Idea No.


Frog Birthday Party -5yr- Frog, Frog, Tadpole



May 2005


Shani in Plano, Texas

Honorable Mention

Frog Party

My 5 year old son is crazy about frogs. So for his 5th b'day he wanted a frog birthday party.

It was not easy finding supplies so I got prepared way ahead. Most of the stuff I needed I ordered at FROGSTORE.COM. I highly recommend them. They had a variety of really cool frog invitations, thankyou notes and paperware.  Since his b'day is in the beginning of May, the weather here in Texas is beautiful. So we had a backyard party.

I covered the patio table with a blue, green vinyl table cloth to give it a pond effect. For the center piece I had a shoe on a shoe box lid made into a frog habitat, with lots of little rubber frogs you can buy for very cheap. Around it I placed a lot of frog themed activities for the kids to play if they didn't want to join in the games.

I had frog coloring pages printed from the internet with markers, Frog jacks, rain forest frog tattoos (don't forget a bowl of water and a sponge) frog puzzles, and a bunch of Frog story books.

For games we had pin the tongue on the frog, (I drew a frog and made long tongues with construction paper) musical lily pads, ( make large lily pads with green poster board and laminate, for durability)leap frog relays, and frog, frog, tadpole (just like duck, duck, goose). I also had a bucket full of bubble liquid with a wide variety of blowers, a hower disk and a frog shaped beach ball for additional fun. And ofcourse the kids had a lot of fun trying to break a frog Pinata!!

I set the party food table inside. The table was covered with a blue table cloth and I had finger food served in green bowls. I made frog shaped sugar cookies and had green frosting and a different typed of colored sugar and sprinkles. The kids all decorated their own cookies. We had chocolate covered raisins, gummy frogs, fruit snacks, cheese cubes, strawberries, grapes and chips with dip. We also served hotdogs.

To drink I made a punch woth blue gatorade and sprite and added blue and black berries in it. I had 2 cakes. One was a round cake which I frosted in white frosting and then I sprayed it with blue frosting spray. The edging was done in green frosting.

Around the cake I sprinkled ( a little on the top too) oreo,and graham cracker crumbs and water melon pop rock. This gives it a nice texture. I cut out little lily pads from fruit roll ups and placed chocolate frogs on them. I also put a few sour sword fish candy on top. It looked really nice.

The other cake was a rectangle. Frosted in white. Then with a black gel icing my husband drew a rain forest frog. The inside we sprayed with red spray frosting and added spots with the black gel (A strawberry dart frog). Then with green gel we added some foliage and decorated with raspberry and blackberry candy (can be bought in bulk at Target) and sprinkled watermelon pop rock to look like little flowers. It looked awesome.

I decorated the table with all his toy frogs and with the party ware on it it did look special. The kids went home after having a time of their life with their goody bags which had a speckled egg (easter egg) with a plastic frog, frog eraser, and frog stickers in it, frog shaped bubble necklace, and a frog squirter whcich also came with a rubber tadpole and froglet to show the life cycle of a frog! The parents were very impressed too!

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