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Kids love dinosaurs, especially as they see them in popular culture. My kids have always loved the movie, Jurassic Park because it brings these prehistoric beings into life. There are tons of Dinosaur party ideas for both boys and girls, and I will be sharing them below and show you how easy it is to throw one for your child. How minimal or maximal you go will depend on your taste in party aesthetics and your time/budget.
A dinosaur party theme is characterized by some greenery, dinosaur figurines, cutouts and inflatables. Even one of these things will set the theme for your party.
Best Dinosaur Party Ideas
I’ve collected a few dinosaur party ideas (accompanied by recommended supplies) to inspire your creativity.
Dinosaur party decorations – For a kid who loves Jurassic Park, it goes without saying that their dinosaur themed birthday party will have some greenery and shrubs. This mom challenged my expectations by going with an unexpected color scheme. I like that she went with soft colors. They tend to appeal to younger kids, as well as some girls.
You can have a similar backdrop by getting these artificial palm leaves:
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You can also create a dinosaur party backdrop using balloons, some ROAR inflatables.
Now to the dinosaur themed cake ideas……..
This dinosaur themed cake is just genius. It is not difficult to pull-off, but of course every mom has a cake decorator on speed dial – for days like these. It’s a clever idea to have the cake top displaying a dinosaur habitat, using the chocolate eggs as dinosaur eggs. The dinosaur figurines seem so realistic (and ready to pounce). It kind of creates a theme from the movie, Jurassic park.
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You can also bake a simple cake, and rely on ready made, edible dinosaur cake toppers. These will create a realistic dino cake. Ensure that you go for the edible variety.
Dinosaur party food – Your kid and their friends may not be able to get their hands on some prehistoric dirt, but you can encourage the dream by topping some chocolate mousse with Oreo crumbs. It looks realistic, and a killer dessert that they are likely to down in seconds. This mom went all out with this one. Not only did she come up with this genius dinosaur party food idea, she also presented it very well. I’m also wondering if this wouldn’t work in a science fair?
Dinosaur centerpieces – these centerpieces can go to each table, or only have a couple of them for the focal table. You glue some sticks on the cutouts and put them inside a vase..easy peasy!
I think these dinosaur hatching eggs make the best dinosaur party favors for kids. Drop an egg or two in each goodie bag (and other party favors too) and you will earn brownie points for life.
Dinosaur party games
I love simplicity, and I do not know any young kid who wouldn’t want to go on a dig to find some precious dinosaur figurines and eggs. This mom has buried the treasures in a huge container of rice. If you have a sand pit, it would be fun to use it for this game. Let the kid dig up their own dinosaur treasure as the prize. Let each one sit out when they find theirs (you can reward them further with points, a cupcake etc). Eventually, everyone should find something on this dig.
Dinosaur Party Supplies
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As alluring as the above Dinosaur party ideas are, there are still miscellaneous supplies that you will need for the party e.g invitations, inflatables, plates and cups. Stock these upfront to avoid party mishaps!
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