Are your kids psyched for the third Hobbit movie? Thinking of throwing a Lord of the Rings themed party for their friends? Or maybe for your own friends? In honor of its opening day today, this article contains a list of Lord of the Rings recipes! Whether it’s just for fun, or if your child has a birthday coming up and would love nothing better than to munch on Lembas bread and wear a gold ring, these are some pretty awesome ways to show your LOTR spirit. Having gathered these ideas from various cool blogs posting of their successful LOTR recipes, the following list of food from Lord of The Rings trilogy shows real creativity with their LOTR themed food creations! Please click the blog links to see the full recipes.
About This Lord of the Rings Themed Food
While some of the referenced Lord of the Rings Themed Food might play only a small part in Tolkien’s books or none at all, these LOTR hosts have labeled their food creating the connection between item and story, such as “Rosie’s bread” or “Balin’s Spiced Beef.” Others, such as Lembas Bread, are mentioned directly throughout the three volumes of the epic novel, The Lord of the Rings, by the English author J.R.R. Tolkien.
With the hobbits playing a large role, the mention of food was fairly frequent! After all, as Thorin said in The Hobbit, “If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world.’ These middle-earth recipes will help you be prepared to serve plenty of hobbit meals to your guests!
A Lord of the Rings Food Menu Guide For The Perfect Lord of the Rings Party With 23 LOTR Recipes
You can’t have a party celebrating The Fellowship of the Ring with having the ring itself play a prominent part. So, let’s start off with the cake, the most important part of any party!
Lord of The Rings Desserts And Cakes
This one of two different LOTR cakes that really stood out and I think I would have to have both! This cake representing the shire is just too cute!
In order to give the one true ring more of the spotlight, this blog tries another style cake. Fashioned after the ring Bilbo wears, this cake is great for a smaller party of guests, and it looks awesome!
Bilbo’s Seed Cake
The quote goes, “But I don’t mind some cake – seed cake, if you have any.” Per Balin, from The Hobbit, pg 19. Seed cake is mentioned pretty early on in the book, and these are two recipes that try their hand at making LOTR-worthy seed cake.
While we’re on the topic of LOTR desserts, this Berry Pie recipe is perfect for any kind of hobbitses. Hobbits’ love of pies and scones is mentioned in the book, and so this pie was fashioned in their honor, and even miniature in size! It would be perfect for a hobbit afternoon tea.
You may also enjoy the Gluttonous Geek’s recipe for a delicious Helm’s Deep Honey-Cider Cake.
Now, onto LOTR inspired food for meals.
If you hope to stay in the true spirit of Middle Earth appetite, then these Lord of the Rings Recipes might be the way to go.
Nothing like a meat & potato stew to make your hobbits feel like hobbits and your dwarves like dwarves. You could make this with rabbit stew with rabbit but this recipe uses beef since it is easier to come by. This hearty stew will keep LOTR fans satisfied even on long journeys:
Hobbit’s Root Vegetables and Beef Pie
If you are a real middle-earth foodie, how about a Hobbit’s Root Vegetables and Beef Pie?
Lord Of The Rings Snacks
Of course we can’t forget the snacks. Here are a series of snacks with LOTR inspired titles to make everyone feel like their living in Middle Earth! Just click the links to see the full Lord of the Rings Recipes.
This site has a whole post on their Lord of the Ring’s party. My favorite part of their creativity is their Elven Lembas Bread Recipe. It is green construction paper marked to look like leaves, wrapped around a homemade type of bread and tied with brown string. Brilliant!
This post contains a real recipe for lembas bread that sounds easy and delicious.
Strawberries & Cream
This lovely quote about strawberries and cream will have your mouth watering, so why not provide some for your guests? Write the quote where it can be seen so your guests’ mouths will water too!
Here’s a delicious cream dip recipe: http://www.myrecipes.com/recipe/strawberries-with-fluffy-cream-cheese-dip
Replicate molten lava from the depths of Mount Doom with these cheesy puffs in a large bowl!
Beorn’s Honey Cake
Beorn the bear king plays only a small role in the story, but that doesn’t mean his Honey cakes should be overlooked. Check out the Lord of the Rings Recipes here! I am pretty sure even Frodo Baggins would appreciate this good food!
These speared sausages have “Hobbit” written all over them, a perfect option for Second Breakfast!
Council of Elrond
This blog cleverly re-created the council of Elrond with Keebler elf cookies!
How about referencing Gollum’s appetite for raw fish with these Swedish fish gummies?
“Gollum’s Fish Song
Rock and pool is nice and cool
So juicy sweet…
Our only wish to catch a fish
So juicy sweet…” – Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
Dead Marsh Dip
Or creating your own mini marsh with a delicious guacamole dip?
This party host even went a little dark by getting dried jerky and labeling it “Dragons’ meat”. Not sure how that would sit with every crowd, but it’s an idea that ensures plenty of meats! For these Lord of the Rings Recipes it is important to feel free to use your creativity!
Another great idea are “Orc Boulders”, otherwise known as glazed donut hole. Yum!
We approach now the most important, the most sought, the most powerful of Lord of the Rings Themed Food; The Rings.
This is always the big one – what to use as rings? Here are several simple but fun ideas for food from Lord of The Rings.
This post uses round pretzels, great for little fingers if you can find them sold by the bag.
Another popular idea is to use fried onion rings –
Or if you need an extra sweet treat, these peach-O’s and life saver gummies make great edible All-Powerful rings.
Last but not least, we come to the Lord of The Rings themed beverage options.
Lord of the Rings Juice
For a younger crowd, sticking with juice and pop may be your desire. If that’s the case, wrapping the containers in logos is a neat way to portray the LOTR connection, like these do:
Nothing like drinking Elvish elixir!
Wine of Moria
For adults, this host printed out maps of Middle Earth and wrapped them around wine bottles, a very nice touch!
What do you think of these Lord of the Rings Recipes? If you still need more ideas for Lord Of The Rings inspired recipes for your hobbit feast, you may like to try The Book Of Lost Recipes. It accurately traces the culinary adventures of Frodo providing a recipe for each important food mentioned. Affiliate amazon link below for your convenience.
So many good things for hungry hobbits to try. If you’ve thrown a Lord of the Rings party, let us know what Lord of the Rings food recipes were successful in the comments below! Which specific LOTR dish would you most like to try?