A birthday tablescape and a little oops.......
Some of you who follow this blog know that I have always liked to have themed parties, or parties that were in some way geared towards our children, grandchildren, and now great grandchildren. I've always thought these types of parties were so much fun and they really do bring out the child in all of us.
Last month, for my hubby's birthday, I was thinking of having a cowboy or spiderman theme but then I saw these little dinosaurs at the dollar store and thought a safari theme would be perfect. The dinosaurs were so cute! They had a little button on their belly and when you pressed it they roared. Charli loved them! She would have really liked to get a hold of one of them to play with but even though the button seemed quite secure I was afraid she might choke on it.
With roaring dinosaurs in the house it only seemed appropriate to have a dinosaur cake. I've always written, or had Happy Birthday Dad, or Grandpa put on my hubby's birthday cakes.
I found some sparkler candles to put on the top of the cake. Everyone really loved those! They looked so festive with the lights turned down.
The only feminine touch to the party was a ribbon wrapped around my cake cutter. A girls has to do what a girl has to do :>)
I took the sweet little rabbit out of my spring center peice, added a couple of dinasours, and the table quickly became prehistoric inspired.
I found some dinasour activity books and favors for Ryan and Ayden. I also found neat safari hats for Grandpa, Ryan, Aayden, and Aaron. Everyone got blowers and dinasour book markers to take home. The book markers are great and were very colorful. My hubby and I are using ours here at home. I think everyone had a great time and especially my husband ♥
This is our lovely granddaughter Jessica with our great grandson's, Aaron and Aayden.
The oops part of the celebration came when two of our sons started teasing me and their father. They made statements like, "Gee dad how does it feel to be a dinasour" and "Mom you must think dad is really old" The more I tried to explain it was a safari party the worse it got and then my hubby got into the act too "Sooo you think I'm an old dinasour do you?" My family just doesn't give it up and especial my hubby. Can you just imagine what life has been like around here lately :>) This teasing went on for several weeks and even included some of our friends.... "I can't believe you threw him a dinosaur party." "No, it wasn't a dinosaur party. It was a safari party!" Next year, God willing, I think I'll stick to my original plan and have a cowboy, or spiderman themed party, but then again, maybe, just maybe, I might throw my hubby an old dinosaur party he'll never forget..... LOL.... What do you think?
The sun is shinning here after many days of rain. Charli and I can't wait to get outside!
I hope all of you have a beautiful day ♥
With warmest regards, Carol