Yup, I threw a little Easter egg hunt for my dinosaurs!
Say hi to Rex:
The thought of having a dinosaur themed table for Easter popped in my head a few weeks ago, quickly followed by a self-judging: “you want WHAT?” follow up. But the more I thought about it, and the more I knew I just had to do it.
And I am so glad I did!
Let’s meet some of our dinosaurs joining us on for this year’s Easter egg hunt. First up we have the slow but mighty Steggars, my new resident stegosaurus. That dangerous tail doubles as a safe and reliable place to secure his Easter basket and all his sparkly eggs. He’s currently in route towards a shrubbery of untouched finds.
On the opposite end of the table, we have Tri-c, our triceratops friend. She is high energy and determined to keep on searching for her hidden eggs, pushing and pulling her basket with her on her hunt.
Centered in the middle of the action we have Rex, our tyrannosaurus-rex (T-Rex he prefers), with overflowing baskets of sparkling eggs. Despite his short arms, he still managed to take the lead with this year’s Easter egg hunt.
For the human on-lookers to this dinosaur Easter egg hunt tablescape, bunny ear Easter egg napkin wraps await at each spot, each with a little unique twist to them.
The dinosaurs are searching for their Easter eggs, especially towards the mini foliage containers on either end of the table, which have the last unaccounted for eggs remaining in the hunt.
Every angle and every seat I sit at, this dinosaur Easter egg hunt table decor looks great!
Did you notice the Easter egg runner going down the middle of the table? Guess how long it took me to make – less than 5 minutes. How awesome is that? I put together a quick video tutorial and shared on my YouTube channel, so you can see just how to recreate this for your home. Here it is:
As part of my monthly tablescape challenge, I TRY to keep each tablescape in a reasonable budget range. Here’s where everything fell in for this dinosaur friendly table decor for Easter:
- White tablecloth – on hand from my January tablescape
- Striped spring place mats – 4 at 70 cents each from my local Boys and Girls Club
- Peach napkins – on hand
- Wired edge ribbon (for base of runner) – on hand
- Foam egg cutouts for runner – from Hobby Lobby for $2.99 a set
- Jumbo sparkly foam Easter eggs – on sale for $2.99 for a bag from Hobby Lobby
- Mini sparkly Easter eggs – $1.79 a bag on sale from Hobby Lobby
- Medium sparkly Easter eggs – $2.39 a bag on sale from Hobby Lobby
- Mini plastic buckets for the dinosaurs and for the foliage – $1.79 for a set of 6 from Hobby Lobby
- Toy dinosaurs – $10.99 each from Toys R Us
This brings the total for this table decor to about $44, with over $30 of that being just for the dinosaurs themselves. If I had those on hand, the decor for this table would be less than $15 – which is awesome! Since I have plans to expand my dinosaur table decor in the future, I think spending $33 on them is worth it!
In my head it would be spectacular to have a celebrity narrate this fictional Easter egg hunt with my new dinosaur friends, who do you think would do it best?
Someone funny? Or super serious?
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