Monday, May 24, 2010

Pink Dinosaur Party

My daughter just turned four. She wanted a pink dinosaur party this year.
Here's the run down . . .

The Birthday Banner

Very simple project. It consisted of cutting out circles and letters (that I printed off my computer) and then assembling and stringing them together.

The Food Table

I made the "platter" that the grapes are on by hot gluing a plate on top of a cup. I stuck a golf ball inside the cup to weigh it down. I was going to make it tiered by placing another cup and plate on top of it, like I saw here, but decided one was enough.

The plates are egg shaped. I picked them up during the Easter clearance. I thought they'd make great pink dinosaur egg plates.

The Cupcakes

I used the same dinosaurs that I created for the invitations to make the cupcake toppers. All I had to do was print and cut them out. I liked the end result of the cupcake platter.

The Goody Bags

My daughter had fun helping me assemble the goody bags days before. She couldn't wait. I used gift sacks and filled them with a few small toys and treats. The boys got to take home a toy dinosaur, and the girls got to have a pink pony (since I figured my daughter was the only girl at the party who really likes dinosaurs). I then folded over the edge, punch it, and tied it with a ribbon.

The Games and Activities

T-Rex, T-Rex, Triceratops: My daughter came up with this one. I'm sure you've guessed it's the same as duck, duck, goose.

Dinosaur Says: This is your classic Simon Says game but with a dinosaur twist.

Hatching Dinosaur Eggs:  The kids each got a dinosaur egg (balloon) that they needed to sit on to hatch it.  Inside each balloon I placed a small dinosaur before blowing it up, so there was a surprise inside once their egg "hatched".

Craft: When the kids arrived they got to do a dinosaur craft. We had dinosaur pictures to color, stickers and stamps.

Pin the plate on the Stegosaurus:

T-Rex Relay: I found these dinosaurs among the stick horses at the dollar store. My daughter really wanted one and I thought they'd come in handy for her party, so we got two. The kids did a relay where they rode their dinosaur to the nest, snatched an egg (Robbin Eggs) in their spoon and then carried it back to the starting line where they got to eat it. Lots of fun!

The Happy Birthday Girl

Do you have any fun party ideas or games that were a huge success at your child's birthday party? I'd love to hear about them.


  1. I will be calling on you for some game ideas for our party! Sounds like so much fun, and SO creative! Yay for you and your little one and happy birthday!

  2. Amy--WOW! You did a great job. Makes me wish I was a 4-year-old pink dinosaur loving girl!

  3. This is one of the most darling parties I've seen in a long time!! Your daughter is so cute! Thanks for sharing!


  4. So cute! You did such a great job!

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  5. What a fun party--I love the unique pink dinosaur theme!

  6. Oh MY! This is so adorable! My friend is going to LOVE YOU cause she's having a pink/green dino party on July 3rd :) Thanks for sharing!

  7. Oh my gosh, I googled "pink dinosaur cupcake toppers" for my 5 year old's upcoming birthday-and found this post! Just fabulous!! I may have to copy the *entire* party:)) How creative, really. Bravo!!

  8. Great job with this party! My daughter is turning 3 and is just nuts over dino's and anything pink. Well done, thanks for the ideas!

  9. As a paleontologist and a girl...I LOVE this!!

  10. Hi,
    First and foremost, you have a wonderful blog.

    Love your idea. Would like to do one for my 3yr boy bday.

    Just a couple of question, how big is the circle? and what font are you using and the font of the size?

  11. bbruei-
    The big circle is 5 inches. The smaller circle is 4 1/2 inches and the letters are 3 1/2 inches tall. The font is called Action Is and I downloaded it from Good luck!

  12. Hi!

    I was googling for ideas on girly dinosaur party as my daughter who's turning four, wanted to have a dinosaur cake (and theme). So your daughter's (was) not the only one with this theme wish, there's another girl on the other side of the globe! She adores Dinosaur Train program. I'm glad I found this, now I can copy some ideas from you but will use pink and turquoise as theme colors. :)

    Thank you, you've done a great job!

  13. ^On the other side of the globe, i.e. in Finland. :)