Throwing a Dinosaur Birthday Party will be a piece of cake with these dino-mite party ideas including: food, decor, games, and more!
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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!
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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
A dinosaur balloon and arrow welcomes guests and show them where to go for the party.
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.
Invite some dinosaurs to the party, too! And don’t forget the party hats.
Dinosaur Party Food Ideas
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!
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:
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.”
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.
Use some fun dinosaur props for a relay game. Similar dinosaur stilts found here.
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
Haribo Dinosaur gummies
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.
Get the Celebrate Simpler! Birthdays: Your Guide to Simpler Birthdays
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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.
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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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