Little dino fans are going to love their party with these awesome dinosaur birthday party ideas.
We’re excavating plenty of fun dinosaur party games, decorations, and even sharing some free dinosaur party printables!
Is your little one obsessed with everything dinosaur?
We visited the recently renovated dinosaur exhibit at the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History, and I was convinced my 4-year-old was going to be obsessed afterward.
Not only was he fascinated with the “terrible lizards,” my older kids loved the exhibit too. And it definitely got me super excited to pull together today’s reader request: dinosaur birthday party ideas!
There’s so much goodness going on here, and it can get overwhelming. But don’t forget there’s no need to try to do it all. Just pick your favorites and enjoy the whole party planning process.
The Best Dinosaur Birthday Party Ideas
Dinosaur Party Food
What's a party without food? Of course, you can always order a few pizzas and call it good, but if you add in a few of these ideas, you're sure to leave an impression.
Transform Birds Nests into Dinosaur Nest Cookies
Birds nest cookies don't have to be just for Easter. Swap out Cadbury eggs with speckled robin's egg candies, and you've got easy dinosaur egg nests!
Dinosaur Party Food: Dino DNA Jurassic Amber
These treats are cool, a little creepy, and educational...what more could you ask for?
Dino Dirt Cups
Take pudding cups to Jurrasic levels with dinosaur miniatures and jelly beans.
Dinosaur Footprints Cookie Pizza
If cake isn't your family's thing, then a cookie pizza with chocolate dinosaur footprints is a no-brainer.
Dino Fruit Skewers with Yogurt Fruit Dip
Eating healthy is a lot less scary and a lot more fun with these dino fruit skewers.
Strawberry Kiwi Frozen Yogurt Dinosaurs
These dinosaur shaped frozen yogurt bites are the perfect way to cool down if you're hosting a party during the hot summer months.
Dinosaur Party Printables
Next up is my favorite...party printables! They make life so much easier! And these free printables are a great place to get your dinosaur birthday party ideas started.
Dinosaur Adoption Party Printables
These adorable dinosaur adoption certificates turn a party activity into a party favor, too. They come with four different color schemes so everyone can pick their favorite.
Don't forget to grab your free copy at the bottom of this post!
Free Printable Dinosaur Bingo
This colorful dinosaur bingo set will is a quick and easy game that the kids will love.
Treat Bag Labels
Keep it simple and personal with plastic goody bags and this fun dinosaur treat bag label signed by the birthday kid.
Cupcake Wrappers and Cupcake Toppers
This blue and green set of cupcake wrappers and cupcake toppers are a fun and easy way to decorate store bought cupcakes.
You're Dinomite Thank You Party Favor Tag
This cute dino-mite thank you tag is a fun option for kids who don't want to sign all the party favors.
Three-Rex Party Sign
Hosting a third birthday? You definitely need this cute three-rex sign.
Dino Table Tent Cards
These dinosaur table tent cards are the perfect way to display some witty names for your dinosaur party food.
Free Printable Dinosaur Coloring Activity Placemat
How's this for fun? A dinosaur themed color-in placemat! Entertainment and decorations in one - love it!
Dinosaur Birthday Party Decorations
There are so many fun options for dinosaur party decorations.
I once saw a party where the buffet table was completely covered with camo netting and giant jungle leaves. I wish I could share the pictures with you, because the effect was amazing! You can get a feel for it though, by taking a look at the submitted pictures here.
Here are some more ideas from a few of my blogger friends:
Easy DIY Party Dinosaurs
Aren’t these painted toy dinosaurs just so much fun? I love the little signs with them too.
Giant Volcano Backdrop
If you really want to make an impression, you can cover an entire wall with a three-dimensional volcano scene like this one. There are tons more ideas to steal from that party too, but this was definitely my favorite.
Add plenty of rustic touches
This dinosaur party is stunning with all its rustic elements. My favorite is the cupcakes that look like moss covered egg nests perched on logs. It makes such a great visual impact with very little effort.
Dinosaur Party Hats
These DIY Dino Party hats are just the cutest! The colors and patterns are spot on, though, if you run out of time, you can also buy a cheap set of paper dino hats too.
Individual Paper Mache Dinosaur Egg Pinatas
Those giant eggs aren't just decorations...they're individual paper mache dinosaur egg pinatas! I love how they work both as decor, and as a memorable party activity for the kids.
A Few Extra Easy-Peasy Last Minute Party Supplies and Decorating Ideas:
Dinosaur Party Games and Activities
A Dino Dig is THE classic dinosaur party game, and while it may seem overdone, it’s the perfect easy activity for you to add your own spin. Here are some ideas:
Dino Dig Plastic Streamer
If you have a big group, you can section off a part of your yard with dinosaur themed tape so the kids really feel like they’re at an archeological dig.
How To Make a Tasty Dino Dig for Toddlers and Preschoolers (STEM Fun!)
Have really little kids coming to your party? This food-based sensory dino dig is perfect for toddlers.
I love this simple, but unique DIY idea: Hiding mini dinosaur toys inside what looks like a bunch of rocks. I bet you'll never guess what the rocks are made of, too.
How to Make Salt Dough Dinosaur Bones
Salt dough isn't just for Christmas ornaments. It's also a cheap and easy way to make fossils and dinosaur bones for your party.
More Ideas for Dinosaur Birthday Party Games:
- Set up an adopt-a-dinosaur station with these little plushies. I’ve even got printable adoption certificates you can use!
- Make a cute dinosaur paper plate craft.
- If your kids are a bit older, consider making a Dinosaur drool slime. (You can also find our favorite no borax clear slime recipe right here)
Super Fun Dinosaur Party Favors
One surefire way to make sure people talk about your party for months (or years) to come is to send everyone home with an awesome party favor.
DIY Dinosaur Bath Bombs
Kids love bath bombs…especially when there’s a special surprise inside like these dinosaur bath bombs.
(I wonder if these dinosaur filled eggs could be used as a mold?)
Felt 3D Puzzle Dinosaurs Pattern Release
An awesome idea for the younger crowd are these felt dinosaur puzzles. They would be great for kids to keep as a take-along-toy for outings.
Plush Dinosaur Tails - 6 Pc.
Of course, you can’t go wrong with good old-fashioned dress up items like these fun dino tails or maybe some dinosaur masks.
Get Your Free Dinosaur Party Printables Here
To make things easy for you I’m sharing a set of free dinosaur adoption certificates that you can use as both a party activity and favor.
They’re available FREE for subscribers. Just add your name and email address to the box below and I’ll send them straight to your inbox.
Don’t want to subscribe? You can also purchase this set for a small price in my shop.
No matter what you choose, as long as you have fun with it, your child is sure too have a dino-mite day with all of these dinosaur birthday party ideas
If you loved these ideas, you’re going to love my 20 easy party games for toddlers, and First Birthday Party Foods. Or you can see all my party themes right here.
Fi Anderson says
This post literally has everything one could need for the best dinosaur party! Love it! #TheHappyNow
So many fun dinosaur ideas! Kids will love these. Super fun!! Thanks for sharing! #thehappynow