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Are your little ones as obsessed with dinosaurs as my son is? My middle son is the dinosaur lover in our family. We have done plenty of dinosaur crafts in the past, and I don’t see that trend ending anytime soon! For the past several years, he has requested a dinosaur birthday party without fail. As a result, we have gotten pretty good at coming up with new party foods, activities, and favors to make each year’s gathering as exciting as the last!
If you have a dinosaur lover in your house, make their birthday party extra special with these dinosaur party ideas! From our home to yours, I hope you find some inspiration and fun in this list. Enjoy!
Dinosaur Themed Party Foods
Little dinosaurs get hungry, too! Keep everyone’s bellies full and prepare these fun dino party treats for your guests to enjoy.
This adorable Dinosaur Cake will be the star of the show at your dinosaur birthday party! I love how the “unfinished” edges of the cake lend it a rustic look that’s perfect for a prehistoric theme. Plus, it’s easier than a meticulous icing job!
Dinosaur Footprint Cookies
Uh oh, looks like something big stepped on these Dinosaur Footprint Cookies! Your party guests or kids can help you put these cookies together as a fun activity and enjoy them after they bake. If your party schedule is already full of great activities, you could make them ahead of time as a party snack. Either way, they are too cute to pass up on!
Dinosaur Dirt Cups
Dirt cups are a classic dessert that every kid goes crazy for, so you know I had to put a Jurassic spin on them with these Dinosaur Dirt Cups! Simply prep them ahead of time and store them in the fridge until you are ready to serve them to your party guests — and maybe sneak one for yourself. Yum
Edible Dinosaur Eggs
I can’t think of a more perfect recipe for a dinosaur themed party than these Edible Dinosaur Eggs! The eggs are made of an out-of-this-world combination of Oreos and cream cheese. Finally, dip them in candy melts and let it set before serving!
Marbled Dinosaur Cookies
The color palette of these Marbled Dinosaur Cookies is right on theme for a dinosaur party. Best of all, they are super easy to make. You will need these dinosaur cookie cutters to get the shapes just right!
Dinosaur Party Crafts
Get crafty with your little dinosaurs! There won’t be a dull moment with these engaging craft activities.
Dinosaur Fossils for Kids
These Dinosaur Fossils look so adorable and I can guarantee that the kids will love making them. The fossils are made from a simple salt dough that gets imprinted with a dino of each guest’s choosing and coated in metallic paint. Your guests will be so excited to show these off at home!
Paper Plate Dinosaur Craft
The best thing about these Paper Plate Dinosaurs is that they only require a few household supplies, but don’t skimp on the fun. Each kid can pick out their dinosaur’s colors and draw a little friendly face to complete their craft.
Dinosaur Coloring Activity
When the kids are hyped up on dinosaur themed sweets, there’s no better way to wind things down than with a Dinosaur Coloring Activity. The 3D element allows them to color AND play, so they can stay engaged while coloring and beyond. Kids can even take it home and continue the fun!
Dinosaur Lantern Jars
These Dinosaur Lantern Jars are an activity and party favor wrapped in one! Guests can bring them home and let them light up their room, thanks to the glow in the dark paint and battery operated tea lights. No fire hazards here!
Dinosaur Party Favor Ideas
Send your guests home with something special to remember. These dinosaur party favors are a great way to end a festive gathering.
Printable Dinosaur Coloring Pages
These Dinosaur Coloring Pages are probably the easiest party favor ever! Just print, assemble copies for each guest, and you’re ready to go. You could even tie the pages together with some colorful ribbon. The parents will definitely appreciate the extra activity!
Dinosaur Bath Bombs
Okay, let’s be honest — these Dinosaur Bath Bombs won’t be used for a relaxing bath time, but they are a treat to watch fizz up! Make sure to add plenty of color to make the water bright and fun. The secret? There’s a mini dinosaur figurine hidden in the center of each bath bomb!
I hope these dinosaur party ideas help you plan your event, whatever it is that you are celebrating. Have fun, and let me know if you try any of these out in the comments!