real party: Jurassic Jaden

July 3, 2010

Hooray! We’re thrilled to have contributing editor Maria Cooke share our first real party with us…..

We are so excited to stop by today to share one of our very favorite birthday parties. We helped the sweet birthday girl, Jaden, who dig’s all things dinosaurs celebrate her 4th birthday with a jurassic celebration!

Jaden’s “big dig” was held at a local park in her neighborhood and guests were treated to a special invitation (more on this later!) that included a tiny secret message tied to a magnifying glass, as well as a map to help them find the party location.

Paleontologists in training were invited to “dig in” to their reusable canvas lunch bags filled with dinosaur shaped sandwiches & cookies, bite sized veggies & dinosaur fruit snacks.

Sand buckets with shovels filled with dinosaur stamps, bubbles & toys kept kids entertained and then served as useful tools for the dinosaur “egg” hunt and digging for hidden dinosaurs in the sand.

The birthday girl sported a special “#1 paleontologist” patch on her overalls and other guests came dressed for exploring and with party colors on too!

The fun day ended with a fun prehistoric photo of all the guests with their new friends.

A VERY special thanks to SIMPLESONG Design for the invitation + printed goods and photography by Kate Headley.


Karen Mordechai on July 7, 2010:

absolutely precious ! and I love the new site, great job gals !

Mandie on July 7, 2010:

That is awesome! i love it!

Beth on July 7, 2010:

What an awesome party! You really can’t go wrong with a dinosaur theme! I love the sand and treasure filled buckets. Everything is so cute!

kristy-the purple pug on July 7, 2010:

Ridiculously adorable! Those lunch bags are the cutest-ever! Nothing more charming than a dinosaur party for a little lady:) Beautiful.

Erica on July 7, 2010:

What a fun party!

Michelle on July 7, 2010:

Congrats on the launch! The blog is lovely!

Stacey on July 7, 2010:

What a fun and creative party idea! I bet all the geologists I work with would get a kick out of it!

Casey on July 7, 2010:

this is the best!! thanks for sharing!

Janie on July 7, 2010:

This is just too cute…I love it…congrats ladies….excited to see more….xoxoxo

Joy on July 7, 2010:

LOVE LOVE this entire party concept!

Please post more details on the invite-kits, lunchbags, etc!!

Ashleigh on July 7, 2010:

What a great party idea! I love the concept and the colors! I’m having trouble getting the images in my Google Reader. Great first 2 posts!

Hip Hip Hooray! on July 8, 2010:

[...] Maria shared with us a sweet dinosaur-themed birthday party and now here are the details of the invitation!   The invitation was mailed in a simple mailer box [...]

Lorraine Russo on July 16, 2010:

Hi. I love this party and was wondering if you would tell me where you got the reusable canvas lunch bags from and how you put your image on them – stamp, etc. Thanks in advance.


Hip Hip Hooray on July 16, 2010:

Hi Lorraine, thanks for the comment! We got the bags from here: http://www.discountschoolsupply.com/Product/ProductDetail.aspx?product=26659&es=18734220000W&utm_source=CSE&utm_medium=weblink&utm_campaign=froogle&cvsfa=408&cvsfe=2&cvsfhu=3236363539
And used iron on fabric transfers (by Wilton) … we actually have a DIY post about it scheduled for late next week if you can wait! Thanks again!

Cool blog: Hip Hip Hooray! « barley and birch on July 18, 2010:

[...] mean, the jurassic themed party and invite? AMAZING. By the end of the post I was completely devestated that I wasn’t [...]

jurassic jaden lunch bag DIY | Hip Hip Hooray! on August 2, 2010:

[...] number of folks have written in asking about the canvas lunch sacks for the Jurassic Jaden party so we thought we’d share how quick and easy they were to [...]

Bucket And A Shovel on August 7, 2010:

[...] I love these buckets and pails. All lined up and waiting for their little guests. See the full details of the party here. [...]

Heather on August 25, 2010:

your blog is beautiful, absolutely fabulous ideas, so glad to have found this…..can’t wait to do my son’s party now….he’s a budding palentologist! hee hee

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