27 Terrific Dinosaur Party Ideas You'll Use (The Dinosaur Party Plan) (2024)

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Isn’t that how the dinosaur party planning starts. Roaring with excitement, or is it roaring with stress.

I kept putting off writing this party plan since I’m not that big on dinosaurs, but after searching for ideas and coming up with ideas, I warmed up to the idea of having a dinosaur party.

But I don’t think my teenage daughters would be thrilled with that party theme. So, I’ll leave it to you to host the most exciting dinosaur party!

Your dinosaur-loving kid will love it!

And these dinosaur party ideas will make it a breeze for you.

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Dinosaur Party Plan

You can have a dino-some party without going nuts in the planning stage. After all, parties should not make you need therapy unless it is My Tuesday Therapy.

I can’t guarantee it won’t get crazy during the party with all the dino fans stomping and chomping, but having a plan will certainly help!

So, let’s start!

  1. invitations
  2. decorations
  3. dinosaur party games (in a separate post)
  4. food
  5. favors

All those are covered in this dinosaur party plan. It has everything you need for hosting a dino-mite party!

Choose your favorites, and you have your party plan all set!

Roar! Come on Over – Invitations

What do the dinosaurs say?
No idea, but let’s go with “roar.”

Parties are so much more fun with guests! Invite your pals… or your kid’s pals to a roaring fun party with a dinosaur party invitation.

1. Stomp over and let’s party like a dinosaur!

Ready to party like a dinosaur?! I hope so!

Get your guests excited about the party with an editable dinosaur invitation from Helia Design Co.

This party will be dino-mite!

2. Crack Me!

The amazing interactive Crack Medinosaur egg invitationfrom Crack Me Creations entertains before and after the party.

Use it as a decoration or play games with it, like dinosaur excavation.

The kids will talk about this unique dinosaur party invitation for a long time.

3. Donuts and Dinos

Dinosaurs are not only for boys. Girls enjoy the regular kind dinosaur parties or the tailor-made parties for girls: Donuts and Dinos or a Tea-Rex party.

Fun and sweet!

Of course, boys might enjoy a donuts-and-dinos party, too. After all, boys are known for loving food.

Order yourdonuts and dinos invitationfrom Lainey Jane Designs, and let the adventure begin!

8 Dino-Mite Decorations for Dinosaur Party

Enter the party through a fantastic entrance and devour food from a food table adorned with a balloon garland and guarded by dinosaurs.

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Doing those four things creates a dino-mite atmosphere!

1. Enter the Dinosaur Park

Though we don’t hang out at party entrances except when it’s time to go home, and we stand and talk for another half an hour, they play an essential part in parties.

Create a fun, welcoming entrance to set the mood for the party.

You can make an exciting yet cheap party entrance in various ways.

  • a sign at the door (dinosaur crossing, beware of dinosaur, dead end…)
  • theme colored balloons (green, brown, or whatever color you have chosen)
  • artificial vines and leaves (this inexpensive set of12 ivy garlandswill come in handy at this party)
  • themed colored curling ribbon or streamer
  • dinosaur images

It is very important to hang them LOW enough for the kids to enjoy them.

Of course, that means the parents staying will be weaving through the vines and balloons, too, but who would not want to do that!

2. Dinosaur Balloon Garland

Balloon garlands! Can’t go wrong with those. They are easy to make and look terrific.

This dinosaur balloon garland is STUNNING! Imagine all the gorgeous pictures you can take in front of it.

3. DIY Backdrop for Roaring Fun Pictures

You can make a simple backdrop for a few bucks.

  • You’ll need a couple of green plastic tablecloths. Or a crepe paper roll.
  • Fold the tablecloths crosswise (the short ends together) and fringe one half.
  • Tape the folded, fringed tablecloths to the wall.
  • Add a couple of dinosaur images and balloons.
  • Hang up adinosaur-themed happy birthday banneror words such as roar, stomp, and chomp.

