So I decided to plan a party less than two weeks away

G-tot is going to be 2 next week and I decided at the last minute to throw a party. Nothing huge, but I do have a theme—dinosaurs. The color palette will be green, yellow, and the variations between. Here are the invites I made this morning after a killer headache kept me from making them last night.

ignore that black line—that’s me taking a crappy screen shot

blocked out the address and phone—you know, to thwart the stalkers

It’s an early party and I’m thinking finger foods and cake. I have a few ideas for little favors for the kids which I’m excited to put together. I would love to hear your suggestions for food, decor, or anything else. Keep in mind our budget is very small.

9 comments to So I decided to plan a party less than two weeks away

  • Christina

    Those are awesome invitations!! I love them. And I love the idea of a dinosaur party. Too bad you guys don’t live around here — there’s a cute park with picnic pavilions and there are all these dinosaur climbing things.

    My best suggestion (because I’m horrible with this stuff) is a dinosaur shaped cake (I have no doubt you are creative enough to pull this off). And balloons in various shades of green (balloons are cheap).

    I know what I’m sending G-tot for his birthday now. :)

    [Reply]

  • Lynda

    I love your invitation. I’m sure you’ll pull it off well.

    Calem likes cupcakes. That’s all I can think of for suggestions at the moment.

    [Reply]

  • Shades

    It all look great! And my mom never planned a party more than two weeks in advance. Shoot, I don’t think two weeks was even a rule of thumb… it was either we were, or we weren’t. You’re on the right track!

    [Reply]

  • Vegas Princess

    I reccommend a Dinosaur cupcake cake! That way everyone gets their own cupcake and they are easy to assemble into a dinosaur shape rather than struggling to make a whole cake or draw one in icing.

    I have a pretty good idea what to get G-tot for his birthday!

    [Reply]

  • Naynayfazz

    Don’t they have dinosaur shaped chicken nuggets? I am not sure how good/good for you they are but that would be cute.

    Another cute idea, although it doesn’t have much to do with dinosaurs is: cup o’ dirt. You make chocolate pudding and crush up oreos and mix that together. Then you put it in a flower pot and put gummy worms in it. I remember someone made that for a kid’s party I once went to and it was a success and oh so yummy!

    You can also do a dinosaur egg hunt. That would be a cute game.

    Can you tell I am the daughter of a party planner?

    [Reply]

  • Naynayfazz

    Don’t they have dinosaur shaped chicken nuggets? I am not sure how good/good for you they are but that would be cute.

    Another cute idea, although it doesn’t have much to do with dinosaurs is: cup o’ dirt. You make chocolate pudding and crush up oreos and mix that together. Then you put it in a flower pot and put gummy worms in it. I remember someone made that for a kid’s party I once went to and it was a success and oh so yummy!

    You can also do a dinosaur egg hunt. That would be a cute game.

    Can you tell I am the daughter of a party planner?

    [Reply]

  • Fantastagirl

    The invites are very cute!

    [Reply]

  • Darwinsgirl

    Can you post the coloring book? I love the invite, and my son is turning 2 in a few months…

    [Reply]

  • Lora

    My son’s party is this weekend and we made a paper chain and hung it between the kitchen and dining room (free) and then I bought 50 balloons and a tank of helium at the party store for $25 and I will fill the living room ceiling with helium balloons and will put some old fashioned breath balloons all over the floor. I did it last year and the kids all went nuts. Just watch popped balloons if you have any babies around. Or dogs.

    It cost about $30 all told.

    [Reply]

Leave a Reply

 

 

 

You can use these HTML tags

<a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>