I’m not going to lie, being two and a half weeks out from my due date with baby #2, the last thing I have felt like doing is throwing another big party. However, I also could not deal with feeling like I was jipping my first-born of being celebrated, so I pulled myself together and decided to give him the party he deserved.
We celebrated his first birthday big (you can check out his Lumberjack Party here), so this year we kept it small with just our families. We have moved States and into a smaller house, so I debated hosting at home, but just love the intimacy of home parties. It wasn’t hard for me to decide the theme for this year’s party as Adler has developed a dinosaur obsession. He has been watching The Land Before Time movies on Netflix! That takes me back to childhood! He also has a block kit that builds a giant dinosaur. He chases me through the house with it from time to time, but I digress….
For his decorations, I found the cutest company on Pinterest! They are called The Happy Wish Company. I ordered his main decorations from them and was not disappointed! I will say, you probably want to enjoy being somewhat crafty as the Balloon Garland had to be assembled as well as the Tissue Paper Garland. It came with clear instructions and I found it rather easy, just time consuming.
I did cut some corners and ordered some of my own things from Amazon. I will post those as well. They have several other themed decorations aside from dinosaur!
Here’s a list of the decorations and a direct link to them:
Roar Silver Balloon Foil Set
Tissue Paper Tassel Garland
Balloon Garland Kit
As far as the serveware goes, I ordered the plates, cups, and napkins from Amazon.
For some party fun, we decorated dinosaur sugar cookies. Here’s a link to my favorite sugar cookie recipe. Here you can find the dinosaur cookie cutters.
Every party needs a good party favor. For these cute party favors I also turned to Amazon! Here’s a list of the bags and what is inside for the guests:
Navy Striped Paper Bags
I found the thank you tags here. You can download and print them on cardstock for free! I simply cut them out and punched a hole in them in order to attach them to the paper bags.
1 Liter Pineapple Pop
1 Liter Peach Pop
1 Liter of Ginger Ale
Scoops of Pineapple Sherbet for topping
* Freeze all of the pops to make an icy consistency!
I hope this helps you find some inspiration for your next Birthday party! Especially if you are looking for Dinosaur ideas. Adler had a great time with his family. If I wasn’t ready to have a baby, I’d want to do it all over again!
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