Dinosaur parties are a classic kids’ party theme, but the cost of throwing a party can quickly add up. From stocking up on decorations to making sure there’s enough party food to go round, it’s easy to go accidentally go over-budget.
So today we’re going to give you all our best tips for throwing a dinosaur party on a budget. You don’t have to be stingy; it’s just about being sensible and finding cheap ways to cover all the essentials.
And once your planning is done, you’ll be ready for an epic dinosaur party!
Top tips for throwing a dinosaur party on a budget
Make a list
First things first, make a list of all the party supplies you need before you start to buy anything. That way you’ll be able to make sure you have everything covered while avoiding any expensive impulse buys.
If your list ends up being quite long, put it away and come back to it a couple of hours later to cross off anything that isn’t a priority. This doesn’t mean you have to be stingy, just make sensible purchases like swapping that one big expensive decoration for a pack of smaller ones that will go further. For example:
Pick up a party pack
Now you’ve got a list of what you need, it’s time to start shopping. And if we could give you one tip and one tip only, it would be to buy all your party essentials in a party pack.
Party packs contain everything you need to throw a kids’ party, and buying everything together is much cheaper than buying it separately. Take this Jurassic World party pack – it contains paper plates, cups, napkins, a plastic tablecover, balloons, a banner and candles, which is pretty much your whole party sorted. After that it’s just up to you to add any additional items you want.
Make your own party food
If you have enough time, making your own food is a great way to save money on your dinosaur party. And an even better way to keep it on theme.
In one of our previous blog posts, we showed you how to make dinosaur footprint cookies, which are really easy to make and super cheap. All you need is a basic shortbread recipe and a dinosaur figurine to make the footprints. Then just pop them in the oven and you’ll have your own batch of dinosaur fossils ready to eat!
Check out our dinosaur party ideas on Pinterest
Pinterest is a fantastic source of inspiration, and some of the DIY ideas you’ll find on there can be real money-savers. Why not browse our dinosaur party ideas board and see if anything catches your eye for your dinosaur party – we particularly love the idea of sticking paper dinosaur prints to your front path!
Browse our whole board here:
Follow Party Delights’s board Dinosaur Party Ideas on Pinterest.
That’s it! We hope we’ve given you enough ideas and inspiration to throw an amazing dinosaur party on a budget. If you’d like to read more posts like this, why not check out:
- How to throw a Frozen party on a budget
- How to throw a superhero party on a budget
- How to throw a surprise party