The Lorax meets a baby shower

Creating this Dr. Seuss inspired baby shower theme for my sister was so fun. In a world of nude, white beige and tan, it was a breath of fresh air to play with truly fun bright colors for a change. This theme really was based on the colors of the truffula trees. We choose orange, yellow, pink and sky blue. In this blog, I will share where we saved, what I DIYed, the menu and the vendors we used. Want to throw your own Lorax party? Shop my decor shopping list with the links below! I have included links for almost all of the purchases we made to bring this shower to life.

Decor and the DIY:

Truffula trees – how to: The large trees were made from large tree limbs, spray painted white with black sharpie lines to match the ones from the book. The tops were made with a 6 in foam ball as the base and faux fur boas pinned to the foam. This was much easier than gluing so the fur stayed fluffy and you could secure the fur as needed easily. I used a basic terracotta pot for the base with a foam block and rocks to hold the trees securely. Top the pot with fake moss to cover the rocks. The smaller trees followed a similar process. A basic crafting dowl rod, 3 inch foam balls and half a boa of the faux fur. Set on top of Grass centerpiece base

Mustache straws: on each table setting we placed a plastic colored straws that had a hot glued yellow mustache on them, like the Lorax himself. An hour or so with the hot glue gun and all done.

Arched backgrounds – These were made with 8×4 plywood boards cut to have rounded tops and then two feet for support, courtesy of my father-in-law and hubby. I got wooden letters from Joannes and painted everything sky blue, I am so happy with how this turned out. Every photo looked on theme! Invest in a backdrop for your star, you can never go wrong paying special attention to a high photographed area.

Ballon Arch Fun fact I am scared of balloons. I am constantly worried about them randomly popping and scaring the S*%! out of me. I was so proud that I was able to assemble this little one for my sister. The things we do for love.

The Menu:

  • Christopher’s Runaway Gourmay chicken and pasta salad
  • Ham biscuits
  • Cucumber salad
  • Cheese and veggie board
  • Fruit salad
  • Caprese salad from Ceasers
  • Three-tiered cake From Copy Cat Cakes
  • Candy bar – Swedish fish, air heads, chocolate candies, lollipops, Ukrops cookies, and fruit chews
  • Mimosa bar wiht fresh fruit
  • White claws
  • Soda, tea and lemonade

Venue – Wrexham Hall in Chesterfield VA

Napkin rental – Lane Rentals in Midlothian VA

Games:

The trick to this shower was finding games that could be played with a large number of people. We played baby BINGO with two winners, a lottery scratcher, diaper raffle with two winners for a total of five winners and five gifts.

Where we saved:

  • DIYing the truffula trees
  • Ordering candy and catering in bulk
  • Not getting drinks from the catering team
  • Using the tables chairs and linens provided from the venue.
  • Returning items that we did not use after the shower

I hope these details inspire you to create your own unique baby shower. Need a little help? The Dirty Blonde Stylist loves planning all types of events and would love to help you plan a truly unique event for you! Send me an email using the form below so we can started today!

-MB

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