Your Guide to Throwing An Amazing Dinosaur Party

Every little boy or girl goes through a stage in their life where they are infatuated with the idea of dinosaurs and everything about them! They memorize difficult-to-say dinosaur names like: Brachiosaurus, Diplodocus, and Velociraptor. And they want to know everything about them! Because of this early love for dinosaurs, a dinosaur party theme has always been an extremely popular theme for all ages -- especially young children. Do you want to be the best Party Paleontologist? Let us help you discover the coolest Dino party ideas. We’ve dug up tips and tricks for decorations, party supplies, food, cake, game, and activities. So, get ready to hatch the fun!

Let's get started with invitations:

We’ve compiled a few different options you can choose from to invite your Dino-specialists to the party:

  1. If you don’t have much time on your hands, you can Google search Free Printable Dinosaur Party Invitations and you'll be able to find several different invitations styles that will be sure to fit your party.
  2. For those creative parents, or those who are trying their best to be, try making this DIY Dinosaur Party Invitations that your guests will absolutely love!

DIY Dinosaur Party Invitations

Materials

  • Tape
  • Pen
  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • Card stock (any color you prefer)
  1. Take two sheets of lighter colored card stock paper
  2. Draw an oval shape on one of the papers (small enough to fit in envelopes)
  3. Cut out your oval from one of the sheets and then cut a jagged line through the middle of the oval shape (like a cracked egg)
  4. Take whichever color card stock you want to use for your dinosaur
  5. Cut out of the shape of the dinosaur you prefer (the dinosaur needs to be smaller than your egg)
  6. Write all your party info on your dinosaur, then design the egg however you'd like
  7. Tape the outside of the card stock pieces together for the egg so it's hollow on the inside
  8. Place the dinosaur inside the egg and they're all set to ship out!

1. Decorations & Supplies

Here is everything you need for your dinosaur party -- decorations and supplies made easy!

  • Dino Dig Site Streamers

Dinosaur X-Ing Streamers - 20ft (Each)

These Dino Dig Site Streamers would be a great addition if you plan to have a dinosaur bone digging site! Create a pretend dig site and use these streamers to wrap around it. You can also put these on a backdrop for a photo booth or wrapped around the poles of your front porch. Each plastic roll measures 20ft in length.

  • Dinosaur Confetti

Our Dinosaur Confetti would be a great addition to your dinosaur celebration! You can do just about anything with the confetti like sprinkle it on your table set, put some in a pinata, or fill the bottom of goody bags for extra decoration! 

  • Inflatable Dinosaurs

You can place these Inflatable Dinosaurs anywhere you’d like for a more realistic feel and they could be given as a prize or party favor! Set them up in a corner against a prehistoric backdrop or at the entrance of the party. 

  • Paper Mache Dino Eggs

These Paper Mache Dino Eggs are a very inexpensive decoration and would be fun to do with your kids to get ready for the party and use them to decorate as well! Maybe a table centerpiece even! For a more realistic look, create a nest for the eggs using sticks, hay, etc. You can also have a station at the party for your guests to make these too. Include the directions below:

Materials

  • Balloons (any color will do)
  • Flour
  • Water
  • Newspaper
  • Computer paper or paper towel
  • Paint or circle stickers

Directions

  1. Make your paper mache paste by mixing 1 part flour to 5 parts water then boil the mixture for a few minutes and let cool.
  2. Tear or cut newspaper into strips (do this while paste cools off).
  3. Inflate your balloon.
  4. Dip strips of newspaper in the paste and cover your whole balloon and let that layer dry (you can do as many layers as you need to make it solid).
  5. Once you’re done with the newspaper, cut paper or paper towel into strips and make another layer using this.
  6. After everything has completely dries you can now decorate your (eggs) any way you’d like using paint or circle stickers.
  • Chalk Dinosaur Footprints

If you have kids you’re pretty likely to have some chalk laying around somewhere for this, but, if not, you can pick up chalk at your local store for pretty cheap. The dinosaur prints are great for guiding your guests to the party and super easy to make! Kids will love following the prints towards the party!

