For my son’s 5th birthday (yes, again…we wanted to celebrate it in the beautiful summer weather!), he wanted a dinosaur themed party. He couldn’t make up his mind what kind of cake he wanted, then finally chose a Triceratops cake.
The body is made of chocolate cake semicircles, stacked, with rounded sides up. The legs are made of carrot cake baked in tomato sauce cans and the head is made of carrot cake baked in an egg shaped pan. As you may have guessed, I made the horns, tail, and crest out of rice krispies treats.
I also made ~200 dinosaur cookies (brontosaurus, tyrannosaurus, triceratops, stegosaurus, pterodactyl) to give away as prizes for the games.
Since my son is older, we were able to play a lot of fun, dinosaur-themed games, like:
– Tyrannosaurus fossil dig (made fake bones out of plaster of paris using fossil molds); the kids had fun looking for fossils in the sand and then putting them together to form the Tyrannosaurus skeletons
– Dinosaur egg hunt (bought large plush Brontosaurus toys and stuffed them in large, handmade eggs); the kids had fun searching for the large eggs with their name on it
– Hot lava race; the kids, grouped into teams, had fun racing to put “hot lava” in their buckets using turkey basters
What a fabulousaurus day it was!