My baby girl, Noah, turns three today! Seriously, the time has flown by! We celebrated her big day back on November 2. If there is anything that time has taught me about birthday parties is that I spent way too much time on them the past two years. So this year I took the easy road… and let me tell you it was wonderful! Maybe the pictures aren’t spectacular but the sleep was.
In today’s Pinterest world of parties every birthday has a theme. Our’s are no different. First, there was the jungle theme and then the doll house them yesterday. Both of those were selected by me. I decided this year Noah was old enough to choose her own theme.
So after one birthday party filled weekend I asked her what kind of party she wanted. She had just attended a ballerina and Frozen party and I had psychologically prepared myself for another Frozen one. I just knew she would want just like that… because it was cute and what kid right now doesn’t go gaga over Frozen paraphernalia. But when I asked her what kind of party she wanted this was her reply, “I want a green frog birthday party, mommy!”
I was completely caught off guard but instantly hugged her, smiled, and said, “ok, we can do that.” I double checked her several times over the next few weeks to make sure that a green frog birthday party was what she really wanted. I mean what if she changed her mind and wanted a brown frog birthday party or a green lizard birthday party. Kids change their minds about as often as the weather you know. She never wavered so I started pinning and brainstorming and looking forward to her Green Frog Birthday party.
This year I felt like the party needed to be somewhere besides our house because the kids really needed a big area to run around and play in. So, I booked a reservation at one of the parks here in town and called it a day. Thankfully, God chose to bless that Sunday with beautiful weather. I mean not a cloud in the sky and almost a perfect sixty degrees.
I loved how easy everything was to set up and what a wonderful time Noah had. She was so excited to finally get to wear her “Green Frog” shirt that my mom made her.
That was actually the best head to toe picture we got of her all day. Plus she loved that almost everything on the table was GREEN! This girl loves some green.
I kept all the food simple because it wasn’t like I was feeding anyone a meal or anything.
There were simple things like Frog Eyes, and Frog Eggs.
Muddy Water and Algae to drink.
Somehow I missed a picture of the algae drink but it was a hit. I made a favorite that my grandmother used to fix at every family gathering… ginger ale and lime sherbet mixed together. Yum!
Pond water and a fly trap.
And Frog Toes and Frog Food (goldfish). Nothing on my part required any cooking.
My friend who owns Junebug Bakery made the cake for Noah.
I loved the two frogs on top and the icing she made using Lavender essential oil but most of all I love that I didn’t take up any of my time. She said it took her around forty five minutes to do the icing on the sides. I’m pretty sure that would have taken me about six hours and looked a million times worse. Just saying.
Noah and her friends had fun playing on the massive playground and playing fun games like Pin the Kiss on the Frog and Ribbit, Ribbit, Frog. My sister, Lauren, from LH Formal Design made all all the fun pieces for each of these games as well as designed the invitations. It all turned out so cute.
All the kids floated on their lily pads for a while Noah opened gifts.
Well actually that only lasted for about two seconds and then they were all in real close to get a look at all the new toys. And even though she opted out of a Frozen themed party, Olaf still found his way there.
The party was so much fun. I loved it too. I loved visiting with everyone. I loved how easy the decorations were. I loved the minimal clean-up and take-down times. And most of all I loved that Noah loved it!
Happy birthday sweet girl! I love you!
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