I love themes. Even when we had very little growing up we used our imaginations to create themes during holidays and milestones. Now that I’m older and have a little girl of my own.. it’s even more fun. Adora turned two this week and we decided to throw her a Little Red Riding Hood birthday party. I thought it was the perfect theme for a winter birthday… a lot of red and woodsy stuff! So into the woods we went and were so delighted when all our friendly creatures from across the land came out.
A month before the big day I did a lil photo shoot with the talented Janette Kim who specializes in portrait photography. We got these shots in 5 minutes. I knew I’d want to put pictures of Adora up at the party.
In the woodsAfraid of the big bad wolf!
From print to frame it was picture perfect for the party!
WELCOME! Had this sign maid with burlap by Landon Avenue Design
.. to where we harmlessly threaten you!
Handmade woodland creatures masks by Mahalo
The birthday girl radiant in red! Cape by Lorigami
Sweets and Treats. My sister Tricia made this banner with wooden letters. It’s my favorite thing!! I got most of the garland, flowers, moss and glass containers at craft stores. The cake stand is an old cranberry crate.
Storybook cake by Edibles Incredibles in Reston
Black Forest Cake Pops also by Edibles Incredibles. Check out the tree stump cake pop stand and cupcake stump. They were made by The Gypsy Bird.. I love all of her customized work on Etsy.
After I saw some of their treats at another party I asked Juju Sweetz if they could do something with the theme. I adore what they came out with!
Savvy Treats did these cute toadstool tarts.. the went more like hot cakes!
I found nuts.com was the best for getting color coordinated candy! Brown M&Ms, red gummy bears.. caramel popcorn. Finding snacks was a one stop shop!
I’m obsessed with personalized napkins… ask my family.
I don’t cook. It’s amazing how you can dress Domino’s up on a platter
Fries with truffle oil and sea salt– to go with the whole theme.
Victoria enjoys her “cheese pie”
Crafts included decorating your own bird house
We had capes and flair for pictures in our fake forest
Avery is the perfect Little Red
The capes by Originals by Lauren draped beautifully!
The face painting by Dee Vinchey artist was out of this world!
Dee Vinchey also twisted balloons into amazing art!
Do you recognize the Big Bad Wolf? I have a very generous co-anchor. Richard Jordan deserves a year worth of I-O-Us for this one! He was awesome… although he did scare some of the children.
Kiss the Cook Kristina! She made the most amazing baked brie and Huntsman Punch!
I had these vintage labels and all the buffet cards made through B. Nute Productions
Something sweet for the parents
Alex Naini provided us with the perfect place to host a party and our buddy Joey Darley was their to catch all the great moments! THANK YOU!!!
Papa snapped this. They weren’t even out of the driveway yet. It was a big day.
When she woke up it was present time!
Thank you to all our friends for making it an amazing day! Zane, Maureen and baby Cayden
Uncle Chris and Knox
Keneger and Avery are all about caramel popcorn
Mary and Kylie!
Alex and Uncle Jason
Dad and Papa