Materials

  • Chalk
  • Dinosaur Footprint Stencil

Directions

  1. Find a stencil or image of a dinosaur footprint online (you can make this any size you’d like).
  2. Outline the footprint with the chalk then remove the stencil and color it in with the chalk.
  3. You may also do this freehand if you can draw!
  • Vine Doorway Decoration

Materials

  • Brown craft paper (this can be found at a craft store or online)
  • Green paper
  • Scissors
  • Tape
  • Pen
  • Banana leaf printable (you can find this online)

Directions

  1. Print out the banana leaf printable on any type of green paper (feel free to draw them if you can).
  2. Once you print out the number of leaves you’d like, cut them out with scissors.
  3. Measure the doorway you plan on putting the vine on.
  4. Cut off the right amount of brown craft paper based on the measurement of your doorway (you may want to cut off more paper because it will shorten as you twist it up.
  5. Twist up the brown craft paper until you’re happy with the look.
  6. Secure the craft paper (or vine) to your doorway with heavy duty tape.
  7. Once it’s in place, you can now add the leaves wherever you’d like with tape.
  • Palm Tree Ceiling Decoration

Materials

  • Banana leaf print out (you can find this online)
  • Green construction paper
  • Brown balloons
  • Brown streamers
  • Scissors
  • Tape
  • Black sharpie
  • Computer paper

Directions

  1. Print out banana leaf stencil and cut it out with scissors.
  2. Lay it on the green construction paper and outline the leaf (do this 5 times).
  3. Tape the leaves on the ceiling in a star shape.
  4. Cut six streamers of the same length and tape them to the center of the star-shaped leaves (you can make the streamers how short or long you prefer).
  5. Inflate three brown balloons and using the sharpie, draw three circles on each balloon to make them look like coconuts. Now tape the ends of the balloons around the streamers.
  • Terrarium and Dinosaur

Create your own miniature prehistoric exhibit for your party using toy dinosaurs and a terrarium! You can make your own terrarium or purchase a pre-made one. This one is very simple and can be used for a table decoration, and when the party's over, you can remove the dinosaurs and use it for a house decoration.

Materials

  • Crushed rock
  • Potting soil
  • Charcoal
  • Greenery of your choice
  • Circular vase
  • Dinosaur Favors

Directions

  1. Create a layer on the bottom of the vase with crushed rock.
  2. Next, cover the rock layer with charcoal (this keeps the soil fresh).
  3. You will then put soil on top of the charcoal layer (your vase should be ⅓ full once layers are in place).
  4. Place the plants in the layer of soil (you can also use fake plants for decoration).
  5. This is the fun part. Place the dinosaurs in the soil however you see fit (you can paint them if you want them to look a certain way).
  6. Right before the party give the soil a nice watering so the soil is visibly wet.
  • Dinosaurs Holding Balloons

Photo from: catchmyparty.com

Materials

  • Plastic dinosaurs (I recommend that you use the dinosaurs that are standing up and have little arms).
  • Balloons of any color
  • Ribbon

Directions

  1. Tie your balloons to ribbons (you can make them different lengths).
  2. Then, tie the end of the ribbon to the arm of your dinosaurs.
  3. Watch the reactions of your guests when they see little dinosaurs holding onto balloons.
  • Dinosaur Bite Plates

Photo from: icecreamoffpaperplates.com

Materials

Directions

  1. On the edge of the plate cut a few small triangles out to mimic the dinosaur bite!
  • Grass Table Runner

You can pick up a realistic grass table runner online or at a craft store to add something extra to your table setup!

Now you need your partyware for all of your guests! Check out our dinosaur themed tableware we have to offer at Discount Party Supplies! We have a variety of dinosaur-themed partyware ranging from cartoon images to more realistic Jurassic park-like images. Look at our featured dinosaur products below:

1. Dinosaur Standard Party Packs: Dinosaur Standard Party Packs make planning simple. Each pack includes 16 Dinosaur Dinner Plates, 16 Dinosaur Dessert Plates, 20 Dinosaur Lunch Napkins, and 16 Dinosaur 9oz Cups. You'll have everything you need when you get a matching pack of partyware!

2. Dinosaur Dessert Plates: Dinosaur Dessert Plates feature an awesome view of a T-Rex ready to attack. These sturdy paper plates measure 7 inches.

3. Dinosaur Dinner Plates: Dinosaur Dinner Plates are great to hold all your guest's choices at the food table. These sturdy paper plates measure 9 inches.

4. Dinosaur 9oz Cups: Keep your dino friends hydrated with these fun Dinosaur Cups! Each paper cup holds up to 9oz of hot or cold liquid.

