Monday, February 18, 2013

Dinosaur Card & Party for Chloe

Hello everyone!  I can't believe this is the first post I have done in February!!!!!  Oh my goodness!  There has been a lot going on for me, including the worst flu ever!!!!  I have not been this sick since high school!  My students are also dropping like flies, so I am disinfecting my room every chance I get...  Unfortunately the flu meant that I didn't have a very exciting birthday either, and my poor little niece was sick on her birthday too.  We did have her awesome dinosaur birthday party today, so we made up for being sick on our actual birthdays!  :)  One good thing that happened on my birthday was that my boyfriend sent me roses!  They were delivered to my school, and it was sweet, adorable, and completely unexpected!  :)  Anywho, here is the card that I made for my niece, and because I've been missing for so long, I will also show you pictures of her party (there's some cute ideas there), and I'll share a recipe for the punch that we made... 

Frosted Designs- use bold colors or patterns
Paper Playtime- use a sentiment stamp
Go Fish Challenge Blog-  photo inspiration (bright colors and circles)
Craft Your Passion- use glitter

Birthday Bash- number 7 cut at 5.94"
Create a Critter- T-Rex cut at 3.59", other dinosaur cut at 3.47"
Sweet Treats- gift cut at 1.35", party hat cut at 1.35"
Cuttlebug- circle pattern (Papertrey Ink)
My Creative Time Stamps- Wow! So Many Candles
Stickles- star dust, yellow, magenta, lime green

Okay, here are some pictures from my niece's dinosaur themed birthday party!  A lot of these ideas are things my sister found on Pinterest...  The party was an absolute hit, and I think all of the kids AND adults had fun!!!!  :)

  We made the spewing lava by pouring melted sugar over ice cubes.  It created those really cool twisted looking pieces!

These were the "goodie bags".  Each kid took home a dinosaur egg (paper mache), then cracked it open when they got home.  Parents were texting pictures of their kid opening up the egg (so exciting)!  :)

 Here's the birthday weirdo, I mean kid...  She loves T-Rex!  The kids also got to do a really cool dinosaur fossil hunt at night.  My sister made fossils out of dough, then we hid them all over the yard.  When it got dark, we had the kids look for fossils using flashlights.  Everyone really loved that activity!  :)

Here's the recipe for the Luscious Slush Punch.  Now, in the picture it doesn't look very "luscious" or "slushy", but trust me, it was really good!

Luscious Slush Punch
(Recipe from

*We only used 1 cup of white sugar (it was still sweet enough), and we froze the mixture in gallon Ziploc bags.


2 1/2 cups white sugar
6 cups water
2 (3 ounce) packages
strawberry flavored Jell-O® mix
1 (46 fluid ounce) can
pineapple juice
2/3 cup lemon juice
1 quart
orange juice
2 (2 liter) bottles
lemon-lime flavored carbonated beverage


  1. Bring the sugar, water, and strawberry flavored gelatin to a boil in a large saucepan; boil for 3 minutes. Stir in the pineapple juice, lemon juice, and orange juice. Divide mixture into 2 separate containers and freeze.
  2. Combine the contents of 1 container with 1 bottle of the lemon-lime flavored carbonated beverage in a punch bowl; stir until slushy. Repeat with remaining portions as needed. 
Okay everyone...  Thanks for stopping by, and I'm sorry it's been so long!