A Gruffalo Birthday Party

Gruffalo birthday party

As you may have read in this post, Mr A turned 2 years old last week.  As he loves Julia Donaldson books, in particular the Gruffalo (mainly because he likes the mouse!) we decided on a Gruffalo themed birthday party.

Twinkl colouring sheets

Wrapped snake

We had a mix of ages, along with several little ones, we didn’t plan any party games.  Instead I printed out some Gruffalo colouring sheets from Twinkl and created this cute bunting there too ( the create your own option is great for this!).  I did set up a little area where the older kids could wrap wool around a snake shape, although I think this was beyond them and only O managed to finish his (with a lot of help).

Gruffalo party

For the party food table I used this cute Gruffalo tablecloth, with matching plates and cups, all from Party Bags and Supplies.  They looked really sweet, hard wearing and matched our theme perfectly.

Gruffalo cake

I made a second Gruffalo cake (the first one for his actual birthday is here) using a tutorial on Pinterest to help model the two figures, which the kids loved.

snake sandwich

We had a sausage log pile house, green grape warts, strawberry and marshmallow toadstools, clementine dipped in chocolate were bugs, Cucumber and sandwich snake, Gruffalo paw biscuits and walnuts filled with mini marshmallows and fruit flakes (the mouses nut).

Gruffalo biscuits

Gruffalo bugs

strawberry toadstools

Walnut surprise

We also gave each child a little Gruffalo party bag filled with themed goodies, which were are pretty good value for the contents, including a frog noise maker, monster finger topper, toy snake, small chocolate and toy plane.

Gruffalo party bag

Gruffalo party bag

The pre-filled party bags came with the Gruffalo party pack for 8, which also included the table cloth, pack of Gruffalo napkins 8 x cups and 8 x plates for £28. This made it so easy to keep to our theme and no effort required in sourcing goodies for party bags or even putting things in the bags as they were all carefully filled on arrival.

Gruffalo birthday cake

Mr A had a great second birthday party and was in love with all the Gruffalo themed goodies!

Check out Party Bags and Supplies for your next birthday bash.

J x

Disclaimer: I received the Gruffalo party pack for the purpose of this post.


  1. January 24, 2016 / 7:06 am

    I do love a themed birthday party – some fab ideas here! Loving the gruffalo claw cookies!

  2. January 24, 2016 / 8:01 am

    Our little lady LOVES the Gruffalo so I’m sure I’ll be coming back to this in the summer for her 2nd birthday. Thanks for the great tips!

  3. January 24, 2016 / 8:22 am

    Wow so much thought has gone into his party. The food is incredible. Love the snake sandwich. I really need to be more pro-active when it comes to organising my children’s party’s! #howtosundays

  4. January 24, 2016 / 9:10 am

    This looks like so much fun! I love all the creative themed food you came up with and was so impressed with your cakes which I saw on Instagram.

  5. January 24, 2016 / 9:11 am

    This is a v cute party. I love the gruffalo. Can’t believe you made two amazing cakes!!

  6. January 24, 2016 / 10:36 am

    What a wonderful party – we all love the Gruffalo! I’m so impressed that you managed to split all of those walnuts in half – do you know a special trick or did it just take a lot of perseverance?

  7. January 24, 2016 / 2:43 pm

    I don’t have kids of my own but I thoroughly enjoyed this post anyway. Love your creative snacks – I would totally do the sandwich snake for myself just because it looks healthy and yummy – with a side of chocolate orange wood louse for dessert 🙂

  8. January 24, 2016 / 3:10 pm

    I love the theme! The strawberry mushrooms caught my eye! They look yummy! xx

  9. January 24, 2016 / 3:48 pm

    Great theme – we LOVE The Gruffalo here! I love the snake and the nuts. Fab cakes too 🙂 #KCACOLS

  10. January 25, 2016 / 1:39 pm

    Wow! These are awesome! Love the cake and the strawberry mushrooms They look great! Happy Birthday to Mr A! I bet he had a really good time! 🙂 xx

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