Happy birthday Dr. Seuss! How to throw a crazy-cute Lorax birthday party
March 2 is Dr. Seuss' birthday—and to celebrate, we've rounded up everything you need to create a crazy-cute birthday party based on The Lorax (which, when it came out last year, had our kids trading in their red and white striped hats for the whimsical offerings of Thneedville). From Truffula tree party favors to the cutest cake pops you've ever seen, check out these fun ideas:
Create Lorax cake pops using Bakerella’s beyond-cute designs for the Bar-ba-loots, Truffula trees and the Lorax. With a little patience and Bakerella's step-by-step how-to's, you’ll be able to master these impressive treats.
Serve other movie-inspired food. The Lorax likes Truffula Berry Pancakes, so serve blueberry flapjacks. Pip, Finn and Gil love marshmallows, so pour a bag-full into a bowl and add Chocolate Teddy Grahams. And Bill likes Truffula fruit, which sounds like a good reason to serve a healthy fruit salad to us! Want to incorporate more fruit? Make little Lorax dudes using mini Nilla Wafers, Clementines, toothpicks and white chocolate. You could also serve Humming Fish-inspired Goldfish Crackers or Truffula seed-like colorful candy-coated chocolates.
"Plant" Truffula trees. You can make your own colorful, fluffy Seuss-like trees using balloons, paper Mache, feather boas, pool noodles, crepe paper and a few other supplies. Try Feelin Crafty’s how-to instructions.
Print free party invitations from HP. The pre-made invites featuring the Lorax, Pip and Humming Fish couldn’t be any easier. Just fill in the date, time, location and RSVP info.
Make Truffala tree favors. Paint pencils with black and white stripes and glue on fluffy treetops using felted wool. Or in the spirit of the movie, send each child home with a seedling so they can plant their own tree (though don't expect any bright pink tops!).
Play off the Lorax's stache with a funny DIY photobooth or silly candies. For the photos, print a template of the Lorax’s moustache and fluffy eyebrows, cut them out, put them on sticks and take pics of the kiddos next to your Truffula trees. Kim Stoegbauer of party inspiration site TomKat Studio suggests making yellow candies using mustache-shaped candy molds.
Craft a Built-the-Lorax game. Using templates from Smashed Peas and Carrots, cut out a Lorax-shaped body and body pieces from orange and yellow felt. Kids will roll a dice to see what piece of the Lorax they can put on the body until he is complete.
A version of this story originally appeared on iVillage.