Dinosaur Birthday Party

by Zena-Marie on 7 July 2012

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Okay so it my little boys 4th birthday a few months ago and I have only just got round to posting the pictures of his dinosaur themed birthday party, but in my defence it has been a busy few months. He is completely obsessed with dinosaurs so when it came to choosing a theme for his party it was pretty much guaranteed he’d go for dinosaurs. Despite the fact that he is only four he didn’t want anything babyish (he likes to think he’s a big boy) so the usual cartoon type dinosaur themes where out of the question. I was looking online for some inspiration when I came across these adorable party printables by Miranda at Whimsical Printables. I loved the colours, and the dinosaur images she used where perfect for my little ‘big’ boys party. The printable pack came with cupcake wrappers, cupcake toppers, bottle labels, bunting, food labels, thank you notes for the party bags and more. I decided to base my table around the colours of the printables and got some brown and green netting (from a floral wholesalers) and some deep green artificial foliage which I used to add texture to the table.  I used bright orange string and chocolate brown ribbon to accent the cake stand, bunting and marshmallow pops and scattered the table with  giant bugs and toy dinosaurs that I found around the house to give a Jurassic feel.


He wanted a volcano birthday cake which turned out to be really easy to make (I use the term ‘make’ loosely). I bought a couple of chocolate cakes from the supermarket, stacked them on top of each other and sculpted them into a rough volcano shape. The lava was made with red and orange buttercream which was topped off with red jelly. It only look me about 10 mins to put together and turned out rather well.


We had a nest full of chocolate dinosaur eggs.


There was jungle juice and for budding archaeologists a bowl of edible mud ‘n’ bones.


Green marshmallow pops made some edible foliage and the kids loved the swamp slime which was made by mixing two green jellies’ (Jell-O) together.


And of course a plate full of dinosaur biscuits.


Needless to say he had an absolutely fabulous time at his party and has already said he wants another dinosaur party next year.

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Princesskellycookie July 8, 2012 at 14:21

So cute. Your volcanocake turned out great. A Dino-riffic sweets table!


Zena-Marie August 9, 2012 at 11:25

Sorry for the late response. Just wanted to say thanks for the comment. My little boy loved the table too :)


amummysview July 16, 2012 at 21:07

amazingly awesome as always lovely lady very impressed xxx


HonestMum July 20, 2012 at 07:30

WOW WOW WOW-incredible!


Jessica July 29, 2012 at 01:11

Oh my goodness…this is amazing! My little boy will be 3 in November and Dinosaurs are his favorite thing! I stumbled across this page looking for ideas for his party, and you just made this alot easier for me! Thanks! :0)


Zena-Marie August 9, 2012 at 11:37

Thanks so much. So glad you like the table. I wanted to do something different for him. Theming the table gave us a great centre piece to work from. I used brown paper bags with dino stickers for party bags and had a T-Rex pinata. The kids had a great time.


mum of all trades September 2, 2012 at 20:52

Oh wow! This looks amazing, I’m sure your son loved every second of it.


Zena-Marie September 4, 2012 at 12:57

Thank you so much. Yes he had a great time. We had dinosaur themed party games and party bags. I wish I’d managed to photograph it all but once the party started there was no chance. I’ve got my daughters 10th birthday party next month. I’ve started planning already!!


Rebecca March 9, 2013 at 02:36

Wondering what type of floral netting you used on the table?Just not sure what to ask for since it seems there are so many different types online that dont look like what you used.


Zena-Marie March 13, 2013 at 14:15

Its actually floral netting. I picked it up at a florist wholesale store near where I live. I’ve had a look on line for suppliers but cant find one. I’ll let you know if I find where you can get it on line.


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