To celebrate our leap of faith in to the world of adoption we decided to have a Leap Day Play Date/ Adoption Finalization Celebration! What animal comes to mind when you think of Leap Day? A frog! Just me? Whatever. I went with the frog theme.
First, I decided to make a frog out of a watermelon. You read that right…a frog out of a watermelon. I was quite nervous about it and bought two watermelons in case I screwed one of them up. Turns out I didn’t need it. What do you think? Look like a frog?
Second, I needed frog prince and princess cupcakes. Kissing these frogs won’t get you a real life prince or princess but it will give you a sugar high for a couple of hours.
Third, I had to buy some toys because Baby Bug is kind of lacking in the toy department. I only bought two toys and the one I thought would be the hit of the party was defective. Super hubby ran to return it first thing in the morning and got it up and running before the party. Luckily I had suggested the guests bring a favorite toy to play with just in case the natives got restless.
Fourth, make Baby Bug (insert name of your kid) a t-shirt for the occasion.
Fifth, have awesome friends!! One friend made rabbit (they can leap, too) shaped bread and chicken salad to go on the rabbit shaped bread. One friend gladly brought over several toys which eased my stress of having 9 bored toddlers on my hand. I did have the TV ready to pop on the Sprout channel if they started to riot. One friend even brought a nice toy to leave as hand-me-down with a great box of clothes! And one friend brought some pineapple upside down cakes. Yummy!
Sixth, have fun!!! How can you not have fun with frog cupcakes, rabbit shaped chicken salad sandwiches, good friends and smiling toddlers? Baby Bug fell asleep about 20 minutes after the guests arrived and woke up about 20 minutes before they left. Hostess with the mostess!!!
Seventh, always have an element of surprise. My friend had told me there was this thing were people look in other people’s showers. I had heard of rummaging in the medicine cabinet but not looking in the shower. I decide if someone was going to look in my guest shower I should have something for them to see. I’m snotty like that.
How about you? Did you do anything fun to celebrate Leap Day? Ideas for a Leap Day Party? I wanted to play leap frog but my audience was a bit too young. Do you look in people’s showers?