Friday, April 16, 2010

Princess and the Frog Birthday Party

My oldest girl just turned 3. She is quite a beautiful and fun little girl and is quite girly. I couldn't figure out just what to do for her birthday party because we needed to invite a couple boys until I found a frog cake pan in my basement. (My mom had given it to me years earlier and I had completely forgotten about it.) "THAT'S IT," I thought. A Princess and the Frog birthday party will be perfect because boys like frogs too.

This is the cake which inspired the theme.

Mint Ice Cream Frogs. (Cut a large green gum drop in half and put a drop of black icing for the eyes. The mouth is a little candy lime slice.)

As the kids came to the party, they each got a frog hat to color. (I got the hats from oriental trading, here, last year for a carnival. I added the eyes at the top and used a black marker to draw on a frog.)

After the kids got done coloring their hats, we played "Stick the Kiss on the Frog," like pin the tail on the donkey. (I made the frog and lips in Photoshop. I got the frog from Little Dreamer Designs, Hello Sugar by Michelle Coleman. I added the crown and made the lips. I blew up the frog and printed it on 4 white card stock pages and took it to a print shop to get it laminated.)

Next we went outside and played "Mamma Odie May I." (find the pattern here.)

We also played Musical Lily Pads, like musical chairs. (I cut lily pads out of green 12 x 12 paper and played music from my ipod.)
We gave these to our guests as party favors. (I found the bags at Target, but they could easily be made at home.)
Some fun things for the party favors:
  • frog bubbles
  • frog pencil toppers
  • plastic frogs
  • frog and/or princess stickers
  • green playdoh
  • green gummy frogs