DIY Leap Day Party

Hey Cuties,

Our hump day is all about frogs instead of the usual camels today. We are sharing ideas for a Leap Year/Leap Day celebration. You can do something really simple and budget friendly. I’m talking $25 or less. I hosted a Leap Day party in the office; you know because these dreams aren’t quite funded for me to do this full time. Leap Day is Monday, February 29th so you still have time. If not save these ideas for four years {side eye} and use them then.

Printing and cutting is your friend. If you have a Cricut {Craft cutting machine} you can use that. I have one but I didn’t use it this time because this was for the office. The two large frogs came from the Dollar Store and they were a buck a piece. I took advantage of all the Spring & Easter decor in the stores. The frog in the middle I found on the web and simply printed out on green paper; not the fancy card stock kind, just colored copy paper. My colleague is also leaving so it says XXXX is leaping. I printed out small circles to display a leaping motion and taped all of these on to the conference room glass.


You know I love a theme and I had full creative control, I will have it no other way. Green was an obvious color choice so I used different shades to break it up.

DIY Leap Day Party

Each placement had a plate, a lily pad underneath, a frog on top, a napkin to the left and decorative paper straw. I had the straws leftover from the Minecraft Party. I printed out the lily pad on green paper, nothing fancy.

DIY Leap Day Party

I used food to complete my decorative look.  I created labels for the bottles of water and cans of soda. I printed out frogs and used them as additional decor. I dipped and drizzled pretzels to coordinate with my color theme.

DIY Leap Day Party

I was dedicated to my theme 100% so these Key Lime cupcakes w/ Key Lime frosting were perfect. When I have a vision I can’t stop until it works out the way I saw it in my head. Peep my attention to detail though, the cupcake liners have grass on them.  My cupcake and frosting were green. I put the frosting in a sandwich bag and pipped it onto my cupcakes. I’ve got to get better at that but not bad. Next time I need to put a tip on it to make it easier. I wanted to top my cupcakes off with a gummy frog. Haribo makes gummy frogs but I couldn’t find them anywhere so I had to twerk it out. Target currently has spring theme fruit snacks {Don’t judge me} I opened a couple, a few, several to get enough frogs to cover all of my cupcakes. They’re cute though right?

DIY Leap Day Party

Everything is better when its decorated. I used two shades of green for my dipped pretzels then drizzled them with the opposite color. You can get a variety of chocolate color options from the craft store.

DIY Leap Day Party

View of the table.

Easy Affordable DIY Leap Day Party

Do you have any leap day plans or celebrations? Chat with me in the comment below or FB, IG or Twitter.


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Mimi Robinson is the Lifestyle Media Correspondent and editor behind MimiCuteLips®. She is a wife and mother of two. You can find Mimi working media at your favorite events, traveling and trying out new adventures, or working on a dope DIY project.

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  1. Alli

    I love the green froggy “taking a leap” party theme! And really like how you used different shades of green – and those cupcakes look amazing. Would love a bite or two. What a great way to celebrate leap year!

  2. Heather @ Kraus House Mom

    I haven’t decided what to do for Leap Day yet, there’s so many great ideas. I’ll have to have my kids vote on what they want to do.

  3. Jeanette

    Where in the world did you get those gummy’s? I have never seen frog gummy’s I want to buy them! This looks like a fun party I need you to come over and do a party at my house LOL.

  4. Heather lawrence

    Your party looks like a ton of fun! We rounded up a couple of ideas as well for Leap day but I wish we had of seen those cute little cupcakes earlier! We would have added them to the list.
    Hope your day is hoppy 🙂

  5. Jacqui

    This is so cute, I love it! Your icing jobs looks great (find mine on ‘fails), and those frogs are cuter than the haribo! I can’t wait to see what my kids think when i do this for them next week.

  6. Up Run for Life

    The leap day party sounds like a fun idea. I haven’t decided if I’m doing anything special for it. I like the gummy frogs on top of your cupcakes.

  7. tiaras and tantrums

    look at this fun party! So inventive and creative. I love the gummy frogs on the cupcakes – wherever did you locate those!

  8. Cassie

    This is a really cute idea for a Leap Day party! I love the idea of using our “extra” day to have a little fun 😀

  9. Jennifer

    Oh my gosh! This is such a fun idea! I would have loved a leap day party when I was a kid! I’ll have to suggest this to my sister for my niece!

  10. coolchillmom

    You have super fun and adorable ideas here! I didn’t think a party to makr the day but you sure convinced me to!

  11. Jeanine

    Oh my word. How fun does this look? What a great idea. I love the frog. So adorable, I’d never be so creative and think of any of it though so this is really good!

  12. Stephanie of The TipToe Fairy

    What a great theme! I love this idea! And those cupcakes are so adorable!

  13. Foodfashionandflow

    Such a cute theme! Those cupcakes look sooooo good

  14. Peachy @ The Peach Kitchen

    OMG, it’s so cute!! I love the cupcakes. You are so creative.

  15. Jasmine Watts

    So Creative Idea!! Your party looks like so much Fun and I love the gummy frogs on the cupcakes!

  16. Kemkem

    The setup looks super cute. Love the frog. I am dying to eat those cupcakes right now. They look so freaking yummy. What a great idea..and no, unfortunately, l do not have any leap year plan..Have a good one.

  17. Bites for Babies

    What a great idea…you are so creative! I am creative when it comes to recipes, but not decor!

  18. MsKibibi

    This is such a great idea! I’ve never thought of having a leap day party. Love the green color theme, that’s my fav color.

  19. Ty

    To be honest, I haven’t even given thought to the fact that this is a leap year.
    You inspired me to want to do something now. This is just too cute. You are super creative!!!

  20. Jay | Relaxed Thairapy

    I was real big into theme parties when I supervised. I recently moved to a non-supervisory position (thank you Jesus) so I am now just blending in with the rest.

  21. Allison Jones

    I was about to say “what is Leap Day” and then it dawned on me LOL. This is such a cute idea.


  22. Stacie

    This theme is soo cute! I’ve been thinking of making key lime cupcakes for Easter.

  23. Kim

    Such a cute idea. I never thought about having a leap day party. My favorite is the cupcake.

  24. rika

    That’s a cute DIY party idea.. I love it and I think it’s very genius!

  25. Jamila

    I love the idea of this party theme and those cupcakes look yummy.

  26. Jonna

    I’ve never heard of a leap day party until now. This is such a cool idea. My late grandmother’s birthday was on Feb 29 – I bet she never thought of this!

    • MimiCuteLips

      Oh wow Jonna, I hadn’t ever thought about doing anything until I needed a theme for work. I will do something fun every four years going forward. Oh wow she was a Leap Baby, way cool.

  27. Valerie Robinson

    So cool! Why don’t I think of these things *crosses arms*. The cupcakes are so perfect!

  28. LaShawn

    This is SO CUTE! SO creative! I love using the frogs for “leap ” year! I’ve never thought about doing a leap year party!

  29. Kasi

    This looks super cute and creative! I love the decorations and I want one of those cupcakes like right now!

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