Dinosaur Party!

DINOSAURS PARTY
Dinosaurs might be extinct and all, but the thrill of having a dinosaur party
will never die off.  Kids seem to love dinosaurs, so planning a birthday party
with that theme, using the Dinosaur party supplies will enable you to create an exciting party that your birthday child and his or her guests will love.

One of the coolest items at KidsPartyWorld.com for the Dinosaur theme is the Dinosaur party accessories like favor masks so wouldn’t it be great if you greeted each birthday guest (or better yet, the birthday child does this) at the door, handing each one of these Dinosaur Foam Masks to put on upon entering.  Getting the kids in the Dinosaur mood right from the beginning.  Perfect.

The room you choose to have the party table would look great with Dinosaur party decorations such as the large Dinosaur mural on the wall, which the kids could see as soon as they stepped into the room.  The party table, along with the themed tablecover, plates, cups, blowouts would be fantastic if you take a bunch of the plastic toy dinosaurs  and place them all over the table.  In the center of the party table, think about placing an already filled Dinosaur pinata because you won’t even need the pinata until the end of the party anyway, so what a great centerpiece this will make.  They are actually just the right size for a larger centerpiece.  Or hand it above the table if you think you need more room on the table.  We have a lot of different Dinosaur party supplies available so you will have a lot to choose from as far as decorating goes.  Use the stretchy, plastic dinosaurs you put on the table as a party favor for each child’s bag at the end of the party, so make sure you buy enough to give each child one.

A good activity to play at the Dinosaur party is to go on the internet, look up Google Images for Dinosaurs and print out the picture of several Dinosaurs, printing the name on the back of each picture.  Have play doh on hand, enough
for kids to be able to make a dinosaur out of their pile.  Now, sit them on the floor, at another table, anywhere you can clean up play doh afterwards, put on some party music and have snacks on the table for them during this activity.  Hold up a card to all of the kids and have them try and tell you the name of the dinosaur.  After several guesses, tell them what it is, and either use an egg timer or your watch, but they get 5 minutes to make a similar dinosaur out of their play doh.  Say “go!” and let them make a replica of the dinosaur on the card you just held up.    Let the kids vote to see who had the closest looking play doh
dinosaur and on you go to the next one.  Repeat this as many times as you have the cards.  A nice thing to do is have the party favor Diggin’ for Dinosaurs 3-D puzzle so that you can give each child that as a prize after the activity, since they all deserve to win.  They can take that home with them too in their party favor bag.

A good party food to make for this theme is the Dinosaur Pizza.  Just roll out the pizza dough and using Dinosaur shaped cookie cutters, cut out the dough into the Dino shapes, then put on the sauce, cheese and toppings if you like.
Put out the already chopped toppings they can put on their own pizza. The toppings can be pepperoni for spots, black olives for eyes and for lining the dinosaurs tails, etc. Bake them at 350 degrees for about10 minutes and you have delicious birthday food that they kids made themselves. They will love it!

Have fun planning your Dinosaur Party!

Crunchy Party Snack Caramel KIX

CARAMEL KIX

Butter a square pan, the 9x9x13/4 inch pan works best.

Measure these ingredients into a large bowl…

*  5 cups of KIX

In the bottom part of a double boiler, heat about 1 inch of water
to boiling.  Now place in top of double boiler;

*  26 caramels  (8 oz)
*  2 Tablespoons of water

Set over the boiling water until the caramels are melted.  Pour
the caramel mixture over the KIX and stir gently to coat the
cereal.  Using a rubber scraper, turn caramel mixture into a prepared
pan and pat out with fingers lightly greased with butter.
Refrigerate until firm.  Cut into bars.  Makes about 24 absolutely
delicious bars!  These easy and fun caramel KIX bars will be great
to serve as treats with a Sesame Street party!

Speaking of crunch, to you remember the great taste of Toffee?