Dino Blast Party Supplies
SAVE 50 - 75% OFF RETAIL PRICES! A Blast from the Past! It's a party of gigantic proportions! Fun-loving dinosaurs and triceratops are bursting in to say "Happy Birthday" with an assortment of colorful partyware! Rocks, tropical foliage and Emerald Green solid color plates, cups and napkins are the natural choices for decorative accents to keep the party rolling in Stone Age style! Everything you need for a dino-mite party is included in these dinosaur party supplies: invitations and thank you notes, dinner and dessert plates, cups, napkins, dinosaur party favors and other fun decorating accessories like Mylar balloons, centerpieces, banners and hanging cutouts. Your guests R-O-A-R-I-N-G with excitement!
Party and Paper Warehouse has no minimum order; however, a $10 service charge will be added to all orders under $75.
Dinosaur Theme Party Planning Tips
Planning a party should be fun for all, including the birthday child! If your child enjoys these types of activities, make sure to include him/her in all of the pre-party planning, such as developing the guest lists, planning the games, selecting the decorations, even preparing the party treats.
If your child is younger, consider creating a countdown calendar to keep track of the number of days until the party. Think how excited he/she will be by the time the big day arrives!
Deliver or mail your invitations at least 2-3 weeks in advance so that your guests can respond and plan accordingly.
Set a budget. Before you make any purchases or deposits, put together a list of all your expenses by item. If the total expenses are more than your budget, think of how you can creatively reduce your expenses by trimming some of the less important items. If necessary you may also need to trim your guest list.
Consider limiting your party activities to no more than two hours. At this point the energy level of most children starts to fade, and all of those amazing party activities you have planned will cease to be fun. A two hour party will provide enough time for your child to greet all of his/her guests, play a few games, open gifts, celebrate with refreshments and cake, and say goodbyes.
It's tempting to not want to leave anyone out when planning a party for your child. Will this be a family event, or school friends only? What about brothers and sisters? Remember, it's important to keep the party size managable. If the weather permits, an outdoor event might provide more flexibility if you're working with a larger group. Together with your child develop his/her "wish" list of attendees, and then determine what will work best for your party setting. If the party is a large event with lots of guests, remember to include friends or family who are willing to lend a helping hand.
Think about how you can "transform" areas of your home, yard, or other party space so that your guests truly experience the party theme. Reinforce the party theme with coordinating wall and table decorations. Dino Blast includes Hanging Cutouts, a large jointed party banner, blowouts, a Centerpiece, and Balloons.
Are you creative? Try crafting a volcano or dinosaur cave for your party. A variety of different materials can be used depending on your level of detail and targeted finished size. Check the internet, the library, or your local craft store for ideas on how best (and easiest!) to construct these items for your event.
If your party is at home, don't forget to decorate the outside of your house! This will help set the mood for the party and direct guests to the correct address. Consider: a "cave" entrance, dinosaur footprints, plants, dinosaur "eggs".
To encourage participation from everyone at the party, it's always a good idea to stick to simple games that children may already know or can learn easily. Consider starting with something less active to allow the party goers to warm up to each other. It's also good to have these kinds of activities or games at the end of the party also, so that your guests can start to wind down prior to refreshments and saying goodbye.
Make sure you have enough activities to last the length of the party, and then some. Running out of activities can quickly take your event from loads of fun to a party downer. Remember board games and craft materials can always be used in a pinch.
Create large dinosaur footprints out of construction paper. Place these outside the house to direct guests to the party, or use them indoors to create games or highlight party areas. Either way they are sure to add to the party fun!
Instead of using a pinata, why not try paper mache dino eggs stuffed with treats? Follow the basic steps to paper mache using balloons, replace the balloon with party favors, and then let the guests break the "eggs".
How about a dino dig? This can be easily created using crushed chocolate wafer cookies, graham crackers, or sandwich cookies as "dirt". In a pan, layer candy "bones" in the "dirt", mash the "dirt" firmly to harden, and then flip the pan over to remove the "dirt". Let the dig begin!
Create a memory book or box of the event. Take lots of photos, everything from the guests, to the food, to the games, and the gifts. Make special note of the current events of the day. Include a few small decorations or momentos.
Include your guests in a group photo and include the photo as a momento with your thank you notes. Your guests will appreciate your thoughtfulness, and treasure the memory for years to come!
Game prizes are fun for both winners and losers. Keep the prizes simple so others do not feel left out. Make sure to have some silly prizes on hand for the losers as well so they have something to take home.
Treat your guests to a variety of creative Dino snacks complete with fun names. Remember to include food for both the meat eating and vegetable eating variety of Dinosaurs!
What's a birthday cake without the candles? Make sure to have plenty on hand.
No matter how much you plan, be sure to expect the unexpected, both good and bad. Be prepared with a good attitude and a camera!