Hands up who loves a Dinosaur Party?! I certainly do! I’m so excited to share Frey’s dinosaur party with you, his mum Kylie did the most amazing job! (Oh and just secretly I am madly in love with her gorgeous house!). Here’s what Kylie had to say about planing and styling this dino-tastic event.

Frey’s party was in the theme of a dinosaur dig. To suit this prehistoric theme I kept the colour palette simple with orange and green, with natural/Kraft paper elements.

Most of the elements I did myself including invitations, bunting, bottle labels, straw flags, cake toppers, chocolate wrappers, paper vine etc which I printed at home. I also designed the large banner but got that printed via Vista Print. I made our own terrariums for table decoration with old coffee jars, succulents, moss and toy dinosaurs. My mum is super crafty and made the dinosaur tails for me, the party guests got to take these home in addition to their goody bags. Mum also made the cake which I decorated.

The grazing platter Kylie served up for the guests was gorgeously styled to look like something straight out of the Jurassic period.  Laden with deli meats, cheeses, crackers, raw vegetables, breads, dips, olives, nuts, it also included hot food; mini bacon/egg pies, party pies and sausage rolls. Drinks were water and juice for the children and hot beverages and juice for adults.

After the kids had eaten and explored and played themselves silly they were treated to a selection of desserts; birthday cake, green jelly, a fruit platter, dinosaur footprint cookies, scorched almonds and wrapped chocolate bars. So much yum!

The little guests had a fun mix of activities to keep them entertained, with the main activity being a dino dig/excavation. Kylie had home-made salt dough fossils and dino skeletons buried in a plaster/sand mix that the children had to dig away at to reveal. Once the kids found all the dinosaur bones they could then assemble them into a  T-Rex skeleton, just like a real dig!

They also had a dino egg hunt – eggs were made of bicarb soda which, once found, the children squirted with vinegar to dissolve and “hatch” the dinosaur figurines inside. Also on arrival, there were dinosaur colouring/activity sheets – a great thing to do while waiting for all the guests to arrive.

Supplier Details

  • Spotlight : RAWR letters, ballons, party hats which Kylie then added dino spikes made out of cardboard
  • The Party Cupboard : Wooden cutlery, bamboo serving dishes, Kraft paper cups, orange paper plates which Kylie then cut with serrated scissors to look like dinosaur bites.
  • Amazon : Plastic safari hats, dinosaur skeleton figurines (for the dino dig), T-Rex dinosaur mould (used for dino dig with plaster of paris)
  • Riot Art & Craft Supplies : wooden model dinosaurs as table decorations
  • Mitre 10 : artificial grass
  • K-Mart : wooden crates, palm leaves, plush dinosaurs for party guests to Adopt-a-saur.

I asked Kylie about her favourite part of the party and if she had any tips for planning your own Dinosaur Party –

Keep to your theme and colours. Try and remain consistent with the design of invitations, labels and packaging. I often “re-package” an existing item I have bought to fit in with my theme. Simple is often best especially if you are unsure. Have fun with it! My favourite part? The sheer delight and wonderment on my sons face throughout. This is why I do it!