My daughter is in love with the Lorax and it even inspired her to do more to help the environment! So we tried to create as many recycled decorations as we could - time permitting.
Invitations were made out of recycled paper at my daughter’s request. I drew the outline of Lorax and she colored him. Here’s what the invite said in my daughter’s words. “I invite you to speak for the trees, my friends, the Lorax and me. Please come to my party and you will see, if we take care of our world, how beautiful it will continue to be.” She continues to impress me every day. I am so proud of her. And she’s only 6!
On the front door, we placed a drawing of the Lorax saying, “You’ve come to save the trees!!!! I’m so happy!!!” On recycled poster board, I wrote quotes from the Lorax on signs, “Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better, it’s not.” “I am the Lorax, I speak for the trees, for the trees have no tongues.” I created Truffula trees out of butcher paper and pom-pons I made from newspaper that we painted. On the party table, I placed Truffula trees I made out of paper towel rolls and painted newspaper pom-poms.
The Lorax I gave out paper towel rolls, milk cartons and cereal boxes to “recycle” as art.
Go Fishing for Humming Fish—In a kiddie pool filled with water, I placed plastic fish with magnets that we cut out of poster board that we recycled from an art project and the kids got to “go fishing” with fishing line tied to magnets and attached to tree branches from around our yard.
Barbaloot Fruit Hunt—I hid fruit around so the kids can find it for the Barbaloot.
They got to grow a “tree” with pots, dirt and seeds. They even got to decorate their pots.
Pin the Mustache on the Lorax.
Instead of a cake, I made cupcakes with Truffula trees made out of pretzel sticks with cotton candy on top.
I purchased recycled tote bags and gave everyone fabric markers to decorate them with.
Goody bags—Recycled tote bags that they decorated, and the pots and seeds, Starburst® candy (has the same colors as the Lorax).
Thank you cards. My daughter made the Lorax on recycled paper and said “The Lorax and I thank you for saving the trees and now the world will continue to be as beautiful as it has been.
Coming up with recycling ideas was quite easy and kept the party inexpensive and my daughter very, very happy.