4. Crepe Paper Is Perfect for This Party!

Get a set of crepe paper and use it as a

  1. fun backdrop for the food table
  2. stunning photo backdrop
  3. table covering for the food table (Note: crepe paper bleeds, so protect the table with a plastic tablecloth.)
  4. or cut into streamers and use in place of artificial vine

The set has several shades of green crepe paper to make your dinosaur party amazing!

5. Dinosaur Centerpiece Sticks

Centerpiece sticks are one of the easiest ways to decorate tables. And easy is the vital keyword here!

You can get thiscute dinosaur centerpiece setfrom Big Dot of Happiness. It is printed on a heavy card stock and requires a simple assembly.

Print and cut dinosaur images or theme-fitting words like roar and stomp, and tape to

  • skewers
  • dowels
  • chopsticks
  • small tree branch/stick (I really like this idea!!!)

Insert the centerpiece sticks into

  • jars
  • gift bags
  • vases
  • brown paper lunch bags

that are filled with

  • candy
  • dirt
  • rocks
  • plants

Or use them as photo props!

6. Dinosaur Figurines

Add excitement to your party with jumbo,realistic-looking dinosaur figurinesplaced on tables with fake or real plants.

Make it even more fabulous with these tips:

  • Cut up or teara piece of kraft paperfor the dinosaurs to stomp on for an additional cool look.
  • Add a few big rocks.

You can use the fun,colorful dinosaur toysfor a less scary look.

7. Dinosaur Treat Stand

This must be the coolest way to serve treats at any dinosaur party!

Take a look at the dinosaur treat stand.

Serving food the awesome way turns any food into a dinosaur treat!

8. Plants and Rocks

Your party will already look amazing with the cool entrance and food table focal point, but you can add a ton of fun with a little extra effort and a few dollars.

You might not want to bring huge rocks into your house, but you cancover stools, boxes, or pillows with paper bagsor kraft paperto make them look like rocks.

Bring your plants, fake or real, into the party area.

Hang up streamers, curling ribbon, or crepe paper from the ceiling (Yes, crepe paper will come in handy!) to create the perfect atmosphere for the party.

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Dinosaur Party Printables!!

So, the ones I have for you a a tiny bit different than the ones pictured. But they are AWESOME and FREE.

Grab the fun dinosaur party printables and let the roaring fun begin.

Adventure-Filled Dinosaur Party Games

Lots of stomping, chomping and roaring going on at this party.

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1. Dinosaur Egg Stomp

I can see kids loving this! Stomping on eggs!

Version 1: Dino and His Egg

For this game you’ll need

  • inflated white balloons
  • string

Yes, that’s it.

Tie a balloon to each kids’ ankle. Use long enough string so the balloon drags on the floor.

The kids try to crack each other’s eggs while protecting their own. The one who has his egg in the end wins.

Version 2 and twelve other thrilling dinosaur party games have stomped in their very own post.

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Explore the dinosaur party games and pick your favorites. Which ones will you choose: the tail whip? Digging up bones?

Delicious Dinosaur Party Food

Playing all those games makes the dinos hungry.

Serve them treats with cool names! And as you know, food tastes better that way.

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Separate the foods into Herbivore, Carnivore, and Sweetivore, and label the food with fun dinosaur-themed names.

1. Dinosaur Party Food Names

Here is a list of dinosaur party food names:


  1. Dinosaur Burgers – burgers
  2. Dino Buddies – dinosaur-shaped nuggets
  3. Deviled Dino Eggs – deviled eggs
  4. Pterodactyl Wings – chicken wings
  5. Boulders – meatballs
  6. Dino Dogs – hot dogs
  7. Taco Rex – tacos


  1. Dinosaur Bones – yogurt or white candy-coated pretzels in various shapes
  2. Dino Scales – chips
  3. Dinosaur Eggs – green and red grapes
  4. Dino Toe Nails – Bugles
  5. Dinosaur Tail Slices – sliced kiwi
  6. Stegosaurus Spikes – triangle watermelon slices
  7. Herbivore Cups – carrot and celery sticks in a cup with a dip


