She’s an actress, author, and activist, but I think it’s safe to say that Alicia Silverstone needs to be recognized for her party planning skills, too. The vegan mama shared on her blog, TheKindLife.com, about the amazing vegan bash she threw for her son, Bear’s third birthday at Farm Sanctuary.
For starters: the setting. An animal sanctuary! Not only did Bear and his family get to party down with rescued animals, but his friends did, too. What a fantastic way to have fun but also foster empathy and compassion toward our non-human friends at the same time.
Next: the food. Silverstone ordered several pizzas from LA-based Olive Wood Pizza. She wrote, “Olive Wood Pizza travels from farmer market to farmer market all over L.A. I first tried their pizza at a friend’s party and hadn’t stopped thinking about it since. Their vegan pizza is gourmet and delicious.”
Pizza varieties included Artichoke Heart and Sun Dried Tomato Pizza with Lemon Hummus and Roasted Mushrooms, Classic Marinara with Fresh Basil, and Field Roast ™ Vegan Sausage with Yukon Gold Potatoes, Vegan Basil Pesto, Caramelized Onions and Roasted Anaheim Chili Peppers. Wow! After that feast, they brought out a vanilla cake with chocolate buttercream frosting from Real Food Daily.
And then, at the end of the party, when most of the guests had gone home, Farm Sanctuary had another surprise for Bear. They had recently rescued a baby lamb (8 days old) and had decided to name her Bear, after the guest of honor. Silverstone’s son was “thrilled!” Since the lamb was still young and in a delicate state, the staffers brought her out to meet her namesake when most of the party guests had left.
Sounds like the kind of party anyone, young or old, would love to attend!