5. Dinosaur Lunch Napkins: Dinosaurs are messy! Clean up after your dinosaur bash with these awesome Dinosaur Lunch Napkins. They come in packages of 20.

1. Little Dinosaur Deluxe Party Packs: Our adorable Little Dinosaur Deluxe Party Pack includes individually-wrapped packages of 9-inch dinner plates, 7-inch dessert plates, 2-ply paper napkins, 9-ounce paper cups, and 2 large plastic table covers. If you don't use all the packages right away, you can store them away easily and conveniently for use once you're ready to take them out.

2. Little Dinosaur Dinner Plates: Our sturdy Little Dinosaur 9-Inch Dinner Plates are stronger and sturdier than other party brands, making them perfect for reuse instead of having to throw them away after just one use. Our sturdy paper design is perfect for macaroni and cheese, pizza, fruits and veggies, meatballs and much more.

3. Little Dinosaur Dessert Plates: Our sturdy paper design is perfect for cupcakes, cake and ice cream, fruits and veggies and so much more.

4. Little Dinosaur 9oz Cups: Our sturdy paper design is perfect for holding both hot and cold liquids, and won't get wet and drain onto your table halfway through your party.

5. Little Dinosaur Lunch Napkins: These paper napkins measure about 6" x 6" folded, and a whopping 13" x 13" unfolded, giving you plenty of napkin to clean up whatever comes your way! Whether you're wiping off little hands, brushing off crumbs or cleaning up that dreaded drink spill, these napkins are up to the task.

1. Dinosaur Friends Party Supplies Packs: This giant Dinosaur Friends party package contains all the tableware you need to top off your next dinosaur-themed event! Each package comes with 48 pieces of tableware, perfect for up to 16 party guests.

2. Dinosaur Friends Dinner Plates: Each package comes with 8 round paper dinner plates. These adorable plates feature a bright, unique dinosaur design that any child will love.

3. Dinosaur Friends Dessert Plates: These plates feature a fun and cute cartoon dinosaur pattern. Children will love the way your party tables look with the addition of these jocular paper plates!

4. Dinosaur Friends Plastic Tablecovers: Each package includes 1 plastic table cover that measures 48" x 88". These cool decorations are decorated with fun cartoon dinosaurs and scenery on a white background. Kids will love the way your party tables look with the addition of these sleek plastic table covers!

5. Dinosaur Friends Lunch Napkins: Each package includes 16 paper napkins. Each napkin measures about 6" folded and 13" unfolded. Napkins are 2-ply for ultimate strength and feature an exclusive cartoon dinosaur pattern.

1. Dinosaur Party Standard Party Packs: This giant dinosaur party package contains all the tableware you need to top off your next event! Each package comes with 64 pieces of tableware -- perfect for up to 16 party guests.

2. Dinosaur Party Dessert Plates: Our fun 7-Inch Dinosaur Paper Dessert Plates feature a cute prehistoric pattern ready to hold the cake!

3. Dinosaur Party Dinner Plates: The round design of these cool plates is perfect for holding your snacks and light meals. Each sturdy plate is ideal for things like pizza slices, light pastas, vegetables and fruits, meatballs, chips and dip, cupcakes and almost any other snack you can imagine. Whatever your party holds, these sturdy paper dinner plates are ready to take on the task!

4. Dinosaur Party Tablecovers: Each package includes 1 plastic table cover that measures 54" x 84". These cool decorations are decorated with fun dinosaurs and scenery on a pale yellow background.

5. Dinosaur Party 9oz Cups: Each of our Dinosaur Paper Cups is sturdy enough to hold hot and cold beverages. Per the industry standard, each cup holds up to 9 ounces of liquid. That's the perfect amount for your partygoers -- not too little, not too much. Cleanup is a breeze! When you're done, simply stack the cups up into one another and dispose of in the trash.

6. Dinosaur Party Lunch Napkins: Our fun 6-inch Dinosaur Paper Lunch Napkins feature a prehistoric design that any child will fall in love with!

2. Food

You've decorated the venue and your partyware is all setup, but now it's time to think about how you will feed your guests! We have the perfect dinosaur-themed food ready to go, so read the recipes below and add these foods to other delicious finger food options you can find here.

