Noah turned 5 this year, and we celebrated with an easy and simple dinosaur birthday party. Birthday parties in our house are always somewhere in between “Pinterest Perfect” and “Minimalist Fun.”
I want our parties to have fun decorations, but I don’t want them to take a lot of time or cost a lot of money. For more cheap birthday inspiration, check out the links at the end of this post.
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Easy and Simply Dinosaur Birthday Party
For Noah’s party, I spent some time browsing Pinterest for inspiration. I found some great ideas here and here. Then I went shopping at Dollar Tree and Walmart, gathered items I already had around the house, did minimal prep, and decorated the day of the party.
- dino claws – bugles chips
- dino scales – potato chips
- dino bones – pretzel sticks
- swamp juice – chocolate milk
- Instead of taking the time to design and print labels, I handmade some. They weren’t fancy, but they got the job done.
- green plastic forks & spoons
- dinosaur plates, napkins, and cups from Walmart
- snack bowls were lined with blue and brown napkins
- I made hats for Noah’s dinosaurs out of construction paper and pom poms.
- I taped the “cone” part of the hats together, and then glued the pom poms.
- I taped the hats to the dinosaurs.
- The table was covered with a blue plastic table cloth from Walmart and bamboo placemats I already owned.
- The stones were from Dollar Tree.
- Dinosaur themed birthday banner from Walmart
- The windows were lined with “grass” hula skirts from Dollar Tree.
- The gift table had a wooden vase and sticks that I already owned.
- On the end tables, I added dinosaurs in wooden bowls with moss and stones from Dollar Tree.
- Noah requested brownies and ice cream for his cake.
- I used the leaf tip a can of green icing to add leaves.
Happy Birthday, Noah!!
Want more birthday party inspiration?
- An Awesome and Affordable Dinner Party Menu
- Our Little Girl’s Wedding Birthday Party
- Easy and Simple Baseball Birthday Party
- Cheap & Easy Construction Paper Birthday Party Decorations
- Cheap Birthday Party Decorations
- $5 for Pink Birthday Party Decorations
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