Monday, June 4, 2012

Julian's Dinosaur Party at the Natural History Museum

Like most boys his age, JD loves dinosaurs but we can honestly only credit this love for dinosaurs to the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles! We began visiting the museum with him in 2010 and became members soon after; we haven’t stopped visiting it since. When the Dinosaur Hall opened last year JD became completely fascinated with dinosaurs and fossils. There isn't a week that goes by that he doesn't ask to go to the “Dino Museum.” So, when the time came to plan his 3rd birthday party we knew dinosaurs would be the theme. When we found out the NHM of Los Angeles had a birthday party program, we didn’t have to think twice about the location.

The Natural History Museum's birthday party program is really great! They provide everything you need to throw an amazing dinosaur party, everything but the food and cake! The program even provides event assistants (really awesome assistants) to help you run your party and direct all the activities and games. All your party guests also get admission to the museum for the day!

Julian had no idea his 3rd birthday party was going to be at his favorite museum, when he arrived and saw the balloons and decorations, the expression on his face was priceless! JD and his friends had such a great time. They played "Tyrannosaurus Says", Pin the Horn on the Triceratops, they made dinosaur masks and their very own fossils.  I have to admit that this party was amazingly stress free thanks to the help of our very supportive family, the wonderful staff at the Natural History Museum, and especially Kersti Kooiman.  Kersti not only helped me decorate, but she is also the incredible photographer behind these amazing pictures of JD and his dinosaur party!

Photography: Kersti Kooiman
Kraft Bags: Little Horse Bakery
Kraft tags & birthday banner supplies: Retro Rox Vintage
Muslin bags: Urban Homesteaders
Julian's Carnivore Shirt: Vicarious Clothing
Invitations, cupcake stand, cupcake decorations, cake decorations, plant arrangements, gift bags, dinosaur egg bags, fossil cookies &  chocolate dinosaurs: Quaintly Garcia
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14 comments:

Muriel said...

What an awesome bday party!! I wish I would have seen this sooner, my nephew just had a dinosaur bday. These are some great ideas!!

Brittany Schwaigert said...

So great! I love every single bit of it!

Anonymous said...

Hi Adrianna. Can you tell me where I can find the white Dino figures like the one that is on top of the suitcase?

Adriana said...

Thank you Muriel and Brittany!

I purchased the Dino figures from Amazon.com, they are dinosaur wood puzzles (you have to put them together yourself). I glued them together and painted them off white!

Anonymous said...

Ok thanks. I just looked and it looks like u can also purchase them already assembled as well. Its a bit more expensive though.

Kristi said...

Wow! You are super talented and pulling all that together!

Adriana said...

Thank you Kristi!

Mães e Festeiras said...

Hi, Adriana. I saw this amazing party at Desing Dazzle and came to our blog to see it all! It´s so incredible. I´m from Brazil and usually only post my own party at my blog, but, as many as my readers come to my blog because of my son´s dinosaur party, it would be such a great honor if I could post some pictures of these wonderful party and give your post link ... Do you allow me to do that?
Best regards,

Maria Tais
maesefesteiras.blogspot.com.br

Adriana said...

Maria,

Thank you for the kind words! You can definitely share JD's party with your readers, I would be honored. I loved your dinosaur party too, it was so awesome. The balloon trees and dinosaur were so cool! Thank you for visiting my blog.

Mães e Festeiras said...

Hi, Adriana, I finally made the post!
The link is http://maesefesteiras.blogspot.com.br/2012/07/uma-festa-de-dinossauros-muito-bacana.html
Again, thank you and congratulations for so beautiful party and family!!!
Regards,

Maria Tais
maesefesteiras.blogspot.com

AventureraMY said...

Beautiful party and just in time for my son's 5th birthday...he's asked for the dinosaur theme as well. You have some awesome ideas, some of which I will be borrowing, if it's okay by you. I love the invitations, can you tell me what size is the tag you purchased? I found them at etsy but am not sure of the size. Please, please, please, do share the info with me.

By the way, Julian esta guapisimo, you have a lovely family, God bless you!

Migdalia Y.

jamie@glitzeeglee said...

Wow this party looks like serious fun. I love the dinosaur bone skeleton cookies, the bags of dinosaur eggs, and the dinosaur masks.

Anonymous said...

I love this party! So cute and well done! Can you tell me where you got the dinosaur cards that are hanging behind the cake? Thank you so much!

Anonymous said...

I love this party! So cute and well done! Can you tell me where you got the dinosaur cards that are hanging behind the cake? Thank you so much!

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