It’s almost time for Dax’s 4th Birthday! If you’ve been following my blog, you may be wondering why I haven’t already been posting about Dax’s party planning. I usually start in July or August since his birthday is on Halloween (I must have been a party planner in another life, lol), but this year we are doing things a bit differently. Since we have a pool in our backyard now, we decided to find another location for the party this year.
Last winter we took Dax to the build-a-bear workshop, where he built his best pal, Blue. He had such a great time that I thought it could be fun to do a build-a-bear party. And let’s face it- toting Blue everywhere from daycare, sleepovers at Gram’s, and anywhere else he wants him to go- poor Blue is a bit dirty and worn. The only thing I was worried about was that having a build-a-bear party seemed too ‘girly’. I started doing some looking around and found out that there are 2 or 3 locations in the US that offers build-a-dino parties. How awesome! Except for the fact that all of those locations were no place around here… So I spoke to the manager at our local build-a-bear workshop, and he said it would be fine if I ordered the dinos in advance to bring for the party. But that was the catch- it had to be done a few weeks in advance to have enough time to order and ship the dinos.
I looked at dinosaur invitations online to get some ideas, and then spent an entire Sunday afternoon coming up with this design. I’m kind of obsessed with Chevron prints at the moment, so I decided to incorporate it into the invitation along with some bright orange and dino silhouettes. Even though I’m no longer in the invitation business, I look forward to designing one of a kind invitations for my lil man’s birthday each year. I’ve even had a few friends say things like “We always look forward to opening Dax’s invitations because they are always so amazing!” (Do you know that I still get emails about his 2nd year Yo Gabba Gabba invites?!)
I think our guests may have been a bit surprised this year, since this is the first time we aren’t doing the full blown Halloween costume/ birthday party at our house. But I’m pretty sure this one will also be a blast for the kids. The RSVP cards were usually the best part of Dax’s previous birthday invitations, so I didn’t want to disappoint our guests this time around. The RSVPs were designed specifically for boys or girls, and are in the shape of a dino egg. It allows them to choose their new dinosaur from four different choices. Dax enjoyed receiving them in the mail, and was mostly excited to see which dinos his friends chose. So cute!!
I’m really looking forward to seeing all of the kids build their dinos, and I’ll be sure to post pics of the party! In case you’re interested in seeing his previous Halloween birthday parties and invitations, here are the links:
Have you planned any parties recently for your children?