Way back in January Levi had a birthday. How is this year going by so fast?
He decided months before his birthday that he wanted a toad party. I think it all started last summer when he would go “toad hunting”. So toads it was…and we threw in some frogs too.
My friend, Julie, made these adorable cupcakes. She is so great. I just send her a picture and she comes up with something fabulous. Levi was pretty thrilled with them too.
Levi loves the dirt and worms custard at Freddy’s. So we decided to come up with our own dirt and toads.
I used this tutorial to make them (except I didn’t end up adding the beads on for eyes). They were super easy until I had to turn them inside out…that took forever. It was definitely a labor of love. And I heard they didn’t hold up too well once they got home. I’m not sure if it was kids throwing them or my sewing. 😉 My boys still have their frogs…so I guess a few of them held up.
The table was lined with a roll of drawing paper and lily pads that I cut out.
I really wanted to hide these “toads” outside so the kids could go on one of Levi’s “toad hunts” but it was January…and freezing cold…so the toads just sat in the middle of the table and looked cute instead.
And a room full of cousins…and a few friends (Levi is convinced they are his cousins too). My kid table is getting full!
The presents are always pretty fun too.
Happy birthday, Levi! You are a joy to our family in so many ways and I am so thankful that I get to be your mama and plan toad parties with you.
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For those who are wondering…
frog and toad poster…Amazon
beanbag frog tutorial…Purl Bee
lily pad felt garland…felt from Benzi Design, made by me