Decorations were probably the hardest thing to accomplish since everything had to be brought from home and we were only allowed 15 minutes to set up. I used a printable personalized birthday banner from Paper and Cake that turned out super cute. For the table centerpieces, I used plush dinosaurs and ties balloons in the themed colors (blue, green) onto them. I also had dishes of dinosaur eggs (robin's eggs from Easter) sitting out.
For food we had pizza, chips and dip, a fruit T-Rex, chocolate dino pops, juice and water. The watermelon dinosaur was really fun to make, and the birthday boy thought it was awesome! For the cake, I made a small dinosaur for the birthday boy, and cupcakes for everyone else.
The favors were probably my favorite part! I was able to score sand buckets at Michael's for only a buck, so I used those for the containers. Inside was a "How do Dinosaurs..." board book, a dinosaur puppet stick, chocolate dino pop, dinosaur plush, dinosaur skeleton, dino crayons, and a mixed cd of dinosaur songs. The books I found on ebay, the crayons I got from Red Elm Designs on Etsy, and the plushies, skeletons, and puppets I found on Oriental Trading. I used a silver sharpie marker to write the kids' names on each of their buckets, and I used my Cricut with the dino cartridge to cut out different dinosaurs in red vinyl to put on each bucket. The kids loved them!
I also have to give a shout out to a great Etsy store, Made Cute Just 4 U, for making the birthday boy's cute shirt!
So all in all it was a great 5th birthday for my little guy, and everyone had a fantastic time :)