It’s Dino Party Week here at mamaguru.com! Welcome to all my new followers and fans from Pinterest!
Max’s fourth birthday party was a Dinosaur Dig in our backyard and it was fantastic! We had so many unique activities that I wanted to divide coverage into several articles, so it’s easier for other moms planning a dino parties to search and get specific information.
Of course, we’ll start with the invitation.
I don’t like to spend too much money on invitations, but I do want something cute for my scrapbook and to get guests excited about the party. Miami is known for poor RSVPs, so I tried an evite last year. I was horrified when after prodding guests several times to respond, they finally checked the maybe box. Maybe is not an RSVP. I switched back to classic paper for this party and added a playful threat to encourage responses.
1. I purchased blank cards at Target for $2.99 for a box of twenty.
2. I took a picture of the dinosaur fossils the kids will dig at the party in our sandbox.
3. I manipulated the snapshot and printed it and other banners on cardstock.
4. I cut and pasted the old fashioned way. I traced dino footprints on the inside to add a little fun. It would have been great to take the time to print directly on the inside of the invitations, and if that’s easy for you to do, yours will be better than mine. I needed to get these in the mail very quickly, so I didn’t bother. I still think they were cute.
5. For detail junkies: I used the Matisse font on the outside and Rough Typewriter on the inside. Those two fonts were used throughout the party signage as well.