three rex birthday party for toddler girl, the naylor family

A Magical Dinosaur-Themed Birthday for 3 Year Olds

Well, our little girl is another year older and it’s just so hard to believe that the days are flying by. Eleanor has been all about dinosaurs for a majority of this year, so I knew we needed to throw a dinosaur-themed birthday. Eleanor can even identify 5 different dinosaurs! Of course, I had to put a girly spin to our dinosaur theme, so I used flowers throughout along with pink and gold.

Eleanor with large balloon shaped as the number 3 laying on bed
Three Rex party decorations. Balloons in gold spelling out RAWR, good bags, and streamers.
Goody bags for Three Rex birthday party featuring brown bags and green dinosaur

I purchased plastic dinosaurs from Once Upon a Child, Amazon, Dollar Tree and Dollar General. I found various sizes and spray painted them gold and pink. On some of the larger dinosaurs I was able to cut out a hole and add flowers. For the goodie bags, I found wooden dinosaurs at Michaels during the summer. I painted them green and added names using my Cricut. It’s rather hard to find girly dinosaur party favors, but Target did have some cute ones I was able to include in the bags.

Table decorated for three rex birthday party, finger foods in boxes spelling out RAWR, flower plates, cups, and cutlery
veggies in paper mache letters spelling out RAWR for three rex birthday party for girl

Charcuterie boards are always fun to make and I’ve seen ones on Pinterest using paper mâché letters. I purchased the 13.5 inch letters. All you need to do is cut the top off and line the letters with parchment paper before adding your foods of choice.

cupcake and cake for three rex birthday for girl, cake has frosted daisies around it with gold dinosaur on top with candles, assorted decor featured in the background
Cake for three rex birthday for girl, round cake with frosted daisies around it with gold t-rex on top with candles, flowers and cupcakes surround the cake. dinosaur-themed birthday

For the first time ever, I actually hired a local cake/cookie artist to create something for us rather than picking something up from Publix. I found Oakland Bake Company on Instagram through hashtags (small business owners make sure you’re doing this). Chloë did not disappoint and we absolutely loved how everything came out!

food spread for three rex birthday for girl
john naylor pushing daughter on bike for her birthday at three rex birthday

One of Eleanor’s big gifts was a balance bike. I think it’s safe to say, she loved it!

eleanor with gold 3 balloon standing outside in floral dress

I tried to keep the party decor simple, but to the point. Eleanor had a blast and thinks it’s her birthday everyday now.

Balloons: Party City
Plates: Ellie & Piper
Paper Fans: Amazon
Cups: Amazon
Happy Birthday Banner: Amazon
Candles: Amazon
Dinosaurs: Amazon
Party Favors: Target
Cake Stand: Homegoods
Cupcake Stands: Amazon
Cake/Cupcakes/Cookies: Oakland Bake Company (based in Winter Garden, FL)

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask!

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