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July 2, 2013

The Lorax Birthday Party!

Hi everyone! I have been missing from blogland…basically this whole year! There just seems to be too much on my plate lately.

But I wanted to share some easy, free printables I created inspired by the Lorax Party I had for my daughter not too long ago. Um, whhaaat? Actually the party was in January, so I guess “not too long ago” is already 6 months ago….yikes! Ok, time lapse aside, I’ll also give you some more details about what I did during the party and how.

First of all, here is a PDF portfolio (i.e. collection of PDFs) that has all of the free printables you will see in this post.  Some of them are premade and ready print, others have editable fields that you can fill out to customize and then print.  This whole “editable PDF” thing was a new project for me – so hopefully it will all work out ok!

Also, feel free to check out my pinterest board for Lorax Party ideas.

Free lorax party printables setFree Lorax Printables by HaathSe.com (c) JAS Photography LLC

PLEASE NOTE: If you are having a hard time seeing this PDF in your browser, please save it, then open it in Acrobat Reader. 

UPDATE: Since people have been having problems with the PDF portfolio above, I have linked each separate file below:

Lorax – blank food label

Lorax – cupcake toppers

Lorax – editable cupcake toppers

Lorax – editable front door sign, smaller

Lorax – front door sign, editable

Lorax – editable bookplate

Lorax – editable invitation

Lorax front door generic sign

lorax coloring pages

lorax online free printables

lorax_favorbag

(NOT for commercial use. ONLY for personal use. Please do not repost, however you may link to this post to refer people to my downloads.  Thank you!)

Invitations

I made the following invitation using images I found online, and putting them together as you see here.  I also made up the rhyme on the invitation (that is a big deal for me!).

The PDF download has a editable version of this, where you can put in your child’s name, age, party location and date information so you can have your own customized version!

Free lorax printable download: Editable invitations

Free lorax printable download: Editable invitations

I printed the invitations at home, and bought green envelopes to go with them. I slacked this year and didn’t make matching return address labels!

Decorations

For the decorations during the party, I made some fun, multi-colored streamers per Dana Made It’s directions:

lorax party decoration ideas streamers

Click on the picture to go to Made.com tutorial on how to make these awesome streamers!

 Out front, I put a regular old “celebrate” pendant banner that I think I got from Target years ago (still looks good!) and some home made truffula trees:

lorax party decorations ideas outside of house

I found the directions for the making the truffula trees here.

I also made a sign for the door with my very own Seuss-like rhyme (this is in the PDF portfolio):

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Here is the editable PDF version:

This editable door sign has a seuss-like rhyme and everything!

This editable door sign has a seuss-like rhyme and everything!

I made a banner for inside the house as well, that said “Happy Birthday Radha”

The happy birthday part is available in the PDF download as well.

I also made tent cards to  label the food, drinks and activities, trying to come up with creative names for each.  The PDF portfolio has the prefilled tent cards with the names I used, as well as blank ones that you can add text to.

lorax party drink display birthday banner food labels free downloads

I can’t stomach using plastic straws any more, now that I found out how bad they are for the environment and animals.  So I bought these cute paper straws from Amazon.

I also made cupcake toppers for the cupcakes, lollipops and cups.  They are very useful! (all included in the PDF download)

Free lorax printable download: Blank tent cards

Free lorax printable download: Blank tent cards

Free lorax printable download: Editable tent cards. Great to use for food labels, decorations and activities!

Free lorax printable download: Editable tent cards. Great to use for food labels, decorations and activities!

Free lorax printable: pre-made food and activity tent cards

Free lorax printable: pre-made food and activity tent cards

Free lorax printable download: Editable Cupcake Toppers 2

Free lorax printable download: Editable Cupcake Toppers 2

Free lorax printable download: Editable Cupcake Toppers 1

Free lorax printable download: Editable Cupcake Toppers 1

Food and drinks

Below is a fruit punch…aka Groovy Guava Punch!  It is just guava juice, lime flavored club soda and mint leaves mixed together. And maybe some pineapple juice too…? …it has been 6 months…sorry!

lorax party groovy punch

The mason jars i kinda fell in love with after I saw them a couple of times on Pinterest.  Especially the daisy cut out on the tops.  Since they are glass jars, we reserved these punch drinks for the adults.  The mason jars can be really expensive, but I found the jars and the lids separate at the following places and it was MUCH MUCH MUCH less expensive than most places you will find.  The only downside is there was no insert with the lids, so you can’t really use them as sealable jars.  That being said, you can easily buy those inserts from canning supply places!

