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Tuesday, April 19, 2016

How to Plan a Dinosaur Themed Road Trip


I've been planning a pirate themed road trip for this summer's adventure.  We're going to be in the car for at least six days (three there and three back), which gives us plenty of opportunities for some themed fun along the way.


When I first started planning, I had no idea where exactly to begin.  Pinterest actually didn't give me too much information (except for this one post), since, apparantly, themed road trips are sort of rare.  I propose that with all the Pinteresting people are doing these days that themed road trips are going to be the next big Pinterest party idea.


Perhaps you're thinking that a themed road trip sounds like fun, but, like me, you have no idea how to begin.  I've written this post to explain my process (and maybe to explain why there are so many TTT posts).  Here's a simple dinosaur planner- food, activities,


Pop onto Pinterest and type in "dinosaur party food."  See what types of stuff fills your screen?  Cute, fun punny foods, some of which you can take on your road trip.  Be sure to pack something for every carnivore, herbivore, and "sweet-ivore" in your car.

Dinosaur Eggs // Off Beat Home


Bento Lunch // Lunch Box Dad 


Dino Toes Chips // Place of my Taste 


Jurassic Amber Bites // Mama Likes to Cook


Dinosaur Lunch // Wendolonia


Dino Eggs // The Everyday Events


Rice Crispy Eggs // Mess for Less


Fossil Print Cookies // Buggie and Jelly Bean




For a road trip, it's a good idea to pack some activities for in the car, some for rest stops, and some things for your destination.  It's even better if your destination is the dinosaur museum or a fossil dig.

Dinosaur Small World // In Our Pond


Catch the Dino Game // 730 Sage Street



Dino Letters I-Spy // Letters of Literacy


Dino Dig // Fun Learning for Kids


Shape Dinosaur // Every Star is Different


Gross Motor Game // The OT Toolbox


Frozen Surprise Eggs // The Imagination Tree


Magnetic Dinosaurs // Bear and Lion Mama




A great, easy way to get into the mood of a themed road trip is with costumes.  They can be as simple as a masks or hat or as elaborate as a full outfit.  Since you'll be traveling by car for long hours, comfort is a BIG deal.  It's also fun to just buy themed t-shirts, maybe matching for the whole family?

Dino Hat // Laly Mom


Easy Shirts // Hello, Wonderful


No Sew Spike Shirt // Sippy Cup Mom


Lab Coat // Rays of Bliss


Dinosaur Hoodie // Whatever Dee Dee Wants


Mask // Pegs Gotta Do


Paleontologist Costume // Pinterest User


Dinosaur Backpack // Lark Crafts




The last step in planning a themed road trip is to add in all the extra stuff that will set the mood of your trip/party.  Think like you're planning a party, and you can't go wrong.


Food Picks // Amazon


Dino Sandwich Cutters // Amazon


Lunch Plates // Amazon


Fossil Hunter Doll // Amazon


The Good Dinosaur // Amazon


Safari Dinosaurs // Amazon


Magnetic Dinosaurs // Amazon


Dinosaur Sticker Book // Amazon




I hope this blog post helps you plan your own summer road trip.  Come back every Tuesday for more travel tips, ideas, and DIYs.  I'll be revealing more about our pirate themed road trip soon.



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