Easy DIY Dinosaur Party
I am at the stage in my life where I want a nicely styled party, but I don’t want to spend a ton of time of money on the party. My goal is to set up a party in less than an hour and spend less than $10 per person. Now, that is a loose goal, and it does depend on the party size, theme, and location. But, I do think that is a totally attainable goal for most kid’s birthday parties. This party set up cost less than $75, including the cake and the decor. This is such an easy dinosaur party!
The theme of this party was easy, dinosaurs! I love this party theme, and I really love the bright colors on the paper products from Hold the Balloon. I created party printables and SVG files to coordinate with the plates and napkins. The Cake-A-Saurus Party Pack from Hold the Balloon includes plates, napkins, cups, and serviceware for eight, there is even a disposable tablecloth included. Alternatively, you can buy each item individually too! I love all of their cute party themes. Once I had the partyware ready, I got to work on the rest of the decor.
The Party Decor:
I wanted the party colors to really pop, so I styled this party table against a white brick wall. This was the perfect blank canvas for the minimal decor. The backdrop was simple, but bold. I used two strands of two-toned tissue paper tassel garland, and swagged them across the wall. The colors really popped on the back wall, and it was one of the most simple party backdrops I have ever done.
The table was also very minimally decorated. White cake plates, toy dinosaurs, mini balloons, and colorful serviceware topped the table, and added the perfect amount of color and style.
The Party Food:
The food was store bought and simple! A white cake was topped with a toy dinosaur, and placed on a white cake plate. A matching cake plate was topped with treat bowls filled with tissue paper shreds and donut hole dinosaur eggs. In the middle of the table, I stacked a cupcake plate on a small white cake plate. The centerpiece was another toy dinosaur holding three small helium balloons. The smaller cake plate was topped with more tissue paper shreds and simple white cupcakes embellished with printable party circles.
More treat cups were filled with tiny herbivore snacks. I also picked up a few cactus pears for the table…they are totally delicious, and look super pre-historic.
The Party Favors:
The party favors were dinosaurs I found on clearance. I simply tied a party tag and a mini helium balloon to each one.