This year, we celebrated at the Creative Discovery Museum. We are members and love it there, and they happened to have a traveling exhibit just open that's all about dinosaurs!
I love it when a theme just takes care of itself. :)
The morning of his party, Ben woke up and said, "so today is my real birthday day, right?"
And he had a blast.
He's literally blasting water here with his school buddy, Wyatt.
checking out the observation tower's view
just a little ride on a triceratops with our neighborhood friends
Mr. Will didn't miss out on the action either!
My mom says he's concentrating really hard here on his craft project. I think he wants to eat that little hippo.
The CDM staff really takes care of everything, but we did bring in some munchies since it was lunchtime. We had dino-shaped sandwiches, fruity-pebble bars, pterodactyl claws (bugles),
herbivore treats (fruit salad), fossil crunch (puppy chow) and jurassic punch.
Simple, fun and kid friendly!
Party favors were dino masks, tattoos and a toy dinosaur of their choosing. However with lots of little ladies in attendance, we had to glam a few up with bracelets and hair extensions, of course!
Katie Beth and friends hitting the ice cream
Of course, there was face painting... here's Grandma and Camo Ben.
Ben in the chair of honor, enjoying his second serenade before blowing out his chocolate-cake's candles.
Fun party, easy cleanup, thrilled birthday boy = really great day!