An Amazing Frog Baby Shower
This Frog Baby Shower was planned, hosted and submitted by one of our incredible readers, Denise. She threw an adorable baby shower and then was kind and generous enough to share her creativity and time with us! Denise, on behalf of all of our readers, thank you for your wonderful ideas!
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Denise's Frog Baby Shower
Pic #1: Lined the cathedral ceiling with green balloons (green and frogs were the nursery theme) to bring your eyes upward. Tried to find 'green' things around the house to accessorize with.
Pic #2: Large green candles with ribbon (green and yellow with white dots) stapled into it for more dramatic effect. Also had small green votive candles (bought around Christmas time) and clear glass marbles to decorate around the large candles. Decorated the kitchen with green fruit (limes, pears, apples)and green candy (picked out the green m&ms by hand...yeah it took a little bit of time!).
Pic #3: Made two diaper cakes (for both mom AND dad!!) based off the ideas from this website. This was the most fun part of the whole baby shower preparation b/c you can be so creative. For the 'mom' cake, I bough a large stuffed frog as the center piece, placed a cute bib on it, and wrapped the outer diapers with large green ribbon (bought at christmas time..lots of sales!). There are little green frogs from a party store that I placed in between the layers of diapers. For the 'dad' cake, I bought a t-shirt saying 'my dad is cooler than your dad' and put beers and diapers underneath the shirt (beers were for a more 'manly' surprise!). The rest of the ideas were off of this website (clothes-pin, baby powder, rubber gloves, ear plugs, deordorant, stuffed animal, pacifier, bib).
Pic #4: With a colored green marker, I wrote 'oh baby!' on it and taped it to the wall. I decorated the letters with gold and silver puffy paint.
Pic #5: (to the right) In the shape of a heart, I made and cut out letters of a cute saying "all because two people fell in love". Inside the heart (and written on the belly of the frogs: pregnant mom, mom & dad, baby) were favorite pics of the expectant mom, fav pics of the couple, and the ultrasound pics of the baby (in a timeline format and labeled with dates accordingly). I made lilly pads (or as close to it as I could) and put the pics on them. (to the left) Baby pics of the mom and dad. They later used these pics to figure out which parent the baby looked like!
Pic #6: For the shower game (I don't like the typical shower games), we decorated plain white onesies with bright puffy paint. The winner, chosen by the expectant mom, recieved a bottle of (cheap) wine. It was a blast! To get people going, I decorated my own onesie for an example ("i party naked!") and I printed off other funny onesies that I googled and placed them in the middle of the table as examples.
Pic #7: For the yummy frog baby shower cake, I used a 9" round cake pan for the face, cupcake pan for the eyes, and store bought white cake mix. I combined green food coloring with white icing to achieve the green color. For the black eyes, I just added all the colors (green, blue, red) until I got something dark enough! The lips/smile was a peel 'n pull red twizzler. For the frog baby shower favors, I bought green napkins and folded into a shape of a diaper and I pinned it together with small gold saftey pins. Attached to the napkin was a little saying 'thank you from the smith's little bun in the oven'. Inside the napkin I put one of those little cinnabun treats you can get in the bakery aisle of the grocery store. This way everyone can actually enjoy the tasty favor instead of throwing it away when they got home.
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