DecorationsDecorate for your groundhog party with a color scheme of brown (the color of the groundhog), green (the green grass of spring) and white (the snow of winter). Balloons, streamers and disposable tableware in these colors are enough on their own to decorate a groundhog party space. If you’d like to add more to the decor, however, choose a combination of groundhog items and decorations that reflect both winter and spring. Some suggestions include:
- Winter/Spring party garlands: Make several paper cutouts of snowflakes and suns. String them together in an alternating pattern along a length of ribbon.
- Decorate one side of the room as winter and the other as spring. Set up a party table on each side and let kids sit on the side they think the groundhog will predict.
- Hang cut out groundhogs around the party space.
- Paint a small cardboard box green to represent grass. Open the flaps and paint them brown. Fill with brown, crumpled tissue paper to represent dirt. Stick a plush or paper cutout groundhog in the middle of the tissue paper, to look like he is popping out of the box. Use as a centerpiece or make several and scatter around the room.
For dessert, make groundhog cupcakes by decorating a cookie to look like a groundhog and sticking it into the center of a chocolate frosted cupcake. Sprinkle chocolate powder “dirt” around the groundhog. Another easy idea is to make groundhog donuts by placing a groundhog cookie into the hole of a chocolate donut.
- Discuss Punxsutawney Phil and the Groundhog Club’s inner circle. Then make inner circle top hats that they can wear for the party.
- Make groundhog sock puppets or paper bag puppets. Turn out the lights, turn on a flashlight and put on a shadow puppet show.
- Make groundhog crafts.
- Solve groundhog puzzles.
- Make paper plate groundhog masks.
- Play groundhog word search.
- Play weather games.
- Make groundhog dioramas.
- Make paper chains that countdown to spring.
- A bag of groundhog food, such as peanuts (check for allergies) or trail mix.
- Inner circle top hats and bow ties.
- Plush groundhogs.
- Groundhog masks.
- Groundhog storybooks.
- Seed packets for spring, wrapped in wintery snowflake paper.
- Weather maps for kids.