We had a dinosaur party for my son's second birthday. This was the cheapest party I've ever done and it still was a big hit! Everything was purchased from a dollar bin or made at home (for pennies). The kids assembled 3D dinosaurs as their craft and they went on a fossil hunt in the backyard. They were paleontologists, of course, so they opened their fossils to see what was inside. After the activities, we had cake, ice cream and presents. At the end of the party all of the kids got to open a giant paper mache dinosaur egg with treats inside (as their favor). We had a dino-mite time!
cake and ice cream to save on money we had the party after lunch and only served sweets.
Activities / Games
build a paper dinosaur (50 cents from Michaels) fossil hunt and opening (made fossils out of sand, cream of tartar and water. put a small dino inside. purchased a pack of 12 from the dollar store), opened paper mache eggs to see their party favors (dinos from the dollar bin).
Watching kids open the fossils with their little paint brushes and flashlights. Watching the kids open their paper mache eggs.
What People Ate
Fossil dig pudding, meringue bones, cheesy puff pastries made to look like fossils, fossil cookies
What People Drank
water and lava juice (red punch)