DIY Your Own Dinosaur Themed Party
Planning a birthday party for your little one can be an exciting, yet challenging task. You want to make it special, memorable, and most importantly, fun!
If your child has a fascination with prehistoric creatures and dreams of exploring the land of dinosaurs, why not throw a roaring dinosaur themed party?
With a dash of creativity and a sprinkle of imagination, we'll show you how to make this celebration a roaring success. Let's dive into the world of dinosaurs and let the fun begin!
Invitations that Excite
To kick off the excitement, start with eye-catching dino-themed invitations. Design your own dinosaur invites using a free platform like Canva or simply cut some dinosaur shapes and hand write your invitation on the back.
Pro tip: Choose your colour palette now and design the invitations in the same colours you plan to decorate the party with - it'll make the entire celebration a cohesive event.
Party Décor that Takes You Back in Time
Transform your party space into a prehistoric wonderland with some simple but effective DIY decorations. Start with using a Balloon Garland Kit to create a balloon display as your focal point and hang green and brown streamers from the ceiling to mimic a lush jungle - perfect for little dinosaurs to explore.
Take it to the next level with foil dinosaur shaped balloons and a DIY volcano using paper mache. Use brown craft paper to create a life-sized dinosaur footprint trail leading to the entrance. And don't forget to display a "Welcome to Jurassic Park" or similar sign at the entrance to set the mood!
Jurassic Snacks and Treats
All that exploring and roaring is bound to work up an appetite. Don't let your young partygoers turn into hungry T-Rexes! Keep them energized and excited with some dino-themed snacks:
Dino Nuggets: Serve up some dino-shaped chicken nuggets that will make the kids roar with delight.
Herbivore Veggies: Don't forget to include a veggie tray with crunchy carrots, cucumber slices, and celery sticks, calling it a herbivore buffet.
Volcano Punch: Mix up a colourful fruit punch and call it "Volcano Punch." Serve it in dinosaur-themed cups for extra excitement.
- Dinosaur Eggs: Make devilled eggs with a sprinkle of paprika for a speckled appearance
- Dino Bones: Made from pretzel rods dipped in white chocolate
- Dino Fossils: Sugar cookies with dinosaur-shaped imprints
Dino-Sized Cake: Last but not least, crown the party with a show-stopping dinosaur cake. You can either bake your own cake and top with our dinosaur cake toppers or order a custom cake from your local bakery, shaped like a T-Rex, Stegosaurus, or any other favourite dinosaur. If a big cake is not your thing then why not try dino cupcakes instead?!
Fun and Fossilised Games
Let the kids unleash their creativity with exciting dinosaur-themed games, crafts and activities.
Fossil Excavation: Set up a mini archaeological dig by burying plastic dinosaur skeletons in a sand pit. Provide shovels, brushes, and magnifying glasses for your little explorers to uncover the fossils.
Pin the Tail on the Dino: Put a spin on the classic party game by playing "Pin the Tail on the Dino." Blindfold the kids, spin them around, and watch them giggle as they try to attach the tail in the right place.
Dino Egg Hunt: Hide plastic eggs filled with dinosaur-themed goodies around the party area. Let the kids embark on an adventurous egg hunt, just like real dinosaur hunters!
Dino Arts and Crafts: Set up a craft station where kids can make their own dinosaur masks, decorate dinosaur-shaped cookies, or create paper plate dinosaurs. Let their creativity roam free!
- Dino play world: Set up a table with dinosaur figurines, play dough, leaves and other pieces that your little party-goers can create their own dinosaur worlds to play in.
Party Favours that are 'Dino-Mite'
As the party draws to a close, surprise the little explorers with dinosaur-themed party favours. Fill treat boxes or our dino party bags with mini dinosaur figures, dinosaur stickers, and temporary tattoos. You can also include a small magnifying glass for future dinosaur investigations. Personalise each favour with the guest's name for an extra special touch.
Money Saving Tip: Prepare a Dino shaped piñata for some extra party entertainment, give the kids their treat bags prior to the piñata opening and let them collect their own party treats to take home. A fun & memorable way to mark the end of the Dino-themed party!