“k” birthday — gold dinos, fondue and g&ts

I saw the following picture on Pinterest about a month ago and totally fell in love with the concept of having gold dinos as a “theme” for a party. I was so in love with this idea that I couldn’t spend the creativity on just anybody. Lucky for me, the end of March brought the perfect occasion.

As I mentioned before, many of my friends celebrate March birthdays. When one great friend came home for her birthday, we hatched a plan to have a co-birthday party with some other birthday girls whose names start with “K.” And so the “K” party, complete with gold dinos, fondue, and some gin and tonics was born. He’s a look!

decor

 

The décor was “fierce” (ha) but feminine:

  • An assortment of plastic dinosaurs spray painted gold. I found the dinos at the drug store after realizing that large replicas of the prehistoric creatures are kind of crazy expensive. I opted for the smaller, cheaper ones and just bought more.
  • A handmade happy birthday sign
  • Big gold and clear balloons
  • Gold letters spelling “YAY, K”
  • Gold votives
  • Tissue paper confetti in blues and pinks
  • Handmade “holey” paper
the scene

the scene

happy birthday sign

late-night dino stacking

late-night dino stacking

it almost spells kayak...but it doesn't.

it almost spells kayak…but it doesn’t.

gold dinos

gold dinos

more gold dinos

more gold dinos

hand-cut tissue paper confetti

hand-cut tissue paper confetti

t-rex was the fan favorite of course.

t-rex was the fan favorite of course.

menu

 

The menu was simple and straightforward and of course featured lots of cheese. We enjoyed:

  • Cheese fondue with apple, bread, sausage, broccoli and roasted potatoes for dipping
  • Arugula salad with strawberries, red onion, and feta
  • An orzo and arugula salad by Kacie
  • Goat cheese toast points from Rachel
  • German chocolate cakes in mason jars with fresh berries and whipped cream
  • Gin and tonics and champagne
fondue circle

fondue circle

bar cart

bar cart

bar cart

t-rex getting in on the g&t action

t-rex getting in on the g&t action

german chocolate cakes in mason jars with fresh berries and whipped cream

german chocolate cakes in mason jars with fresh berries and whipped cream

the birthday girls making a wish...in their birthday crowns

the birthday girls making a wish…in their birthday crowns

the company

 

it was a great mellow night with great friends and of course a little cards against humanity. Happy birthday, ladies! I’m so lucky to have you in my life.

a little march madness in the "background"

a little march madness in the “background”

love the boy's facial expression in the back

love the boy’s facial expression in the back

xole with her party favor dino favorite and a nice tag photo bomb

xole with her party favor dino favorite and a nice tag photo bomb

par par stretching it out

par par stretching it out

"k" ladies

“k” ladies

dinosaur party

the birthday girls got some bubbles and glow sticks — great party gift/immediate favor!

the birthday girls got some bubbles and glow sticks — great party gift/immediate favor!

a little blurry eyed by the end of the night :)

a little blurry eyed by the end of the night 🙂

the dino stacking was actually pretty impressive

the dino stacking was actually pretty impressive

cheers krista

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