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