Book Party: Dinosaur Party!
Warning: Photo Fest
As mentioned in my post last week about dinosaur books (here), The Wild Thing AKA ChickPea loves a dinosaur book or twenty. We’ve been reading ‘How to Grow a Dinosaur’ every night for a year now, and ‘Edwina: The Dinosaur Who Didn’t Know She Was Extinct’ has been a recent favourite. So there was no other choice for her third birthday but a party based on her favourite dinosaur books. Invites were from Vistaprint as always…inexpensive and fast.
When I say ‘party’ I mean family come around for a few hours and it’s all pretty low key (with lots of food). I’ve thus far managed to avoid friend parties until Year One with PudStar so I’m doing well. We have enough cousins to make it feel like a party in my opinion!
Despite it being low key – PudStar insisted we needed party bags and we decided on jellybeans as there are Jellybean Trees in ‘How to Grow a Dinosaur’ as well as ‘Dinosaur Seeds’ – photocopied the pages of the book with the seed packets and used these on the party bags and packets of Cornflowers. All black jellybeans were dutifully picked out and put into a special bag for Nonna.
PudStar and ChickPea painted mud dinosaurs inspired by ‘I’m a Dirty Dinosaur’ for decorations.
Aunty Amy is the dress buyer in the family and does an amazing job…check out PudStar’s ‘Rock Your Kid’ dress here. For ChickPea she and I chose ‘Roman Holiday’ from ‘Rock Your Kid’ a) because that happens to be the name of my favourite Audrey Hepburn movie and b) because Edwina the dinosaur is green and pink and this is who ChickPea wanted to be for her birthday. Win all round. Dino tail is by Noa Cakes.
The cupcakes for kindy and the party were chocolate spelt with edible rocks and gravel.
The birthday cake was a chocolate spelt mudcake and was just a slab with some cupcakes mountains and a volcano. PudStar thought it looked more like a tropical paradise than land of the dinosaurs but ChickPea was happy with it! The rocks and gravel were all edible. I didn’t actually get a photo of the whole cake…must remember to do this in future!
We also had dinosaur sandwiches, dinosaur print biscuits and dino egg scones (thank you Aunty Amy), nan’s quiche (which we have at EVERY family event…just because it’s full of bacon and cheese), mum’s sausage rolls, grandma’s finger sandwiches and cake pops and fruit cups. Pretty simple but lots of it – although I could have done with some leftover sausage rolls.
The cousins dug for fossils in buckets of sand, played with ChickPea’s new dinosaur garden, crafted and the danced to the dinosaur stomp song – though the birthday girl thought the music far too loud.
Found my nan in the kitchen doing the dishes. Our nan is a trooper! She also took home Dan’s ironing…not mine mind you.
Then I set the cousins to work picking our cumquats and gave my sister the washing to hang out. If family come around I say put them to work.
And then she had a cuddle with daddy.
And then she collapsed and everyone had to leave.
Happy Birthday ChickPea!
ChickPeas previous birthday parties can be seen here:
First Birthday: Very Grumpy Ladybird Party
Second Birthday: Where the Wild Things Are Party
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