Months ago I found these really cute dinosaur candles on clearance at target and scooped them up, and luckily Connor likes dinosaurs a lot more now than he did when I bought them originally, so a dino party it was! We're also preparing for Mr. A to get out of the army and for us to move back home in a few short months so money is TIGHT especially with buying for both kids for birthdays AND Christmas. The only way I convinced my husband to do a party was that I promised to DIY everything.
I ordered these tiny dinosaurs on Amazon for the cake toppers and favors. I didn't get a picture of my favors because I was running out of time but I found this tutorial and painted the lids of baby food jars and hot glued dinosaurs on top (I didn't paint the dinosaurs). I used this mold and made my own dinosaur shaped crayons. I also included these temporary tattoos, some dinosaur stickers, and a container of homemade Kool-Aid playdough. I put all of this in simple brown paper bags, punched holes and tied with ribbon (that I already had). I had some scrapbook paper laying around and I printed up "Thank you for coming" on the front and the recipe for the playdough on the back and included a packet of Kool-Aid mix so they could make their own at home.
|The dinosaur crayons I made...I should have labeled them, several people thought they were candy!|
|I made these shirts for the boys!|
|Connor loved his new train. He looks so grown up!|
|Grayson's first taste of cake...he was definitely a fan! (ignore the pink high chair, we were at his cousins house)|