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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!
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.
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.
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!