Blissdom 2012 Party With Dr. Seuss' The LoraxBeth Anne Ballance
On Friday night at Blissdom 2012, dubbed “Girls Night Out,” we were supposed to slip into cocktail dresses and glitter and drink wine with our friends. Instead, my girlfriends and I met quickly at the party in jeans and boots, marveling at the darling pink cocktail drinks with sugar rims and lime garnishes. The entire ballroom transformed with brightlight colored Truffula trees and poms, and even the fuzzy Lorax himself. Girls mingled all over, getting photo booth shots (like the one above) and chatting about The Lorax movie preview we saw that morning, complete with a special intro from Zac Efron himself. (total hottie!)
My friends and I were not as concerned with the party as we were with each other.
In the story of The Lorax, a young boy is challenged to care, to care enough to grow and nurture and change the world, and I think so often how that ties to us as mommas. To take something that can be so burdensome and grimy at the end of the day and take one seed, one tiny seed, to foster hope and renewal.
In the spirit of The Lorax, my friend Morgan and I volunteered to babysit for another dear friend so that she could attend the concert after The Lorax party. One night for her to relax from her momma gig, to dance freely and enjoy a pink cocktail. To give her one tiny seed of hope that brings a smile to her face. To change the environment, but this time, the environment of motherhood and sisterhood rather than the ozone.
That is the power of The Lorax, reaching from beyond pages and beyond the obvious and into the hearts of mommas.