Daisy cut lids (from Candle Soylutions…available in gold too)

Mason jars (these are not regular, round mason jars. They are small and kinda square…I just like that they are different.

By the way, it looks like the Jar Store, where I bought the mason jars, now sells the daisy cut lid as well. They are a steal!

For the food tables, I had tons of fruits, veggies, cheese and crackers. Tank goodness for wholesale places like Sams, Costco, BJs etc!

lorax party snack table ideas

The rest of the drinks were basically sodas, milk (Butterfly’s Milk), orange juice (fits the color scheme), and water

lorax party drink display

The water labels are also part of the PDF download above or as a separate PDF below (the link has all three labels included).

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And here is a PDF of 2 papers of the same color scheme that can be used to decorate random things.  I used these on the bottoms of dessert plates etc…

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Dessert Table

Then of course, there is the desert table.  Sadly, I don’t think I have a great picture of the entire dessert table…but here are a few to give you an idea of what it was like:

The main focus of the table was…of course…the cupcakes. I got them from a local cupcake parlor, and they made some really cute Lorax toppers for the cupcakes.  The icing colors were kept pastel to go with the theme of the truffula trees

lorax party dessert table

Since I couldn’t afford to get the fancy Lorax toppers for all of the cupcakes, I made cupcake toppers for the rest.

lorax party cupcakes

I bought these candy  jars from Homegoods/Marshalls and filled them with marshmellows (they happened to have a bag of pink, orange and yellow ones!) and orange slices.  We are STILL eating those orange slices…yeesh!
lorax party budget dessert table ideas

Since my daughter does not really dig cupcakes (go figure!) I also got a mint chocolate chip ice cream cake from Baskin Robbins.  They did such an AMAZING job with decorating it!

They printed a page from the book, which is what you see to the left with the lorax, then on the sides, they made truffula trees.  And all the white dollops on top are supposed to be marshmellows =)

lorax party ice cream cake

And right before the party started, I baked cookies (the pre-made, pre-cut kind by Nestle).  Made the house smell yuuummmmyyyy.

You can also see in the background of this picture that I bought orange m n’ ms which I sed to decorate the plates with the cupcakes as well.

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For the main dining table decorations, I used a green, grass like plastic table cloth that I got from the dollar store. Then I used orange and yellow paper ware.  But my favorite part was the Truffula forest centerpiece!

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To make it, I bought a styrofoam rectangle from AC Moore’s, green border from a teacher supply store (also available online) and a sheet of green moss (bought on Amazon).  I then rolled the moss onto the styrofoam and used florist pins to tack the moss and the border to the styrofoam piece.  I bought orange and white swirly lollipops from Amazon, put cupcake toppers on one side of them, and then stuck them into the centerpiece like trees.  If I would have had more time, I would have colored black stripes onto the lollipop sticks to make them look more like Truffula Trees.

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Oh, and don’t forget the mini marshmellows sprinkled around the forest, with some mini cupcakes in between as well!

A certain some body was happy with how it turned out!

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Activities

I had 3 activities planned, of which we did 2 during the party.

1) Draw the lorax

One of the bonus items on the Lorax DVD is this realy cool feature where one of the animators from the movie takes you through how to draw the lorax, the barbaloots, and the humming fish.  It is SO cool!

So for the party, I set out orange construction paper and black crayons (you can buy a box of just black crayons on Amazon), I played that part of the feature, and let the kids draw!  I did need to keep pausing it to give them time at each step along the way, but they LOVED it!

2) Save the Trees Art

I got this idea from this blog which I found on Pintrest

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We did a modified version of this activity (same thing but without the frame).

I printed “Speak for the trees” on card stock, and precut them to make tents.

Lorax party speak for the trees activity

I printed this image upside down, since the bottom of the page needs a larger margin on most printers. You might need to do that too!

