Little Red Riding Hood Party Ideas
Riding Hood party planning ideas. Fun ideas that will
bring the classic children's tale of Little Red Riding Hood to
life with these ideas for games, activities, invitations,
decorations, food, favors and goody bags.
We've also included our favorite Nature Scavenger hunt with a
free item list to print out for the kids to enjoy when they are
in the "forest".
Invitations for the Red Riding Hood party can be as simple as using a blank
solid red note card and filling in the party information on the
inside. Dress it up a little by using white and red polka
On a red note card attach a piece of red fabric (smaller then
the inside of the card) at the top so that it covers the party
information. The guests will have to lift up the fabric to
see the details.
Decorate the birthday party like a wooded area. Use real or fake
plants around the area and / or cut out paper trees from butcher
block paper to hang on the walls. On the walkway leading towards the
entrance trace wolf paw prints with sidewalk chalk.
Place a big sign on the front door that reads "________ Woods" and fill in
the blank with your last name. Make another sign pointing
away from the first that says "Grandma's House".
Around the party area hang signs that say "Beware of the Big Bad Wolf".
Tables can be decorated in red and white
checkered table cloths with solid color red plates and white flatware
Place red and white striped straws in a pretty clear
glass on the table by the drinks.
Red helium balloons tied to the
backs of chairs at the birthday party table and all over the party area
- tie them to a mailbox to show guests where the birthday is
An accent color such as light blue or yellow will
compliment the red of the party. Serve food in wicker baskets.
Topiaries covered with vines or red roses.
Hang red paper lanterns
from the ceiling around the room.
Nature Scavenger Hunt
Have a fun Nature Scavenger hunt as Little Red Riding Hood tries to find
Grandma's house. Complete with a free item list to print out
Have a big treasure hunt to find and fill a basket full of
goodies as Red Riding Hood makes her way to Grandma's house.
Before the party hide small toys and wrapped candy outside or around the
inside party area. Give each birthday guest a red sack or small
basket (can be used also as a goody bag to hold favors after the
party). Let them search for items and keep the ones that they
find. For extra fun you can buy plastic food items and label
each of them with a different number. Buy prizes and assign each
prize a number that corresponds with the plastic food. When the
guests find a plastic food item they can turn it in for prizes after the
treasure hunt. To make the Red Riding Hood Treasure Hunt fair for
smaller children let the kids be allowed to collect only one plastic
food item during the hunt.
Buy or make a large piñata in the shape of a wolf or wolf's head.
Let birthday guests take turns trying to break the wolf. You can
use a stick or a plastic ax to hit the piñata. For tips on Piñatas
see our Piñata
Make Red Riding Hood Capes
Let the guests help make red capes that they can use during the party.
If the guests are too young to help make the capes at the party - have
them already made and let them decorate it with fabric pens
Decorate Cookies for
Decorate some cookies for the kids to take to Grandma ... or
take home as a party favor. Before the party bake or buy large
sugar cookies. Set out different frostings, sprinkles and candies
and let guests decorate cookies to take home.
Red Riding Hood Party Games
Pin the Tail on the Wolf
Played just like Pin the tail on the Donkey except use a poster of a
wolf instead. You could also play the game by pinning on large
ears or teeth to the poster.
Have an adult dress up like a wolf and play tag with the children.
Or let the children take turns being the wolf - buy some large fuzzy
ears or a wolf mask that the kids can take turns wearing.
Silly String Wolf Fight
Have an adult or older sibling dress up as a wolf. Give each
guest a can of silly string and let them try and capture the wolf with
their silly string.
filled with lots of fun games for kids to play.
Red fruit punch
Red Velvet Cake
Popcorn served in red and white plastic containers
Red and white peppermint sticks
Little Red Riding Hood Party Favor Ideas
Red and White candies such as lollipops, cherry sours, twizzlers or
Prizes from the Red Riding Hood Treasure Hunt
Can of Big Red
Small picnic baskets
Wrap party favors up inside a red bandana and tie up ends with raffia or
Red bags - fold down top and punch two holes through the fold - thread
raffia or ribbon through the holes and tie in a pretty bow
Small wicker baskets with handles - place a red bandana in the bottom
of the basket and let it drape over the sides
Red Chinese take out boxes - decorate the outside with white dot