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How To Throw A Dinosaur Themed Play Date For Under $25


A few week ago, I had an American Girl themed play date for some of Natalie’s friends. My son has been asking for a dinosaur themed party ever since. I didn’t think he would really care … but he’s been persistent to say the least.

Well, yesterday three of his friends came over and I just put something quick together for them. Thought I’d post it here in case you have a little boy who would be into a prehistoric gathering.

First up – I didn’t have time to make cupcakes because it was so very last minute. I suggest you make cupcakes to save even more money. I ran out and bought a dozen Dunkin Donuts for $8.99.

Then I headed to Party City for the rest. I bought:



Then I printed 4 coloring pages from the Internet – just used Google search for this. Made each kid a pile and topped the whole thing off with a T Rex Cut out. Forgive the sloppy cutting on my part – but the kids are 3 and 4. I figured they really wouldn’t notice.

All in I spent $23 and change. For food, I’m making pasta with butter. The pasta I actually got free from Stop and Shop when they were having a 10 for $10 sale and I have a $.50 off coupon (which they doubled).

I’m serving the boys lunch – but an after school play date usually doesn’t consist of a meal.

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Vera Sweeney, mom, blogger, social media influencer and New York resident, is the founder of LadyAndTheBlog.com. She is considered one of the top female digital influencers in today’s social media space. Her lifestyle and parenting brand helps busy women stay on top of the latest trends in fashion, food, family and travel.


  1. Cute. Great idea!

  2. Super cute! And now I’m hungry for pasta with butter! LOL!

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