Sam’s DINO party
It was pretty fun to watch Super Sam in the spot light for one night! He wanted a DINO party this year. I had BIG plans for a fun all out dinosaur party. Just a few problems with that plan. 1. He doesn’t really have many friends yet. 2. Parties are a lot of work. 3. I was short on time.
So we compromised and had a fun themed party with a few neighborhood friends and called it good! I had planned to just let the kids run around like hoodlums in the backyard (read: I didn’t really plan many activities to keep them busy). But the clouds rolled in late in the afternoon and by the time the party started it was pitch black with rolling thunder and torrential rains. So the party came inside, I bumped up my ISO to ridiculously high levels, and we just ran with it!
When I asked him what he wanted to eat for his party he exclaimed, “BAGELS!!!” We went with his second choice…PIZZA! I kept it simple…pizza, fruit salad, and carrot sticks. And of course cupcakes. He requested chocolate cupcakes with chocolate frosting with chocolate sprinkles. He is so obviously my son.
There were only two planned activities…a pinata and a fossil dig. We buried some miniature dinosaur skulls (found at Michaels) in the sand and let the kids dig them up! The favors were tiny paint cans filled with plastic dinos and the fun foam dinosaur hats from the Dollar Tree. The cupcake toppers were so cute (wish I had a better picture) and were found at TJ Maxx as a set with matching cupcake liners. We pulled all of our dinosaurs from around the house and used them for fun decorations.
Not my most creative party…nor my best pictures (thanks a lot Mother Nature)…but the birthday boy certainly enjoyed all the attention and had a WONDERFUL night!