Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Bijou's Dinosaur Tea Party

Bijou is five years old today.  I know I say it every time a birthday rolls around, but I can hardly believe that she's five already!  She has had such a big year.  She learned to ride a two wheeler, tie her shoes, got glasses and learned to read.  So what better way to celebrate such a big year than to have cinnamon pancakes, scrambled eggs and hot chocolate for breakfast and then a dinosaur tea party? And that's just what we did.  The party is over and Bijou and her friends had a great time.  I'm tired and glad it's over.  Here are some lovely pictures for you to enjoy!

I made fossil shortbread cookies.  The cookies kind of puffed for some reason while they were baking, so the fossils weren't as defined as I would have liked.  I dusted them with a patina of cinnamon to make the edges stand out a little better.

Dinosaur birthday cake (white cake with raspberry lemon buttercream frosting) surrounded by chocolate rocks.

Thanks to our local Goodwill, we are now the proud owners of a bajillion tea cups.  I am sure they will be put to good use.

Dinosaur garland...

The entire spread.  There were cheese sandwiches, jam sandwiches, fossil cookies, chocolate rocks, peppermint tea, pink lemonade and birthday cake.  Oh and of course a multitude of prehistoric table dwellers.

The birthday girl.  We had a Cosby Show moment before getting dressed for her party.  Remember the episode where Rudy wants to wear the summer dress to the fall party and her mother wouldn't let her?  That was us this morning.  But just like the Cosby Show, it all worked out in the end and she looked perfectly cute in her sweater dress.

Last, but not least, I thought I would share the gift that I made for her.  She'd been bugging me forever to make her a wooden camera.  So I gathered a few blocks from her room, some other random wooden bits and some paint.  Voila, homemade camera.  Nothing like a present that doesn't cost me a dime.


  1. Happy Birthday Bijou!!! She looks adorable, and is still the spitting image of her Aunt Malaika! I love how you have themed parties for all of the girls, it totally inspires me to do the same for Naja (albeit I'm not as creative), I can't wait for her first birthday! Thanks for sharing - love the pics :)

  2. What a great theme! I just saw this featured on Apartment Therapy. I love to see such unique themes. I'm sitting here in my house surrounded by all the stuff (paper plates, cupcake papers, etc) from our own girly outer space party.

    And I LOVE the idea of making the dinosaur fossil cookies. I've seen salt dough fossils similar to that, but cookies are SO much yummier!

  3. My daughter is turning 6 and she wanted a dinosaur tea party also! She wants to be a paleontologist when she grows up but also loves a good tea party. I love the fossil cookie idea, I'm sure I'll borrow it. Makenna has a bunch of stuffed dinosaurs so I made little tutus for all of them. A dinosaur can't go to a tea party under dressed after all.

  4. underdressed dinosaurs are a no no, LOL.