I have always thought it would be really awesome to have a birthday on Leap Year! A birthday only every 4 years? Well, that appeals to some people's vanity! But, when you're a kid, it would probably be a bummer!
My oldest could have been a leap year baby. He was born in 2008, and he made it to March 13th, but it was definitely a possibility! And, here were are, 4 years later and it's another leap year!
So, with that in mind, I styled this Leap Year Party shoot for Baby Lifestyles February/March issue.
I loved working with Lauren, the editor or Baby Lifestyles, she is super witty and fun and really understood my sense of humor, which I always appreciate. I was honored to put together this fun shoot, inspired by Leap Year babies, and what else? Frogs.
Because I am a mom to boys, who love slimy and gross things, I thought a frog party would be right up their alley. I asked the lovely Paulaat Frog Prince Paperie to help me with the printables. Who better, right? She was so gracious in modifying one of her existing collections to fit my party theme.
I started with a monochromatic green color palette. I used these oversized flowers as a backdrop because they reminded me of lilypads. In addition, I found these green votives that also had the same look. For the front of the table, I simple used chipboard letters and some glittered scrapbook letters to spell the word “leap.”
Paula made these great drink wraps for me, which I used with green sparkling juice. I added some glittery scrapbbook paper behind them to make them look extra special.
Hope this inspires you to have a party for the holiday that you can only celebrate once every four years!
Happy Leap Year!
Printables: Frog Prince Paperie
Small plastic cups and fork display: Hobby Lobby