Dinosaurs are timeless and a great theme for a birthday party!
For Dean’s 2nd birthday, since we were celebrating on St. Patrick’s Day, a green Dino theme was perfect. Below, I share pictures of the party and links to where I purchased most of the party supplies.
*PRO TIP: When you can use stuff you have around the house! I love repurposing items–which makes for easy and cheap party supplies.
I love this Dinosaur Happy Birthday Banner I bought on Amazon.
Also, you know I love me some Command Party Banner Anchors! I am leaving these up all year long.
My mom was super generous and bought this giant stuffed T-Rex; however, here is
a more budget and space friendly version: Inflatable T-Rex.
I wanted to find a fun party activity that was fun for all ages since there would be 1.5-5 year-olds at the part. The dinosaur dig was perfect.
- I bought containers from the Dollar Tree (yay $1 each).
- Then I used my Cricut to make dinosaur stickers and the first letter of each kids name. I put these on each the plastic containers.
- We filled them with play sand from Homedepot and little dinosaurs from Amazon. We layered the sand of dinosaurs so they would uncover them at different times. I bought this dinosaur party kit, which had a tone of great stuff in it.
- Each kid had a paintbrush to use to uncover their goodies and a bag to put them in.
Table Decor and Food
I tried to get as much of the party supplies as I could at the Dollar Tree. I was able to get the bins for the dino dig, table clothes, some medium size dinosaurs for the table, and the yellow pom poms; all for $1 each.
I used the big palm fronds and other leaves I had from a previous party, and the burlap table runners I also had.
The kids ate dinosaur pasta and loved it.
I made these cute matching shirts with my Cricut. I bought the green baseball t-shirts from Amazon.
Sidenote: Graham and I just bought these Pumas at Costco for $25!!! Score find.
Email me or write me a comment if you have any questions about the party. It was a hit!