Dinosaur excavation 6th birthday party

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We all know taking kids to museums is awesome. Museums of Natural History are probably one of their (our) favorites. So when we heard that Maureen Anders, of Anders Ruff, wanted to create more of a classic museum look for her son’s 6th birthday, instead of a cartoon-ish dinosaur party we were intrigued. Then we saw every well thought out element, captured by Michelle Kujawski Photography, and guys, pretty amazing. There isn’t a kid that wouldn’t love this theme and all of its fun activities!

Dinosaur birthday party | Anders Ruff Design | 100 Layer Cakelet

Dinosaur birthday party | Anders Ruff Design | 100 Layer Cakelet

Dinosaur birthday party | Anders Ruff Design | 100 Layer Cakelet

We’re going to let Maureen share more about how the day went… When 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 we put in a lanyard from Oriental Trading.

Dinosaur birthday party | Anders Ruff Design | 100 Layer Cakelet

It’z My Party Cakery made the dinosaur cake for the dessert table! I 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).

Dinosaur birthday party | Anders Ruff Design | 100 Layer Cakelet

Dinosaur birthday party | Anders Ruff Design | 100 Layer Cakelet

Another hit at the party was our Dinosaur Dig-Tac-Toe game. We designed this game and then spray painted dinosaurs in orange and green as the playing pieces.

Dinosaur birthday party | Anders Ruff Design | 100 Layer Cakelet

Dinosaur birthday party | Anders Ruff Design | 100 Layer Cakelet

Dinosaur birthday party | Anders Ruff Design | 100 Layer Cakelet

Each child received a Dinosaur Excavation Kit that we made by ironing on our customized Dinosaur Dig Excavation kit design onto burlap totes from Nashville Wraps. Inside were several Dig Kits (from Oriental Trading) which included digging sticks and brushes. We also included magnifying glasses.

Dinosaur birthday party | Anders Ruff Design | 100 Layer Cakelet

How cool are those kits?

Dinosaur birthday party | Anders Ruff Design | 100 Layer Cakelet

Dinosaur birthday party | Anders Ruff Design | 100 Layer Cakelet

Dinosaur birthday party | Anders Ruff Design | 100 Layer Cakelet

The kids went home with a jar of chocolate candy rocks from Candy Galaxy…. The jar was from Specialty Bottle and we labeled it with one of our printable “Thanks, You Rock” labels!

Dinosaur birthday party | Anders Ruff Design | 100 Layer Cakelet

Dinosaur birthday party | Anders Ruff Design | 100 Layer Cakelet

One of my favorite elements was the kids’ dinosaur lunch boxes! These were so much fun and the kids were in love! (sometimes its hard to get kids to want to eat lunch at a party, but these kids “DUG IN!”). We incorporated learning into the lunch, too, by labeling the items with “herbivore”, “carnivore” special labels from our New Dinosaur Lunch Label set!

Dinosaur birthday party | Anders Ruff Design | 100 Layer Cakelet

Dinosaur birthday party | Anders Ruff Design | 100 Layer Cakelet

Dinosaur birthday party | Anders Ruff Design | 100 Layer Cakelet

The Dinosaur 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!

Dinosaur birthday party | Anders Ruff Design | 100 Layer Cakelet

Dinosaur birthday party | Anders Ruff Design | 100 Layer Cakelet

I created fun Dinosaur Dig Excavation desserts by filling jars (from Specialty Bottle) with ground up graham crackers as the base, and then filling it with whipped pudding, and topping it with more graham cracker crumbs and topping it with white chocolate dinosaur bones that I made. We adhered a wooden spoon (from Sucre Shop) to the side of the jar and embellished it with a printable “Dig in” label.

Dinosaur birthday party | Anders Ruff Design | 100 Layer Cakelet

Um, coolest party around, right? If this had been a sleepover we’re sure there would have been a screening of Jurassic Park!

If you’re in love with every printable you see and want to take all of it and make your own party from it, Anders Ruff has it all available in their Dinosaur Dig Collection. And here’s were all the other goodies came from…

Party Styling, Production & Concept: Anders Ruff
Dinosaur Invitation & Printable Graphics: Anders Ruff Shop
Professional Photography: Michelle Kujawski Photography
Custom Embroidered T-Shirts & Hats: Great Stitch
Custom Embroidered Tent & Pillow Cases: Great Stitch
Custom Burlap Table Cloth: Candy Crush Events
Dinosaur Dig Kits, 3d Dino Puzzles, Mason Jars: Oriental Trading Company
Dinosaur Figurines, Magnifying Glasses: Oriental Trading Company
Cupcake Wrappers: Bella Cupcake Couture
Burlap Bags, Boxes, Shred, Twine, Tissue, Clear 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
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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