This year my son decided he wanted a Robin Hood Party. As I began my search for ideas, I did not find a lot– no Robin Hood cake pans or decorations at the local party store. So I thought I’d share what we came up with in case any body else out there ever wants to do a similar party and needs some ideas.
For the cake, I simply cooked a regular cake, but reserved some of the batter to bake two cupcakes. I turned one upside down, and stuck it to the cake with icing, and then cut the other one a little, and stuck it on top, icing the entire thing with chocolate icing to make a tree stump.
For the target, I iced a Ritz cracker. The rest of the cake I iced like grass, and then added a Robin Hood and Little John figure on top.
These hats were surprisingly easy to make– just watch this video:
For the invitation, I found a scroll template, printed them on parchment paper, and cut them out.
The party table was decorated with a treasure chest as the centerpiece. For snacks, we put grapes and cheese cubes on golden platters I found at the party store.
Our activities started with reading the story of Robin Hood, followed by an archery competition and a search for bags of gold, which (along with the Robin Hood hats) also served as party favors.