We have been having so much fun with The Gruffalo and the Virtual Book Club for Kids this month! Our friends at The Gruffalo North America sent us a copy of The Gruffalo DVD (affiliate link) to watch so we decided to invite some friends over for a Gruffalo Movie Party!
I came up with three Gruffalo themed snacks for the kids to try while they watched!
The Gruffalo cupcakes were just chocolate frosted cupcakes with candy on top.
The horns and teeth were cut up marshmallows
The eyes were orange M&Ms with gel icing
The ears were Raisinets
The nose was part of a Dot candy
Quick tip: Use your kitchen scissors to cut your candy to shape.
To make the Gruffalo footprint brownie bites you can just make brownies in a mini muffin pan…or just buy them from the bakery section at the grocery store like I did! Then just pipe white frosting onto the top to look like his footprint and they are ready to eat!
And since it was a movie party I made a Gruffalo popcorn mix for the kids to munch on! The mix was made of popcorn, orange M&Ms, Raisinets, mini-marshmallows, and peanuts.
Once all the food was ready it was time to watch The Gruffalo! My kids had been waiting all week so were super excited and they were not disppointed–the movie was a hit! The kids loved the narration and graphics and I appreciated how true to the book it was while still keeping us interested enough to see what would happen next. We definitely recommend it and have already watched it twice!
Head on over to The Gruffalo YouTube channel to watch a sneak peak of the movie!
For even more Gruffalo party inspiration check out:
The Gruffalo on Pinterest (there are TONS of fun ideas on their boards!)
Toddler Approved’s Gruffalo Crumble
Eats Amazing’s Gruffalo Themed Lunch
Mama Pea Pod’s Adorable Birthday Party
Disclosure: The Gruffalo sent us a copy of the DVD to review but did not sponsor this post in any other way. All opinions are my own. 🙂
Trisha @ Inspiration Laboratories says
Such a fun party! I especially want to try the brownie bites.
Megan Sheakoski says
Those were the easiest to make by far! And my personal favorite too!
I love the cupcakes. I made a Gruffalo cake last week with mars bars, melted chocolate and rice crispies for our son’s 1st birthday. I struggled with the eyes a bit. The eyes on your cupcakes look fantastic. Great idea.
Megan Sheakoski says
Lyn that sounds amazing!