Dinosaur Party Ideas
Dinosaurs Party Supplies
at Celebrate Express
Dinosaur partyware and invitations, cake toppers, pinatas, personalized banners, party favors, activities, and dinosaur costumes!
Dinosaur Cake Pan and a cute Dinosaur Party Themeat Birthday in a Box
- Dinosaur posters make decorating easy...and they can be moved to the birthday child's room after the party.
- Use a light brown to represent the earth, and dishes in shades of brown, gray and green to represent the colors of rocks and dinosaurs.
T-Rex Stand Up
A dinosaur standup or large inflatable dinosaur would make a big impression!
- Make invitations in the shape of a dinosaur footprint. Use our dinosaur footprint template.
- We also have basic invitation templates for making your own rectangular-shaped invitations. Just add pictures or stickers, and your own text.
- Check out the dinosaur cake topper at Celebrate Express. (See party supply link at top of page.)
- Use bread stick dough to make dinosaur bones.
- Get a dinosaur shaped cookie cutter. Let the guests decorate their own cookies.
- Make Jello with Dinosaur Gummi candies scattered throughout. The Jello must be cool but not congealed when you add the dinosaurs, or they may melt or their colors run!
- Make your own fossils - dinosaur kits available in our Amazon shop. Or just use Play Doh or modeling clay to make dinosaur models or footprints.
- Dinosaur trivia. Gather dinosaur facts for the age range of your party guests. Divide the guests into two or three teams, and each group gets to try to answer a question in each round. A point is scored for each correct answer given by a group. After all rounds are finished, the team with the most points wins!
- If you have a sandbox, get a bag of plastic dinosaurs and let the guests dig around to find them. The prize is they get to keep whatever they find!
- If you live near a natural history museum with an interesting dinosaur exhibit, see if they allow parties to be given there. Otherwise, just take the guests or have them meet there. Perhaps they have a snack shop or restaurant that can accommodate a birthday cake if you purchase drinks and pay a small fee. (If you have parents take the kids to the museum, you may want to allow for adult admissions in your budget, too. (An extra adult or two is a good idea, anyway.) If you can't afford too many adults, include drop off and pick up times on the invitations. Scout out a coffee shop nearby where they could hang out if home is too far away for the interim.
The Dinosaur Museum - Blanding, Utah
Dinosaur Walk Museum - Riverhead, Long Island, New York
North American Museum of Ancient Life - Thanksgiving Point / Lehi, Utah (cool website, with online games, so drop by for a virtual visit!)
Dinosaur Valley State Park - Glen Rose, Texas
Dinosaur Journey Museum - Fruita, Colorado
Mesalands Community College's Dinosaur Museum - Tucumcari, New Mexico
Dakota Dinosaur Museum - Dickinson, North Dakota
Makoshika Dinosaur Museum - Glendive, Montana
Dinosaurs Rock - Scroll down to the bottom of the page for links to their various locations. They bring the party to you!
Find more...just Google: dinosaur museum.
Don't live near a dinosaur or natural history museum? The National Park Service's Dinosaur National Monument website has two virtual tours, Virtual Tour of Cliff Face and Dinosaur Virtual Museum. Very educational, and perhaps you can gather some facts for a game of dinosaur trivia!
Another possibility is a local children's museum. Some have dinosaur dig areas, plus lots of other activities for kids. My granddaughter enjoys the dino dig and Dinorama areas at the Utica Children's Museum. One great thing about children's museums is they are likely to have activities and displays suitable for different ages and interests, so children can explore what they like. If some guests have memberships, it may help keep your costs down if they don't have to pay admission. Check with the museum first to make sure it can apply to a party situation. Also, find out if parents who stay need to pay admission for a children's party. The museum might prefer to let them in free so they will be there to supervise their children! If they're reluctant, perhaps you can negotiate a reduced price for parents...point out that if the parents see how much fun their children have, they may buy a membership, or have their own child's party there!