It’s a Dinosaur Birthday Party! They are big, loud, and stomp around, just like my son did on his birthday a couple years back. Check out a few of the fun things we did to celebrate his birthday Dino style. If your kids love dinosaurs, I think you’re going to love these ideas.
Dinosaur Birthday Party Ideas
Make this fun dinosaur birthday party invitation. Cut out an oval shaped piece of paper. Cut a zig-zag down the middle of the oval to represent a cracking egg. Attach the two halves together again by one brad fastener at the edge. You can glue a dinosaur shape onto the back of the bottom egg. Write all the party details on top of the dinosaur or on the back, and children can open the cracked egg to see a surprise.
Give each child a set of dinosaur feet. They can be worn during the party or given as part of the party bag at the end. These feet are made with craft foam. Download this printable pattern to trace onto the craft foam. Then attach little white craft triangles, using glue dots, for the toes. Dinosaur Foot Pattern
- Dinosaur shaped chicken nuggets are an easy snack for the party
- String cheese can be pretended to look like dino bones
- Dinosaur Juice – Sprite mixed with mint chocolate chip ice cream
For our party cake, I placed a small plastic dinosaur on the top of each chocolate cupcake. But I also love these ideas for fun dinosaur themed cakes:
- Volcano Dino Land by Family Fun
- Spikey Dinosaur Cake by Coolest Birthday Cakes
- Dinosaur Candy Cake by Parenting
- Tough Tail Attack – With this crafty dinosaur tail, have the child hold the straps around their waist. The other kids build a tall tower with blocks, then each tries to knock it down using their tough tail! For the tail, I stuffed a lot of plastic grocery bags into a large kitchen garbage bag. I then tied it around and around tight with yarn to form the tail. The straps of the garbage bag are what the child can hold around their waist.
- Dinosaur Dig – Fill a large bucket with play sand. Bury enough small plastic dinosaurs in the sand before you let the children dig. Place the bucket outdoors or on top of a large plastic tarp to help catch any flying sand. One at a time, have a child use a sand shovel to dig for a dinosaur. Give each child a turn to find the hidden toys.
- Host Your Own Dinosaur Museum – If your child collects a lot of dinosaurs, you could host an in-house Dinosaur Museum. It could be similar to this Rock Museum, and have some items for display only and some that are hands on.
- Dinosaur Egg Match – Fill a plastic egg with a small dinosaur toy. Hide them around the room. Give each child a card that shows the design of their egg. Have them go on a dinosaur egg hunt, looking and retrieving only their specific egg.
Fill some brown paper bags with treats for them to go home with. They can take the dino feet and small plastic dinosaurs they got from the party games as well. You can also make these cute Pipe Cleaner Dinosaurs that the children could take home.
Thanks for the dinosaur foot pattern. I cut two from my husband’s old fleece jacket and I’m sure they’ll be a big hit.
Great ideas! Thanks for sharing. We have a Dino party planned for next week so this is so helpful!
Great fun, practical ideas!!!
I’d love to share our Jurassic Magic Party for my Son’s 5th birthday party
Great fun, practical ideas!!!
I’d love to share our Jurassic Magic Party for me Son’s 5th birthday party
How fun! Lots of good ideas!! Amanda linked up to my son’s 4yo party … we LOVE dinosaurs here too:)
My friend Mandi did a DINO birthday party and it was SO fun: http://itscome2this.com/2009/08/the-dinosaur-party/
I love your tail game, Marie! And the big dino feet! Bet you could use some of the monster stuff from your ebook, too. FUN FUN.
Beginning with the cake, there is a fairly easy idea at Kaboose: http://recipes.kaboose.com/dinosaur-cake.html
It does not look too intimidating, like so many of the others.
One of the snacks could be no bake cookies, just call them “dino food.”
If you are really brave, it could be fun to make a dinosaur egg pinata the old fashioned way with a balloon and paper mache.
You could have various egg-themed events like relay races carrying eggs, egg – or “dino rolling” as activities.
Oh dinosaurs! We love dinos over at our house! These would make cute party favors for a dino-themed party too: http://www.etsy.com/listing/46071627/jumbo-dinosaur-crayons-lil-scribblers-tm