If you have a little one looking for a dinosaur themed party, follow long in this guide to help make planning “a piece of cake. You should start a few months in advance to ensure that you’ll find a theme that you can work with and something that your son will like. Thankfully, there are a lot of themes out there perfect for boys. The dinosaur theme is a great one for kids of all ages. It is a general theme but one that is easily executed. Here are some dinosaur birthday party ideas!
10 Ideas for a Dinosaur Birthday Party
Choose the type of dinosaur theme — you’ve got the main theme down but depending on your child’s age, you may want cartoon like dinosaurs or real-life looking dinosaurs.
The two pictures above show the different dinosaur themes. As you can see, one is more carton than the other. However, you pick what works for your son’s taste.
Color scheme — based on your choice of dinosaurs, you can then decide on a color scheme. This will be helpful for those items that are not dinosaur themed at your party.
Small pops of color in the decorations can go a long way and save you some money. Consider the pinwheels above which bring in the colors from the dinosaur theme you choose.
Invitations — you can make these or purchase some that you fill and mail. I still like to send snail mail ;).
Aren’t the invitations super cute. These are not only invites but also thank you cards which match. They are fill in so your child can help you fill them out!
Figure out decorations — do you want banners or door hangers? What about table decor? Balloons? You can now incorporate the color scheme for accent into the party decor.
Celebrate the birthday boy and let your attendees know where the party is with this adorable door hanger.
Napkins….. you’ll need lots of them. While you can throw in a solid color, these dinosaur ones add a unique and fun touch!
Plan Games — what kind of games should you play at the party? Pin the tail on the dinosaur? What about digging for dinosaur bones? You can even print some adorable coloring sheets and have the kids color. Again, this will depend on your child’s age. Have the birthday boy wear a personalized cape, too!
Let your son be a dinosaur superhero with these fun capes. Even after the party is over, your son can use these!
Food Choices — what kind of snacks or food do you want to have at the party? This will depend on the time of the day you have the party and the ages of the kids! You can have pretzel rods with marshmallows on the end and then dipped in chocolate for dinosaur bones, or even dinosaur shaped sandwiches! What about water bottles with customized labels? What about chocolate covered Oreos?
Unique treats are going to be perfect for your son’s party!!
Cake + Ice Cream — these are essentials to every birthday party. You can send the baker a picture of your invitation for inspiration or pick out another dinosaur cake that matches. For ice cream, you can do personalized ice cream cups and not spend money on the ones in the store!! How fun.
Personalization adds a fun touch to any party. These ice cream containers are adorable!
Favors — you’ll want to give the kids that attend a little favor– those are always fun. You can use favor boxes or bags and fill them with some toys like playing cards that are dinosaur themed or even candy! What about an adorable straw?!
Adding some games or toys to the treat bags is a fun way to share the party fun with your guests!
Thank you Cards— I like to have these match the invitations! It is always nice to say thank you to those who attended you child’s party. If your child is old enough, have them write their own!
Time to Party
You’re all set….. now its time to party!! One recommendation is to make e a checklist of things that you’ve ordered or need to buy and then work on a countdown to the party. The more organized you are, the more fun the party will be. Go enjoy your little boy’s dinosaur themed party!!