Gruffalo Party Food Ideas

Gruffalo Party Food - Mud Hut Mama

This blog has been quiet as we’ve enjoyed my parents’ visit and celebrated the girls’ birthdays. I thought I’d post some photos of the food we had at our Gruffalo themed party. It was such a fun theme to develop a party around and I especially enjoyed coming up with the menu. Here are our Gruffalo party food ideas:

Gruffalo Themed Lunch - Mud Hut Mama

For lunch we had roasted fox (a ham with some braaied/barbecued sausages and chicken pieces) and scrambled snake (a pasta and cheese bake or fancy mac and cheese). We used spiral pasta for the snakes and added some olives for snake eyes and chopped tomato for blood and guts – yum! I made some signs to describe the food with Gruffalo character printouts from Primary Treasure Chest.

Gruffalo Themed Food - Mud Hut Mama

For dessert we had to have a Gruffalo crumble (ours was really an apple and pear crumble). The eyes were made from a fruit roll-up and raisins, the poisonous wart is a gum drop and the black tongue is actually purple (a grape fruit roll-up). I think a prune would have worked even better but we’re not big prune fans here so we decided a purple tongue was close enough.

Gruffalo Crumble - Mud Hut Mama

We also had owl ice cream (which was just a regular tub of ice cream that I made a paper and cardboard owl band to wrap around) but it wouldn’t be a birthday party without cake so we had owl cake too. I found the directions for this sweet cupcake cake at Spoonful.com. The owlets were perfect for the girls to each have their own personal cake for blowing out candles.

Owl Ice Cream & Cake - Mud Hut Mama

There were also some themed snacks: Gruffalo eyes and poisonous warts (melon balls) as well as the ever sought after nuts.

Gruffalo Snacks - Mud Hut Mama

The girls deemed the party a success and thoroughly enjoyed the scavenger hunt and the build your own Gruffalo favors. The Gruffalo piñata turned out great but it didn’t last as long as last year. I think next year the girls and their friends will be old enough to add in a blindfold!

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  1. Frances says:

    Oh my goodness what yummy and delish party food ideas you had!!! Ahhhhhhhhh now you have me here waiting anxiously for your upcoming posts on the Gruffalo party!!! Love it that you’re breaking it up in different posts! Though, I’m not too thrilled that I have to wait LOLOLOL

  2. Heather says:

    Looks excellent!

  3. Wow, that looks exciting!

  4. What a fun party!!! Love all the different treats you came up with. So neat!

  5. Emma says:

    Brilliant! I LOVe the roasted fox. x

  6. How awesome! Seriously! So creative and fun! Such a stroke of genius to create all those treats. I love everything – right down to the labels!

  7. Wow!!! So creative. You are putting all other party planning to shame. One of Caleb’s favorite books – I’m going to have to go ahead and steal some of this stuff now…. ; )

  8. Judy says:

    The owl cake is adorable! It looks like the party was a big success.

  9. Lisa Nelson says:

    What a great party Mama!

    Love it!

  10. MsXpat says:

    That’s quite a spread :0) All yummy.

  11. Dyan says:

    Awesomeness. Pure awesomeness!