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Wednesday, February 24, 2010

The Dino Bash of the Year!


Dinosaurs discovered in LOGAN!! Come and join in the discovery at our cave at 5:00 on Feb. 20th.

Please don't be extinct!

That information was detailed on the back of this piece of paper:

and then rolled up and placed inside a dinosaur egg (easter egg) with candy and handed out for the invitations. (I didn't take a picture of everything put together :( )

Then we found these in our driveway:

So we figured we better post one of these in the yard to let anyone coming to the party know to beware!

Some crazy dino balloons

*Thanks to Ellen (my friend from Houston, my college roommate, my hairdresser, my loyal friend who drove up from South Jordan to come :)) for taking ALL the rest of these pictures at the party so I could just enjoy myself!!*

We started off with some face painting (thanks to Ellen's husband Cameron) of cool dinosaurs:

Jake Johnson



Tyler entertaining everyone with "Skibby" the snake while we waited for everyone's faces to get painted



Then we played a little 'Pin the Horn on the Triceratops'-thanks to my friend ashlie for making that:)

Tyler was annoyed that he couldn't see with the "blindfold", so he took it off...

Choosing their prizes

Then dinner was ready so we dived into some Brontosaurus burgers, Dino dogs, an herbivore platter, Dino bones (pretzel sticks), Fossil Fries(potato chips), Dino eggs (malt easter candies), and Lava Juice (Hawaiian punch-the white stuff on top of the juice is from the dry ice:))

From here on out, every picture of Tyler will include a handsome red mustache!

Then it was on to the cake and ice cream. Bobby and I stayed up till 1:00am the night before making this masterpiece, only to have Tyler say, "I don't know what it is." when we asked him. Wonderful. :)

*notice the book Jurassic Poop in the background on the windowsill. Hilarious! Thanks to ashlie and Jon who brought a whole caseload of dinosaur books from the library to help me decorate!*

His friends sure did spoil him, even though we said *no gifts* on the invitations! But of course he loved opening presents! This one happens to be a Thomas the Train Bath set from Mindy, Royce and Macey...

Then we played a couple more games before everyone went home:

Dino Bones Bowling...

And Dinosaur Ring toss...

Kylee trying to get Tyler to "ring a dino", but he was too interested in his cool new toys to play some dumb old carnival game his mom made! :)

Everyone got to take home a bag of dinosaur treats-dino fruit snacks, stickers, plastic dinosaurs, dino eggs, etc.-with their new dinosaur name (ex. Jake- was Jakeosaurs Rex, Kate-Kateratops, etc.), and a dino bone (small dog bone) attached to the bag.
I think Ellen was trying to get a picture of the dinosaur decor, but off in the right corner you can sort of see the party favors. (I didn't even think to take a picture of them)

We were SOOO sad when we remembered hours after everybody left that we had forgotten to set off the volcano Bobby had made for the party! We're just going to save it until Tyler needs it for a school project one day :)

Thanks to everyone who came and helped us celebrate Tyler's birthday! (the Ellet's, the Fackrell's, The Dana's, the Morgan's (well Kelsey, not so much Josh), The McLaughlin's, and The Johnson's) We had so much fun celebrating his special day with you!

Happy Birthday (again) Tyler!!


Alisa and Sky said...
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Alisa and Sky said...

Everything turned out so cute!! Love all the decorations, food and games! you are so creative and it looks like it was such a fun party! i'm sad we couldnt make it up! I'm sorry...I love you :)

Michelle Church said...

that is awesome. way to go. I'm very impressed. such great ideas. if it helps, i totally knew what your cake was. lol. Love that volcano. Isn't that so sad you forgot about it! Maybe you coudl take a video of it happening and share it on here. happy birthday tyler.

Callie said...

So cute!!! I love all of your party ideas. We needed to collaborate the boys' birthday party was dino themed as well. Oh, if we were neighbors again the fun we would have! Miss you guys, especially when I see fun stuff like this.

Amanda Bj. said...

I love the Dino theme. It looked like a lot of fun. Happy birthday Tyler! Angela, the food looked so cute, you always have such cute ideas.

Stacie said...

HOLY MOLY that party puts all of my birthday parties to shame (not sure that was very hard to do anyway lol)!! Thats awesome!!! You are a great mom!!

alena said...

All of your ideas are SO super cute! Wish I could have been there!

Mel said...

Oh my wow!!! I want to throw myself a Dino party!! Looked super fun! Sorry I never comment on your posts- I always read though- consider me a stalker:)

Cheryl Nelson said...

So cute and fun!!! You are a mommy extraordinaire!