Dinosaur Extravaganza – Miriam Thomas

Dinosaur Extravaganza

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My youngest turned 4 at the end of March.  It is so hard to believe that it was 4 years ago this little delight made his great entrance to the world.  The poor kid will forever be known as “the baby who arrived at home on the bathroom floor because Mum and Dad didn’t make it to the hospital in time”  He’s pretty cute though- isn’t he?

Prior to his birthday he told me that he wanted a birthday with “Dinosaurs, Dragons and Unicorns”.  I told him that might be a bit tricky and he should think about perhaps just picking one…..so we settled on DINOSAURS

First came the birthday invitations (featuring the stamp set called “Dinoroar” and also “Party this way

Then came the special day!

We had decorations to suit the theme and the birthday boy, “Luke-a-saurus”

…….and lots of Yummy Party food that fitted the Dinosaur theme (complete with labels I made using my Top Note Die in the bigshot and also stamped images from “Dinoroar”)

(It is hard to see in the photo but the pasta is shaped like dinosaurs)

(Just for the record no baby pterodactyls were harmed in the making of this party food)

(I’m probably not the most talented “Watermelon carver” but the kids knew what I was trying to achieve)

(The ‘brontosaurus bread” had little dinosaur shaped sprinkles on top- which you may have been able to see if I’d thought to take the plastic wrap off before I took a photo…..but I was more concerned about snapping a few shots before the hungry 4 year olds descended upon the food table)

A dinosaur party would not be complete without a volcano cake.  When it was time for the birthday boy to blow out his candles we added sparklers to the top.

Here is the birthday boy after blowing out his candles!

Luke had a lovely time handing out the ‘lolly bags’ at the end of the party

Luke even helped to cut out the “Fancy Favour Box” using the bigshot.  We made the handles using the strip from the “Tasteful Trim” Die

…..and of course the loot which included the traditional chocolate bars, sherbet sticks, candy rolls, party blowers, balloons and lollipops as well as dinosaur foam shapes, dinosaur stickers, dinosaur tattoos, dinosaur lollies and little dinosaur toys.

He had a lovely day and was spoilt with lots of lovely gifts.  There were even a few kids who went to the trouble of making lovely handmade cards for Luke.  One very talented Mum made the following gift for Luke

She’s very clever isn’t she?  She should accept some orders from people- don’t you agree.  (If you’re interested please get in touch with me and I can pass your details on to her 😉

I think I had as much fun as the kids did at the party just getting everything organised.  If there is anything you would like to know more about then please let me know!

9 thoughts on “Dinosaur Extravaganza”

  1. That is amazing Miriam!! I love the top note labels for the food – what a great idea. The watermelon was fantastic and what you named the food was so clever. Let me guess – not much of the herbivore food got touched??? lol.

    Great work!! That must have taken HOURS!!!

  2. Alison says:

    What an AMAZING party! You did an awesome job…..I’m sure your little boy will remember it for years to come!! He is SO very cute by the way!

  3. Di Dunk says:

    Wow Miriam. These are all fantastic. Think you’ve earned yourself a well deserved rest! They must have taken you AGES to make and create. all beautiful.

  4. looks like a lot of fun, well done

  5. Jenny Humphreys says:

    Holy moly! what a lucky-saurus! it looks amazing! and so creative! love the “sweetivore food” lol

  6. Elaine Hannam says:

    Totally agree with Jenny Humphreys!! That will be hard to top next year 🙂 I loved the volcano birthday cake !!

  7. Sue Madex says:

    Wow Miriam – that is one fabulous fabulous party! Love all the themed food and tags. I bet he had a terrific and very memorable day. Have you recovered yet!!?

  8. Hi Miriam, just drifted over from Sue’s blog to have a look at yours. You have blown me away with the detail that went into Luke’s party-FANTASTIC! He’s a cutie too. I have been meaning to ink up that stamp set but settled on “I dig You” when I did the 2 birthdays in February, none until a first in November, now. Anyway, you’ve inspired me.

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