  • Fossil Cookies

Materials

  • Plastic toy insects
  • Cookies of your choice

Directions

  1. Preheat your oven to the temperature called for on the recipe.
  2. Mix up the cookie ingredients.
  3. Divide dough into small sized balls.
  4. Using your hand, press the dough ball into an irregular shape and transfer to parchment paper.
  5. Wash the plastic insects and dry.
  6. Coat insects and dinosaurs in flour and press into the dough to make the insect or fossil impressions.
  7. Freeze the dough for about 30 minutes.
  8. Bake in the oven for time called for on the recipe or until golden brown. Let cool.
  • Watermelon Dinosaur Fruit Salad

Photo and recipe from: watermelon.org

Materials

  • 1 round seedless watermelon
  • 20-30 wooden skewers for teeth
  • 1 small yellow watermelon or other colorful fruit for slicing
  • Toothpicks or hot glue gun
  • 1 channel knife (often found at the top of a vegetable peeler)

Directions

  1. After washing the watermelons, cut ¼ inch slice off the bottom this will help the stability of the watermelon.
  2. Use a pen to sketch out the open mouth design as seen in the picture.
  3. Cut out the mouth section and then clear the fruit from the mouth area. The jaw can crack, so use caution when cutting.  To cut down on the weight, hollow out the top of the head first.  Insert a large square of yellow watermelon inside the mouth to hold it open and support the top of the head. Remember, you don't want to overextend the jaw and crack the rind, so be cautious.
  4. To make the eyebrows and nostrils, cut them from a piece of the other rind.  The eyebrows will be cut like crescent moons, and the nostrils are cut in the shapes of inverted teardrops.  To add details to the eyebrows and nostrils, see the picture for inspiration.
  5. To hollow out the eyes, scoop out two holes on either side of the melon -- cutting all the way through the outside of the rind.  Use toothpicks or the glue gun to attach the eyebrows and nostrils to the head.
  6. Use other colorful fruits or melons and the leftover flesh from the dinosaur headpiece to cut triangular shapes that mimic the look of jagged teeth.  Stuff these bite-sized pieces into the mouth of the dinosaur with toothpicks.
  7. Cut the skewers into various lengths and line the top and the bottom of the mouth with them just inside of the rind.  Place them in with the pointed end out.
  • Dino Shaped Sandwiches

Materials

  • Bread
  • Meat
  • Cheese
  • Lettuce
  • Peanut butter
  • Jelly
  • Dinosaur Shaped Sandwich Cutter

Directions

  1. Put together your sandwiches as you would usually with anything you’d like (I chose pb&j’s and meat)
  2. Place the Dinosaur Cutter over the top of the sandwich and make sure it’s inside the borders of the crust
  3. Press down on the cutter until it completely cuts the sandwiches and you’re all set!
  • Herbivore, Omnivore, Sweetivores Labels

For a little educational lesson, you can label the foods that contain meat with “carnivore” and the foods that don’t contain meat with “herbivore” and "Dessertivores" just for fun! You can label them on our chalkboard food labels.

3. Cakes

Below are the perfect DIY cakes for a dinosaur party!

Photo and recipe from: theculinarysketchartist.com

Ingredients

  • 1 box yellow cake mix
  • 3 large eggs
  • 2 tbs creamy peanut butter
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • butter cream frosting
  • fruit jam of choice

Directions

  1. Preheat your oven to 350F.
  2. Coat your pan with nonstick spray.
  3. Make the cake with the basic cake ingredients. Mix together cake mix, eggs, peanut butter, water, and oil.
  4. Pour mixture into the pan.
  5. Bake for around 35 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
  6. Let the pan cool for 15min before removing and decorating.

Photo from: butterlustblog.com

Bake a cake (suggest layering two circle-shaped cakes to make it taller like the one pictured above). Ice with chocolate icing, crumble chips-a-hoy cookies onto the top and place large dinosaur figurines on the top for decoration!

Photo from: tuesdayswithjacob.com

This cake is super simple for a DIYer! Just ice a round cake with vanilla icing and place miniature dinosaurs around the outside in a circle. Though simple, it looks fantastic!

4. Games & Activities

You'll want to entertain your guests with memorable games and activities to ensure they have a great time at your party! Let us help with the best dinosaur-themed games and activity suggestions!

