Dinosaur Birthday Party
Looking for some prehistoric fun? Try these ideas for the little paleontologist in your life and create a dinosaur birthday your kids will be talking about for months to come.
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Is your child a dino-holic? Crazy for the Jurassic? Then throw a prehistoric dinosaur birthday bash your little T-Rex will never forget with our Dinosaur Party ideas!
Dinosaurs are big with children of all ages, but especially those ages four through 11. What child doesn’t enjoy a hearty roar, a teeth-clashing chomp, and the magic and mystery of these prehistoric creatures? Your little archeologists and paleontologists will wonder over the marvels they will dig up during this fun dinosaur birthday get-together.
For peace of mind, begin planning your dinosaur birthday bash six to eight weeks in advance. This will allow you time to gather all the supplies that you need, including dinosaur decorations, gifts, and menu items. Planning ahead also gives your guests time to RSVP and make travel plans, if needed. Don't panic if you find yourself short on time; you can still plan a great party! Planning ahead simply reduces the risk of conflicts with guests' plans and may increase your dinosaur party’s attendance.
Make dinosaur party invitations by simply writing the party information on a slip of paper, rolling it up, and placing it inside a plastic egg. Another idea is to draw a dinosaur head with sharp teeth as the card invitation. Got a printer? Try our Dinosaur Printables section. Or purchase pre-printed or personalized dinosaur birthday invitations online. We recommend mailing your invitations three to four weeks prior to the party—any sooner and your guests may forget, any later and your guests may already have plans.
To simplify the rest of the party planning process, check out our Party Planning Timeline, and read the paragraphs below for information on selecting dinosaur party supplies, dinosaur party games, dinosaur favors, and more for your child's party.
What You’ll Need
If you plan to use paper tableware and dinosaur party supplies, our Suggested Party Supply List may be quite helpful. Please note that you may not need everything on the list; it is intended only as a guide. For this party, earth-tones are best. Shades such as tan, brown, and gray will bring out the archeologist in your little guests.
For goodie bags, purchase small toy dinosaurs, plastic bugs, digging tools, dinosaur stickers, rock candy, and other dinosaur party favors. Place all your dinosaur favors inside clear or printed cellophane bags and tie them with brown chenille stems. You can also make fossil bags using brown lunch bags, brown paint, and foam stamps.