Yep, you read that right. My girl is anything if not original. This theme was definitely not what I had in mind. But I was shooting for unique and creative, and a girl's Dino party is definitely that.
For Lilly's 4th birthday I was think of something more along the lines of this...
Isn't that so stinken' cute! I love me some Breakfast at Tiffany's. (Now that I am thinking about it, its probably not the most appropriate theme for a child's party. But still flippin' cute!) But when asked what kind of party she wanted, the answer was a quick and sure "Dinosaur Party!", and I aim to please the Birthday Girl.
So I searched for a little inspiration; which, not surprisingly, there was not a lot of. At least not aimed for girls. Here are a few things I did come up with..
These cute cupcake toppers ended up being my main source of inspiration. I even stuck with the Pink, Yellow and Orange color scheme they have going on. They are from PinWheelLane on Etsy, if anyone is interested.
I had a hard time "getting in the groove" with this party theme though, despite living on Pinterest for a month.
The first thing I did was ran to my local Wallie World ( Walmart is the only thing in my little town) and bought the Dino Play cartridge for my cricut and whipped up these little babies.
Sitting down and actually making something really helped me get my creative wheels turning. So when it was party time, there where actually some pretty cool decorations, if I do say so myself.
This was the view out side as the guests arrived. These pictures didn't turn out so great. Do to the camera drama I have been having, I was using my Papal's camera, and I wasn't very familiar with it.
I got the idea for this Zig Zag piece from here. Though I tweaked it so that the streamers where hanging from a PVC pipe wrapped in crepe paper. The idea was to hang it over the rectangle table the kids where going to eat at, but we ended up with a round table. So this guy got to hang out over the entry/ favor table instead.
I really do wish the pictures had turned out better, because the decorations where so much cuter in person! But do you see the Dino shaped sandwiches in the corner of the above picture? Nutella and PB&J my friends, the kids loved 'em. But the Dino nuggets where really what they all went for. I just kept it simple and it turned out great.
But I did throw in some healthy stuff y'all. We had veggie cups, grapes, applesauce and apple juice. Though I guess it depends on who you ask if you consider the last two healthy.
I made the cupcakes this year, though I have bought them from the grocery store before to save time. I actually had almost everything ready for the party well in advance so I had time to make them this year.
And maybe the big kids did too :) Also linking up to one of my fav blogs, Birds's Party Blog.