A Dino-Mite 2nd Birthday Party!

dinosaur-birthday-tailsdinosaur tails for birthday partydinosaur-birthday-treatsdinosaur-birthday-treatsdinosaur-birthday-treatsdinosaur-birthday-treatsdinosaur birthday party favors picturesdinosaur birthday party tableROAR! It’s time for a DINO-MITE BIRTHDAY PARTY! I am loving this little boy’s theme. We show a plethora of little girl’s parties here so I’m excited about this super-cute dinosaur party from Amy Holgersen and Kori Clark of Paper & Pigtails. Amy styled a fabulously creative dinosaur party and shared LOTS of party details with us…including how she made her cake stand for less than $2!

“The backdrop I made the day of the party, I took a trifold foam board {the kind you use for science projects}, paper plates I snagged at Ikea 10 for $1, and then hot glued them to the board.  And to finish it off across the top I hung some fabric garland.  For “cake” stands I took a large can wrapped it in the paper Kori made for the set and glued it to a pizza pan I got for $1 at the Dollar Store, maybe took me 5 mins to make and cost $1 and change.” – Amy Holgerson

Amy made oreo pops, because they are always a party FAVE.  For the cookies, she made “THE BEST SUGAR COOKIE” recipe and stamped them with dino feet and sprinkled a little cinnamon sugar concoction on them before baking. She also came across a recipe for Cheerio treats, and made them into volcanos by add a little red wiltons melting candy on top.  Lastly for the dessert table I made peanut butter filled Bugles dipped in chocolate, aka Dino Claws.

FAVORS: For favors I took a plain brown lunch bag, punched out the circles from the dino set, and sewed them to the bags.  The bags were filled with a dinosaur sticker book from $1 bin at Target, No-Spill bubbles with dinos on them {scored at Target reg $2.49 I got them for .51 on clearance}, and some dino stamps from Oriental Trading.” – Amy

Amy also ordered the dino masks from Oriental Trading. The dinosaur tails were my absolute FAVORITE element of this party! Amy saw a tutorial and knew instantly these were a MUST at Nolan’s party!  She bought fabric and materials on sale and was able to make these cute tails for just $25! Amazing! I love the girly touch (felt bows) for the little girls’ tails. “To say they were a hit would a HUGE understatement”, Amy said.

“The very last thing I made was a shirt for Nolan to wear on his day.  Kori made me a dinosaur and his name with the number 2. After getting his shirt onAmerican Apparel, printing on iron on paper, he was set to party! It was a great day and when I look back at the photos, taken by myself and my girlfriend, it was clear how much more gratifying it was for me to say I made all that, and did not spend $1000.” – Amy

Design: Amy Holgersen | Buggies & JellyBean & Printables: Kori Clark | Paper & Pigtails

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    Jessi says

    Thank you for the fabulous ideas!! I am too making Dino tails, but instead of bows, I’m doing “girlie” fabric I had laying around! Love the idea of the Cheerios lava towers!

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    I love the dino tales you have tied around the chairs for the kids and was wondering where you purchased them from and if you can send me your sugar cookies recipe. Thank you :)


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