It’s that time of year again… 2 months before your child’s birthday and you’re wracking your brain trying to come up with the ultimate birthday party idea that isn’t going to break the bank.
As ideas flit in and out of your brain, all you can think is “been there… done that!” Well, here’s an idea that you haven’t seen rehashed hundreds of times.
The Theme - Dinosaurs
The Main Activity - THE DINOSAUR PINATA!
Not just any dino pinata, mind you! It’s not just about bashing the living daylights out of a dinosaur. After all the treats have been picked up, it’s time to follow our dino pinata on a very merry treasure hunt.
To create this amazing party:
Green & Khaki – Representing the jungle
Find some big tropical leaves – real or fake – and place them behind the food table.
Look online for dinosaur place settings – there are plenty out there.
You can also find some fun dino cutouts that you can hang up – you’ll be spoiled for choice.
Cover your table with burlap or simply buy a dino themed table cloth when you get your cups, plates and napkins.
Buy dinosaur figures which will sit on the food table looking after all the dino nosh! Your kid will love playing with these at the end of the party and they’ll be a constant reminder of the best party ever.
For those of you looking to save some bucks and do it yourself, simply make a large rectangular chocolate cake.
Cover with chocolate icing and add some crushed Oreos to create the dirt.
Place a plastic dinosaur on the top.
Add a little edible glitter (‘cos let’s face it, glitter makes a party sparkle)
AND YOU’RE DONE!
DINO POOP COOKIES
THE LARGE DINOSAUR PINATA – A really fun spin on the traditional pinata
Big, green and a sight to be seen!
– Large Dinosaur Piñata
– Dino Egg (which just so happens to be a mini piñata)
Plus this dinosaur pinata comes with a set of directions and a clue sheet for the best treasure hunt ever.
HOW TO PLAY
Fill the pinata with candy and small treats
Hang it at a height suitable for your guests.
Blindfold the first contestant
Place the stick in his/her hand and let them swipe at the pinata.
Each turn lasts for as long as it takes to sing the pinata song:
Dale dale dale, no pierdas el tino,
Porque si lo pierdes, pierdes el camino.
Ya le diste uno,
Ya le diste dos,
Ya le diste tres y tu tiempo se acabó.
Which loosely translates as:
Hit-it hit-it hit-it, don’t lose your aim,
Now you’ve hit it once,
Now you’ve hit it twice,
Now you’ve hit it three times,
And your time is up.
TIP: Because you want the pinata to last at least until all the kids have had a try, let the smallest ones go first because there’s less chance of them breaking it.
When the pinata finally breaks, allow the kids to scoop up all the goodies.
Now you can start on the treasure hunt!
We think you’ll agree that this will be one of the most successful birthday parties ever!
Good luck and let us know how it went.