Friday, January 31, 2014

Free dinosaur (Jurrasic Park) party printables

My adorable nephew Maddox will be turning 4 in March and my sister asked that this year his theme be Jurrassic Park! She wanted a dinosaur theme (he's totally obsessed) but not cutesy, something more tough. This is what I came up with. I am still trying to figure out how to make the files more easy to be downloaded/shared. I don't want to dish out the $400 it could cost me to buy Adobe Acrobat to create .pdf files and when I save the images to a word document the image sizes get shrunk down for some reason. Again I'm a veterinarian and NOT a graphic designer so I appologize. If anyone could tell me a cheap way to create shareable .pdf files or some way to easily share downloads that would be much appreciated. Until now hopefully these will work for your guys. The party isn't until March so seeing the files "in action" won't happen for a while but I tried to take photos of most things in real life:

Ziploc sandwich bag toppers for snacks.

Straw toppers. These files are blank so you can add your own text to personalize them.  I just printed out the files onto sticker paper and cut them out double sided and stuck them together around the straw.

Cupcake toppers

Goody bag "Thank you" tags.
These are 2 files put together.  First I printed and cut out the large Thank You tags then put them on top of the little note cards and tied them with jute twine.
I made some extra little cards with random dinosaurs on them to be used throughout the party and in center pieces.

I also created some "carnivore" and "herbivore" garlands to be hung on different tables.  One featuring veggies and fruits, and the other meats.

My sister always goes all out with invites.  These will be delivered in person.  This is an 8X8 inch box that has plastic dinosaurs, a canteen, and some binoculars as well as the invitation in it.  I printed them on sticker paper for the party but the image below is just printed on regular paper just to give the effect.  Stick paper is expensive so I didn't want any of that to go to waste!

I also created these little food piks.

Lastly here is the invitation.  Sarah just glued the invite to the inside lid of the box.

So here are the actual digital files.  Ideally you'd just click on it to enlarge the images, then save to your computer.  Then open it in your photo editing software (I use photoshop) and add your own text.  They are all meant to be printed in 8X10 format.
Canteen stickers.  These are sized to be 4X4 which is how the canteens that she ordered online come but the file could be resized to fit your needs.
Cupcake toppers.  I think these fit a 2" circle punch
These you will have to cut out. Follow the border of the image to discard the rough edges.

These next few files are all out of order but there are lettered for Carnivore and Herbivore banners.  The herbivores are in green and the carnivores are in red.

Large blank tags.  Just add your own text in white to personalize.
Toothpick/straw flags
Editable water bottle labels

Cupcake wrappers  

More toothpick/straw flags

Blank cards to edit as you see fit.
Blank small straw toppers.

I hope that you guys enjoy these and that they can be of some use to you!  I'll post photos of them in use after the birthday party in March!