Dino Bash Party, Our Little Bracchiosaurus Turns Six!

It’s been a crazy couple of weeks around here between Easter, Teacher’s appreciation week and Mother’s day, I have not stopped! In between all of this we squeezed in a very special birthday party for a now 6 year old. The theme, Dinosaurs! Both boys are obsessed with dinosaurs so when our oldest asked for a dino party I was not surprised. I knew we were doing dinosaurs but I wanted it to be clean and fresh. To top it off this party had to be completely, gluten free, casein free, soy free and vegan! I was certainly up to the challenge. I hope you enjoy this party.  I will be posting recipes and how to’s on all of the items featured in this party!
I knew that I wanted to make a cake that had a volcano that would blow smoke out, it was very difficult to show this in a picture, but with a little dry ice, we had a working volcano! The birthday boy loved it!
Dinosaur cake with working volcano
gluten free casein free soy free vegan
happy birthday
This cheerful balloon birthday wreath welcomes our family and friends to the party. I have been wanting to make this for some time so I was very excited to finally have it displayed on our front door. I first saw it on How Does She and it was love at first sight!
Birthday balloon wreath on front door
Since I knew I wanted the party to be very clean and simple I decided to start with a very basic Kraft paper invitation. I had Cmariedesigns on Etsy make these for me, I added the goggle eyes, it’s always nice to put your own special touch.
Dino Party invitation
Once I found the invitations I wanted I knew the basic colors I wanted to work with would be Kraft paper brown with lime and khaki green. So I got my favorite vendors together and this is what I came up with.
Dino party food table
Now with more detail… I ordered most of my paper products from Think Garnish, which I LOVE! 
I baked gluten free bread and then prepared sandwiches cut out in the shape of dinosaurs. I used the Think Garnish clear labels to print out the food names and put stickers on glassine bags filled with dino sandwich, wraps for the adults, as well as gluten free pretzels, plantain strips in cones and dinosaur shaped cookies. I made the dino polka dot banner and strung it with baker’s twine.
Kids lunch in wood berry boxes
These lunch bags I just loved! I found the layout for these on Tip Junkie and I knew I had to use them.
Paper cups with Kraft labels and flavored syrups
Dino crudite in individual shot cups
Dino dig dirt cups with wooden spoons
gluten free casein free soy free vegan
Dino polka dot frame
Polka Dot Market balloons
The polka dot balloons came from none other than the Polka Dot Market, every party at our house is not complete without a set of these color coordinated balloons!
The party favors are always very important. Because I kept the party very small, only four children, I was able to get something nice and special for each child. These custom goodie bags by Papernook each held an adorable T-Rex shirt for each little boy. 
Papernook dino goodie bags
For a fun activity, I decided we would have a bubble pool for the kids! My son had a person come and do this at school once and he loved it. I knew it would make him very happy.  The recipe for the bubble pool is super simple and I will be including it with the rest of the tutorials in the upcoming week.
Birthday boy inside bubble pool
bubble pool
bubble pool
Fun was had by all and it was a great day! I will be posting tutorials on everything I made and cooked for this party so stay posted! I leave you with some more fun photos.
Baby T-Rex loving his polka dot balloon
polka dot balloons and dino goodie bags
Dino birthday boy and mommy


12 thoughts on “Dino Bash Party, Our Little Bracchiosaurus Turns Six!

  1. May 14, 2011 at 5:13 pm

    What an amazing party! Love all of the details!

  2. May 15, 2011 at 6:01 am

    I did a Dino Party when my son turned 4 (He’s just turned 12 last week!). It was (and still is) the favorite party I ever planned. People still talk about it. Yours looks like it was great fun!

  3. May 16, 2011 at 8:57 am

    Hi Tacy! Thanks, it was a fun party. Your gorgeous dinosaur goodie bags was one of the most special details of the entire party! Thanks for making them! Love D

  4. May 16, 2011 at 8:58 am

    Hi Jenny, boys and dinosaurs, right? It was a lot of fun. They loved the cake and the bubble pool the best! Love D

  5. May 16, 2011 at 9:50 am

    Oh my gosh, so many fantastic ideas!!! I want a dino party!!!! This is awesome!!!!

    I would love for you to stop by my blog and share this at my For the Kids link party! Stop by and join in on the fun!!!


  6. May 17, 2011 at 6:41 am

    great job! i can only hope that my 6 years old dino bash is half as fun! It’s in 2 weeks!

  7. May 18, 2011 at 6:39 am

    Hi Rachel, thanks it was a lot of fun! I will definitely stop by your blog! Love, D

  8. May 18, 2011 at 6:40 am

    Hi Beth, thanks you. I am sure your Dino party will be fun as well. I will be posting tutorials for most of the items I made so maybe you can get some new ideas. I will be posting a dino party related giveaway today, so I hope you are following so you can get in on it. Love D

  9. May 18, 2011 at 9:19 am

    Love all of it!!! That is a great idea with the hula hoop.

  10. May 18, 2011 at 7:08 pm

    Thanks artsy mama! The bubble pool was definitely the best part. I even got inside a bubble myself. I will be posting the tutorial on how to make the bubble pool soon. Love. D

  11. Kati
    November 11, 2011 at 12:04 pm

    Hi! I’m planning a dino party for my son’s 3rd birthday. He has nut and dairy allergies. I’d love to know more about your dirt cups! They are adorable, but I can’t tell exactly what is in them. Thanks so much!

  12. November 11, 2011 at 6:56 pm

    Hi Katie those are So cute and super easy! I bought a dairy fee chocolate pudding I believe the brand is Organics. Make per instructions using your dairy free drink of choice. I use hazelnut milk, then too with crushed Kinnitoos cookies they are gfcf cookies that look and taste just like Oreos. Then I had gummy worms and jolly beans coming out of them. Hope that works!