This year’s a Leap Year and that’s a reason to celebrate. You only have the opportunity once every four years, so make the most of an extra day this February 29th.
The beautiful and talented, Brittany Schwaigert styled a fabulous Leap Year shoot for Baby Lifestyles February/March issue and is graciously allowing us to share some of it here. The party is full of really cute and clever ideas that you can use to host a party of your own. If you’re not up for hosting a full blown party, you can still make the day special by serving the kids 1 or 2 of the featured leap year inspired treats. I love the simple but special ideas of taking green and white M&M’s and turning them into frog eggs and using marshmallows to create a Marsh Mallow display for some Leap Year frogs! For more photos and details visit Brittany’s gorgeous blog GreyGrey Designs.
Thanks for sharing Brittany
Brittany Schwaigert has over 12 years of experience in the large scale event industry, coordinating events and also managing event facilities. A few years ago, after the birth of her first child, she decided to focus more on small, boutique events. In 2009, she launched GreyGrey Designs. With a degree in Art History, she brings an eye for details and aesthetics to every party she styles. She has been featured on several popular celebration and event blogs and volunteers her time to the Tuberous Sclerosis Alliance, an organization to benefit children and adults afflicted with Tuberous Sclerosis. Brittany lives in a suburb of Memphis, Tennessee with her husband and two sons.
and here’s another fabulous Leap Year find for the grown-ups: An adaptation from Absolutdrinks.com of a Leap Year Cocktail, invented at the Savoy Hotel in London on February 29, 1928. The Leap Year cocktail was said to have spurred many a marriage proposal.
LEAP YEAR Cocktail Recipe
- 4 Parts Gin
- 1 Part Orange Flavored Brandy
- 1 Dash Lemon Juice
- 1 Part Vermouth, Sweet
- 1 Twist Lemon
How to mix this cocktail
- Fill a shaker with ice cubes. Add all ingredients. Shake and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with lemon.