  1. Lava Cakes – lava cakes
  2. Fossil Cookies – sugar cookies with a dino footprint pressed into it
  3. Dino Eggs – candy-coated chocolate or jelly beans
  4. Rocks – rock candy
  5. Dino Kneecaps – doughnut holes
  6. Dig for Dinos – dirt cups topped with rock candy pieces and gummy dinos
  7. Dino Chow – popcorn, pretzels, dino gummies, candy coated chocolate
  8. Dino Droppings – chocolate-covered raisins or any round chocolate like Whoppers® or Milk Duds®
  9. Slimy Swamp Sample – green jello
  10. Fruit-a-saurus – fruit salad


  1. Swamp Water – green soda
  2. Volcano Lava – red soda or juice
  3. Fresh Water – water in a pitcher
  4. Dino Cubes – freeze dino gummies in water or juice and use as ice in the drinks

With names like fruit-a-saurus and Stego spikes, the kids will be devouring fruit instead of candy and cupcakes. And that would make the parents happy!

2. Dinosaur Chocolate Lollipops

Chocolate dinosaurs roaming on cupcakes or at the end of a lollipop stick will be a hit!

Save money and make your own with a dinosaur chocolate lollipop mold.

3. Easy Dinosaur Cake DIY

  • Chocolate Cake
  • Chocolate Frosting
  • Heath® Bar crumbs (2 bags)
  • Rock candy
  • Dinos
  1. Prepare your favorite chocolate cake as usual.
  2. Put some frosting between the layers.
  3. Scrape a little bit of frosting along the sides.
  4. Decorate the top with frosting, Heath Bar crumbs, and rock candy. And put some crumbs and rock candy around the cake, too, on the cake plate.
  5. I’m not a fan of toys on food, but adding a couple of dinosaur figurines would look awesome.

4. Dinosaur Cookies

Version 1: Sugar Cookies

Make sugar cookies and press a dino footprint on them. That’s it. Easy peasy.

Version 2: Chocolate-Dipped Cookies

If you’re not into baking, you could buycookies from a storeanddipthem into chocolate and candy coating.Write“chomp, stomp, roar” on them.

Version 3: Cookies with Gummy Dinosaur

An even easier solution is toattach a gummy or chocolate dinosaur to a cookiewith a bit of melted chocolate or candy coating.

And where can you get gummy dinosaurs? Here:gummy dinosaurs.

5 Awesome Dinosaur Favors

Send the guests home with amazing memories and cool party favors.

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The easiest and most delicious party favor is a sweet treat. Kids would love that. Some parents not so much.

Besides the sweets, I’ve got other fantastic dinosaur party favor ideas for you!

These party favors are CHEAP but FUN! Those are the best kind.

1. Dinosaur Figurine

As I mentioned in the egg hunt game, the dino they each find could be the party favor. Simple and fun!

Alternatively, these inexpensive glow-in-the-dark dinosaurs work perfectly as party favors!

2. Dinosaur Egg with A Tiny Dino

Give awesome dinosaur eggs as party favors.

Each egg has a tiny dinosaur inside. The set also comes with cards with fun info about each dinosaur. This favor will bring smiles to your friend’s faces!

3. Dinosaur Crayons

These are so cute! Any little kid will be happy to get thesedinosaur-shaped crayons.

Each crayon set has a fun coloring page and a label thanking him for coming.

4. Dinosaur Keychain

Keychains are awesome. You can use them for keys or backpacks. You can even mark your thermos bottle or lunch bag with acool dinosaur keychain.

5. Dinosaur Gift Bag

Seriously, these are the cutest.

Put anything in this bag, and it will become a dinosaur favor.

These personalizeddinosaur favor bagslook AWESOME, and they are also inexpensive! How cool is that?

Now you’ve got many dinosaur party ideas for the most fantastic birthday party ever! Way more than the 27 I promised.

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