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Dino Dig Boy’s 6th Birthday Party

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This dino dig boy’s birthday party celebrating Pierson’s sixth birthday is another phenomenal celebration by Anders Ruff. Bold orange brightens up an earth tone palette at this event full of awesome original themed menu ideas, fabulous decorations, fun activities, and personalized party favors. Watch for custom printables, small embellishments that add to the theme in a big way, and clever ideas for packaging and display.

Boy's Dino Dig Birthday Party Ideas


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Boy's Dino Dig Birthday Party Invitation Ideas

Custom printable invitations, by Anders Ruff Shop, give guests a preview of the party theme and activities.

Boy's Dino Dig Birthday Party Excavation Kits Activity Ideas

Pierson welcomed his guests with personalized “excavation kits,” including an embroidered shirt and hat from Great Stitch, 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.

Boy's Dino Dig Birthday Party Excavation Activity Ideas

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.

Boy's Dino Dig Birthday Party Games Ideas

Boy's Dino Dig Birthday Party Art Activity Ideas

Party activities, like “dig-tac-toe” and a giant coloring wall poster, kept little diggers busy while mom set out lunches.

Boy's Dino Dig Birthday Party Table Setting Ideas

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)!

Boy's Dino Dig Birthday Party Food Ideas

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.

Boy's Dino Dig Birthday Party Dessert Table Ideas

Once everyone finishes lunch, guests flock to the amazing dessert table, laden with scrumptious goodies.

Boy's Dino Dig Birthday Party Cake Ideas

Finely ground graham cracker crumb “sand” is a genius way to display dino dig party goodies, like this mouthwatering cake by It’z My Party Cakery.

Boy's Dino Dig Birthday Party Pudding Ideas

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 bones candies with melting chocolate and a mold, then layer with whipped chocolate pudding and graham cracker crumbs.

Boy's Dino Dig Birthday Party Cookie Ideas

Boy's Dino Dig Birthday Party Cookie Ideas

Boy's Dino Dig Birthday Party Candy Ideas

Sugar Wood’s oatmeal cream sandwich cookies, Sweeties by Kim’s spotted chocolate-covered Oreos “dinosaur eggs,” and Frog Prince Cake & Cookie Design’s 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.

Boy's Dino Dig Birthday Party Game Ideas

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 décor. Anders Ruff always provides ample inspiration for any theme! Check out their Pinterest boards for even more party planning ideas!

Additional Vendor Credits:
Photography: Michelle Kujawski Photography 
Cupcake Wrappers: Bella Cupcake Couture
Printing: Print My
Paper Straws & Balloons: Smash Cake Studio


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Stephanie Keeping

Stephanie is in love with a boy named Sam. He has taught her that it's okay to jump first and look later, to wear a dirty shirt to the park and to decide that today is a good day to take a nap in your rubber boots. She hangs out here blogging at Spaceships and Laser Beams and at our printable party shop on Etsy.