This year, my son really wanted a dinosaur theme for his birthday. I thought this would be a great party idea for a 5 year old. But…he didn’t want a “little kids” dinosaur party. He wanted a “big boy” dinosaur birthday party.
I had SO MUCH fun with this party (with lots of materials to work with).
You just can’t run to Target or Walmart for supplies.
I had to make most of the items myself. This one was a little easier to work on. They sell dinosaur stuff EVERYWHERE. I actually got a lot of my supplies from the Dollar Tree.
“Dino” Display Table
One of my favorite parts about having a party is the display table. I just love working on them. This one was a lot of fun to do.
For my backdrop, I used a tropical themed paper I found at Jo-Ann’s. They have a TON of different styles.
I think they’re actually used for bulletin boards in classrooms. It was around $8 and I used my “Handy Dandy” 40% off coupon. Then, lined it with some ribbon I got from the Dollar Tree.
You gotta’ have a snack table at a party for kids! I usually have my parties around 3:00 PM, so I serve some light snacks. At this party, they were all “dino” snacks and the kids ate them up!
“Dino” Crafting Table
At my parties, I ALWAYS have a table for kids crafts. I know most parties have games, but I think craft projects are great for kids (especially at this age). Plus, it’s an extra party favor for the kids to take home!
I made most of the party favors myself (besides the dinosaur hats I found at the Dollar Tree). The chalk eggs were ‘eggs-ellent favors for the kids.
The chalk eggs were ‘eggs-ellent favors for the kids.
I know what you’re thinking…BUT I just had to say it (my husband made me do it)!
The Birthday Boy-A-Saurus
What can I say, the I LOVE this little boy! I felt honored to make this super-fun dinosaur birthday party for him :)
I used A LOT of scrapbook paper for this party. I only spent $10 on a book of dinosaur themed paper at Jo-Ann’s.
I was able to use it so many ways (birthday banner, party favors, water bottles, picture that I framed and table runner). See…you DON’T have to spend a lot to have a great party!