Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Dinosaur Party Invitations

Lincoln's celebrating his fourth birthday with a dinosaur-themed birthday party.  Two years ago my older son, Brighton, also asked for a dinosaur birthday party.  That made planning this year's bash super easy.  Same games and activities.  Same invitations.  Same food.  Different kids.  Score!

Instead of a card-type invitation, each child received a box with instructions to "dig up the details inside."  (I even had the patterned paper left over from two years ago - it was just too easy.)

For instructions on how to fold an origami box, click here.


What's inside the box, you ask?  A mini dino dig!  I printed the party details on little tags, tied them to small dinosaur (dog) bones, and buried the bones in sand.  Yes, I warned the moms that these would be messy and that kids should open their invitations outside.  But seriously, how much more fun is this than a boring ol' card!?

Speaking of boring ol' cards...  Actually, I like this one.  This was my first shot at making invitations until I decided to do the mini dino dig.  I ended up using this card as a thank you note.

Wish me luck on the party!  Enjoy your day.

Patterned papers from the Archaic collection by Basic Grey.

13 comments:

  1. Love this!! So cute, fun and creative! Congrats on the shout out at MF world! YAY!

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  2. So cute! Congrats on the shout out.

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  3. Oh so adorable! Love all your dino creations. Congrats on the MFW shout out to ya also!

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  4. Followed the link from Moxie Fab...and these are just that!!! LOVE them!

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  5. Wow wow!! I got here from Moxie Fab too... love this!! My 4 year old would love it too :D Thanks for the inspiration

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  6. Planning a dinosaur themed first birthday party and love the Dino card! The dig box would be so fun for older kids. Our oldest is 4 so we have always just done parties with the family and I usually make the invitations. Thank you for the inspiration:)

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  7. So Cute! This is perfect for the dino dig party we are having! Thanks for sharing!

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  8. Wow!! So wonderful dinosaur party invitations. Great work and really liked it. Planning to have a dinosaur party for my daughter birthday party at LA venue. She will love this theme as she have great interest in dinosaur’s toys and cartoons.

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