8 Best Dinosaur Birthday Party Ideas—How to Throw an Amazing Dinosaur-Themed Birthday Party

We've rounded up these T-rexcellent dinosaur birthday party ideas for any size get-together.

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Dinosaur-Themed Invitations

Feeling crafty? Make your own invitations by cutting out dino-shaped footprints and adding all of the party details. You can also save time by downloading one of the many adorable dinosaur invitations from Etsy. We love the details in this one from Hue Invitations. And who doesn’t love a pink-and-purple dino?

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dinosaur cake topper
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Dinosaur Birthday Cake Ideas

Please the kids (and parents) with our light and fluffy confetti birthday drip cake. Add some prehistoric touches, like a dinosaur cake topper or colorful dinosaur sprinkles.

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Dinosaur Party Food

A party without delicious food is at risk of going extinct before it even starts. Keep your guests happy with plenty of dino-themed snacks and treats. Setting out vibrant dinosaur food labels like these will add a festive touch to your table. Go for small bites like fruit and cheese kabobs and mini zucchini pizzas.

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Dinosaur Fossil Cookies

Pretend you’re at an archeological dig with these adorable fossil T-rex cookies. Once you’ve made the sugar cookie dough, the cookie cutters take all the hard work out of creating these impressive little masterpieces. Turn them into an activity by letting the kids grab some small paintbrushes and paint some cinnamon sugar onto the fossil.

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A bowl of pretty pastel Easter eggs.
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Dinosaur Eggs

Add some color to your party when you transform our white chocolate Easter egg candies into dinosaur eggs. Place them in dishes around the house or package them up as favors. Have the guest of honor choose the colors and help roll the candies in sprinkles.

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Dinosaur balloons
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Dinosaur-Themed Decorations

Step back into the Jurassic with these sweet and whimsical dinosaur balloons. Put them together with your kids before the party—just glue cut-out heads, legs and tails to balloons, then pop on some googly eyes. Or, if you’re not up for a craft, order some from Etsy. Set out a fun welcome with these dinosaur footprints leading up to your house and display a birthday banner.

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Dinosaur Party Masks

Watch out! Adorable dinos are on the loose. Hand out these cute masks to all your party-goers and let them run around stomping and roaring together. You could also make your own with felt, construction paper or any crafting supplies you have on hand.

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Mother playing with sons (2-3, 4-5) in sandbox
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Dinosaur Fossil Dig

Even the big kids will be happily jumping into the sandbox when you reveal their very own archeological dig site. Hide small plastic dinosaur toys or pretend fossil skeletons in the sand and hand out paintbrushes to carefully excavate them. Examine everyone’s findings together and see if you can name every dinosaur they come across.

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Carrie Madormo, RN
Now a freelance health and food writer, Carrie worked as a nurse for over a decade. When she isn't hunched over her laptop with a baby in hand, you will find her cooking her grandmother’s recipes, lacing up her running shoes or sipping coffee in the bathroom to hide from her three young children.