Dinosaurs make a great birthday theme for all ages—but remember to tailor these dinosaur party ideas to suit the age of your child. Toddlers and younger kids up to five years old will probably prefer colourful dinosaurs that are less frightening, whereas older kids will want them to be as realistic as possible.
Creative invitations build excitement before a party. If you have time to make your own, here are some ideas to get you started. Put each invitation inside a large plastic egg and call it a dinosaur egg. Place the plastic egg inside a clear cellophane bag with some green Easter grass and a small toy dinosaur, tie it closed with ribbon, and deliver to your guests. Cut out dinosaur footprints from construction paper and write the party details on one side. Use creative wording to describe the party details and send them out to all the invitees.
Carry out some activities during the party. Create a cave out of refrigerator or furniture boxes! Just open up the boxes and stand them up so that you are actually making a closed space. In the cave, place all sorts of markers, crayons and other art supplies so that when the kids come they can decorate the cave (this’ll help with the decorating and add prehistoric ambience to the room!).
You can also have the kids mark their handprints on pieces of paper and pin them up all around your cave and house. If you don’t want to use boxes you can tape brown shipping paper on one wall of the room where the party will be taking place. Kids just LOVE to draw on walls and this is one of the most fun dinosaur birthday party activities!
Make Volcano Punch by combining 3 quarts of pineapple juice and 2 x 6 ounce cans of frozen limeade concentrate in a punch bowl. When the kids are gathered around the table add 2 quarts of ginger ale to the punch bowl and a scoop of fruit sherbet to each glass for some extra fizz.