design sort of evolved from here.
Remember these guys? In case you missed it, the tutorial is here.
We also made our very own Truffula Trees by taking foam balls, some wooden dowels, feather boas and ribbon.
For the backdrop, we hung DIY felt clouds around the Truffula Trees. We also covered the table in green paper shreds for grass and planted a paper pinwheel flower garden.
Candies themed after the movie accompanied the other treats for kids to take home.
This was a super quick and easy treat too. Take Chocolate Teddy Grahams and marshmallows, mix together, put into treat bags with a printable bag topper and there you have it—Barbaloot Trail Mix! You could even add in some pretzel stick (truffula tree trunks) to get even fancier!
For an easy DIY cake, I had my local Walmart make a 5″ double layer cake that they iced with lime green colored “grass” on top, I then added a printable banner and mini DIY Truffula Trees made from striped paper straws and yarn pom-poms.
This party was all about bright fun colors and a theme that my son was totally smitten with, and all of the kids had a blast! Are you planning a birthday party? Any tips or DIY decor you’d like to share? Upload your party pics to the gallery!