  • DIY Dinosaur Dig Activity

Photo and tutorial from: makelifelovely.com

Materials

  • Play sand
  • Plastic dinosaur skeletons
  • Plastic dinosaur toys
  • DIY dinosaur fossils
  • Plastic play pool or large tub or container
  • Dinosaur dig box
  • Magnifying glasses
  • Paintbrush
  • Pith helmets

Directions

  • Pour the sand into a small swimming pool or large tub or container.
  • Add lots of plastic dinosaurs and dinosaur skeletons.
  • Cover most of the dinosaurs up with sand so the kids have to really look and dig to find them.
  • If you want to make even more fun, make each of the kids a cute dino dig kit! Inside each kit, include a magnifying glass and a large paintbrush. Tie a small rake to each box. When it was dinosaur dig time at the dinosaur party, let each guest open up their kits and put on an adorable pith helmet so they can look and feel like little paleontologists.
  • Frozen Dinosaur Eggs

Photo from: littlebinsforlittlehands.com

Materials

  • Balloons
  • Toy Dinosaurs
  • Bin for melting eggs
  • Warm water
  • Eyedropper

Directions

  1. Stretch out your balloon as much as possible.
  2. Open the top of your balloon and insert a toy dinosaur into the balloon.
  3. Fill the balloon with water and tie the end.
  4. Put the balloons in the freezer and wait until their completely frozen.
  5. When they’re done freezing, cut the end knot and peel off the balloon.
  6. Place them in the melting bin.
  7. Use the droppers to drop warm water onto the icy dinosaur eggs (you can create a salt solution that will melt the ice quicker).
  • Dinosaur Facts

Share dinosaur facts with the group! Then use the facts in a game later where you split the group up into two and see which group knows the most about dinosaurs.

Dinosaurs were animals that lived long, long ago! Some dinosaurs were reptiles and some flew like birds.

What did they eat?
Most dinosaurs lived off of plants and were called herbivores, but some ate meat and were called carnivores. The T-Rex and the Velociraptor are two of the most well-known carnivores.

How do we know about dinosaurs?
Dinosaurs were discovered from scientists digging fossils up from underground. Thanks to the discovery of fossils, scientists were able to recreate whole skeletons of dinosaurs and determine what the dinosaurs were like. Some of these fossils and skeletons can be seen in museums. On every continent in the world, fossils of dinosaurs have been discovered. Fossils from the same type of dinosaur have been found on different continents as well. They truly "roamed the earth."

Were they all big?
In general, dinosaurs were very large. Some dinosaurs are thought to have been 40 feet tall or more. If you picture a giraffe, this is twice as tall. However, not all dinosaurs were tall. Some smaller dinosaurs were just a foot or so tall. There were a wide variety of dinosaurs from large herbivores that walked on four legs to fast dangerous meat eaters that could run on two legs.

Why did they go extinct? 
There are varying thoughts about this. Scientists who have looked into this aren't 100 percent sure, but many think that the dinosaurs went extinct when a giant meteorite hit the Earth. Thanks to the meteorite, dust and dirt were sent into the sky covering up the sun for a really long time. This caused all the plants to die, and soon the dinosaurs died too. Some christians say that we lost dinosaurs in the flood. 

Biggest, Fastest, Tallest 
There is a lot of debate on which dinosaur is the biggest, smallest, smartest, etc. We don't know for sure, but we can take a good guess using the latest information from paleontologists.

  • Biggest - The biggest dinosaur we currently know about is the Argentinosaurus. Paleontologists estimate it weighed up to 100 tons and measured 120 feet long.
  • Smallest - The Microraptor may be the smallest dinosaur ever. It was only about 16 inches long, about the size of a pigeon.
  • Biggest carnivore - The really big dinosaurs were all herbivores, but the biggest one that ate meat was the Spinosaurus. It weighed around 8 tons. The T-rex was one of the biggest carnivores as well.
  • Smartest - We don't really know for sure how smart dinosaurs were, but best guess is that they weren't very smart. However, the smartest was likely the Troodon. It is thought that the T-Rex was pretty smart for a dinosaur as well.
  • Dumbest - The stegosaurus was likely one of the dumbest dinosaurs. It was a giant animal with the brain the size of a ping pong ball.
  • Fastest - The Ornithomimus was likely a very fast dinosaur. It was a lot like an ostrich and probably ran as fast, or faster, than an ostrich at speeds of 40-50 miles per hour.
  • Pin The Horn On The Triceratops

Materials

  • Foam board
  • Triceratops Printout
  • Markers
  • Blindfold
  • Scissors
  • Tape
  • White Pape

Directions

  1. Set up a foam board on a door or wall, securing it with strong tape
  2. Print out the triceratops template and color it in however you like
  3. Tape the triceratops to the foam board
  4. You can either draw simple horns on printer paper or print out a template online
  5. Cut out the horns and give one to each child to write their name on then place tape on the back of each one
  6. Blindfold the child, spin them around a few time and let them try to place the horn on the triceratops
  • Dinosaur Hunt

This one is very simple and the kids will have an absolute blast finding the dinosaurs. All you need for this one is plastic dinosaur figures (and the kids, obviously). Hide the dinosaurs in various areas outside and once you’re done, give the kids a certain amount of time to find as many dinosaurs as possible! The kid with the most dinosaurs after the time is up gets a prize!