Then I folded them all, and put them out with a ball of fuzzy glitter balls, strips of baker’s twine and glue (don’t have a picture of the set up, but you can kind of see it all in the picture below)

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I think the result was pretty cute, and the kids enjoyed it =)

Although I WOULD recommend putting something down on the floor first so that you don’t spend hours afterwards cleaning up streaks of glue.  I’m just sayin…

lorax party save the trees activity

3. Last but not least, make your own Lorax mustache

We unfortunately didn’t get to this one, I think there was too much going on.  In fact, I’m surprised we got even some of the kids to sit down for two activities!

lorax party make your own mustache activity

Since I had everything together though, I did this as a an activity with Radha on another day.

Basically you need popsicle sticks, mustache cutouts (can be downloaded in the set of FREE printables I put together that I found online), wood glue, and glitter glue.

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All you do is let the kids decorate their mustaches, then glue a popsicle stick to the back!

And there you have it!

Party Favors

For the party favors, I made several things and ordered an item online from an Etsy seller.

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I bought the orange bags from Michaels (that’s where I found them the cheapest), and made the labels to go on the top:

Free lorax printable for download: editable favor bag labels

Free lorax printable for download: editable favor bag labels

Inside, I put homemade Lorax bookplates, homemade mustache crayons, homemade lorax stickers (couldn’t find any online!), and a lorax crayon roll (bought from Etsy) labeled with a thank note from Radha (also ordered from Etsy) with crayons inside.

lorax party favor bags ideas

For the mustache crayons, I used a mustache crayon mold, then broke up all of Radha’s old, broken crayons, and melted them in the oven into these cook looking mustache crayons!

The crayon rolls were an AWESOME find.  They were only $2 each from this etsy seller – which was great since I needed about 30.  The rolls are really great quality and came very quickly!

lorax party crayon roll and mustache crayon

To make the stickers, I used my new sillhouette machine.  It was pretty cool.  Unfortunately, for all the work I put into them, Radha seems wholly unexcited about them. That was a bummer….

In case any of you want to make them, I am happy to email you my silhouette file that has it all already laid out. Just let me know!

lorax party stickers

Here is are the bookplates, with an editable field for the name.  You can either print them blank and let people write in their own names, or you can print names on them already.

Free lorax printable download: Editable bookplates. Great for a party favor!

Free lorax printable download: Editable bookplates. Great for a party favor!


Lastly, here is a PDF of Lorax coloring pages to give with the crayons etc…

paper backgrounds

Lastly, Lastly (!) here is a set of free printables that I found online:

paper backgrounds

Well, I think that about sums it up!

I hope you like what you saw….and please leave comments of other ideas and how you did things in your party!

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32 Comments leave one →
  1. Amanda permalink
    July 26, 2013 2:23 PM

    Love the mustache crayons – great idea! The cake looks amazing too. Thanks for sharing. 🙂

  2. Lilys Mom permalink
    September 4, 2013 2:13 PM

    I love all your ideas! I tried to open the downloadable invitations but it wouldn’t open. Could you please email me the files directly? I love your whole page! All The Best!

  3. October 15, 2013 7:18 AM

    your ideas are fab but downloads wont work 😦

    • January 27, 2014 10:55 AM

      Hi, were you still unable to get the downloads to work? Others have been able to – so I’m pretty sure the link works. You may need to update your version of Adobe reader (it’s free). Let me know if it still doesn’t work for you!

      thanks
      subha

      • Tammy permalink
        April 27, 2014 12:08 PM

        I love all of your ideas and am planning my grandson’s first birthday. I can’t get your big editable set to save. I tried saving it first but just throws a box up to download adobe which I already have.

      • June 22, 2014 9:10 AM

        I’m so sorry I did not see this earlier. Hi there. I’m so sorry I do not have access to my files right now! I’m assuming it’s too late for you to use them now?

  4. Aimee permalink
    November 19, 2013 6:11 PM

    Love it all. Good work! Couldn’t open it 😦 can you please email it to me also? THANKS SO MUCH!

    • January 27, 2014 10:54 AM

      were you able to get this to work? if not, please let me know
      thanks
      subha

    • January 27, 2014 10:54 AM

      You may need to update your adobe reader program to the latest version!

  5. Salwa permalink
    December 11, 2013 1:37 AM

    WOW what an amazing birthday party! I am trying to download the link as well but it won’t work 😦

  6. Salwa permalink
    December 11, 2013 1:44 AM

    I was able to download the file and I just want to say again that you did such an amazing job with this. The colors, table setting etc is just brilliant!

