9.21.2009

Party like a dinosaur (and a Shabby Nest interview)~


Mr. Two is a huge dinosaur fan... so this weekend we celebrated his 4th birthday with a dinosaur party! Some of you may recall the invitations that I posted about a week or so ago. Of course, my design OCD* extends to birthday parties, so I had to coordinate the invitations with the decor. *Obsessively Consumed with Decorating.





I just love a banner...and the one I made for Mr. Two used the same scrapbook paper, as well as the dinosaur and number 4 motifs that I used on the invitations.




For the party favors I made these fun little coloring books for the guests by printing out a bunch of free dinosaur coloring pages and then sewing them (yes, with my sewing machine) together into books. You might notice that the font on the front of the coloring book is the same font that I used on the invitations. (There's that design OCD again.) Of course, what are coloring books without crayons?...so I put several crayons and some glow-in-the-dark dinos that I found at the dollar spot in Target in cellophane bags and then sewed them shut with papers featuring the same dino clip art on the front of the coloring book.




The dino clip art made another appearance on the water bottle wraps.



And it just wouldn't be a birthday party without cake. I personally am a huge cupcake fan, so I created these little darlings and topped each with more dinosaurs that I found at Target. The kids loved these! (Just had to remind them that the dinosaurs were NOT edible.)




All in all, it was a great party, and Mr. Two couldn't have been happier with it (which is, after all, what really counts!)


My good friend Jen over at Sanctuary Arts is featuring an interview with little ole me today on her blog! I was so honored that she asked me. Hop on over and check it out! Thanks Jen!!


Have a great Monday~

28 comments:

Tracy is ... Loving Pretty Things said...

What memories Mr. Two has because of ALL of the details you included on his special party.

All details were not unnoticed! You're fabulous - and have such a gift. Thank you for sharing it with us!

xo

The Whispering Creek House said...

Wow this is so nice well done!

Pretty Organizer said...

Looks like you had a roarling good time my friend! You've been busy!

Reese said...

CUTE!!!!!

Mrs. S. said...

What an amazing birthday idea! I am sure that he and the other kids absolutely loved it! You should be a party planner!! Haha!

Our really empty nest said...

love all of your ideas! Great job!

Anita said...

Great birthday ideas and wonderful execution. You did a fab job

Anita said...

Great birthday ideas and wonderful execution. You did a fab job

Darlene said...

You are absolutely AMAZING!!!! What a great dinosaur party!!

Carmen said...

I love everything! We are just the same when it comes to coordinating everything for a party!!! hehe

AnneYarbs79 said...

Saw your interview over at Sanctuaty Arts- 'don't know how I have not been over here before?!

We are kindred spirits-There is nothing I love more than throwing a kids party with little touches that only the grown-ups can truly appreciate! I'm also a sucker for a scrapbook paper custom banner. Adorable!

Hillcrest Acres said...

Adorable!!!!

Shannon said...

You throw the best parties! :) It all looks great!

~Kate~ said...

You throw an amazing party Mama!!!

LuLu said...

Your banner is outstanding! Your party turned out so dino-cute!! I have to borrow this idea for my little guy!!!
xo,
LuLu

The Vintage Modern Girl said...

LOVE it all! i wish someone would throw me a dinosaur party! :-)

paige said...

everything looks so cute & fun!!!
loved your interview too girlie!

Kasey said...

how fun!!!!

DREW'S MOM said...

How adorable! Hope you all had a great time!

welovetucker said...

wow. It all looks good. Way to be creative, I am curious though...what games did you guys play?

Beth@The Stories of A to Z said...

Both my boys are HUGE dinosaur fans. We've already had one dino b-day and my soon to be 3 yr old is asking for one this year. Great ideas! (We already have those Target dollar section dinos ready and waiting for cupcake topping. ;)

Wendy @ The Shabby Nest said...

Hi WeLoveTucker...this was one of those parties where we had the entire families come, so we actually just let the kids play together without having structured activities. It seems to work best that way when we have so many varying ages.

Tiffany said...

Oh, Wendy...you are definitely a girl after my own heart! LOVE all the details of your party. It's all too cute! You did a great job! The coloring book idea was genius and love the crayons in the bag to go with it. It's all just great! Thanks for sharing! I hope my boy wants a dino party at some point! : )

I am OCD about parties too. They are so much fun! I wanted to share a post with you about my son's first birthday party from July...
http://apieceofpunkinpie.blogspot.com/2009/07/details.html
I love finding friends that understand my need for perfecting all the little details! : )

julie said...

how fun! i bet he had a blast! i just gave you an award at my blog! go get it! dont forget to follower the rules! have fun!

Wendy said...

Everything turned out really cute!

I love planning kids parties, we just had my sons.

{ L } said...

Wow, this is all sooo perfect!! LOVE the colors you used for this. Every detail is delightful. Well done.

PS once again, I am VERY sorry for missing that email and responding so late, I feel terrible. :(

Rebecca @ Belle Blog said...

Oh my, I love your dinosaur party. You should do birthday party consulting. You'd probably make a fortune from busy mother's by planning their parties!! I love all the dinosaurs.
♥ Rebecca

Amber said...

So cute! I think the polka dot paper banner is my favorite detail! So festive!