My daughter loves to read books. Most times when she is nowhere to be found I can usually discover her sitting in her room surrounded by piles of books as she flips through the pages. Sometimes I spy on her reading stories to her dolls. Regardless of the book she is reading I typically hear the same story - "Once upon a time there was a princess. The end." In addition to being girly and obsessed with princesses, my daughter is really into dinosaurs! We absolutely adore Jane Yolen's dinosaur books and were really excited to share a fun story and play date with my daughter's favorite over the summer.
I used cute dinosaur printables from Smitten Blog Designs to add the dino decor to our play date.
|Free printable party pack found here|
Lava Juice - fruit punch
Dinosaur Fruit Snacks - gummies in PERFECT dinosaur packaging purchased from my local grocery store
Miniature Dinosaur Eggs - grapes
Dinosaur Bones - pretzels
Swamp Dip - avocado and cottage cheese dip with tortilla chips
Our friends at the play date ranged in age from six months to five years old. I thought a coloring craft would easily take care of the age gap. I purchased small wooden dinosaurs from Michaels and decided to use crayons instead of paint or markers to avoid the mess. Since our book was about expressing love, I put out heart stickers to embellish the dinosaurs. Glue sticks were popular at the crafting table but I'm not sure I saw any googly eyes actually glued to the dinosaurs!