Sunday, September 23, 2012

crews Dinosaur Birthday party-4 yrs old

I had a few requests to post this on my blog so people could pin the ideas to their boards. We had a dinosaur safari for Crews 4th birthday. The kids and Crew had a blast!!! First I made ice cubes with dinosaurs froze in them for the drink.

Next I made dinosaur eggs out of flour water & salt and placed a dinosaur inside for the kids to dig out the dinosaur. At our dinosaur museum station. You will see pictures of this down further'

For our dinosaur discovery dig. I made fossils out of the same mixture and placed foot prints etc. in the middle. You can wait a few days to dry or place in oven at 200 degrees till dry.

I shop all year long at thrift stores etc for decorations for my kids parties. Anything that fits the theme. I buy for cheap.
I set up a safari interest. All the kids when they arrived got a safari hat, binoculars and a safari tag on a lanyard which we made.

my safari guide (uncle chad. read a dinosaur story to the kids while we waited for everyone to get there. this sign was on my front door and we had tracks to lead to the outside gate.

our guide Crews Uncle Chad!
Here are a few of the entrance way safari decorations.

the kids were so excited coming in looking through their binoculars at the jungle we created.

the guide showed a bracelet with a ant in a stone saying it was from the dinosaur ages.

first stop was dino diner where the kids ate dinosaur nuggets, dinosaur fruit snacks, Gummy worms and our t-rex watermellon.

than we went to the dinosaur discovery. Where the kids dug through the sand to find toy dinosaurs,our fossils we made and a put together dinosaur.

next we went to the dinosaur museum where we showed some real fossils, my daughter did a lava demonstration and the kids dug in their eggs to find their dinos.

Than we watched a volcano erupt.

we did a dinosaur treasure hunt next, presents, than the kids ate cake and ice cream. I made dino bones out of sugar cookies, made a chocolate cake put chocolate graham crackers crumbled on the top.

next kids went to the sou veneer shop where they got tickets to buy sou veneers and got a special goodie bag and a barrel of candy. We had a ton of little dollar store blow up dinosaurs all around the safari they all got to choose one of those at the end too.

Next it was photo time. the kids had fun with this.


networkace said...

nice blog

Deb said...

What recipe did you use for the salt dough eggs? How long did it take to dry? Can you dry them in the oven with the plastic dino inside? thanks for the great ideas!

I thought this looked fun and was curious to see who would acually do it. So, even if I do not know you, sign the guestbook