Frogs & Snails -1yr- Green Sherbert & Soda
Tammy in Evadale, TX , U.S.A.
What are little boys made of? Frogs and snails and puppy dog tails.
I ordered my invitations from birthannouncementsgalore.com The invitation had frogs,snails, and puppy dogs on a border.
Inside the message read: Frogs and snails and puppy dog tails. Trucks and trains and construction cranes. Oh what fun, Kelton's turning one! I had a cake decorated to resemble the birthday invitation. The colors were soft blue, green, and yellow.
For the food table, I used a blue table cloth. This was my pond. I took a dome shaped piece of styrofoam and covered it with Easter grass. I then stuck cooked corn dogs into the styrofoam and called them cat tails. I took round croisants and made chicken salad sandwiches for the adults.
These were the snails. I used melba toast and buttered them with a green cream cheese dip(use food coloring) with a raisin on top. This will look like a lilly pad with a fly on top. I made labels for all the food.
Desert table: I took strawberry and chocolate store bought jelly roll cakes and cut them into slices. When cut, the swirl pattern inside looks like a snail. I had a bowl of gummy frogs, a bowl of raisins (flies)and sugar cookies shaped like dog bones. I also had clear cups filled with blue jello and gummy frogs.
I had two kinds of punch. One was a green sherbet and lemon-lime soda mix. This makes a foamy punch and I called it swamp water. I served this one with the cake. The other punch I served with the food. It was a green Kool-aid with frozen raisins in it. I called it frog juice.
Games: pin the shell on the snail-I made this out of poster board. Leap frog, frog hopping race, and a dog bone toss into a dog bowl. I just used regular dog biscuits and a clean dog bowl. I gave each child 10 seconds to toss the biscuits into the bowl. The one who got the most in - wins.
The gift bags were plain brown lunch sacks with each child's name printed outside and tied with rafia. paw prints, frogs, and snails were stamped on the outside. I gave each child candy rocks, gummy frogs, and snack bag of flies (raisins) and a sugar cookie dog bone.
I also included make them yourself dog masks bought from a party supply store.