A dinosaur themed birthday party is sure to be memorable for any dinosaur lover. Whether you’re planning a Jurassic Park theme or creating a more general dinosaur theme, there are countless ways to make your party unique and enjoyable. Here are 27 dinosaur party ideas to help you plan your special celebration.
Planning A Dinosaur Themed Party
We’ve rounded up a list of the best dinosaur party ideas to help make your planning easy. This list features plenty of downloadable templates, simple recipes, and DIY crafts.
Between food, decorations, activities, and party favors, there are countless ways to bring this fun theme to life!
Dinosaur Theme Decorations
Sending out themed invitations is the first step in getting your party fun started! You can find free downloadable party invitations here.
Make these cute DIY dino balloons with colored balloons and colored paper that matches. These balloons are so easy to make and will look incredible hung up!
This DIY paper mache dinosaur piñata is a fun craft to make and will result in a fun activity for all of your party guests. Crack it open and enjoy the candy!
4. Dinosaur Party Backdrop With Streamers
Streamers, balloons, and dinosaur figures will help you create the perfect backdrop. This fun backdrop will be the perfect spot for photos! We love how this set up brings a variety of dinosaur party ideas together.
Here is some inspiration for how to set up the cutest dinosaur theme table. These easy-to-make dinosaur tails will look so cute on chairs and can double as party favors.
Dinosaur Party Food
A dinosaur themed birthday party would be incomplete without a dino cake! This simple cake design is easy to recreate with buttercream, chocolate ganache, crushed Oreos, and plastic toy dinosaurs. Check out these other great dinosaur cake ideas.
These simple dinosaur footprint cookies will be a great addition to your dessert table. You can use the feet of dino figurines to stamp the footprints into each cookie.
Turn classic rice krispie treats into dinosaur eggs by rolling them into an egg shape while they’re warm. Want to add a splash of color? Use colored rice krispie cereal to give your eggs a speckled appearance.
Kids will love this delicious pudding dessert! Each cup is loaded with chocolate pudding, “dirt” made from crushed Oreo cookies, and colorful dinosaur gummies.
10. Dinosaur Cookies
Decorated with buttercream frosting, these colorful dino cookies are almost too cute to eat. You can find the dinosaur cookie cutters and links to purchase decorating supplies here.
Dinosaur-shaped chicken nuggets are tasty and totally kid-friendly! Toss your frozen dino nuggets in the air fryer to cook them to crispy, juicy perfection. An easy way to feed your party guests.
Assemble fruit in the shape of a dinosaur and you’ll have a beautiful and healthy addition to your food table! Use your favorite fruits to get your desired color combination –– the possibilities are endless.
Sweet and salty flavors meet in this delicious dinosaur snack mix. This recipe includes popcorn, pretzels, gummy dinosaurs, and chocolate almond “eggs,” but you can incorporate any of your favorite snacks to customize the mix to your liking.
Shaped like eggs, these Oreo bonbons are a delicious sweet treat. To achieve a speckled design, melt candy melts with a little bit of oil and splatter it on.
Dinosaur Party Activities
15. Adopt A Dinosaur
“Adopting” a dinosaur is a fun dinosaur party game that doubles as a party favor. Simply set out a basket of dinosaur stuffed animals or even small plastic dinosaurs, and let each kid pick one to take home.
16. Dinosaur Dig
Kids will love this fun excavation activity. Bury small dinosaur fossil figurines in a sandbox, and watch as kids use their imagination to become paleontologists for a day. They’ll have a blast uncovering all of the dinosaur bones!
A classic party game with a dino twist. Help a dinosaur reunite with its missing tail in this fun dinosaur party game. You can purchase an instant download of the pin-the-tail game materials here.
Get ready to compete in this dinosaur theme ring toss game! This game is easy to make at home with a poster board and markers, cones, and glow sticks for the rings.
19. T-Rex Game
This hilarious dinosaur game will keep you on your feet! Wearing large DIY dinosaur feet, party guests will compete to transport and toss balls into a designated spot. These dino feet are also fun to use for an obstacle course or relay race.
20. Paint A Dinosaur
Painting is the perfect way to get creative during your dinosaur themed birthday party. Your party guests can take home their paintings and enjoy them as personalized favors.
Coloring pages will be fun for kids and keep them entertained. Check out this site for free downloadable coloring pages.
Dinosaur Party Favors
Dinosaur hats are a fun DIY craft that guests can take home as party favors. Give them to guests when they arrive, and they’ll have a cute accessory to wear and match the theme.
These dinosaur headbands are so easy to make and will also be fun to wear! Kids will love these dinosaur accessories, and they’ll look so cute in pictures too.
24. Dinosaur Crayons
One of our favorite dinosaur party ideas is these adorable dinosaur crayons. You can easily make these at home by melting down crayons and pouring them into a silicone dino mold.
25. Dinosaur Tail
These DIY dinosaur tails are a great craft for a beginner sewer. All you’ll need to create them is some fabric, velcro, polyfill batting, and thread.
Send each party guest home with their own excavation kit where they can find dinosaur bones and other treasures. You can put together a simple kit with sand, dinosaur toys, magnifying glasses, plastic utensils, and a few other crafting supplies. This is a fun favor for kids of all ages.
27. Dino Eggs
Making dino eggs for party favors is as easy as can be with three simple ingredients: water, cornstarch, and sand. Perfect for a Jurassic Park theme, place a plastic dinosaur toy inside each egg for a fun hidden surprise!
Which one of these dinosaur birthday party ideas will you be using? Let me know in the comments.
Dinosaur Theme Party Supplies
Here are a few fun supplies to make throwing your party eaiser:
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Dinosaur Party Ideas
- 2 bags microwave popcorn popped
- 1 cup green and brown M&M candy
- 1 cup pretzel sticks
- ½ cup raisins
- ½ cup roasted peanuts
- Combine all of the ingredients in a large bowl. Serve for your next party.