K.S. asks from Billings, MT on April 02, 2010
4-Year Old Dinosaur B'day Party
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Thanks for great ideas. I wish I could hire some of you to come and do the planning!
D.W. answers from Indianapolis on April 02, 2010
I'd try something like Oriental Trading company or Kipp Brothers to see what decorations/goodies you can find that aren't too expensive.
V.N. answers from Allentown on April 03, 2010
As a children's party leader with Noah's Ark Animal Workshop, I often need to find games, foods, and decorations to fit specific party themes. What I usually do is an online search which always gives me tons of ideas. Just type "dinosaur theme party" in the search window and you will get a whole list of websites with fun ideas for a dino party. Also, check out www.orientaltrading.com for theme-related crafts, prizes, decorations, etc.
If you want to add something really special, consider a stuff-your-own dinosaur activity led by a Noah's Ark party leader. It's an awesome craft activity and unique party favor all in one! Details at www.partiesbyvicki.com.
L.M. answers from Philadelphia on April 03, 2010
We had a dinosaur party last year and I purchased most of the supplies and favors at the Dollar Store and Oriental Trading. The big hit with the kids was the dino dig in the sand box. We buried interesting shells and rocks then gave the kids mini shovels, sand sifters and brushes. They were so excited each time they found a "fossil" and it kept them busy much longer than I expected. We also had pin the tail on the dino skeleton and I hung foam pterodactyl fliers all around as decorations.
S.A. answers from Pittsburgh on April 03, 2010
S.V. answers from Seattle on April 06, 2010
Check out www.pepperspollywogs.com and search for dinosaur party. She has great kid party plans that will give you some great ideas. Sounds like a ton of fun!
S.L. answers from Boise on April 02, 2010
We got dinosaur decorations from Dollar Tree (I dont' know if they have those back East) and they were fun! Try your local dollar store if they have a party section.
For a cake, make it easy on yourself and find some tiny dino toys. Of course, when I needed them, I couldn't find them, but I've seen them since. It's pretty easy to frost a cake with hills and a little river or pond or something, then stick dinosaurs around on it. I have some little plastic palm trees that would look cool, too. Which brings me to another suggestion for the cake. I discovered that WalMart will sell you their little plastic decorations from the bakery. Ours was a Diego set (that came with a Diego toy and the palm trees), but i bet they have a dino theme, too. They run about $5.
We didn't do any games, because he was only 2, but you can always draw a dino on big paper, cut it out, and cut the tail off. Tape the body to the wall and have the kids pin the tail back on. Have your son get out all his dino toys for decorations, and let all the kids play with them after opening gifts.
S.H. answers from Honolulu on April 02, 2010
try looking on E-bay
S.D. answers from Topeka on April 02, 2010
I was going to do this for my son's 5th birthday but he changed his mind I found some dinosaurs at the Dollar Tree for party favors there small ones and then they had some med.sized ones that I bought a whole bunch of for his cake I was going to make a huge tiered cake and place these all over also if you go onto Shindigz they have great plates napkins etc or go to your local Party America they can be found there as well
J.D. answers from Philadelphia on April 02, 2010
we did a dinosaur dig at a local farm near us last summer, and a friend of mine used a few of the ideas for her son's birthday party.
they buried some "fossils" in the sand, and strung out some boxed areas for the kids to help dig out the bones, using old toothbrushes.
they also dug for fossils by sifting sand.... the farm hid sharks teeth in the sand (they had a huge bag of them). you could make the sifting boxes pretty easily... they stapled screen onto a frame.
they made fossils with plaster of paris and shells (you could use anything for that, or make handprints, whatever).
they built a volcano and exploded it.
For food, they have those chicken nuggets that are shaped like dinosaurs!!!