Have a hopping good time with this fun theme. It's a little off the beaten path, but certainly won't require much explanation. Everyone loves a happy hoppy frog. It's good for indoor or outdoor parties, and most materials will be easy to find.
Game: Frog Pass Relay. You will need two large round green balloons. Divide your guests into two equal teams and ask each team to line up. Each player at the head of a line gets a balloon. At "Go!" players on each team pass the balloon frog over their heads to their teammates. The balloon passes head over head until it gets to the end of the line and that player take the balloon and runs around to the front of the line and begins passing it backward again. The race continues until every player has had a turn at the front of the line. First team to do this wins.
Party favor: Rubber frog toys.
- One month before party day: Make guest list, plan menu, send invitations.
- Two weeks before party day: Shop for party favors, paper goods, and items needed for the balloon pass game. Ask a friend or relative who has RSVP'd to act as your assistant on party day.
- One week before party day: Shop for menu items.
Sources: The Best Birthday Parties Ever! A Kid's Do-It-Yourself Guide (The Millbrook Press) by Kathy Ross; Great Parties for Kids (Williamson Publishing Co.) by Nancy Fyke; Pin the Tail on the Donkey, and Other Party Games (Morrow Junior Books/New York) by Joanna Cole and Stephanie Calmenson; Rainy Days and Saturdays (Workman Publishing Co.) by Linda Hetzer
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