Jump start the fun with a frog birthday party that will have your friends leaping off their lily pads! Find ideas for invitations, decorations, crafts, games, and much more.
Frog Birthday Invitations
Sending great invitations can make your guests feel special before your party even starts. Here are some suggestions for ways to make your own frog birthday invitations:
Frog Face Invitations — Cut a frog face from green construction paper. Make a slit for the mouth. Write your party information on a long, narrow piece of pink construction paper and insert it into the slit to look like a tongue. For an extra fun touch, roll up the tongue and put a fly sticker on the end. Let your guests unroll the tongue to read all about your party!
Lily Pad Invitations — For a slightly easier do-it-yourself invitation, cut a large circle out of green construction paper. Next, cut a wedge shape out of the circle so that it looks like a lily pad. Write your party information on the pad (or on a piece of white paper that you glue onto the pad). Attach a frog sticker or a small toy frog
to the lily pad and send it off!
Frog Invitation Wording — Here are some ideas for what to say on your frog birthday party invitations:
- Hop on Over to _____’s Frog Birthday Party!
- Join Us for a Toad-ally Awesome Frog Party!
- Come Have a Hopping Good Time at _____’s Frog Theme Birthday Party!
- It’s a Hoppy Birthday!
- Leap on Over to Our Pad for a Frog Birthday!
**Frog Birthday Invitation Tips** — If you choose to make your own invitations, don’t forget to include the date, location, and time of your party. It is also helpful to put the host’s name RSVP by date, and either your phone number or email.
You can always find lots of great online party invitations with a free RSVP manager at Evite,
Here are some printed frog theme birthday invitations that we love!
Froggy Frog Personalized Invitations
Froggy Frog Fill-In Invitations
Frog Birthday Party Decorations
The main color used in decorating for a frog theme party is, of course, GREEN! You can have fun with this by using different shades of green, or by mixing green with accents of yellow or white. If you start by using a basic color scheme in your balloons, streamers, and tableware, you’ll be well on your way to having some great party décor. Here are some more ideas:
Make a Lily Pad Trail — Cut some lily pads (these can be as simple as large circles with a wedge cut out) from green paper or green plastic garbage bags. Tape them to your front walk or driveway to welcome your guests.
Set Up a Frog Pond — Use a small wading pool to help set the mood for your party. Float some inflatable frog shaped beach balls or rubber frog toys to make a frog pond. You can use these toy frogs later for party games or party favors.
Hang a personalized frog banner on your front door or party entrance.
Hang a Frog Piñata! — Let a big, happy frog piñata greet your party guests!
Give your balloons froggy faces! Add large construction paper eyes to the top of green party balloons and draw on big smiles with a black sharpie to create some instant frogs! Cluster these into balloon bouquets on your tabletops and by your front door.
Use stuffed frogs as party props — Attach pretty name cards to small plush frogs and use them as place setters at your party table. These can serve double duty as huggable froggy party favors at the end of your event.
Use Frog Theme Birthday Party Tableware — There are some cute party goods sets available that can go a long way in helping you decorate for a frog birthday party. Here is a set that we really like:
Froggy Frog Party Supplies
Frog Crafts, Games, and Activities
You’ve amazed your guests with great invitations and party decorations, and now you need some fun crafts and games for your party! Here are some of our favorite ideas:FROG CRAFTS
Paper Bag Frog Puppets — All you need for this craft is paper bags, different colored construction paper, scissors, glue, and markers. If you want, put out big googly eyes and other craft materials such as pom poms, pipe cleaners, felt or whatever you have on hand. You might make a sample for the kids to look at, but they usually will come up with some great ideas on their own.
Froggy Face Visors — Here is another easy frog craft. This is what you will need:
- 1 green foam visor
- 2 large green pom poms
- 2 large googly eyes
- 2 small light green pom poms
- Red felt for tongue
- Craft glue
Directions: Set out all the pieces in bowls on your craft table (we suggest covering your table with a disposable tablecloth). Put out a sample and let the children assemble their frogs to either look like the sample or come up with their own unique version.
Frog Painting Kits — If you would like for the frog craft to be a major focus at your party, there are some very cute frog craft kits available that make a fun and easy frog birthday party activity and also double as great souvenirs.
FROG GAMES and ACTIVITIES
Leap Frog Relay — Divide your guests into two teams. Line them up one in front of the the other. Have everyone squat down in froggy position with their hands on the floor between their feet. The last child in the line must leap frog over all his teammates until he becomes the first frog and squats back down. Play continues until all the children have gotten a chance to be the leap frog. The first team with all its members completing a turn wins the race.
Musical Lily Pads — Use construction paper to make big green lily pads. Make enough so that there is one less than the number of guests at your party. Tape the pads to the floor in a large circle. Turn on some music. (You might use frog themed music like the fun songs from Crazy Frog or the soundtrack from The Princess And The Frog). Have the children jump from lily pad to lily pad as the music plays. When the music stops, whoever is left without a pad is out until the next game. Remove one lily pad and start again. Play until there is only one child left.
Tadpole, Tadpole, Frog! — This is the froggy version of duck, duck, goose. All of the children will sit down in a circle facing each other.
They are now the “tadpoles”. Pick one child to be “it” (the picker). This child slowly walks around the outside of the circle, gently tapping the other players’ heads while saying “tadpole” each time he/she taps. After a few times around the circle, the picker selects a “frog” by tapping
a player’s head and calling “Frog!”. The frog quickly jumps up and chases the child who picked him around the circle, trying to tag him before he can get to the spot where the frog was just sitting. If the picker succeeds in taking the frog’s place he is now safe and the frog becomes the next picker. If however the picker is tagged while running from the frog, he must start the game again.
Frogs in the Pond — Set out a number of targets such as hula hoops, laundry baskets, or cookie tins and assign each a point value. Using frog bean bags or other small frog toys, have your party guests stand behind a line and give them three chances to see how many frogs they can land in the ponds. At the end of their turn they can total the number of points they earned for hitting each target.
Frog Piñata — Fill a fun piñata with candy and let everyone have a turn trying to break him open.
Frog Scavenger Hunt — Before your party, hide a number of small toy frogs in your yard or party area (about 5-10 per child). Tell the children that there are some froggies hiding all around and it is their job to see how many they can catch. You can make this activity even more special by designating a few of the frogs as “rare” and giving out small prizes to the children who find these particular frogs.
Here are some more activities that can be used for fun and games at your frog birthday party:
Frog Birthday Party Food
If you’re stuck for ideas on what foods to serve at a frog birthday party, go green! Using green foods or giving your party food frog themed names are two fun ways to liven up your menu. Here are some ideas to get you started:
Flies on a Log — Since frogs love to eat flies, this traditional snack works fabulously at a frog birthday party. To make it, fill celery stalks with cream cheese or peanut butter and add raisins on top.
Frog Legs — Not the real ones! Serve fried chicken drumsticks and make a label calling them frog legs.
Frog Sandwiches — Use a frog cookie cutter to shape your sandwiches into frogs! Of course you could also use this to make actual frog cookies as well.
Froggies on Jello Lily Pads — Make some green Jello in a large flat baking pan. After it gels, shape it into circles by using an upside down drinking glass as a cookie cutter. Cut a wedge shape out of each circle and you have your lily pads. Add a gummy frog candy to the center of your Jello lily pad for a cute dessert.
Floating Froggies — Place scoops of lime sherbet in a clear soda such as Sprite or 7-Up to make a fun and yummy float.
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