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Coolest Dinosaur 3rd Birthday Party

by Tara
(Parrish, FL)

Coolest Dinosaur 3rd Birthday Party

Coolest Dinosaur 3rd Birthday Party

Coolest Dinosaur 3rd Birthday Party
Coolest Dinosaur 3rd Birthday Party
Coolest Dinosaur 3rd Birthday Party
Coolest Dinosaur 3rd Birthday Party

My daughter who was turning 3 wanted Dinosaurs as her theme. It was very difficult finding “girly” dinosaur party stuff so I had to make almost all of it.


Dino-Dig in Sand Activity

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I knew I wanted a dig so I was in search for bones. Thankfully I have a rancher friend who found me some old cow bones. My husband created a large dig site area in our front yard with ADS piping and burlap (plus about 2 yards of beach sand). I used the cow bones (of course they were clean), sharks teeth, plaster of paris fossils and some plastic dino eggs as the “finds”.

I then decided to make a dino dive in our pool. That was the easiest thing. I just threw a bunch of plastic dinos in to the pool – duh.

For the other decorations I used more plaster of paris fossils, some of the cooler looking bones and a few large plastic eggs (hint-Michael’s after Easter).

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I spray painted the eggs with stone spray and painted dots on them in different colors. I also paper-mached dino eggs as the party favors (most work ever!!!). I filled them with stickers, candy, tattoos and other party favor stuff. I used white copy paper as my first layer and then used colored tissue paper as the top layer. And then I painted dots on those too. My husband got a small inflatable pool and covered it with burlap and pine straw - voila! A nest!!!


Dino Herbivore, Carnivore, and Sweetivore Food Ideas

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For food I used the idea of a “Herbivore”, “Carnivore” and “Sweetivore” diet. That’s pretty self-explanatory. I then found a very cute must have watermelon carving of a T-Rex. Totally mastered that!!!! I then made chocolate lollies using chocolate molds shaped like dinosaurs. I used green, purple and brown.

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I then used a Styrofoam cone (the biggest one they make) and spray painted “basil” green. I stuck each lolli into the cone and made it a lolli tree. It went along with the Sweetivore diet.

We downloaded some Dinosaur Ambiance sound effects and played it over and over and over again. I had a friend do the cake and couldn’t have been happier. I used a few different ideas and had her put them all together. We ended up having over 70 people but with everything that was going on it didn’t feel like that many. A total birthday party success!!! And YES I’m already planning next years bash.

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