Introduction and Party Invitations
Children love dinosaurs. Some kids know the difference between a Triceratops and an Apatosaurus before they know the names of all the colors! If you have a birthday child who is a junior paleontologist, a dinosaur-themed party is a sure hit.
Buy pre-made dinosaur invitations, or help your child make homemade invitations. Take a picture of your child wrestling with a favorite dinosaur toy and print as many copies as needed for all the partygoers. Glue the picture to a piece of construction paper that is folded like an invitation, and invite all dinosaur wrestlers to your child’s birthday bash.
Alternatively, cut out two identical egg-shaped pieces from heavy cardstock. Take one piece and cut it in half in a zigzag pattern. (You've created the top and bottom halves of a broken egg.) Glue the bottom half to the uncut oval and write your party details on the top half of the oval. Take the other half of the egg and use a brass fastener to connect it to the top half of the oval, hiding your party details. The fastener allows this to open upwards as if the egg is breaking. Have your birthday child decorate the cracked egg with pictures of dinosaurs and other colorful decorations.
For smaller kids, downplay wrestling and bill the party as a dinosaur hunt. Use dinosaur-print wrapping paper to cover a piece of construction paper and write the invitation information in the center.
Make sure to use thematic language on your dino party invitation:
BREAKING NEWS! Dinosaurs discovered in (your hometown)!! Come and join in on the new discovery at our cave (address) at (time). Please don't be extinct!! RSVP to prehistoric parents (phone #).
Dinosaurs are coming alive 'cause ________ is turning ___. We'll be digging for dinos in the sand.