  7. TK's MOM permalink
    January 7, 2014 11:48 PM

    You just saved the day! I have been looking for The Lorax Party supplies and had little to no luck! You are like my fairy God Sister! Thanks for making my son’s first birthday party a possibility. ROCK ON MOM!

  8. January 10, 2014 5:12 PM

    Hi, Glad to stumble upon your blog looking for some ideas for my daughter’s B’day. Great blog!!!!
    Come on over and visit me sometime at my blog…:)

    -Priyam @ http://priyam-simplejoys.blogspot.com

    • January 27, 2014 10:53 AM

      Thanks Priyam, i definitely have been keeping up with it very well lately. Once had I had my second little one I fell behind. I don’t know how all you other moms do it!

  9. Nina permalink
    January 28, 2014 7:48 PM

    Wow Subha! you are so talented! Love the ideas. Maybe one day I’ll be motivated enough to try.

    • January 28, 2014 10:36 PM

      Thanks Nina! I’m just good at researching what I like online and putting it all together =) I definitely only motivate when I find something that Radha really loves! Let me know if you ever ant ideas, but in general I do tons of image searches on google and look on pinterest and instagram as well!

  10. February 20, 2014 11:51 PM

    YOU ROCK! My son is totally in love with The Lorax and The Once-ler. He’s turning 3 in a month and you just saved me tons of time and money! THANK YOU!!!!

    • February 21, 2014 12:06 AM

      Thanks! I’m so glad I could help!

  11. Emily Thornley permalink
    June 21, 2014 9:52 AM

    I love these ideas! I have been trying for several days to download the PDF, I have tried on Mac and PC, I have downloaded/updated/installed and I still can’t get it to open. Is there another place I can try?

    • June 22, 2014 9:07 AM

      Hi there. I’m so sorry I do not have access to my files right now! As soon as I do I will try to email them to you directly.

  12. Jessica Abundis permalink
    June 22, 2014 3:45 AM

    hello! im desperate to get these to work they are amazing but i can’t seem to get more then one line on the cards is there something I’m missing

    • June 22, 2014 9:07 AM

      Hi there. I’m so sorry I do not have access to my files right now! As soon as I do I will try to email them to you directly. But yes the invitation cards should have much more than 1 line!

  13. Regina Winemiller permalink
    June 22, 2014 11:43 AM

    These look amazing, but I cannot get them to open. I just downloaded the Acrobat Reader, but it keeps popping up the same message. I guess I will have to look elsewhere unless you can help me! Thanks!

    • September 21, 2014 9:24 PM

      Sorry, i’m guessing your party is over… =( but I did upload all the individual files so you can download them.

  14. amanda semlinger permalink
    September 3, 2014 3:11 PM

    Awesome thanks so much all the help this is exactly what I needed for my daughters b day party she loves the lorax

  15. October 3, 2014 12:43 PM

    Many thanks for posting all these. Hugely helpful and very pretty. We’re using some ideas for our 3-year old.

  16. Yaquelin permalink
    October 10, 2014 7:01 PM

    hello 🙂 I loved the invitation may be the upload nothing to say in English, what happens is that I’m Mexican and I love to use for birthday invitations for my baby

  17. June 1, 2015 11:11 PM

    I absolutely LOVE THIS and thank you for making it Free!!! Is there away that you can make it so we can edit the first line to make it rhyme with our child’s name? If not its okay!

    THANK YOU AGAIN

  18. Hecmary Aquino permalink
    June 19, 2015 12:31 PM

    I was wondering if you had a copy of the invite without any words on it. I came up with my own little rhyme for my son’s first birthday and want to put that on his invites. I love the whole picture though. New at this. If you could help if be very grateful. Thank you!

    • July 13, 2015 11:49 PM

      so sorry for the delayed reply…do you still need this?

  19. Nichole permalink
    October 8, 2015 2:35 AM

    Hi, I’m only interested in the Lorax mustache file but it will not download for me. It also tells me to upgrade my version of Adobe, I did and still won’t open. Will you please email me the mustache file? I was hoping to get the one with the names on there. Or if you just have the mustache file would be great. Email is nheller13@msn.com Thanks so much, this party is so adorable! Wish I had thought to do a Lorax only party vs the Dr Seuss I’m doing. Great job again!

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