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Little Red Riding Hood Woodland Birthday Party

This new “Red Riding Hood” theme by the sweet & talented Bird from Bird’s Party is absolutely darling in every way! I’ve always had a soft spot for Woodland-inspired themes in general (something about the fun mix of bold colors + natural elements), but the storybook element of this version adds such a fun twist!

Lots of clever inspiration to be found here… from the the homemade cupcakes & ice cream cake garnished with edible “moss” to the adorable bright red chocolate toadstools, themed paper bunting, moss ball “trees”, mossy stones used as place card holders, and more! Check out all these fun pics…

Little Red Riding Hood Woodland Birthday Party

Little Red Riding Hood Woodland Birthday Party

Little Red Riding Hood Woodland Birthday Party

Little Red Riding Hood Woodland Birthday Party

Little Red Riding Hood Woodland Birthday Party

Little Red Riding Hood Woodland Birthday Party

Little Red Riding Hood Woodland Birthday Party


PARTY DETAILS, as told by Bird

“This theme was inspired by my newest printable collection – a Red Riding Hood” Inspired Woodland Birthday theme! I always like to get involved as much as I can for all my photo shoots, as party styling is one of my favorite aspects of the job!

I made most of the desserts myself
, including Italian meringue frosting cupcakes, berry tarts and chocolate muffins covered in “edible moss” (dessicated coconut mixed with green food coloring). French macarons and caramel meringues were purchased locally, as well as french artisan chocolate lollipops, which really helped dress up the dessert table!

THE DECOR included little styrofoam balls covered in moss, logs from my garden, wood chips and moss stones (purchased at a local “dollar” store!) to add a touch of rustic charm.

The cake was a Vanilla Ice Cream Roulade filled with raspberry cream. I sprinkled it with some of the same “edible moss” topping I made for the cupcakes. The cake was topped with adorable Chocolate Toadstools from Andie’s Specialty Sweets and surrounded by more moss-covered stones and frosted berries for extra embellishment!”


– Party Styling: Bird’s Party
– Paperie (Printables): Bird’s Party Shop
– Red Riding Hood Cape and Wolf Hat: The Green Hedgehog
– Decorated Cookies: Allyson Jane Designer Desserts
– Chocolate Toadstools: Andie’s Specialty Sweets
– Photography: Bird

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POSTED BY:jenn s.JENNIFER SBRANTI is the Founder and Creative Director of Hostess with the Mostess®, a hip and modern party planning resource.

24 responses to ““Red Riding Hood” Inspired Birthday Party”

  1. Bird says:

    Thank you soooo much Jen for the kin, generous words and for the fabulous feature!! I had so much fun styling this and mainly thanks to some amazing vendors and their beautiful products!!I means the world to us to be featured here! :) XOXO Bird

  2. Hillary Jo says:

    SOOOooOO cute! This is just beautiful. I really LOVE the edible “moss!”

  3. This is just beautiful! Bird – you are such a talented lady!! Amazing job!

    • Bird says:

      Carrie, thank you so much!! It was a labor of love as usual, and the amazing vendors I worked with made my job of styling this table a LOT easier!! :) XO

  4. are you serious right now??? love this!

  5. Kim says:

    LOVE LOVE! The edible “moss” genius! moss “rocks” as tablecards, genius…. just beautiful styling! where did you find those baskets that have the cake in it?!hugs! Kim @ Party Frosting!

    • Bird says:

      HI Kim, thank you! I found them at my equivalent of the dollar store (the euro store). When I saw them it was love at first sight! :)I’m sure you’ll be able to find little baskets in Michael’s or dollar store too! xoxo

  6. Very very nice and cute! Surely the little girls will love this theme.

  7. Candice says:


  8. Well done Bird!!!! Loving your twist on this classic theme! =) Genevieve =)

  9. adriana says:

    great timing! i am working on my little one’s bday in the spring with the same theme. cute ideas :)

  10. Sarah Storm says:

    WOW! This is one of the cutest things I have ever seen! thanks so much for sharing!

  11. Gorgeous!! Especially love the moss & little toadstools on the chocolate and the moss card holders! x

  12. Naomi says:

    If I had a little girl…this would be the theme I would throw for her because like her mom, she’d love the story of Little Red Riding Hood and she’d love French macaroons.

  13. Erin says:

    LOVE you blog. I have added it to my list and can’t wait to use some of your suggestions for my party’s!

  14. Dana says:

    OMGosh!!! I absolutely love all of it!!!! I couldn’t even tell you which part is my favorite. WAY TO GO!!!!!!

  15. Shawna says:

    This party is truly breathtaking. The photography of little Red is gorgeous!

  16. bird says:

    Hey guys, thank you so much for the encouraging comments!! :) XOXOXO

  17. Suzzi says:

    hey…could you tell me the name of the font you used in the post above to say “woodland”…I heart all your fonts!

  18. Meredith Boutell says:

    I am so glad to have found this site! My soon-to-be four year old has told me that she wants a Red Riding Hood birthday Party. I didn’t know there was such a thing. This is totally awesome!! Thank you!

  19. Anneliese says:

    This is just too adorable! I love love love it!