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Chase wanted a dinosaur party. My brother and sister in law gave us the dinosaurs from The Dinosaur Train for Christmas, so it was perfect!

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Party Highlights

  • Desserts

    I made a three layer cake. The bottom layer was orange, middle strawberry and top lemon. I used cream cheese frosting for the whole cake. The top two layers were to look like a volcano erupting and the bottom layer was a waterfall and grass. I used small dinosaurs to decorate up the cake and a #3 for the topper. I also had a candy bar with the candy being the same colors as the party (orange, lime green and bermuda blue). We had tangerine mango and blue raspberry suckers and also dinosaur frosted suckers, orange crush and kiwi jelly beans, apple and blue raspberry frooties, gummy dinosaurs, blueberry gumballs and apple licorice.

  • Activities / Games

    Kids were free to play on the two swingsets and sandbox. We also had bikes, cozy coupe and other riding toys available.

  • Budget

    We try to stay around $250 per party for our kids.

  • Party Favors

    The goodie pails were filled with all sorts of dinosaur stuff (books, coloring books, sticker, tattoos, masks, puzzles and rubber dino ducks). We had the party at 3pm so all of the kids coming would have a chance to nap first. We had a total of 30 kids from ages 5 months to 14 in attendance.

  • Best Moment

    All the compliments on the cake!

  • What People Ate

    We had a dog bar (hotdogs, polish sausages and brats with fixin's), beans, pasta salad, fruit and veggies and snack mix for our late lunch.

  • What People Drank

    We served up pop, punch, water and beer

  • Most Touching Moment

    Watching my son get excited when he was opening his gifts. He loves to play games, so we asked everyone to buy a board game for him.

  • Funniest Moment

    Trying to get 20 kids to put on dinosaur masks and stand still for a mintue so we could take a picture before we ate cake

  • Decorations

    I colored dinosaurs and added them to black cardstock. We then glued dino facts on each one to it and as guests were going through the buffet they could learn about some of the dinosaurs. I made the birthday banner using the colors of the party in prints and solid colored card stock. I cut them into 7", 6" and 5" circles and added a 4" letter. The banner was pinned into a sheet of plywood that was sitting on the backside of the dessert table

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