gallamore west: Jake's Dinosaur 5th Birthday Party!

Monday, June 18, 2012

Jake's Dinosaur 5th Birthday Party!

Our sweet Jake turned five last month and we celebrated with a dino-mite party!  He had a ton of friends and family here to celebrate, and although it didn't really compare to his 4th birthday party {a vintage Red Scooter Party that was featured on Hostess with the Mostess, Kara's Party Ideas, and more}, Jake was thrilled with his dinosaur party.  

I didn't get nearly as many pictures as I normally do at one of our parties and I'm super hard on myself about stuff like that, but I was like 37 million weeks pregnant and I was just glad to get through the day without going into labor!  And honestly when I look at these pictures, I see every shortcut I took because I was exhausted, but when I see Jake's smiling face I realize that my shortcuts didn't matter to him at all.  So I'll skip telling you all of my shortcuts too, and just show you some pictures of Jake's party {finally}!

I loved this photo board I made with pictures of Jake from this past year that I blogged about here.  Narrowing down my favorite pictures of him was the hardest part because he is such a fun, smiling guy!

I had grand plans for a whole dessert table, but when we were at Costco a few days before his party and Jake saw those big Costco cakes, he really, really wanted one of them.  So, in my state of exhaustion, I agreed.  And I have to say that even though in my mind it wasn't nearly as cute as a dessert table, we saved a ton of money, time, and energy by going this route.  And Jake absolutely loved his cake!

I made little chocolate dinosaur lollipops for favors.

The card that his big brother made for Jake was so cute...

and I loved Jake's own artwork on the easel.

I can't believe that our sweet little Jake is already five!  He's graduating preschool in a couple of weeks, and so ready to start Kindergarten.  His first five years flew by in the blink of an eye, and I'm hoping that time will slow down a little here!  

Jake is absolutely the sweetest, most easy-going, kind-hearted, silly, free-spirited boy I've ever known.  He was born with a smile and it seems to hardly ever leave his face.  He wakes up singing, smiling, and making me laugh every day.  We are so, so grateful to have Jake in our lives.  He is my sunshine.

Party printables: Green Apple Paperie
Polka dot balloons & tissue poms: Polka Dot Market
Jake's shirt: BowDalicious Baby
Chocolate dinosaur mold & plastic dinosaurs: Amazon


Colleen said...

Oh my gosh Laurie, if you took shortcuts you can't tell. Everything is super cute!! The tags and labels all look amazing. you are too hard on yourself!! nice job!

Four Marrs and One Venus said...

How in the heck do you do it girl? always. What a fun Dino-Rocking Party! His smile is the sweetest ever-- When isn't that kid smiling?? So cute!!

Kelsey @ Tattered and Inked said...

What? You cannot tell that you took shortcuts, girl! Love this awesome dino party. I'm in love with the swamp water- my little man would love that!! Everything looks great and I know your little guy adored everything you did!! Great job :)

Jill said...

What a cute party! Getting ready to do a 3 year old party for my son and I am incorporating dinosaurs! I had forgotten about the Dinosaur books! Thanks for the reminder! Have a super fun day! Smiles, Jill

MW said...

This is so cute. I'm doing a slightly differnt take ont he dino theme for Bryce's 3rd birthday in a few weeks. We are doing a "Dino Dig" party with a sand box but you gave me some really cute food ideas so thanks!


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