Last month we celebrated the twins’ 3rd birthday! In true Amy fashion, I chose the theme months ago and wasted no time getting a Pinterest board going. I quickly learned that there isn’t much out there for girly dinosaur birthdays, so, if you’re searching for the same theme and stumbled upon this post, I hope it helps! Even if you’re not (& just here for the cuteness), keep scrolling to see all the details of Emilia and Eden’s Three Rex Birthday party! 🦖🦖
Venue: Raise Playspace in Scarborough, ME
I get just about all our party invitations from Etsy! I buy them as downloadable files that I edit and send to print at my local Staples. It’s super affordable and usually ready the next day. These particular invites are no longer available, but I found one nearly identical I will link here. I sealed the invites with a dinosaur sticker, or you could use washi tape.
The twins’ outfits, believe it or not, were decided upon a few days before their party. I had bought dinosaur flare pants and dinosaur blouses on Temu, but they didn’t go together. I was so torn! Ultimately, I chose the shirts since the colors matched the party decorations better — and how cute are the ruffles?! The sparkle leggings they ended up wearing are both from Kohl’s (& are only $5!). Little cuties. 🥰
These three 4′ long tables are the focus of the room, so I wanted to make them fun and inviting for the kiddos! The owner of Raise had already put down brown kraft paper as a runner, which was perfect. I layered it with these super adorable custom color/activity placemats, off Etsy and sprinkled crayons and confetti. These large pink plastic plates acted as chargers, topped with smaller polka dot plates for kid size place settings. I used royal purple disposable utensils and the cuuuutest little brontosaurus napkins. And because — like I mentioned, I’m extra — the tables needed to be brought up a notch. So, I took a bunch of dinosaur figurines, gave ’em a paint job, added mini party hats, and even bought mini balloons (and helium) to tie birthday balloons around their tails, necks, and arms. The dino cutouts on the wall are from Dollar Tree, and I spraypainted them, and added polka dot cardstock + large pom poms for party hats. (Shout out to Eventlyst for the inspo!)
+ NOTE ABOUT PAINTING THE DINOS: I learned the hard way that not all plastic is created equal. I am still not sure why, but my bigger dinosaurs never dried completely after spray painting. (Thinking maybe they were resin and not plastic…?) All my gold ones dried perfectly, and I bought the same exact kind of spray paint for all colors used. The dinos I used were gifted from a friend, but I tried to find some in similar sizes for you below. Word to the wise, spray very light coats until you know how it will dry.
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Since the girls’ Three Rex birthday party was in the morning, we did brunch food… with a dino twist! I scoured Pinterest for some fun food ideas that were morning appropriate, and here’s what we served, along with some cute little chalkboard signs:
Dino + Waffles (play on chicken and waffles)
Pterodactyl Parfaits (make-your-own yogurt w/fruit and granola)
Stegosaurus Spikes (watermelon)
Dinosaur Eggs (grapes)
Brachio Blueberry Cake + Muffins (my mom’s homemade blueberry streusel)
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For favors, I found the most adorable colored dinosaur boxes an knew I had to use them! I filled them with each with a bath crayon, glow-in-the-dark toy dino, stickers, temporary tattoos, pop-it keychain, eraser, and applesauce pouch. (Click here to see my Instagram reel!)
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I then used my Silhouette machine to customize each favor box with the kids’ names. How cute did these come out?! Super simple + cost efficient!
I also had my heart set on making dino wands (because I’m extra 💁♀️). I saw the idea on Pinterest with large dinos but scaled mine down to make them a bit more dainty. Again; so simple to make and so fun for the kids to take home. (Read my DIY Dino Wand tutorial here.)
& that’s a wrap! Another successful b-day in the books!
Everyone had such a great time at the twins’ Three Rex birthday party, and this mama can’t believe she has two 3-year-olds! (Send prayers… and wine!)
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