Sunday, January 24, 2016


I try to come up with unique party ideas for my kids parties, and this caveman party was no exception! I think this was one of my very favorite parties I have ever hosted. The costumes were fun! The ambiance was great, the activities were unique, and the kids had a blast!

This was how it looked before the chaos ensued.

One of the things I like to do with my parties, is while kids arrive, I have themed music playing, and let the kids run around in character. This usually lasts for about 20-30 minutes. The kids love getting to act crazy, and I love them getting their wiggles out!

My husband created this playlist in Apple Music. Dinosaur Stomp was one of our favorites. The kids loved dancing and freezing to the song.

Lets talk ambience. I made a cave out of old boxes, and packaging paper. It was free. I got $3 worth of butcher paper from the craft store, to create a place for the kids to do some cave drawings. I used the fire I made for my son years ago. I created a dinosaur nest out of packaging paper and balloons stuffed with shredded paper and plastic dinosaurs. I brought in animal print and helium balloons, because kids love playing with them!

The cave was a huge hit! At one point I was worried that a few kids had gone upstairs, but they were hanging out in the cave! They had a blast!

The first activity we did after caveman dancing, was to make bear claw necklaces. I had the beads already bagged for each child. They poured them out into a styrofoam bowl. It probably took 10-15 minutes for them to complete. We ended up tying a bead on the end of the string, cause multiple kids dumped their necklaces. They really liked making the necklace, and loved wearing it when they finished!

The next thing did was a relay. They each got an egg with a dinosaur in to. I got the eggs at Walmart. They are 4 for $2, and grow when you put them in water. They walked while balancing the egg on a spoon. I thought  this would be fun for them, and it was pretty fun, except that one kid had to go potty, then another then another. it was a chain reaction, and hard to have a competition, with multiple kids missing at a time. Thats the way it is with five year olds! They had to walk, place their egg softly on the pillow, pick it up and walk back. 

Next, they got to pretend to be real cave men, and draw petroglyphs on the, "cave wall." They totally loved this! I got butcher paper, 2 yards for $1 from a local craft store. I think I got 6 yards, and it was more than enough. The kids had a blast drawing on the wall!

They are pretty talented, and more into it than I expected. We didn't even have any slip ups that ended up with crayon on the wall! My husband was worried.

Next was present time. The kids sat around the campfire in a circle, while the birthday boy opened gifts. It was such a fun setting!

After the gifts were all open, the kids each went to the dinosaur nest and picked out an egg to open. They opened them by popping the ballon.

 Inside each balloon, was paper shred from the dollar store, and a plastic dinosaur.

 It was hilarious to watch them. Some stomped on them. Some sat on them. They had a riot, and giggled a lot!

My awesome mom came all dressed up, caveman hair and all, and helped my nephews pop some balloons.

It was such a blast, and I don't feel like the kids ever got bored!

We had the cutest little cave people around!

These parties are a family affair, and we all got dressed up! 

Be sure and check back tomorrow to see how I mad all 16 costumes for under $12! After that, I'll be sharing the caveman peg dolls I made, and the awesome cave cake!

Thanks for stoping by.

Have a Happy and Creative Day!


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