Isaac’s love of dinosaurs was brought to life by the very talented Rochelle from Pop the Balloon! Children’s Parties who made sure all the kiddies left the party feeling like they had just been to a real-life Jurassic Park! Rochelle tells us more below.
The rise of boy’s parties in recent years is definitely starting to rival the extravagance and opulence traditionally only seen in girls’ parties to date.
Dinosaurs are one of those themes that are high on the list of ‘must-haves’ for boys right now.
When I received the call to create a dinosaur themed birthday party – capturing the essence of everything our birthday boy loved about dinosaurs (the prehistoric creatures, their size, the natural landscape and adventure), I was only too happy to step up to the party styling plate and oblige by creating a dinosaur themed party to meet every little boy’s dream.
Featuring rich earthy tones of forest greens, natural woods and fun Jurassic World tableware, our birthday boy highlighted that he had a particular love of ‘red T-Rex’s’. So with this in mind, I set about creating lots of individual moments throughout the party decor where pops of red could have a moment to shine –beginning with the construction of a giant, life-sized T-Rex, created entirely out of red twisted balloons by Keen Creations.
This then inspired the red custom Jurassic World cookies by Flyawaypineapple,
clawfoot cake pops by Cake Pop Mum and the cupcakes with a luxuriant white buttercream swirl dripping in red icing by Sabilicious Cakes.
Finally, there was the piece de resistance – the two-tiered red T-Rex birthday cake created by Kyla Daniels from Cakes by Kyla.
The finishing touches are always in the details and for this, Little Wren Prints transformed my usual blue party printables into tones of red so that this too would complement the red decorative accents within our typical earthy toned colour palette.
The setting for this event was the client’s property, with plenty of open space for the children to run around and hunt for dinosaur eggs, which were provided as part of the included hosted entertainment. The space was equally perfect for one enormous red T-Rex who stood to guard the dessert table where pterodactyls flew overhead amongst the vines.
Everywhere you looked, the children were met with more evidence that they had stepped back to prehistoric times, from the fully styled and catered
dessert buffet with dinosaur backdrop and lush greenery, to the matching children’s party table which featured 5 large dinosaurs each holding a large red balloon in honour of the birthday boy’s favourite colour.
The party was completed with face-painting and loads of fun party games which included a hunt for dinosaur eggs, a mix of traditional party games and concluded with an opportunity to dig a dinosaur out of its eggshell or simply decorate
their own plaster dinosaur.
At the end of the day, each child was loaded up with fun party favours including mega bubble wands with custom labels, party bags filled with Jurassic World trinkets and lots of yummy sweets and treats from the dessert buffet.
See more in the Confetti Fair Mini-Mag Issue 7
Styling, concept + photography | @poptheballoonchildrensparties
Balloons | @ keencreations1
Cake | @cakesbykyla
Cupcakes | Sabilicious Cakes
Cakepops | @cakepopmum
Cookies | @flyawaypineapple
Facepainting | Shari’s Enchanted Designs @sharisenchanted
Confectionery | @nutjobconfectionery