Dinosaur Theme Party

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Ideas for a dinosaur theme party can move beyond a bag of dinosaur chicken nuggets or cold cut sandwiches cut out with a dinosaur cookie cutter. Kids will be able to use their own imagination in many of these dinosaur food ideas below. Before the party or dinner, have kids create a dinosaur menu and party invitation.

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Dinosaur Centerpiece Idea

Dinosaur Eggs

A simple dinosaur centerpiece is to place boiled eggs on a platter of salad greens. We added a few toy dinosaurs along with them.
dinosaur eggs

Dinosaur Theme Party Menu

Dinosaur Skeletons


Arrange cut vegetables in various shapes and sizes. Let kids form their own dinosaur skeleton.
Vegetable Ideas could include:
  • carrot sticks and carrot circles
  • cucumber circles
  • olives
  • asparagus spears
  • lettuce and salad greens
  • celery leaves and sticks
  • tomato slices
  • water chestnuts
  • red and green pepper slices
  • green onions
Their imaginations will come up with a variety of different dinosaurs that they can eat when they are done creating.
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Dinosaur Fruit Pancakes

Create a dinosaur breakfast with pancakes and cut fruit like this one.
dinosaur fruit pancakes

Dinosaur Wings AKA chicken wings

chicken wings
  • 5 lbs. chicken wings
  • 1/2 Cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 Cup soy sauce
  • 1/4 Cup water
  • 1 Tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon ginger
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
Mix all ingredients together in a ziploc baggie. Seal and marinate several hours. Pour wings onto a baking sheet and bake at 425 degrees for 30 minutes, drain excess liquid and continue to cook for 30 minutes.

Sticky Dinosaur Wings

  • 5 lbs chicken wings
  • 2 envelopes onion soup mix
  • 1 Cup molasses
  • 1/2 Cup soy sauce
  • 1/2 Cup salsa
  • 3 teaspoons hot sauce, or as much as desired
  • 1/2 Cup lemon juice
  • 2 garlic cloves
Stir all ingredients together and combine until chicken wings are well coated. Pour wings onto a baking sheet and bake at 425 degrees for 30 minutes, drain excess liquid and continue to cook for 30 minutes.

check markYou can also serve Veggie sticks in small paper cups for the herbivores. (plant eaters)

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Dinosaur Theme Party Desserts

Dinosaur Fossil Cookies

You will need clean toy dinosaurs and other toy creatures or shells for imprinting fossils into cookie dough.

Shortbread Cookie Dough

  • 1 1/2 Cups flour
  • 1/2 Cup powdered sugar
  • 1 Cup softened butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
Blend all ingredients together. Form into a log shape and wrap in waxed paper. Place in freezer 20 minutes. Slice into circles.
cookie dough

Place circles on cookie sheet. Press a toy dinosaur into your cookie dough leaving a print behind.
footprint fossil
shell fossil
Chill 30 minutes then bake at 375 degrees for 10 minutes or until golden brown. After cookies come out of oven you can imprint with your cleaned toys again if you think it is needed.

fossil cookies

Dinosaur Cake

You can try your hand at shaping a dinosaur cake. Bake a 13x9 cake and 2 small loaf pans. Cut and shape the dinosaur body and use the small loafs for legs. Frost and decorate.
dinosaur cake

Dinosaur Party Ideas

Dinosaur Playdough

Make homemade playdough and create your own dinosaurs.

Digging for Dinosaurs

Hide toy dinosaurs in a large tupperware box of brown rice. Have kids dig for dinosaurs.

Dinosaur Pinata

You can easily create a pinata shaped like an dinosaur egg by using a balloon and paper mache.

We made a pinata dinosaur starting with a balloon and paper mache on toilet paper rolls for legs and other features made from cardboard. Then paint.
However, make sure you start this project at least a week before your dinosaur party!

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