Dino-Mite Dinosaur Birthday Party Ideas!

by Mel

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Throwing a Dinosaur Birthday Party will be a piece of cake with these dino-mite party ideas including:  food, decor, games, and more! 


Dinosaur Birthday Party Ideas

So, you’re throwing a dinosaur themed birthday party!

And you don’t quite have the time or energy to come up with all the ideas for it?

You’re in luck! Keep reading for tons of dinosaur party ideas including:
  • Dinosaur party invitations
  • Dinosaur-themed food ideas
  • Dinosaur activities and games
  • Dinosaur party favors
  • And dinosaur party decorations

Thank you to Andrea, our So Festive For Kids editor who contributed all these fun ideas for you to enjoy!

Related:  Free Birthday Party Planner with Birthday Interview Printable

Related: Amazing Monster Birthday Party Ideas 


Dinosaur Party Invitation:

Use dinosaur themed wording on your invitation: “Roar! Please join us for some prehistoric fun and a dino-mite time!”

If you don’t want to make your own, you can get these cute “Roarr! You’re Invited to a Dino-Mite Party” Invitations from Amazon here. 


Dinosaur Party Decoration Ideas

Dinosaur Balloons 

A dinosaur balloon and arrow welcomes guests and show them where to go for the party.


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Dinosaur Garland

Cute dinosaur garland sets the mood and adds a festive touch wherever you need it. I made this using my Silhouette, but you can find a similar garland here



Plastic Dinosaurs 

Invite some dinosaurs to the party, too! And don’t forget the party hats.


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Dinosaur Party Food Ideas 

Dinosaur Eggs 

Kids might not get excited about place cards normally, but they will love finding a dinosaur egg on their plate!


Grapes are dinosaur eggs everyone will love to eat!


Dinosaur Bones 

And how about some dinosaur bones? Pick up some pretzel rods for a simple side dish!


Other Dinosaur Themed Food Ideas 

We also had dinosaur shaped chicken nuggets for the carnivores, carrot sticks for the herbivores, and “dinosaur toenails”(bugle chips) for everyone to eat, with “swamp water” to drink.

Dinosaur Party Games &Activities:

Paleontologist Passport 

Each kid got a “Paleontologist Passport” with a page for every activity we had planned.  They got a stamp when they completed each one, and by the end they officially become “Junior Paleontologists.”






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Fossil Dig

These dinosaur fossils were a HUGE hit.  We buried them in a sandbox along with some plastic fossils and let the kids go to town searching for them.  For the recipe go here.



T-Rex Relay

Use some fun dinosaur props for a relay game. Similar dinosaur stilts found here.

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Create a Dinosaur

Pull out some paper and create-a-dinosaur stickers for some hands-on fun!


Dinosaur Cupcake Decorating (and of course eating too!)


Take Home Dinosaur Party Favors Ideas

  • Inflatable dinosaurs from Dollar Tree. They worked great for a decoration and then the kids were thrilled they got to take one home!
  • Mini dinosaur notebooks and pens
  • Dinosaur stickers 
  • Haribo Dinosaur gummies


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Tip for Saving Money

Sometimes a themed party can be a lot of work, but I decided what kind of party I was going to do months in advance so I could keep my eye out for things when I was out and about.  You’d be amazed at how many clearance or thrift store scores you can find if you just plan ahead a bit.  I found the dinosaur bingo at our local thrift store.  I got the dinosaur cupcake kit on clearance as well as the dinosaur notebooks for their favor bags.  My son’s birthday was just after Easter so I scored clearance crackle plastic eggs that worked perfect as dinosaur eggs.  Save yourself money and work by watching for things year round!

Check out these Fun Birthday Traditions:

You can get a cute Birthday Interview printable to keep track of all the favorites year after year.

Adorable Birthday Interview Printable for Kids from So Festive

Get the Celebrate Simpler! Birthdays: Your Guide to Simpler Birthdays

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Don’t Forget These Other Fun Birthday Tradition Ideas!

The Birthday Bundt Breakfast Cake 

You can simplify the birthday breakfast with this tasty overnight birthday breakfast bundt. Add some candles for some extra festiveness! Get the recipe here.

The Birthday Shoe: A Magical Birthday Tradition

This magical birthday tradition is a favorite for all ages… it actually pays to get older. Read about this fun tradition here.


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*So Festive for Kids is a series contributed by Andrea, a creative mom to 3 boys who always has a fun idea for the little ones.  All photos and ideas are original to her.
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Joanna March 18, 2016 - 5:34 am

Such a cute party! may I ask where you got your printables (dino banner, food labels, passport) ? I am throwing a dinosaur party for my little one and these would be perfect! Thank you!

Liza Ramalho Albuquerque April 11, 2016 - 2:20 pm

Hi, i was wondering where you made your dinosaur invitation. Loved it!

Anna August 8, 2017 - 10:55 pm

Great ideas! I am wondering if u have printables for the dinosaur shaped banner? Tnx!

Melissa Sunday August 14, 2017 - 2:39 pm

Used a silhoutte cutting machine to cut out the shapes and then sewed them together!

Lydia A August 12, 2017 - 8:56 pm

Such cute ideas! What did you use to make the dinosaur garland?

Melissa Sunday August 14, 2017 - 2:39 pm

Used a silhoutte cutting machine to cut out the shapes and then sewed them together!

Meagan April 11, 2019 - 7:54 pm

Where did you get the cut files for the banner? I want to use my silhouette but can’t find the adorable dinosaurs you used!

sofestivemel April 13, 2019 - 2:49 pm

I’m not sure. I’ll ask Andrea, who contributed this post!

Ane September 16, 2019 - 11:34 am

Also looking for the silhouettes you used for the banner!

Tina Borchardt May 28, 2019 - 6:56 pm

What did you do for passport activities?


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