Friday, August 9, 2019

3 Tips & Projects for a Fun Dinosaur Themed Birthday Party

Hello and welcome to my blog if this is your first time here welcome if your are a returning visitor welcome back.  There's nothing like having a fun themed birthday party.  Heck I am 40-something and I still love a good themed birthday party.  And, let's just say there are a ton of themes out there that you can pick from.  One of the best parties you can have is a dinosaur themed party!  Everyone loves Dinosaurs no matter their age or sex.  There's something about these creatures that fascinate us; I just watched a new documentary the other night on a new dinosaur that was discovered a few years ago.  This is a theme that's sure to please everyone in attendance even the Birthday Boy or Girl. 

Tip #1: Pick Your Theme and Go All Out! 

One way to have a party that people will talk about for months to come is to pick a theme and go all out with it.  You want your decorations, plates, napkins, party decor, favors, and the every important cake to match.  Today I am going to share with you three tips and projects for a fun Dinosaur themed birthday party that can be changed up for both a boy and a girl.  A great way to do this is Make your own decor it's hard to find things sometimes that match your theme, but when you make it yourself it's a blast for you and the family plus you can customize it to fit your needs.  That's just one of the great things about Stampin' Up! we have products to match all types of themes.  It's just a matter on how you create it.  I know you're probably thinking but I am not crafty that's okay I am here to help you with some project ideas that are super easy to make and want take a lot of your time.
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One of the easiest things you can create is the banner.  And you will want to create a few of these and drape them everywhere you can.   You can place banners on the walls, tables just about anywhere you can think of.  Banners add color and ties a theme together. The Dinosaur banner above was created with products from the Dinoroar Suite in the 2019-2020 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog, and can be found on pages 98-100 or on my website under Shop.  When you go to my online store you will want to click on Suites and look for the Dinoroar Suite it's grouped right there together. 
The Banner was created with a little Whisper White Baker's Twine and the Dinoroar Designer Series Paper and a little cardstock.  You will want to cut the designer series paper to 3" x 12"  strips and then fold in half.  Fold them over the twine and secure with a nice strong adhesive like Tear & Tape.  You can totally dress them up or down, if you are not super good at stamping that's fine just use the designer series paper pennants.  Take to the wall or table and BAM cute decor with no hassle.  If you want to dress it up a little add some solid color 12 x 12 card stock cut to the same dimensions in between each of the designer series paper pennants with a little stamping.  The dinosaur you see in on this banner was stamped and cut out with the matching stamp set and dies and added to the banner with Stampin' Dimensionals for a fun new look.  

Tips #2:  The Invitations Are a Must have and not just by text! 

Invitations are probably one of the most important things for a party.  You have to get people there right.  You can buy these or even better why not make some.  It's super easy to make your cards with some cardstock, ink, and designer series paper.  Here for example is a great little card you could use.  

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This is a super easy card to recreate.  It's a piece of Flirty Flamingo Cardstock cut at 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 scored at 4 1/4 and folded in half.  The designer series paper (1" x 5 1/2") along the edge adds just a little texture and a little more color to the cards. The focal image was done with Whisper White cardstock (3" x 4") with the sentiment stamped in Pretty Peacock ink.  The dinosaur was stamped in Pool Party and Lovely Lipstick ink and cut out using the matching die.  He was popped up on Dimensionals and placed above the denim ribbon.   The whisper white layer was then added to a Lovely Lipstick piece of cardstock (3 1/4 x 4 1/4) and popped up on the card base.  To finish off the invite add a simple knot to the ribbon with a smaller piece.  Write your message on the inside and your ready to party.  

Tip #3:  Get Your Table Decor, the Cake & Party Favors all in a Row!

Shop early for the cake and don't wait to the last minute.  Some bakery's have a 48 hour or longer order time.  Ask me how I know!  So that is number one on your list after you pick the theme hunt down that cake!  After you have the cake under hand it's time to start thinking about table decor.  Simple plastic table cloths from the Dollar Store are perfect for a kids party, if you're doing a adult themed party think about more fancy table cloths or runners.  Add a few of the banners around the table with some fake palm leaves.  Bowls of different color candy that matches your the designer series paper make the perfect table scrape.  You can find candy in all types of styles and colors and a bonus is that helps add color to your tables as well.  Add in a few party decor decorations like palm trees and toy dinosaurs and your have the perfect table.   Throw around a few balloons in matching colors and your all set.  
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Now for the favors!  These are super easy to create.  You need some mini pizza boxes some cardstock  a little designer series paper ribbon and ink.  You can fill these little boxes with whatever party favor you want.  They are food safe, and can hold a lot.  It was dressed up with a stamped image and a cardstock banner that was cut from some old olive cardstock.  Add a little more of that denim ribbon to tie everything in and you have the perfect little treat for a take home gift.  I have a image here that you can save with the instructions on it. 

I also have a PDF of this project sheet you can download also for free.  Just click here to download the file.  Thanks for dropping by today I hope that you have found this post helpful.  Remember you can purchase all these supplies currently in my online store.  Make sure you like and follow my blog for more content just like this.  I post daily here.

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