Pierson's Dinosaur Dig Birthday Party!

Anders Ruff is at it again! This year, Maureen Anders’ son Pierson decided he wanted a Dinosaur themed birthday party! Instead of a cartoon-ish dinosaur party, she created more of a classic museum look – a look that was appropriate for bigger boys (but one that could also work for younger ones). Pierson is curious about fossils and dinosaur skeletons and bones, so they decided to celebrate with a Dinosaur Dig Birthday Party!

12-dinosaur-kids-tables-640x457It’z My Party Cakery in Milwaukee made the most adorable dinosaur cake for the dessert table! Maureen displayed the cake on a glass cake stand that was filled with edible sand to go with the dinosaur dig theme (finely chopped graham cracker crumbs). How clever!?
SideBySideThe greenery topiary balls felt so “dinosaur” but still party-ish and added a natural green element! Various greenery was used throughout the dessert table, along with antique wooden props and boxes for height and texture. They framed a printed poster from the dinosaur dig printable collection for the backdrop, which added that customized element with lots of color and pattern.
Dino-43-640x896The Dinosaur Lunch at each child’s place setting included:
– Dino Tracks Trail Mix consisting of pretzels, candy rocks, sixlets and raisins (topped with a printable topper).
– A mandarin orange (labeled with a “Sweet Herbivore Snack” printable from the Dinosaur Lunch Label Set).
– Carrots (in a cute Nashville Wraps container with a “Crunchy Herbivore Munchies” label).
– A turkey and swiss sandwich (wrapped with butcher paper and labeled with a “Tasty Carnivore Bites” label).
19-dinosaur-tracks-trail-mix-640x427When the kids arrived, they became true “dinosaur excavators” by getting dressed for the occasion. Brenda of Great Stitch made the most ADORABLE embroidered t-shirts and hats for the kids! Each child received the hat, shirt and an ID Badge customized with each kid’s name that they put in a lanyard from Oriental Trading. Check out the the team digging away!
22-dinosaur-kids-activities-640x439 34-dinosaur-party-game-640x457Another hit at the party was the Dinosaur Dig-Tac-Toe … Get it.. Dig? Tac Toe… (Tic-tac-toe)! Maureen designed this game and then spray-painted dinosaurs in orange and green as the playing pieces. The kids played the game and didn’t want to stop! Such an oldie but goodie game!
45-dinosaur-coloring-wall-poster-640x475The Coloring Wall poster spanned 12 feet and was such a huge help at the party in between activities. The kids could have colored all day! Anders Ruff now offers professional printing for large posters and coloring wall posters! They have it all! If you’re looking for an update to a classic boy’s birthday, look no further! There’s no denying that Pierson and all of his friends had a blast!
56-anders-family-640x457Head over to Anders Ruff for full details on this fun party!

CREDITS & RESOURCES:
– Party Styling, Production & Concept: Anders Ruff
– Dinosaur Invitation & Printable Graphics: Anders Ruff Shop
– Professional Photography: Michelle Kujawski Photography (Facebook page here)

DECOR:
– Wooden Dinosaur Puzzles: Amazon
– Faux Wheatgrass: Amazon

PARTY GOODS:
– Custom Embroidered T-Shirts & Hats: Great Stitch
– Custom Embroidered Tent & Pillow Cases: Great Stitch
– Custom Burlap Table Cloth: Candy Crush Events
– Dinosaur Excavation Kits, Mini Dino Skeletons, 3d Dino Puzzles, Mason Jars, Magnifying Glass: Oriental Trading Company
– Cupcake Wrappers: Bella Cupcake Couture
– Burlap Bags, Kraft Eco Boxes, Shred, Jute Twine, Tissue Paper, Clear Food Containers: Nashville Wraps
– Glass Jars and Glass Containers: Specialty Bottle
– Label Material for Printing: Onlinelabels.com
– Printing: Print My
– Dinosaur Crayons: Posh Paper Creations
– Wooden Utensils: Sucre Shop
– Paper Straws & Balloons: Smash Cake Studio

PARTY TREATS:
– Custom Cake: It’z My Party Cakery
– Candy Rocks, Candy Pebbles, Orange Sour Balls: Candy Galaxy
– Oatmeal Cream Pie Cookies: Sugar Wood
– Custom Sugar Cookies: Frog Prince Cake & Cookie Design
– Dinosaur Egg Cookies (Chocolate Covered Oreos): Sweeties by Kim

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