  • Dinosaur Movies

There are hundreds of dinosaur movies for all ages! As your party is winding down, put on a movie so everyone can relax (including you). Here are a few suggestions from liveabout.com:

"Dinosaur Train: Dinosaur Big City" (2014)

Dinosaur Train: Dinosaur Big City

"Dinosaur Big City" is from "Dinosaur Train" -- a four-part adventure of the PBS Kids series. Kids love both trains and dinosaurs, so this series entertains using both! The goal of this movie is to encourage learning in both history and science.

"Wonder Pets: Save the Dinosaur!" (2008)

Wonder Pets: Save the Dinosaur! (2008)

This dinosaur-themed episode "Save the Dinosaur!" is the perfect length if you only have a little bit of time to fill at the end of the party. In the movie, there is a dinosaur stuck in a difficult place, so a bunch of kind pets travel to a prehistoric time to help.

This movie is good for preschool age and it teaches kids about different kinds of animals and how to problem-solve. Most important of all is the lesson found from the phrase: "What's gonna work—teamwork!"

"Go, Diego Go!: The Great Dinosaur Rescue" (2008)

Go, Diego Go!: The Great Dinosaur Rescue (2008)

Diego and his friends are ready to jump back in time to the dinosaur age. In "The Great Dinosaur Rescue," kids will learn about different dinosaurs, problem-solving, and they will even learn some Spanish words.

"How Do Dinosaurs Say Good Night?" (2004)

How Do Dinosaurs Say Good Night? (Scholastic DVD)

Have you read the book "How Do Dinosaurs Say Goodnight?" Well, this movie is based on that popular book! The movie follows animation that looks just like the illustrations in the book. This movie will make your guests laugh with all the ways dinosaurs avoid going to sleep at night. Some of the ideas might even be relatable to your little guests!

"Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs" (2009)

Ice Age Dawn of the Dinosaurs

The movie "​Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs" is another great story from the Ice Age gang. They discover a world inhabited by dinosaurs and solve some mysteries. This is a good movie for older children as some of the scenes might be too frightening for preschool age. Overall, this movie is much more comedy than scary and will be enjoyable! Keep in mind that the movie is over an hour long.

"The Land Before Time" (1988)

Land Before Time

This dino movie is a classic favorite among many. In fact, several other movies with the same characters followed the making of "The Land Before Time." Some of the sequels were well-received, while others were not so good. The movie tells the story of a group of adventurous dinosaurs who go out on a journey to a place called The Great Valley. They have adventures -- some frightening but then fun. When you are trying to think of a great family movie with both humor and adventure, this is the one! This movie is recommended for children 3+.

"Dinosaur" (2000)

Dinosaur

Like Ice Age, this movie is more for older children and not recommended for toddlers or preschool age. In fact, the recommended age is 7+. The movie is filmed using cutting-edge 3D animation. The Disney movie "Dinosaur," tells the story of Aladar, an iguanodon who was raised by lemurs. When a meteor shower devastates their island home, Aladar and his family join a group of dinos searching for an oasis in the desert.

Young children may be scared by the mean and rough-around-the-edges leader of the group or the carnivorous pair of carnosaurs who follow the group hoping to make one of them the next meal. The entire family will enjoy this heartwarming story about the importance of family and protecting those you love -- always sticking together in the good and the bad.

"Journey to the Center of the Earth" (2008)

Journey to the Center of the Earth

"Journey to the Center of the Earth" is a 2008 remake of the classic film and novel, scientist Trevor Anderson—played by Brendan Fraser—travels with his nephew and their beautiful mountain guide Hannah to an unknown land in the center of the earth. The movie is recommended for ages 8+. It doesnt have dinosaurs the entire time, but there are a couple of scenes that feature them as the land is inhibited by dinos, other scary creatures, and abundant plant life.

