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Caleb's 3rd Birthday Party

Merc+Jones By Merc+Jones  in Birthday


Party Recap

A 'Dino-mite' party for my son's 3rd Birthday! With lots of dino-themed activities and foods!


Party Highlights

  • Best Moment

    The birthday boy not wanting his party to end and asking everyone to come back and party with him!

  • Funniest Moment

    Selective hearing from the birthday boy... "Caleb! Caleb! Caleb..." Nothing. "JOHN!" Turns around!

  • Most Touching Moment

    Caleb hugging his best friend Mason who dressed up as a dinosaur just for the day!

  • Best Dressed

    Mason - The Dino Boy!

  • Desserts

    Dino Nests - Chocolate Haystacks with Chocolate Drops Dino Bones - Pretzels with marshmallows dipped in white chocolate Volcanoes - Cheerios with Milo and White Chocolate lava Dino Track Cookies - Shortbread Cookies Dino Digs - Jelly with Dinosaur Lollies Chocolate Marble Mud Cake

  • Party Favors

    Kids : Dino Jars with Jelly Beans and Dino Plasters with Paint Adults : Dino shaped chocolates

  • Activities / Games

    Dino Dig - Dinosaur eggs Pin the tail on the Dino Dino Pinata

  • Budget

    Roughly $450

  • What People Ate

    Kid's Menu : Dinosaur shaped Vegemite and Ham & Cheese Sandwiches, Dinosaur Chicken Nuggets, Dinosaur Pasta Adults Menu : Sausage Sizzle, Garden Salad, Pasta Salad, Coleslaw

  • What People Drank

    Softdrinks, water and 'lava juice' - orange cordial



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    Jennifer S wrote:

    Love this! Planning a dinosaur party for my son. How did you create the dino dig?

  • Merc+Jones

    Merc+Jones wrote:

    Thanks Jennifer :) I bought the eggs and placed them in takeaway containers filled with sand. You can make the eggs (plenty of tutorials on Pinterest!), but I was lucky to find them for only $2 at K-Mart! Hope that helps... Nic

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    Jennifer S wrote:

    Nic- thanks so much! That helps a ton! I have seen the eggs before and seen similar kits but never thought of the takeaway containers. Great idea!

  • Olivia W

    Olivia W wrote:

    Super cute! I am planning my son's 1st bday party now in a dino theme. I am looking high and low for a similar backdrop. Where did you find the bamboo like background and big leaves? Thanks!! Olivia

  • Merc+Jones

    Merc+Jones wrote:

    Hi Olivia! Thanks so much. I purchased it from The gardening department of a hardware store - it's a birch wood screen. The leaves are from our Birds of Paradise plants in the garden ;) Hope that helps!! Happy planning :)

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    Carrie H wrote:

    Love your decorations! Can I ask where you got the printouts/outlines of the three dinosaurs that you used throughout your theme? Would love to purchase and use as well. Especially the T-Rex. Great job!

  • Merc+Jones

    Merc+Jones wrote:

    Hi Carrie, Thanks so much! I designed the files myself - if you like send me an email and I can custom design for you. My email is nicmercjones(AT)hotmail(DOT)com Cheers! Nic