This is Part 3 of the post about the Lorax-inspired party. This post covers the Lorax "show" and party favors.
THE LORAX SHOW:
Several weeks before the party (but well into the preparations for the party), I began to question our choice of the theme for the party. What if no one besides Sohan even knew what the Lorax was?! This was right before the movie came out, so I was honestly worried. I decided to remedy the situation by just reading the book to the children at the start of the party. I explained to my son that this was the plan.
Once the movie came out, he came up with a much more elaborate plan! He wanted props, costumes, a script...in short, a stage production! I was amazed and proud of my about-to-be-5 year old! He even wanted to incorporate the music from the movie. Seriously, he directed the whole thing!
I'm sure the audience had fun watching, but it was even more fun putting it together with my son.
Although I made most of the costumes and props, this fabulous Lorax beanie was made by Little Popos, from Hawaii. You can visit her Etsy shop here.
I made Lorax mustache props for the children in the audience and everyone chanted along with Lorax (played by my son): "I am the Lorax. I speak for the trees!"
Everyone also enjoyed popcorn during the show.
In addition to sweet treats from the dessert table...
...and Lorax plant pots with "truffula seeds" planted inside, from the planting station...
...party favors included cute little boxes, with "UNLESS" rocks, to serve as a reminder to be mindful of our environmental and eco-friendly.
I made Lorax -nspired gift bags to carry home the rest of the goodies....
Goodies included Truffula Tree crayons, and Lorax coloring books which we also let the children color in at the beginning of the party, while waiting for other guests to arrive.
We made Lorax hand-puppets out of felt, so the kids could put on their own version of the Lorax "show" at home after the party! :-)
I even provided copies of the soundtrack, in case they needed a background score for their productions! :-)
I also printed off book plates and Eco-Advocate certificates from the HP website.