“Darling Dinos” – A Girly Dinosaur Party!
Who says a girl can’t have a dinosaur-themed birthday party?! That’s right – RAWR! This birthday girl partied in dino-style with a cute color palette of purple, turquoise, and lime green! Check out the dino cookies and fun activities! Mom + party stylist, Pam Smerker of D & P Celebrations, designed up this cute party! I had the pleasure of meeting Pam at my Denver book stop, she’s totally FABULOUS, just like this party.. check out the details…
Using lots of plastic dinosaurs in different shapes and sizes we painted them using our 3 colors, making them a bit more “girlie”. Lots of polka dot balloons, printable and fabric buntings as well as large paper flowers filled the room with color. We also had a large custom dinosaur scene backdrop printed for our food and goodie station. A special custom outfit was made for the birthday girl, with “Aly-saurus” on the front, which made Aly feel all kinds of decorated too!
We served up sub sandwiches, pasta and fruit salads, chips, whoopie pies and large sugar cookies. All of the girls received a mason jar and fun daisy cut lid with a festive paper straw adorned with a decorative flag filled with their choice of beverage to drink from.
Activity #1- The “Dino Dig”. I found a set of 3D dinosaur fossil puzzles at Target, we put them together, then buried them in one of our unused flower beds. Each girl received a paint brush to search for fossils.
Activity #2– “Planting a Dinosaur Flower”. I took small green metal buckets also found at Target (in the dollar spot) and painted polka dots on them. Aly picked out a plant/flower she thought looked dinosaur-ish for each of the girls to plant in their own bucket to take home.
Activity #3– The “Dino Egg Hunt”. This was the girls favorite activity and kept them entertained (and quiet too) for a long time. I found dinosaur eggs at Michaels Craft Store which contained miniature sized dinosaur fossils and tools. We hid the eggs out in the yard and had the girls go on a hunt. Once everyone found an egg we handed out a pair of fancy sunglasses and small painter’s face masks (both found at the Dollar Store). This kept any of the dirt/egg from getting in eyes or in their mouths. Safety first, besides this is what the professionals do and the kids loved it!
Each guest was sent home with a large green plastic watering can with adorned with a beautiful bow, where they could hold their planted flower, dinosaur egg and fossils, sunglasses, face mask, a few dinosaur figures, wrapped sugar cookies, and a mini gable box filled with gum balls, taffy and chocolate kisses.
Fun was definitely had by all and the best part, this party was different then any of the guests had ever had or been too. A new appreciation and love for dinosaurs…girlie dinosaurs that is.
CREDITS + RESOURCES
Photographer: Maria Healey of Studio Sister
Styling, party printables and backdrop: D & P Celebrations
Mini Gable Boxes: Pamela Smerker Designs
Fabric Poms (bunting, hanging and cupcake toppers): Ella Jane Crafts
Custom T-Shirt &Tu Tu set, decorative pillows: Puddle Bug Designs
Ribbons- Ribbon Revelry
Fondant cupcake toppers & sugar cookies: Astonishing Cakes LLC
Polka Dot balloons: Fancy That
Mason jar lids & paper straws: Glitter Daisy Shop
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Thank you for sharing Courtney and thank you for your sweet words. You always know how to make a girl feel special! Hugs!!
Absolutely wonderful! I love parties that are so perfectly tailored to a child’s interests–ad adore that the birthday girl loves dinosaurs! Later today I’m making cupcakes for my daughter’s friend’s paleontology birthday party, so the timing couldn’t have been more perfect.
i love that it is a typical “boy” theme party done so cute for a girl! the placecards are so cute….would have loved to see what the personalized invitations looked like…thank you for sharing!
Thanks for the feature Courtney! I wanted Pam to have at least a moment to enjoy the festivities as a mom, so it was my pleasure to photograph this super fun party!
Great party. Looking for unconventional party themes for a party for my little niece. She’s not into dinosaurs but this is super awesome!
What did you paint the dinosaurs with that was safe enough for food…….I’m not too crafty but I’m trying to make girly dinosaur cake toppers since I can’t seem to find any