Play Pin the Tail on the Wolf, using the shadow you have drawn and placed on one of the walls.
Play Little Red Riding Hood May I?
Hold a Treasure Hunt and have the kids fill their baskets with any small treats you like, Hershey Kisses, small boxes of raisins, packets of cereal, etc. Give them a designated amount of time to find the treats and fill their baskets.
Read the story aloud and enact it together. Designate the little Red Riding Hoods to walk through the forest to their Grandma’s House and have the Wolves approach and try to talk to the girls. Of course, the exciting scene is eating Grandma…who to play her? It would be fun to have an adult play Grandma and the wolves must eat Grandma and then pretend to be her to the Red Riding Hoods. Finally, an adult to play the Woodsman would also be excellent. Perhaps the host Mom can be Grandma and the host Dad can be the Woodsman. This will be fun for everyone, but make sure to have helpers to supervise the reenactment.
Have the kids sit in a circle and begin the story of Little Red Riding Hood, and see how it becomes it’s own unique story as the kids add details to the story as it moves around the circle. Encourage everyone to be as creative as possible.
For your party menu:
You can serve the meal at a traditional table, but given the forest setting, a picnic either outdoors or in the party area may be even more authentic. If the burlap is not on the table, place it on the floor for the kids to sit on and enjoy their picnic basket.
Ask the guests to give you their baskets, and fill them with a small picnic lunch. Sandwiches filled with cream cheese and jam, packets of veggies, graham crackers would make an excellent basket lunch.
Give them a sweet treat with chocolate dipped pretzels rolled in red sprinkles.
Bake up a batch of cupcakes, and decorate them with red icing for red capes and black/white icing for wolves.
Make a pitcher of lemonade or berry tea to serve to the kids, like Red Riding Hood shared with Grandma.
The kids can take home their capes, wolf masks, and baskets as party favors. Another idea, especially for younger kids, is a copy of the book itself!
Have fun bringing this classic tale alive at your child’s party.