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Frog Party Decorations
Get into the frog spirit! Here are a few creative frog party ideas.
- Go Green! Decorate with green streamers, table covers, balloons, etc..
- Greet your guests with lily pads. Cut out lily pads from green paper and place them along the driveway to greet your party guests. Or use green sidewalk chalk to draw the lily pads, and write a guest’s name on each one.
- Turn your house into a green jungle. Use houseplants and artificial trees to decorate the party space. Place toy frogs peeking out from behind the leaves.
- Put your frog toys to good use. Decorate your party area with any frog toys you have available, and integrate your frog toys with other toys, such as having one driving a plastic truck, or riding on a toy horse.
- Hang frog posters on the walls.
- Make a sign for your front door that says “Hop On In for [child’s name]’s Birthday Party!
- Create your own frog pond by filling a wading pool with a few inches of water and scattering plastic frogs inside.
- Buy a frog pinata.
- Decorate your party area with frog balloons. Or ask an older child or adult to turn your regular balloons into frog-shaped balloons. Use our easy Balloon Animals Kit.
- Make a frog party banner that says “[Child’s name]’s Hoppy Birthday” and hang it near the party entrance.
- Birthday in a Box offers a variety of frog party decorations for quick and easy decorating choices!
Frog Party Food and Snacks
Think green for your frog party eats. Any kid-friendly green food will fit this theme, so try green grapes, green apples, green gummy worms, or other green food that your guests will enjoy.
You can also get creative in naming your foods after insects. For example, hot dogs can become hot frogs. If your local grocery store carries green ketchup, serve that, too! Chicken tenders can become frog legs, and spinach dip served with breadsticks can become Lily Pad Dip with Logs. You can also add a bowl of chocolate covered raisins as flies, and a pitcher of lemonade as bug juice. Serve the bug juice with shaped silly straws. Would you like more suggestions? Here are a few more snack ideas:
- Flies on a Log-Fill celery stick logs with peanut butter or cream cheese, and add raisins on top as the flies.
- Green Jell-O Frogs-This recipe will create firm jello that can be cut into shapes and does not melt. Combine 4 envelopes (1/4 oz. each) of unflavored gelatin with 3 packages (3 oz. each) of lime flavored gelatin in a large bowl. Add 4 cups of boiling water and stir until dissolved (about two minutes). Pour the mixture into a lightly greased 9” x 13” pan and chill until set (at least one hour). Either use a cookie cutter to cut frog shapes, or simply cut the jello into triangles and press in two mini chocolate chips for the eyes.
- Frogs in a Pond-Put one scoop of lime sherbet into a cup and add clear soda. The sherbet should float above the soda to resemble a frog's head peeking above the water in a pond. Then add two miniature marshmallows or mini chocolate candies to the sherbet for the frog's eyes. Serve with a spoon.
Frog Birthday Cake-Bake any flavor cake in a 9” round cake pan, an 8” square cake pan, and two cupcake liners. When cool, cut two “L” shapes from the square cake and trim the edges into curves. These will become the frog’s legs, and the two cupcakes will become the eyes (peel off the paper liner from each cupcake). Set the round cake on a platter as the body of the frog, and place the two cupcake eyes at the top. Set the “L” shaped cake pieces on either side of the round cake, with the long sides touching the round cake. The shorter side of each “L” piece should be facing away from the round cake. If necessary, use toothpicks to hold the pieces together.
Next, cover just the top of the cupcakes in white frosting, and add blue frosting to the centers to complete the eyes. Then cover the rest of the cake in green frosting. Draw a smile from one side of the round cake to the other using a tube of black decorator icing. If you’d like, cut a strip of fruit roll-up to make a tongue. You’ve just created an adorable frog cake!
- Frog Lily Pad Birthday Cake-Bake any flavor cake in a round cake pan. When cool, cut a small “v” shape from one side (you won’t need this, so feel free to eat it!) so that the cake resembles a lily pad. Cover the cake with green frosting, and draw leaf veins with a tube of darker green decorator icing. Place a large plastic frog on top, and you’re done!
Get more frog party ideas from our sister site, Birthday in a Box.