Last month Joshua turned 3 and we hosted his first proper party with a dinosaur themed. He is OBSESSED with dinosaurs and can pretty much name most of them by sight.
I found so many inspiring pins for the party and quickly accumulated more ideas than I could possibly fit into one party! I had a lot of fun crafting for his birthday – so take a look at what we did…
I then got to work 2 weeks before the party making paper mache dino eggs, I didn’t realise how long this would take, and I’m pleased that I got help and that I started a couple of weeks before the party because some days the layers took more than 24 hours to dry. The plan was to paint the eggs after the final layer dried but after 15 eggs with 4 layers each, momentum was starting to decline and so we used tissue paper as the last layer and then stuck on round orange stickers. before the purple layer was completed, we cut open the eggs and added in some cheap Pound Shop toys. We did a treasure hunt for the kids with the eggs which went down really well! The kids absolutely loved opening the eggs and finding little toys inside.
I made a Happy Birthday banner for Joshua and some tissue paper tassels which are now at Tea & Crafting because I couldn’t let them go to waste!
Ah I had SO much fun baking the cake! This year I kept it simple, last year’s Peppa Pig cake took me the entire day and I vowed never again, its meant to be fun not stress. So ready made icing and a how-to on the Betty Crocker site to make this cute dino cake meant that within an hour or so the cake was done. This year Joshua was able to help me too which made it all the more special and fun.
I found this easy tutorial on making up these dino tails and managed to get Joshua’s made in one nap. It was so easy I decided to make baby Jasper one and just adjusted his so it was smaller. Having made Joshua’s, I thought that stuffing the spikes with toy stuffing would keep them more upright and it worked really well. Don’t they look adorable? Joshua wore his pretty much the whole day and still loves to wear it and roar like a dinosaur!
And then a few hours the party was over. I’m now planning Jasper’s first birthday party and I’m really keen to try and make a rainbow cake they look so lovely. Anyone made one of these before?