Boys Will Be Boys – Frog Themed Baby Shower {guest blogger}

by Kori Clark

Last fall I co-hosted a baby shower for a sweet friend with 3 other close friends! Each one of the co-hosts was amazingly talented and we all had a blast!

As this was a second little boy for our friend and her nursery was decorated with frogs, we decided it should be a {Boys Will Be Boys} Baby shower…all about frogs, mud, and slime!

I designed an invite using the alphabet and each letter was something to go with the theme. Here is the wording we came up with : A- is for adorable, B- is for Boys {will be Boys}, C-is for Croak, D-is Dirt, E- is for Earthworm, F-is for Frog, G-is for Gross, H-is for Hop, I- is for Ick, J- is for Jump, K- is for Kick, L- is for Lilypad, M-is for Mud, N- is for Na Na Na Boo Boo, O- is for is for Overalls {with worn out knees}, P- is for Pollywog, Q-is for Quick, R-is for Ribbit, S- is for Slimy, T-is for Tadpole, U- is for Unbelievable Love, V-is for Very Silly, W- is for Wet Willies, X-is for X-Rays {when boys play}, Y- is for Yucky, Z- is for Zillions of days full of slimy, silly, lovable boys

The alphabet design we used throughout the paper elements and also made into a hard sign to hang in the nursery after the shower!

One of the co-hosts was my good friend Courtney of  Courtney Vickers Photography, so she was able to capture all of these beautiful images for us!

We decided not to do a dessert table and instead did a food table so we could display all of the appetizers and sweets together! Inside little cups we put individual servings of guacamole and chips and Black Bean Salsa with pita bread (mud and slime)! We also had a beautiful cake, frog cake pops, and Mississippi Mud cupcakes, all made by another co-host, Kara of Lemon Drop Cakerie.  Other items served were pinwheels, veggie shooters, and gummy frogs sitting on “lily pads” {lily pads were kiwi-pinapple slices that looked more like lily pads than anything I could have tried to make…so they were the perfect find!}

For Drinks, we served both Sierra Mist and Mountain Dew {in their green bottles} with custom Paper & Pigtails Labels. We also made a coconut lime frozen “preggtini” drink which was amazing…and green!

We didn’t want to do a lot of the traditional games, but we still wanted to have a little fun with our friend. We came up with a hilarious new game keeping in the theme of Boys will Be Boys. The game we called “Mom, what’s this?” and we put things in little cups for the mom to feel and guess what they were…blindfolded!

Our crafty co-host Wendy always has cute ideas so she took care of the favors! We all agreed that we prefer “food” favors, so Wendy came up with “Mud Pies” in a jar! All you do is add water and microwave and they were so good!

And because this shower was a a while back, I can share with you the tiniest guest of honor who arrived a few months after the shower!



Photography: Courtney Vickers Photography / Party Stationery and Printables: Paper & Pigtails / Cake, Cake Pops, Cupcakes:Lemon Drop Cakerie / Paper Cups and Party Goods: Shop Sweet Lulu

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About Kori

Kori Clark is a stationery designer with a degree in graphic design and specializes in digital illustrations. Kori’s passion for stationery has led to a successful business, Paper & Pigtails, which includes classic paper products as well as party printables. Her work has been published in Celebrate Magazine, Yum Food & Fun for Kids, and


  1. Cute! I love the alphabet invitation. Lovely job Kori.

  2. wow, i love this! do you have the recipe for mud pies? that’d be great for any baby boy shower

  3. Great job. Love the colors and use of props here.

  4. absoultely love the invite! and the baby outfit is just perfection

  5. Love this!! where did you find the frog for your centerpiece? Please let me know! I’m throwing a frog theme shower for my aunt- this would be a great touch.!!!

  6. This is so cute! I would love to know the recipe for the mud pie and the size of jar you used. I’m throwing a frog theme shower for my daughter in law and this is exactly what I was looking for.


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  9. Michelle Nielsen says:

    Hi! I came across this looking for ideas for my sister’s baby shower, as she is in loooove with frogs! I have been searching everywhere for the mud pie in a jar recipe that doesn’t use ice cream. Could you send that to me please? It would be much appreciated!!


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  11. So adorable! Would you please share the recipe for the mud pies? What an adorable favor!

  12. Tracy Brock says:

    Can you send me the pattern for the croched frog wrap and hat?

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