August 11, 2012

How I Used Pinterest to Plan My Nephew's Dino Birthday Party

Table looks a little empty without the food

For my nephew's 4th birthday my sister (his mom) wanted to throw him a dinosaur party because he's obsessed dinosaurs. She had created a Pin Board "Kid's Parties" where she was pinning cute ideas. When she approached me for my help, I immediately said "PINTEREST!" There are tons of images for chic parties on Pinterest. She wanted a 'classy' kid's parties that could be enjoyed by the adults as well. She made me a member of the board and I began pinning away to find inspiration:



Great source of inspiration


My sister cut out triangles to spell "Happy Birthday Jacob" in the theme colors: blue and green.


My sister's husband carved out this dinosaur watermelon, which was quite the hit! (Not easy to make, btw).

Hung paper dinosaurs around the house and yard. Dinosaur candles on the cake.

Found dinosaur cupcake papers and toppers online.


The kid's table featured dino themed plates and cups found online at a party store. Paleontologist hats and mustaches for the egg hunt and foam dino masks.


For the adults table we added brown sugar as sand with some dinosaur toys.


The gift bags were brown bags stamped with Happy Birthday and dinosaur cut-outs. Filled with dinosaur goodies of course!

Overall, everyone had a good time - kids and adults - which is a success. Here are some highlights:


The kid's had to wear their paleontologist hats and mustaches before the egg hunt - quite the hit!
Kids had fun hitting the dino piƱata
Singing happy birthday

And of course he ended up with my dinosaur toys!

23 comments:

  1. OMG this is the cutest kids party ever! I'm so jealous, where was my invite ;) I loved that this party was for kids but also adult friendly. I love the dino watermelon, i remember seeing that on your instagram and showing my bf telling him I wanted to make that just because lol.

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    1. haha it was in Cali... otherwise you'd be so be there!

      The watermelon is quite the project so just warning you ahead of time :)

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  2. What a great party!!! I love the watermelon dino. And the hats and mustaches on the kids. And the gift bags. And the banner. All of it! So cute!

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  3. So adorable! And seriously, what did we do before Pinterest?! I would be lost without it!

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  4. What a dark cute party! Isn't Pinterest amazing?

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    1. YES! helped us find some many cute DIY ideas :)

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  5. OMG, AMAZING!! Looks like such a fun party. I totally was a dino themed party.

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  6. Looked like a success! Loving those cupcakes :)

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  7. That is such a cute idea! The dinosaur melon is just amazing.

    Ps your nephew has great taste - I was so into dinosaurs as a kid!

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    1. haha I have to know so much about dinosaurs or else he corrects me like "NO AUNTIE KIM!"

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  8. This is beyond adorable! What a lucky nephew you have. :)

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    1. Yes, he's a very lucky boy. But that's what happens when you're the first hehe

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  9. How freaking cool! I am jealous, I wish I was there! I love the dino watermelon and the brown sugar/dinosaur center pieces. Happy birthday to your nephew and of course you my dear!

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  10. What a cute party! You guys did a wonderful job :-)

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  11. Awww! I love Pinterest and your little cousin should too. LOL

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  12. What a fab party! You did an outstanding job! Wow!

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