  • Inflatable Alligator Ring Toss

The best part about this Inflatable Alligator Ring Toss is that it requires very little setup and you’re guests won’t want to stop playing it. All you have to do is inflate the alligator and set it up in the yard! Let the kids toss the rings and try to land it on the alligator's nose.

  • Dinosaur Egg Bath Bombs

We thought we’d have a small party favor for the parents, so we snuck this on here….shhh!

Materials

  • 1 cup baking soda
  • ¾ cup Cornstarch
  • ½ cup Citric Acid
  • ¼ cup Epsom Salt
  • Spray bottle filled w/ water
  • Essential oil of your choice
  • Easter eggs

Directions

  1. Sift baking soda, cornstarch, and citric acid together.
  2. Lightly spray mixture with water (stirring between each time you spray).
  3. Spray the mixture until the power can be packed in your hand.
  4. Add essential oil.
  5. Pack the mixture into the egg mold, close them and allow to set for about 6 hours to dry properly.
  6. Set in your warm bathtub and relax!
  • Jelly Bean Dino Eggs

Materials

  • Jelly Beans
  • Snack-sized Ziploc bags
  • Card Stock
  • Markers
  • Stapler

Directions

  1. Place as many jelly beans into the snack bags as you can.
  2. Cut out the card stock to match the width of the snack bags and about 4 inches in length.
  3. Fold the pieces of card stock in half lengthwise.
  4. Write “Dino Eggs” on one side of the card stock.
  5. Fold the pieces of paper over the sealed part of the snack bag and staple to secure.
  • Dinosaur Shaped Crayons

 

Materials

Directions

  1. Pre-heat your oven to 200° (make sure you get a heat resistant silicone tray).
  2. Break up your crayons into small pieces.
  3. Put the tray in the oven for 25 minutes.
  4. Place the tray in the freezer for at least an hour.
  5. Remove the tray from the freezer, turn over and pop out the crayons.
  • DIY Dinosaur Fossils with Salt Dough

Photo and recipe from: makelifelovely.com

Material

  • 2 cups flour (for a more natural look, use wheat flour)
  • 1 cup salt
  • 1/2 cup warm water
  • Plastic dinosaurs
  • Plastic dinosaur skeletons

Directions

1.  Mix the flour, salt, and warm water together to make the salt dough.  You can use a mixer or a wooden spoon. After mixing, make a small ball of dough, then press it flat with the palm of your hand.

2. Gently press a dinosaur skeleton toy into the dough.  Gently lift the toy up to reveal a cool impression!

3. Let dry.

  • Dinosaur Bones

Material

  • Paper favor bags
  • Scissors
  • White marker
  • White chocolate covered pretzels

Directions

  1. Cut down the size of the paper favor bag if needed.
  2. Using a white marker, write “Dino Bones” on each bag and let dry.
  3. Fill each bag with white chocolate covered pretzels (You’re more than welcome to make your own or buy them from the store already made).
  4. Set them out on a dessert table or seal them up for take-home party favors.

Sink your teeth into a great party when you add this Inflatable Alligator Ring Toss Game to your party supplies! This cool game includes six 5" plastic rings and one inflatable 22" vinyl alligator figure. Pieces are easy to inflate and safe for indoor and outdoor use. Easily start a ringtoss competition with these supplies.

Dig deep into your very own archeological expedition with these Dinosaur Dig Kits, each including a polyresin dinosaur sealed in gypsum sand. Kit includes one brush and one stick. Approx. 4". You can set these up at a table for guests to do at the party, or include in a party favor bag!

Dinosaur Photo Prop Sets

Add a truly unique touch to your next get-together with these cool photo props! Featuring designs like dinosaur faces, prehistoric signs, and dinosaur tracks, these adorable decorations are perfect for adding a touch of style to your event. Add to a photo booth set up for even more fun. Our cute photo props are designed for use with kids of almost any age. Each photo prop is pre-assembled, each attached to an easy-to-hold smooth wooden stick. Each package contains 32 unique designs, so every guest at your party will get to choose which prehistoric prop they love the most!

 

Thank You Cards:

  • If you don’t want to go to the store and purchase thank you notes, you can search Printable Dino Bone Tags and you'll find tags that you can hole punch and tie to goody bags!
  • If you search Dinosaur Thank You Cards you can find a variety of dinosaur thank you cards to fit what you're looking for! Be sure to send something to thank guests!

