Friday, December 2, 2011
Rustic Dinosaur Birthday Party
My next winning party feature goes to this double-the-fun RUSTIC DINOSAUR TWINS BIRTHDAY PARTY submitted by Miranda Konieczny of Whimsical Printables. Another fabulous Dinosaur party! Such a fun party theme to work with because there is so much available in this theme! LOVE the darling mini cake bunting flags on the cakes. The whole setup couldn’t be cuter.
Here is what Miranda said about the party- "My twins love dinosaurs! Soooo... of course they wanted a dinosaur party! They really like the more "real life" dinosaurs and it was a little difficult to find any printables with this theme that I had invisioned so I created my own! I wanted a more rustic version of the theme as well. My idea was burlap, wood, very natural like. My color choices were burnt oranges, army greens, and browns. From that came this wonderful party that I truly had fun creating and watching my kids enjoy!
I used fabric for my table covers and dishes under the fabric to raise some of the items. My huge cupcake stand was made by my sister and brother-in-law along with the wooden cake stands. I purchased $1 dinosaurs and used all that my boys already had as decor. I wanted a simple background for the dessert table so used the burlap with tacs.
Each child got to go home with their own miniture dino dig and the dino in the egg cup. (by far my favorite decor). The nest in the middle of the childrens table was one package of different types of moss from Hobby Lobby. Also purchase there was my fabric, ribbon, and frames, all on sale! I wanted my children involved in the creation so they painted the backdrop behind the childrens table (with just a little help from me in the end...) I also created and printed the subway art for the backdrop. I chose not to put anything to do with birthday on it because I wanted to hang it in their room! The frame... $7 at Hobby Lobby! Oh Yeah! I sanded the edges to make it more rustic!
As with tradition, each of our boys get their own cake. I hate that they have to split a birthday so they can have their cake and eat it too! I've switched to a smaller cake with lots of cupcakes for all the party guests too! Works wonders! Cutting a cake is so not my thing! I used gable boxes with the handles folded inside for the thank you gifts, purchased from Hobby Lobby."
1) Photography- Amy Craft Photography
2) Printables- Whimsical Printables
3) Food Boxes- Cute Kids Food Box
-Plum Blossom Baby
-The Paisley Store
-Dark Cycle Clothing
5) Door Wreaths- The Knock-Knock Factory
6) Fondant Toppers on cupcakes and cakes- Lynlee's Petite Cakes
7) Cupcakes and cakes- Specialty Cakes By Nisa
8) Cake Buntings- The Purple Pug
9) Tissue Tassels on the front of the dessert table- Over The Moon
10) Cookies- Dandy Delights