To decorate the table we created napkin ring goats using paper towel rolls cut into quarters. Other materials include: a quarter of a cotton ball, scraps of brown and black construction paper, glue stick, Sharpie marker, and brown raffia. Since the kids did a lot of the assembly each goat had a look and expression of its own.
There are likely many recipes for melted chocolate bark, but here is a quick and easy run down:
A grassy mountain seemed to be a most appropriate scene from the story to display on the cake. This mountain was built using 2 heart shaped cake pans, chocolate frosting, and a little bit of leftover white chocolate "snow."
If building a mountain cake is too time consuming, stack various sized cupcakes to create mountains and valleys. Our family hosts two separate parties to accommodate two sides of the family. We brainstormed this "mountains and valleys" scene as a quicker option for keeping the dessert thematic for a second celebration. Arrange chocolate cupcakes of various sizes and top them with sprigs of frosting grass and toothpicks to prop the goats in their sweet habitat.