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).
Most of my birthday party themes have been a challenge to work on (like my Brown Bear, Brown Bear and The Very Hungry Caterpillar parties). You just can’t run to Target or Walmart for supplies.
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!