My oldest nephew just turned 11 and is a serious paleontologist. I offered to put together a Party In A Box since he lives on the other side of the mountains and we aren't able to make his birthday parties. Plus, I was having a party itch for this theme, it's the one thing my boys weren't in to. But after they saw what I was doing, the little one wanted one too.
I'll share some of my favorite parts....first up, getting my hands on Paper & Cake's
Dinosaur Dig printables. Oh, so full of fun, like these party invites, just plug in the info and go!
They'll be making their own fossils and dinosaur snot (AKA my Borax slime recipe
). Oh yes, I know, you want to know how I made such a realistic fossils...it's using Plaster Of Paris. I used the tutorial from Roots And Wings Co.
and scored on these great dinosaur bones from Michael's to use for impressions. I also used a few shells and evergreen leaves and voilà! It's like you went back 250 million years in time.
Besides their fossils and snot, guests will be taking home bags of freshly excavated dinosaur bones AKA candy pebbles and yogurt covered pretzels. I know, I know...I left no stone unturned...ack, I'll stop now.
A few more fun ideas I sent mama's way...
Serve molten lava cakes from Wants And Wishes
Make jagged dinosaur teeth similar to these shark teeth from Dollar Store Crafts
. Scatter them around, and hang them up to decorate your party space.
I love Mini Mocha's
idea of giving all the guests dinosaur names.