This weekend we celebrated my daughter’s 6th birthday with a (Lorax theme) strawberry picking party at Tanaka Farms in Irvine, California. Guests enjoyed a tractor ride around the organic farm and sampled fresh vegetables during the tour. At the end of the tour, all of the kids picked fresh organic strawberries to eat – and a container to bring home.
Here are some of the vegetables that were sampled: carrots, yellow string beans, green onions, sweet corn, and strawberries of course!
There were rows and rows of organic strawberry plants.
After we finished picking delicious strawberries, it was time for the party! For lunch, there was coldcuts, cheese, and rolls, as well as an antipasto salad. There was a candy buffet filled with naturally colored chocolate candies, home-made candy dots on paper strips, organic chocolate graham bears, all natural mini marshmallows, whole grain cheddar goldfish crackers, and rock candy sticks in orange, yellow, and light blue! Naturally colored yellow chocolate mustache lollipops were displayed as centerpieces on the tables. Saving the best for last…. homemade cupcakes with naturally colored buttercream frosting and truffula tree cake pops (also naturally colored).
I know many of you are interested in planning a Lorax themed party, so I will post lots of pictures to give you ideas for your own event.
If you decide to use my ideas or borrow my pictures, please link back to my blog. At the end of this post is a list of where I purchased supplies, and I will post “how-to” pictures of the supplies that I made soon!
DiY HAPPY BIRTHDAY bunting/banner
DiY felt mustache utensil holder
DiY mustache straws and mini mason jar sippers
Faux/artificial grass runner
Naturally colored yellow chocolate mustache lollipops (the kids loved these!)
DiY utensil holders with bamboo utensils
Natural/Organic/Healthy Candy Buffet
Homemade truffula tree cake pops with naturally colored royal icing
Where to get your supplies…
Gingham fabric (to make tablecloth): Fabric Direct
DiY Truffula Tree tissue paper poufs: coming soon!
DiY HAPPY BIRTHDAY bunting/banner: coming soon!
Artificial faux grass runner: Lowes
Folding tables: Walmart
DiY chocolate mustache lollipops: coming soon!
Orange plates: Party City
Yellow napkins: The Webstaurant Store
Bamboo utensils: The Webstaurant Store
DiY felt mustache utensil holder: coming soon!
Mini mason jar sippers: Acme Party Box (set of 12)
DiY mustache straws: coming soon!
Apothecary candy jars: ebay and Save-On Crafts
Tree trunk wood slice: Save-On Crafts
Truffula Tree Cake Pops & Cupcakes: coming soon!
Naturally colored chocolate candies by Sunspire: LuckyVitamin (I separated the colors from the mixed packages.)
Rock Candy Sticks: Nuts.com
Organic chocolate graham bear cookies: 365 Whole Foods
All natural mini marshmallows: Whole Foods
Butter rolls: Cream Pan in (Old Town) Tustin, California
Whole Grain cheddar goldfish crackers by Pepperridge Farm: grocery store
Sparkly 6 candle by Spritz: Target