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Ellie’s Pink and Gold Dinosaur Party


A DIY girly and glittery pink and gold dinosaur birthday party for my 3 year old daughter.


Design Inspiration

Ellie has been loving dinosaurs lately, so I decided to go a little unconventional and combine a girly pink and gold theme with the dinosaur idea, since dinosaurs are typically seen with a more earthy color scheme. We didn't have too much money to spend on a party, so I made everything that I could myself. I also did a lot of Pinterest browsing for inspiration.

Decorating Style

Eclectic and DIY

Project Details

The invitations were the most fun part to make by hollowing out an egg and inserting the dinosaur shaped invitation and hole-punched confetti through a tiny hole. I then painted them with gold glitter glue and put them in "nests" made with paper cups and tissue paper.  I used this free printable from Yellow Bliss Road to create the cute little cupcake topper with bakers twine from Michaels and the pink and white striped straws that I found at TJ Maxx. I purchased the dinosaurs (which I spray painted gold), plates, tissue paper for the hanging garland which I made by hand, and pink party favor bags from the local Dollar Tree. The glitter paper that I cut the hearts out of, candy sticks that I glued them to, and cupcake liners were also purchased at Michaels craft store. I made and decorated all of the cookies and also made Ellie's tutu by hand. Her cute little dinosaur shirt is from Carters.

Favorite Items

Probably the invitations. I had so much fun making them and watching Ellie crack one open to see the confetti and dinosaur "hatch" out of the egg.

Vote: June Party Finalists - Project Nursery

Tuesday 16th of June 2015

[…] Ellie’s Pink and Gold Dinosaur Birthday by Hilari Alsip Beth, of Project Nursery, says, “Gold dinosaurs? Pteranodon cookies with pink roses painted on? Come on! This party is adorable and a breath of fresh air. I love that this little girl’s birthday wishes came true in such a creative combination of themes.” […]