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Shopping & Gifts Ideas:
Info Tip: Include our website address on the birthday invitations so guests can have easy access to information about the park, a map and detailed directions to our location.
Plan B: In case of rain or bad weather, plan an alternate location for the party or maybe a "rain date" one week later.
Food Tips: Although there are no cooking or grilling facilities available, coolers are welcome. Most families order pizza or bring sandwiches, vegetable trays, fruit trays, birthday cake, etc.
DoubleDave's Pizzaworks in Bastrop DELIVERS!
When placing your order call DoubleDave's at 512-303-3283, and give The Dinosaur Park phone number (512-321-6262) for automatic address identification and ASK to receive the special Dinosaur Park Rates as follows:
-- 15" inch large pizza with one topping only $8.00
-- 15" inch large Specialty Pizza only $12.99
-- *Famous* Pepperoni Rolls: $1.00
-- Cheese Rolls: $1.00
-- Add $2.75 delivery fee (for full order, not per item)
Benny's Texas Bar-B-Que will cater for any occasion. Some of the best BBQ east of I-35! Call Benny at 332-2812 or 924-4541.
Simply Sweet Cupcakes - For all your Birthday Party Cupcake needs. 512-321-0112
Fun Food and Game Ideas:
*Red punch as "Lava" Juice (you can also swirl in some orange sherbet into the punch for a thicker effect)
*Green soda pop (or 7up with green food coloring) as "Swamp water"
Tip: Add pop-rocks to the "Swamp Water" just as you serve to create an awesome bubbling effect!
*Cave Painting: Create a cave out of refrigerator or furniture boxes! Just open up the boxes and stand them up so that you are actually making a closed space. In the cave, place all sorts of markers, crayons and other art supplies so that when the kids come they can decorate the cave.
*Hot Dinosaur Egg (similar to hot potato): All the kids stand in a circle. One kid is handed either a water balloon or a real egg. The music starts and the balloon/egg (a.k.a. dinosaur egg) is passed to the next kid. No one wants to be left with the dinosaur egg, because then they'll be extinct. Continue playing until there is only one child left.
*Dino Egg Hunt: Use big plastic Easter eggs. Fill them with dinosaur toys, candies, etc. Hide the eggs in the yard or in a room and have the kids hunt for them. Once each kid finds an egg, you can give them dinosaur stickers, paint or glitter and tell them to decorate their eggs.
*Dino Egg on a Spoon: You'll need dessert spoons, hard boiled eggs, silly putty eggs, plastic Easter eggs with a little present inside to weigh it down (possibly with a little dino) or any other form of "egg". The goal here is to run from a starting point to a finishing line with an egg on a spoon. If the egg is dropped, the kid has to start again. You can work this as either a competition between teams, an individual timed race on an obstacle course, or just see who can make it the farthest without dropping their egg. This is one of those dinosaur games that has lots of laughs in store for everyone.
*Hatching Dino Eggs: In this dinosaur game, place a tiny dino inside of a balloon before inflating. Then place the box of balloons at the end of a finish line. Two teams line-up at the starting line. The two teams have to race to the box, get a balloon out of the box and sit on the balloon (or stomp on it) until it pops. Then, grab the dino and run back to the next member on the team that is waiting at the starting line. Each player gets to keep the dino hatchling as a prize, and something extra can be given to the team who wins the overall race. If there are too many players - instead of a prize, the winners can go first on the next game or get the first piece of cake after the birthday child, etc...
Our online store toys offers a reflection of all the dinosaurs products we have at the Dinosaur Park store.