The day before we went on our holiday we celebrated Finn’s 6th Birthday once again.
This time with all of his best mates and friends from school.
So far for the last 6 years we have managed to keep his birthday parties very low key
and mainly celebrated with family and close friends.
But with him being in school for the last 3 years and having been invited to plenty of amazing birthday parties which where held at Farms, Indoor Trampoline Centres, Bowling Alleys,
Gym’s and plenty of more cool places we decided this year he can choose his very own big party which we will throw him after all this might be his last birthday here in this area,
before we move next year!
Hes been going to Dinosaur Escape Adventure Golf for a quite a while now. well mostly Daddy took him there so the dedication was made pretty quickly to hold his party with his 10 friends there.
The whole course is surrounded by massive dinosaur figures and “lakes” and other
fantastic features from the dinosaur era:
We got a Birthday Package Deal which included the invites, a round of Mini Golf,
1 hour use of the dinosaur themed party room, party food, ice-cream and drinks for the children
as well as a certificate and a dinosaur party box.
I was happy that the food part was taken away from me because that’s just added on stress, after all i have been throwing birthday parties on mass even before the children where born when i use to work as a Nanny, it was fun but utterly exhausting organising it all especially with me decided to book it so close to us heading off on our family holiday (what was i thinking!)
Now with sourcing Pintrest for the coolest Dinosaur Ideas for the leftover stuff like the cake and some party games and the thank you cards i couldn’t help but add on a little extra in the
kids party bags because it was such a cool idea! So here are some instructions how to make
your very own “Thanks for stomping by!” party favours:
Me being be I forgot the balloons but hey i had a dinosaur happy birthday banner a few stand up table decorations and we had a supercool orange triceratops pinjata so that kind of let Finn & all the other kids forget about the missing balloons! Although the pinjata game didn’t go to plan at all!
Little Tip make sure you cut a few holes into the side and bottom of the pinjata it took the children plus a few adult way too many attempts to hit it open! But once it finally ‘exploded” the sweets plus some (medium sized) Dinosaurs (which i picked up from a bucket set for 4.99£ from B&M)
went down a storm with all the party goers!
And then there was the cake (you can’t have a party without one right??)
I thankfully found a mum from Finn’s school to bake me a small cake which she surrounded with choc sticks and covered in (icing) grass and added a 3d scene with edible rice paper dinosaurs (who i bought off ebay and then single handed cut out one by one oh the joys!! Next time i pay some extra few quid to not do that again!!). She also baked a lot of cupcakes with some white and green icing where i stuck lots of different edible dino rice paper on top.
I packed them all in little cupcake boxes ready for the kids to take home together with their party bag.
(Btw. i found the the orange triceratops on amazon)
Despite the pinjata mishap, the forgotten balloons and the room being very very echoey it was the perfect dinoTASTIC birthday for our now 6 year old Finnster!!
And last but not least there was the matter of writing little Thank you notes to all of his mates and friends who where kind enough to bring him some presents along: