Using the Little Red Riding Hood movie starring Amanda Seyfried as inspiration, Johanna from One Sweet Party put together a birthday party and printable set with a woodsy feel and some bright colors. Because it was one of her favorite stories as a kid, designing this party and printable set definitely brought her back in time.
With a theme like this, knowing when you’ve hit the point of ‘too much red’ is all about being subtle, says Johanna. “The use of red was pretty obvious,” Johanna said, “however, we didn’t want it to over power the table setting. So, we introduced natural colors as well as light lime green to balance out the boldness of the bright red. I would say when you can’t appreciate any of the little details because all you see is red, you’ve gone too far.”
Forget Me Not Flower Shop captured the essence of the theme to create these amazing floral arrangements. The flowers not only added the perfect touch to the table but also tied everything in. The arrangements have a lush of red roses at the bottom, topped with gorgeous moss balls, and held together by rustic branches.
The Dream Cakery crafted an elegant yet simple cake that fit in perfectly with the table décor. “The delicate white details balanced out the two bright red bands at the bottom of each cake tier.” The delicious custom decorated sugar cookies were created by The Flour Box Bakery. The flower cookies were displayed on a tree branch beside the table, as well as the red riding hood and personalized forest cookies. These were all customized designs based on the Little Red Riding Hood Party printables. The rest of the desserts was made by Johanna and the team at One Sweet Party. “There were dirt cups, chocolate cupcakes, mini cupcakes served in small clay pots and topped with Oreo crumbs, chocolate-dipped marshmallows, and cupcake poppers. It was so fun making all the yummy desserts! Alongside, we had bright-red fruit punch as the beverage.”
Another place it’s easy to go with a red hue is the food. Whether red in color or red in flavor, like strawberry or red velvet cake, Johanna advises that a good combination is the key. “Just imagine what a great surprise it would be to cut into a simple white cake and discover a bright red velvet cake. When you’re putting together a party like this one, the little details and hidden surprises make all the difference.”
The so-cute little red baskets are the favor bags from the printable “Little Red Riding Party Collection”. You can easily create these with a printer, a pair of scissors, and some glue. The printables for the cupcakes and food signs were some of the first pieces created for the collection.
“Whether planning a big or small event, planning ahead and good organization will minimize stress the day of your special event,” Johanna advises. “And always have a back-up plan just in case…!” Thanks Johanna for sharing your Red Riding Hood party vision with us!
Red Riding Hood Party Dream Team
Event Styling, Graphic Design & Printables: One Sweet Party
Photography: Karen Lisa Artistic Photograpy
Custom Hand-iced Sugar Cookies: Flour Box Bakery
Floral Arrangements: Forget Me Not Flower Shop
Custom Cake: The Dream Cakery