I was going to keep the party simple . . . a few friends over to watch The Lorax . . . since I had just had surgery and wasn’t sure I would be feeling up to a big bash. Then I made the mistake of googling “Lorax birthday party ideas” and knew I had to try to do a few of them.
First idea . . . homemade Lorax pinata. This was a huge task. I had no idea how time consuming this would be when we decided to do it. The tutorial online said to use newspaper and glue for paper mache. After going through 5 bottles of glue and not even half way done with first layer, I thought something wasn’t right. Luckily my instagram girls came through for me and suggested flour and water, not glue! It took a long time to dry in between layers and we started the project only the night before the party. We needed three layers so it wasn’t quite ready in time for the party. Hadley was my go-to-helper on this party. She made it so we were able to get a lot done in a very short time.
The biggest hit of the party was the cotton candy (aka Truffula Trees). I ordered a cotton candy machine on Amazon after I read all of the great reviews but after several attempts, I was ready to send it back. They were anything but fluffy. Then I watched a YouTube video that showed the technique used with this machine and everything changed. I give it raving reviews! We had all of the cotton candy pre-made for the kids. The kids LOVED making their cotton candy. That is one thing I would change for a future party. . . have one of the activities: making cotton candy (“truffula trees”).
Our first cotton candy attempts. Laughable (if it wasn’t the night before the party!).
TruffulaTrees: mini cotton candy (on striped straws)
The Lorax: candy mustaches
Cake: Lorax cake (with sinking right eyebrow)
The Lorax: cheese puff balls
Brown Bar-Ba-Loots: Gummy Bears
Truffula Seeds: Watermelon Jellybelly
Truffula Fruits: Candy Dots
Humming Fish: Swedish Fish and Goldfish crackers
Drinks: Orange Crush
Drinks: Orange Crush
THE PARTY GUESTS
Candy Lorax mustaches for everyone!
The birthday girl!
After all of the fun of playing in the backyard, eating pizza, singing Happy Birthday, opening gifts and making more cotton candy and eating way too many sweets, we ended the evening with The Lorax and popcorn.
Happy 10th Birthday Morgan!