Preston's second birthday was dinosaur themed. We threw a dino brunch. A very wet dino brunch. It rained all.day.long.
Minus the five minute meltdown (sorry, Gherkin) I had about fifteen minutes before guests started arriving, I'd say that all in all, I kept it together well given the circumstances of rain and a knee injury.
So here are the details and the picture dump from the party. Special thanks to Kristy Owens for once again capturing such special memories for us to have and to share.
|yummy cake by Eggleston's Edibles|
|Guest book : How Do Dinosaurs Say Happy Birthday?|
I hope to find a book each year (that fits the theme of his party) to have his guests sign.
|the cute little dinosaurs that threw up on my house|
|I hadn't had a Bugle in years, but got the idea to serve them as "dino toe-nails" from pinterest. |
Good news is I haven't been missing anything (ignore the fact I ate half of the bag).
|toasted marshmellow jelly beans = dino eggs|
Using a free printable (see sources below), I made these paper containers and
sent guests home with their own dinosaur eggs (aka toasted marshemellow jelly beans).
What we did:
With the rain, we were forced to set the activities up in the garage.
|And boys will be boys. They wouldn't let a little bit of rain stop them. They were all playing in the rain.|
Sorry to the mommas whose kiddos left wet. Mother Nature, I tell you, she's a rough one to deal with.
|Even the girls weren't scared to get wet.|
|the dad life (which may have included a beer AND a donut while at the party)|
|Make a wish. Rosa and I let him practice blowing out candles all week. :)|
|Unlike last year, this boy was excited about his cake this year.|
|my two year old. sigh.|
dino shirt: this Etsy shop
cake: Eggleston's Edibles, Houston, Texas
favors : free printable from here
dinosaurs for dino dig: from Amazon, here.
36 inch balloons: one left over form last year, one new --- both from here.
paper goods: DIY, by yours truly