My son just can’t get enough of dinosaurs, so of course I threw him a dinosaur party for his birthday. This dinosaur dig party is one of my all-time favorites and has a lot of fun dinosaur party ideas I can’t wait to share with you!
From a dinosaur dig to DIY dinosaur fossils and dinosaur eggs you can open for fun surprise to dinosaur droppings cookies to a dinosaur fossil cake, this party is a ROAR-ing good time for any dino-loving kid!
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Dinosaur Party Table
I set up three big tables for the party- the main party table with all of the food, the eating table where I had a dinosaur place setting for each child, and the dinosaur dig table.
I wanted the dinosaur party to be green and khaki colored and feel like a jungle with a natural element. The food table was set up underneath a hut with palm trees and big tropical leaves behind it, which was just the look I was going for.
A large garland above the table was easily made with my Cricut Explore Air 2 and some large tropical palm leaves. I’m in love with how the banner turned out, especially with the cool dinosaur skull at the front!
Covering the table with some burlap and adding tropical leaves and large palm leaves, small logs, and large rocks all made the table feel natural, like it were set out in the middle of the jungle when dinosaurs roamed the earth.
I stacked the snacks on a big wood crate with dino dig streamer wrapped around it. Love that orange pop of color!
At the base of the crate was the cake. I made a tasty homemade chocolate cake with chocolate frosting, then added OREO “dirt” and some chocolate dinosaur fossils. You can catch the whole dinosaur dig cake recipe and tutorial here.
Bright red lava punch was guarded by these two carnivores, who decided to help themselves to some of the chocolate dinosaur bones I made!
Dinosaur fossil cookies were LOVED by the kiddos. One little boy at the party told me he was going to eat every single cookie on that plate- and he practically did, ha!
I used store-bought sugar cookies, baked them, then pressed small plastic dinosaurs into the warm cookies to make dinosaur footprints. A little cinnamon sprinkled on top makes them look a bit dirty, which is perfect for dinosaur fossil cookies!
Inside the nest are some incredible dinosaur eggs I made with a surprise inside! Each child was given a dinosaur egg to break open. Inside each egg was a toy dinosaur they got to keep. The kids LOVED these so much!
They were SO simple to make too.
You can also learn how to make the simple dinosaur favor bags with a Cricut Explore Air 2 machine, plus get access to the cut file to make your own!
On the other side of the table I stacked another wood crate to match the other side, then added more tropical leaves. A metal lantern on top looks like it could have been used by paleontologists, while two dinosaurs are on the prowl for more party food.
Each of the boys were given a pith hat so they looked official for the dinosaur dig hunt.
Dinosaur poop cookies might sound horrible, but trust me, they’re delicious!
Even these carnivores will break their meat-eating habits for a few chocolate no bake cookies. They are made with cocoa, peanut butter, and a few more ingredients, and can be made from start to finish in under 20 minutes with NO BAKING!
Chocolate no bake cookies are actually one of my most popular posts too, so they’re definitely worth making!
Once the kids got their food, they went and sat at their dino table, all decked out with dinosaur everything.
Stand-up dinosaurs roamed down the center of the table, hungry for their next meal.
Dino dig plates and white plastic plates were layered on top of dinosaur and tropical leaf “place mats .”
I used the same vinyl dinosaurs I made with my Cricut Explore Air 2 for the dinosaur egg treat bags and placed one on each cup. I love how cool the cups look now and how well they match the theme!
I made some cute dinosaur dig kits for the kids for the big dino dig activity.
Dinosaur Party Activities
The main party activity was the DIY dinosaur dig I put together for the kids. This was hands down their favorite part of the party!
I go over all the details of creating a dino dig including the supplies I used, and share some DIY dinosaur fossils I made for the kids.
Be sure to check it out for all the fun details!
After eating pizza and treats, the kids all swam in the pool since it was a hot summer evening.
I’m so grateful for my sweet little dino-loving boy, and I’m so glad I could throw him the dinosaur party he had hoped for!
For more dinosaur party ideas, recipes, and crafts, you’ll love these…
How to Make a Dinosaur Dig Cake (and amazing chocolate cake recipe!)
How to Make Breakable DIY Dinosaur Eggs (with a surprise inside!)