Toddlers tend to be quirky. I’m guessing that’s where the reference to a “Threenager” originates from. Quirky as in ‘today I want 3 chicken nuggets on the yellow plate and tomorrow I want only 2 chicken nuggets, cut into triangles on the purple plate. What? I never even LIKED the yellow plate. PURPLE PLATE!’
Anyway. I digress.
Miss V will be turning 3 in a few weeks and we’ve been feverishly planning her party.
‘We’ is a strong term. Me. I’ve been feverishly planning. And plotting. And pulling in help from my oldest, La, and my husband, because honestly- he’s the fun one. He knows just how much noise and light and music makes a really good time. Reason 493 that I love him.
Months before I had said, oh we’ll just throw something together.
As I thought more about it, I realized….I never throw something together. I’m a planner, not a by the seat of my pants-er. If I know about it more than a day in advance, I’m planning it.
I have said that I wouldn’t go overboard this year due to the sheer breadth of last year’s festivities. There were a lot of details and you know what they say about ‘the details’.
Last year, Violet was obsessed with the movie The Lorax. She watched it daily- sometimes twice a day. She loved the music, the colors, the characters. Everything! She was sucked in.
So, for Violet’s 2nd birthday party, we decided to go with The Lorax theme.
*Please note about 2 weeks before the party she decided she did not want to watch The Lorax anymore. She wanted to watch Despicable Me. Over and over and over. She loooooooved those little minions. For this reason, I felt it my duty to hide said minion DVD until the party was here and gone, so as to not disappoint the almost 2 year old that her party wasn’t a minion party.
There was a special shirt ordered:
The invitations were ordered from Blue Egg Events on Etsy. I requested a few changes to the available design. Namely, I wanted the Lorax featured to be the new character versus the original one as well as a more modern font.
Here is the original invitation:
Here is our version of The Lorax:
There was a huge orange balloon and a handmade felt Lorax flag beside the mailbox (pardon the post & numbers, they were in need of TLC):
There were truffula trees upon entry:
Lots of truffula trees and even more balloons!
I ordered cake toppers off of Etsy from MJ Tabush Sweet Design:
I ordered the cake from Puffy Muffin in Cool Springs
and they did not disappoint!
The baker called me the day before the party to ask if I wanted any decoration on the icing. I had given minimal instruction regarding the outside decor – just a light green buttercream, please. I ordered a multi-tiered cake in yellow, blue, and pink layers. I explained the theme and she was able to create truffula trees along the side of the cake. The glittery sparkles on the trees sent it over the top! Once we popped the cake toppers on, it was gorgeous!
There was table decor:
There was food!
There were Lorax utensils:
There was moral support:
And as a sweet thank you, I made Lorax cake pops:
And there was a happy 2 year old.