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