Don't forget the party favors!

1. Dinosaur Foam Mask Sets: These come in sets of 12. Each cute foam masks feature an elastic band for securing around the head. The band is tight enough to be secure and loose enough for comfortable wear for both children and adults.

2. Mighty T-Rex Chompers: These Mighty T-Rex Chompers are sure to be a massive hit at your next dino-themed party! These awesome plastic party favors measure about 4.5" in length; simply wind up the dial to activate and watch it consume all the goodies at your party. Styles vary.

3. Little Dinosaur Stickers: Each of our stickers feature fun dinosaur designs. Each sheet contains 4 stickers with 6 different designs, for a total of 24 exciting stickers.

4. Dinosaur Rubber Duckies: Our Rubber Duckies measure 2 to 2 and a half inches and come in assorted styles. Duckies do not float upright. They come 12 in a package, so if you have more guests, then get a couple of packs to be sure you have enough!

5. Little Dino Hatching Egg Toys: Hatch a great party with these Little Dino Hatching Egg Toys! These cute vinyl favors measure about 2" and make great prizes.

6. Little Dino Bubble Bottles: These adorable Little Dino Bubbles are a must-have for any dinosaur event! Each adorable plastic bottle measures about 2" tall, holds .6oz of bubble liquid and is topped with a brightly-colored dinosaur. Wands are attached to the inside of the top.

1. Dinosaur Masks: Get prehistoric with these fun Dinosaur Masks! These one-size-fits-most foam masks come in assorted designs and have an elastic strap in the back for securing. Great party favor for Jurassic World, Good Dinosaur or other events.

2. Dinosaur Grabbers: Start a stampede of dinosaurs at your party with these 19-inch Dinosaur Grabbers in your party favors! Each unbelievably realistic dino makes for a great time chomping down on things. Also great for creating party relay games, like moving the dino food (dog food) from one dish to another.

3. Dinosaur Favors: This is a 12 pack of mini dinosaurs to use as party favors or put on top of cupcakes.

4. Dinosaur Sticker Books: Take a walk through prehistoric partyland with these exciting Dinosaur Sticker Books in your dinosaur party supplies! Each entertaining 6" booklet comes stocked with 10 pages apiece and 24 assorted stickers of dinosaurs and dino footprints. There are 12 books per pack.

5. Dinosaur Stamps: Stamp a prehistoric party into existence with these Dinosaur Stamps in your party favors! Stamps feature a variety of dinosaurs and colors.

6. Slingshot Dinosaurs: These entertaining Slingshot Dinosaurs are a must-have for your next Jurassic World or other dinosaur-themed event! Make them fly by using your finger just under each dino's head, then pull back and let go to watch them soar. Have games or contests and hand out prehistoric prizes to the winners. Dinosaurs may come in assorted styles and measure about 4.25".

1. Popping Eye Dinosaurs: Get prehistoric with these fun Popping Eye Dinosaurs! These adorable rubber toys are great for handouts and party favors and measure 2.5" tall.

2. Dinosaur Hand Puppets: Host the ultimate dino event with these Dinosaur Hand Puppets! These fun stretchy rubber toys measure about 6" and are one-size-fits-most. Designs may vary.

3. Dinosaur Jigsaw Puzzles: The age of the dinosaur is about to enter into your party when you bring home these Dinosaur Jigsaw Puzzles! Measured at 6 5/8" by 4 7/8". There are 12 puzzles per pack.

4. Pterodactyl 3-D Dinosaur Danglers: Host the ultimate dinosaur birthday party when you use these bright Pterodactyl 3-D Dinosaur Party Danglers. Complete the look of your party with this easy to hang dangler that adds a pop of pizazz and ties in perfectly with your theme. Send your guests running for cover when you hang these oversized and 3-D danglers overhead!

5. Mighty T-Rex Chompers: These Mighty T-Rex Chompers are sure to be a massive hit at your next dino-themed party! These awesome plastic party favors measure about 4.5" in length; simply wind up the dial to activate and watch it consume all the goodies at your party.

6. Giant Dinosaur Car Favors: Wheel in the perfect accessory with these Giant Dinosaur Car Favors! These jumbo plastic cars measure 6.3" x 3.93" x 4.72" and are excellent party favors and handouts at your prehistoric event.

Now that you have everything you need for your dinosaur event, let us know how it goes! We hope you have a ROARtastic time!

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