3 weeks ago
Pink Dinosaur Birthday Party
The girls’ pink dinosaur birthday party was a hit! Everyone had fun, and we were so happy to gather with our favorite people in our new home after not being able to do so for years. It was one of those days where nothing went right but in the end, it all worked out. We woke up to 80 gallons of water in the basement. The bounce house couldn’t be delivered because it was pouring, and I barely took any photos because of the rain. But Margot took her last dose of chemo that morning, and really, nothing could have ruined our day. I could have used a break with the weather but whatever. The sun came out and almost everyone was able to show up late.
Pink Dinosaur Birthday Party
This birthday celebration was long overdue. After years of isolating, it felt amazing to be able to celebrate with everyone. Last spring, my now 4 year old decided that dinosaurs were the coolest thing ever. And in little sister fashion, Kate got really into them, too. They both love pink (Obviously. Also not my doing) so a pink dinosaur party was sort of inevitable. I went all out with dresses, balloons, cookies, and birthday cake. The cakes were so cute but Kate’s tasted just ok, and the standing dinosaurs on top both broke. Fortunately, our cookies by Maggie Makes Cookies made the perfect cake toppers! If you’re looking for fun birthday ideas and birthday party supplies, this post is for you. Here’s a look at the girls’ big day!
Kate kept saying “water head” so this was my really cute balloon garland photo. 😂 #memories
A big thank you to my friend Rebecca for snapping a family photo! I’m so glad we got these.
The Girls’ Outfits
The girls have two dinosaur dresses – one pink and one blue. My friend told me about this one on Etsy and I had to get it. Activities like this one are an easy way to keep younger children busy. My dress is Hillhouse but sold out. There are quite a few patterns and colors to choose from here.
The girls’ sandals are L’Amour, and if you use the code DANIELLE, you’ll get a 5% discount, and 20% of your order will go to Alex’s Lemonade Stand! Margot’s headband is Little Poppy Co (they’re our favorite).
I had planned on a balloon garland but saw this dinosaur on instagram and it’s so much fun – I knew we had to get a big pink dinosaur. 99 Haus Balloons did the most incredible job. It was a splurge, but was worth it.
This thing is ridiculous but looks so fun. I had to get here. Such a fun way to keep the kids busy.
Dinosaur Party Favors
I was going to get favor box but ended up filling bags with sidewalk chalk (and sealed the bag with a custom dinosaur sticker), along with bubble wands from Target. I took things a little too far and made these, too. They were a huge hit!
Another etsy gem that comes in any color palette you’re looking for. Garlands are a great way to add a little extra something to birthday parties.
Dinosaur Party Decorations
These painted dinosaur toys are amazing but I found the same dinosaurs for $33 so I’m going to paint them myself. I bought these dinosaurs for another project, along with this spray paint and this paint, too. I got some little dinosaurs to decorate and there’s another DIY I might try. Wish me luck!
I found these on Etsy and will have them out on the craft table with the big dinosaur poster.
I planned a little dinosaur excavation with these dinosaur eggs. Break the eggs and dig for fossils and dinosaur bones – very appropriate for a dinosaur birthday party theme. And naturally, they’re purple and sparkly.
Maggie Makes Cookies made the most beautiful cookies for us! She’s such a talent. The use of her cookies as cake toppers was a little unexpected, but they worked out perfectly. For anyone looking to order a simple cake, the cookie toppers were so cute! Highly recommend that. And pro tip: don’t forget the birthday candles. I did, but my MIL picked some up for us.
Dinosaur Paper Goods
It was surprisingly difficult to find cute pink dinosaur paper goods, but I found these on Etsy (they’re made in the UK) – the dessert plates are so cute! The cups had stickers on them that would not come of so skip the cups! But the real winner is the Meri Meri eco-friendly scalloped plate. I really hate that party decor produces so much waste, and try to use the same garland and banners when I can. These streamers are weatherproof and I’ve used them for a few of the girls’ birthdays.
FREE Custom Birthday Sign
I made the birthday sign in Canva using a few different graphics and printed it at Minutemen on a foam board. It was so quick and easy. For anyone who might need the sign, here it is without text! Download it here. And download the blue version here.
Dinosaur Party Favors
I set up the girls’ Market Cart as a party favor cart, and filled it with goodies for the kids.
My sister made these adorable resin dinosaurs and will be launching her Etsy shop this month. Follow her on IG to be the first to shop. She will announce first, and I’m pretty confident things will sell out quickly.
These were the easiest party favors to make, and I love how they turned out. I just put chalk in a small bag and added this custom sticker on top. So easy and the kids loved it.
These candy mason jars were the coolest. They turned out so great, right? See how I made them here.
This was such a special day, but next year, I’m doing a birthday party package at one of those kids’ places. I’ll show up with some balloons from 99 Haus Balloons. Once we get into inviting preschool friends, that seems so much easier. It’ll be a fantastic birthday party, and the perfect way to keep my house clean. There are so many great places to host special occasions. We were excited to host in our yard – it was the right place this year. Our outdoor space is just so good, and we ordered pizza (Margot’s favorite food) to make things easy.