This dinosaur dig boy’s birthday party celebrating Pierson’s sixth birthday is such a unique take on a classic boy’s birthday party theme.
Watch for custom printables, small embellishments that add to the theme in a big way, and clever ideas for packaging and display.
- Decorate with our Dinosaur Party Printables.
- This Easy Dinosaur Craft is a great favor or decoration idea.
Custom printable invitations, by Anders Ruff Shop, give guests a preview of the party theme and activities.
Pierson welcomed his guests with personalized “excavation kits”, including an embroidered shirt and hat, ID badge lanyard, laminated luggage tag, and assorted “dig kits”.
Pierson also gifted personalized shirts at his bowling birthday party. Dressing for the part is a fun way to pull guests into the party theme.
Once outfitted in their excavation gear, little paleontologists got to work digging up bones! Metal trays kept all (well, most) of the sand in one place.
Party activities, like “dig-tac-toe” and a giant coloring wall poster, kept little diggers busy while mom set out lunches.
Maureen and Adria set gorgeous theme tables with boxwood topiaries, woven dried grass placemats, and stunning centerpieces featuring antique boxes with DIY spray-painted 3D dinosaur puzzles.
This duo is masterful at creating party atmosphere (another example is this pizzeria-themed party)!
Each themed place setting includes a balanced meal.
“Tasty carnivore bites” (a turkey and cheese sandwich), “crunchy herbivore munchies” (baby carrots), “dino tracks trail mix” (pretzels, chocolate candy rocks, Sixlets, and raisins), and a “sweet herbivore snack” (a clementine orange) await little paleontologists inside expertly assembled boxes.
Printable labels, plus just the right containers, really add a lot to the lunch.
Once everyone finishes lunch, guests flock to the amazing dessert table, laden with scrumptious goodies.
With an embellished wooden spoon (Sucre Shop) adhered to the side, little paleontologists can dig right into their “dino dig pudding”.
Make your own white chocolate bone candies with melting chocolate and a mold, then layer with whipped chocolate pudding and graham cracker crumbs.
Sugar Wood’s oatmeal cream sandwich cookies, spotted chocolate-covered Oreo “dinosaur eggs” and fossil cookies look authentic.
Dinosaur cookie pops look amazing standing in faux wheat grass!
A little twine and ribbon transform everyday glassware into themed party dishes, while printable labels serve two purposes: they turn ordinary food into a themed menu (simple orange candies become dinosaur eggs!), and they help guests decide which foods they might like to try.
Guests took home customized printable coloring/activity books with dinosaur-shaped crayons from Posh Paper Creations, and containers of chocolate rocks from the favor table.
This dino dig boy’s birthday party is chock-full of fun dinosaur-themed ideas for activities, great menu items, and gorgeous rustic decor. Anders Ruff always provides ample inspiration for any theme.
Plan a dinosaur birthday party with these party supplies:
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- Canning Jars
- Mason Jars
- Glass Bottle With Stopper
- Dinosaur Egg Cake Decorations
- Assorted Dinosaur Skeleton Figurines
- Artificial Wheat Grass
- Grass Table cover
- Number Stencil Cake Decorating Kit
- Hanging Orange Pompom Decor
- Burlap Tablecloth
- Inflatable Magic Dinosaur Toys
- Fossil Cookie Cutter
- Plastic Magnifying Glasses
- Brush Set