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Earth Day Milk-N-Bookies Party with the Lorax!

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Looking for a simple and special way to celebrate Earth Day with the little ones?  Dr. Seuss’ Lorax makes a great party theme.

Children are the hope for the future and are eager to be stewards of our planet, if you give them the chance.  Not only has the movie made the story hot and the characters more beloved than ever, the Lorax is a perfect parable for fostering a more eco-freindly, green economy and way of life.  The Lorax holds many lessons not only for kids, but adults as well, everyone will enjoy this fun celebration.

START your PARTY with some GREAT KIDS, like Elizabeth and Anna

Serve them MILK & COOKIES

(see below for cookie recipes and DIY milk carton instructions –  fondant toppers from Pastry Chef Jodi at Etsy.com)

Then sit back and ENJOY the SMILES!

When snacks are done, READ the STORY OF THE LORAX, have FUN COLORING and make MUSTACHES just like THE LORAX!

(You can print out mustaches plus coloring pages and lots more FREE at HP’s Creative Studiouse RecycledPaper )

DETAILS AND INSTRUCTIONS

 

Lorax Inspired Cookies

(1 dozen cookies)

Ingredients

  • 1 dozen sugar cookies
  • vanilla frosting
  • 12 Lorax inspired fondant toppers

Instructions

Make cookies using your favorite sugar cookie recipe. When thoroughly cooled, place a dollop of frosting on top of each cookie. Top with Lorax inspired fondant topper . It’s that easy!

Milk Carton Wrappers

Add a special touch to small guests’ beverages by simply decorating their drink boxes with their favorite character(s)

Materials

  • 8 oz. single serving chocolate milk box (you can substitute juice box or regular milk)
  • Color photocopy of the Lorax
  • Clear packing tape
  • Striped Paper Straws >

Instructions

  • Make a horizontal color photocopy of a picture of the Lorax, it must be at least the width and height of the drink box. Place photocopy face up and place carton over part of image you want shown on front of carton. Using height of carton as a template, draw a line from top of carton across length of page, repeat process across bottom of carton. Cut along lines to create your wrapper. Wrap around carton and secure with clear packaging tape. Cover wrapper with tape to avoid condensation from seeping through. Pair with colorful striped paper straws and serve.

Lorax Mustaches

Print out the Lorax Mask FREE at HP‘s Creative Studio, instructions are on the site (be sure to use RecycledPaper).  We altered this project, by cutting our the mustache only.  Once you print the mask color only the mustache with a yellow crayon. Then attach it with quick drying glue or tape to 2 Popsicle sticks in the shape of a “t”.  This gives support across the width of the mustache and creates a handle for the kids.

 

 

 
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Dawn Sandomeno and Elizabeth Mascali

Dawn Sandomeno and Elizabeth Mascali, co-founders and owners of Party Bluprints Inc. and The Partybluprints Blog, a are lifestyle and entertaining experts. In October 2010, Dawn and Elizabeth published their first book, Plan to Party.  Their mission is to make home entertaining simple and special. Dawn and Elizabeth have been featured on NBCTODAY Show, Fox TV Good Day NY, Good Housekeeping, Kiplinger’s Personal Finance Magazine, Consumer Report’s Smart Shopper, Redbook Magazine, Woman’s World Magazine, Money Talks News, Denver Life, Martha Stewart Living Radio, Fox News Strategy Room, CBS NY2, and many more regional and local radio shows and newspapers. In addition, they have been featured on countless sites and blogs including MSN.com, Yahoo.com, AccessHollywood.com, GourmetLive.com and RetailMeNot.com’s “Insider’s Blog”.

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