What little boy doesn’t love dinosaurs? From the time he was three, my son couldn’t get enough of the huge reptilian beasts.
So, naturally, when I threw a backyard party for him and his friends, it had to be crawling with dinosaurs!
(This post contains affiliate links: to find out what that means, click here.)
I got a little creative trying to tie the dino theme into every snack and drink, but it turned out really well and was a party he and his friends talked about for a long, long time.
I didn’t invent the recipe for the punch. I knew I wanted red punch, to look like boiling lava, and I wanted foamy sherbet on the top. Here is the link to the punch we used, and everyone absolutely loved it! All I did was rename it ‘Lava Juice’, and voila! Because everyone knows volcanoes were erupting during prehistoric times, right?
Link to Red Fruit Punch (with sherbet) Recipe: Fruit Punch
Dinosaur Eggs, Freshly Hatched
We took a boring, ordinary party snack, deviled eggs, and turned them into freshly hatched dinosaur eggs (just by adding some green food coloring to the mix.)
Here is a link to a delicious deviled egg recipe (with bacon!) that everyone will love. Just add green food coloring until it is the color that you want.
I stretched the dino theme a little more and had ‘Trees and Swamp Dip’ for all those herbivores (broccoli and ranch dip with green food coloring) and ‘Stegosaurus’ Bony Plates’, which were Nacho Cheese Doritos, of course.
Get your free, printable dinosaur invitations here:
I was definitely on a budget when it came to this party, so being creative was necessary to pull it off.
Here are some inexpensive party favors and decorations for your son’s (or daughter’s) very own dinosaur themed party:
Dino Themed Party Plates:
Cheap Dinosaur Party Favors:
If you throw your own dino party, let me know how it goes!