My family loves birthday parties. I love planning them and my son loves experiencing them. But this year I wanted to keep it simple. So today I’m sharing our stress-free and super amazing dinosaur birthday party.
The signs were handmade. The letters were freehand and the dinosaurs were made simple with the textured dinosaur stencils from Melissa & Doug.
The big statement decoration was the volcano. It was great for picture opportunities and the kids had fun playing around it’s base. This was easy to create and only took about 15 minutes to set up!
We had three main stations to choose from at this dino party.
Dino Dig- We let the kids feel like they were on an excavation with this activity. We set out a tub of sand with hidden dinosaur treasures to find. They used wooden spoons to dig and large paint brushes from Melissa & Doug to brush off their finds.
Dino Art– This station was very popular and always busy! It was covered in brown craft paper and I used the stencils to draw directly on the table for an invitation the kids (and adults!) just couldn’t resist. I also included triangular crayons, non-roll markers, and the dinosaur stamp set from Melissa & Doug. Everyone loved the crayons and markers and I noticed that even the youngest of kids were often holding these with a proper grasp!
Joyce is the mom behind Childhood Beckons, where she encourages parents to focus on their families and the childhood that beckons them. Her motto is “Childhood is calling my son to play and explore. And childhood is calling me to help him on his journey.” She enjoys discovering creative ways to play and learn and passing along her family’s favorites. You can find Joyce on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.