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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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