Over the weekend I celebrated my niece’s first birthday, the theme was Little Red Riding Hood – a genius idea for an autumn themed birthday party! I thought I would mention a few of the highlights that really brought the story to life.
For the food, we had a medley of delicious treats. We made cookies that looked like acorns using peanut butter cookies and Hershey kisses. The cake itself was 4 layers and the icing that surrounded it was made to look like a wooden log.
Wooden Log Birthday Cake
The goody baskets for the kids looked like little picnic baskets with a white and red checkered cloth covering them.
Little Red Riding Hood Gift Baskets
We dressed our little red headed birthday girl in a sweet fleece red hooded outfit.
Little Red Riding Hood Baby Outfit
A table was set out with arts and crafts for the kids – they were able to decorate their own bear and wolf masks. We also had little red riding hood themed word search and coloring pages.
Arts and Crafts Wolf Masks
Everyone that wanted one went home with a soft cover story book copy of “Little Red Riding Hood.”
Soft Cover Copy of Little Red Riding Hood
My mother built and hand-painted a face cut-out of Little Red Riding Hood and the Woodsman to take pictures with – this was fun for the kids and for the adults alike!
Fun Little Red Riding Hood and Woodsman Cut-out
I always thought that in order to create a themed party every detail has to be related to theme – but after this experience I realized it only takes a few little extras to create a magical experience.