Party Recap

When my darling daughter told me she wanted a Dinosaur birthday party, I hesitated quite a bit. Then I got to rolling with it and had all sorts of cartoonish pink & purple (girly) dinosaurs picked out and she quickly put the kabosh on that! She wanted "real" dinosaurs, not funny ones! So we went with it and truly ended up with a fabulous party! I made everything myself from the decorations to the pinata & volcanoes to all the food, cakes & desserts. The kids had a ball digging for dino bones & fossils, hunting for dino eggs and errupting their own volcanoes! Not to mention the fun they had with the dinosaur pinata and cake!


Party Highlights

  • Desserts

    I made all of the sweets including a two tier dinosaur cake, volcano cake, cake pops, Oreo stuffed brownies and candy coated pretzel rods!

  • Activities / Games

    I made each of the kids their own T-Shirt with a picture of a dino and their name dino-fied (added "-cera tops" "-saurus rex" to their name). When they arrived they were given a bucket and a brush and instructed to go to the dig site and find one set of dino bones and a fossil. We later identified each of their fossils. There was a dinosaur egg hunt, a dinosaur pinata and volcanoes to errupt.

  • Best Moment

    When my daughter told me that all her friends wanted to be in her family because she had the best birthday party ever!

  • What People Ate

    We had grilled burgers and dinosaur shaped chicken nuggets with potato salad, baked beans & chips along with fresh fruit and LOTS of sweets!

  • What People Drank

    Fresh made lemonade and sweet tea.

  • Funniest Moment

    Watching the kids anticipate the volcanoe erruption the first time they did it! Too cute when they didn't know what was going to happen for sure!



  • Kelley H

    Kelley H wrote:

    Your party looked sooo awesome!!! I loved the shirts!!!

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    Dee S wrote:

    Everything looks fantastic! I'm wondering how you made the little volcanoes. My son turns 5 in June (we're in Miami so it will be nice and hot:) and he would flip if i could pull of these little cuties.

  • Dawn W

    Dawn W wrote:

    Thanks! @Dee S: The volcanoes were really an experiment for me too! I used small plastic bottles (like the size of a Pedia-Sure or Special K Protein Shake) in the center. I formed newspaper around that to give it some shape and avoid it becoming too heavy. Then I just pieced salt dough around it to form the volcano. Let it dry for a few days, painted & sprayed with clear finish! Pretty easy, just a process over a few days and probably the biggest hit at the party!