Friday, July 20, 2012

Darling Dinos

We absolutely love the whole process of creating a party and seeing it come to life for our clients. The feeling is 100x that then when the party is for one of our own children.
Our Darling Dinos collection was created especially for Pamela's daughter Aly who turned 7 and wanted a girlie dinosaur themed party.

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. 

Our Darling Dinos designs come in two monochromatic collections, choose from apple green or violet. Monochromatic collections give you so many options when choosing your color scheme. Start out with a collection and add as many additional colors to your pallet as you wish. Add punches of color with balloons, streamers, plates, napkins and the food you serve. A benefit that we found from using monochromatic collections, is originally Aly wanted pink as one of her additional colors, but later changed her mind to aqua/turquoise. 

( Boys "Mighty Dinos" collections in Aqua & Apple Green collections coming soon!)

A big thank you to our vendors who helped make
 Aly's "Darling Dinos" birthday party so special! 

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


melismama said...

SO SO Cute! Love the color scheme! Congrats ladies on your new adventure! Can't wait to see more of your talents!


melismama said...

shared this ladies on my page this morning! LOVE IT!

Birds Party said...

LOVE the colors!! Who'd think a dino party would be so cute for girls!! ♥♥♥

Lyric Lain said...

I love it! Great job!

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lucruri said...

So gorgeous! Love the whole idea of dinos. Seems so much fun! Can't wait to see what's next. Lidia

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