Dinosaur Hunter Fossil Dessert Table

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Calling all Dino Hunters! This dessert table is ROAR-tastic. I LOVE how it turned out. Touches of gold & bronze with a little kraft & khaki. It came together perfectly! Where to start!? How about the amazing center cake by Kathi of My Sweet Things. Kathi’s cakes are always amazing but this one has to be my favorite.  If you missed yesterday’s post, I chatted about my obsession with spray painting plastic toys. Gold Dinosaur = Best Cake Topper Ever.

I was so inspired by a couple of talented ladies dessert tables. The super talented ladies of Anders Ruff created this amazing dinosaur party and painted the awesome wooden fossil dinosaur skeletons. It was such a clever idea I wanted to include them on the dessert table. If you haven’t checked out Anders Ruff, I can’t say it enough – hop over and check them out. Amazing, Amazing, Amazing! I was also inspired my sweet friend Gretchen of 3 Little Monkeys Studios. Gretchen was kind enough to send over her amazing Vintage Dinosaur Hunter printables. Her idea of hiding a fondant fossil topper on a cupcake was brilliant. Not only is Gretchen a talented designer she is one phenomenal party planner / stylist / crafter & blogger so don’t forget to hop over and check out her work.

Back to the desserts! I was so lucky to have my sweet friend Maria from Love and Sugar Kisses create amazing fossil chocolate covered oreos. She even added a little gold glitter for me because like his mama, my son is all about the glitter. HUGE thank you to Linda of Frog Prince who created the cutest dinosaur fossil cookies! I love how she gave the cookies a vintage look and even added a touch of gold. Now, let’s talk about these fondant cupcake toppers by Brittany of Edible Details. Can you believe how detailed they are. Fossils, magnifying glasses galore. They looked so perfect on top of the peanut butter cupcakes from Jilly’s Cupcakery.

I love to include a homemade dessert on my dessert tables. I don’t always have time to make every dessert although I love to bake! This time I made s’mores in a jar. The easiest dessert ever. Grab any mini little container, in this case I used mini ball jars. The bottom layer is crushed graham crackers {you can crush yourself or just by a box pre-crushed}, then goes chocolate pudding {in this case instant jello chocolate pudding} then top with mini marshmallows. If you have a crème brule torch you can torch the marshmallows a bit to give it that burnt look. Easy peasy! The dessert table also had store bought French Macarons from Trader Joes. If you don’t have time, energy or desire to make your own macs then TJ French Macarons are your solution. They are SO delicious & inexpensive! I always get an extra pack or two when I’m at TJ’s to keep on hand. Final dessert on this table is the rice crispy pops. Store bought rice crispy treats + straw with paper flag = dessert perfection. The kids loved this one and it literally took me 2 minutes to put together. Highly recommend!

Thank you so much to Jennifer of Quench my Heart for capturing all the beautiful details below! Enjoy all the Dino-tastic desserts below!

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Don’t forget to check out Part 1 of my Dinosaur Hunter Birthday Party!

Vendor Credit || Event Design, Banner, Vinyl Dino, Styling: Deliciously Darling || Photography: Jennifer Le May, Quench My Heart || Printables: 3 Little Monkeys Studios || Cake: My Sweet Things || Cupcakes: Jilly’s Cupcakery  || Fondant Cupcake Toppers: Edible Details || Sugar Cookies: Frog Prince Cake & Cookie Design || Chocolate Covered Oreos: Love and Sugar Kisses || Plastic Dinos & Wooden Dinosaur Skeleton Puzzle: Amazon ||

Dinosaur Hunter Fossil Birthday Party

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ROAR! Sharing my munchkin’s Dino Hunter Party today!!! Last year my little man was obsessed with Dinosaurs and said he wanted to be a “fossil searcher” when he grew up. After seeing Gretchen’s amazing Dino Hunter Party {of 3 Little Monkey Studios} I knew that a Dino Hunter party was definatley in the cards. I wanted to stick with a neutral color pallet with some touches of gold {and lots of gold & bronze dinosaurs}. I just have to say plastic animals look so much cooler after a coat of spray paint! Ha.

Backing up a second to talk about the amazing printables by Gretchen. I can’t say enough about how awesome her printables are – from invitations, to banners, to activity page, to bottle labels, putting together this party was a breeze! Gretchen was even sweet enough to send me her fossil kit from her son’s Dinosaur party. The kids really enjoyed learning about the fossils and they couldn’t believe that some of the fossils were that old. The activity worksheet also kept them busy in between activities. The kids also really enjoyed the dino dig activity – a kit comes complete with a hammer, a chisel, brush and the dinosaur toy in a sand block. I repackaged them in kraft bio containers from Shop Sweet Lulu and finished them off with a dino hunter label. Just be warned this activity is a little messy and time consuming to dig out all the little pieces but the kids just loved it!!!!

The favor table was my favorite. I just loved how the mini mason jar favors turned out. Simply glue a plastic dinosaur to the lid & spray paint with your favorite color. I would use a stronger glue than hot glue because the dinos come of easily when using hot glue. These favor jars can be used for any theme, I’m actually making some for an upcoming safari baby shower. The favor table also included chocolate bars complete with a dino wrapper, diy linen bags filled with salt water taffy and of course kids got to take home their own dinosaurs.

Finally, let’s talk about the amazing burlap wreath! Bethany from Sweet Georgia Sweet was kind enough to send over a burlap garland & a burlap wreath complete with a gold dinosaur. I added a little straw flag from the printables to tie it all in but I just love this wreath. Thank you so much Bethany!

Huge huge huge thank you to my sweet friend Jennifer of Quench My Heart Photography who popped over to take some amazing pictures. Enjoy the pictures below & tomorrow it’s all about Dino Desserts! Roooooar!!

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Tomorrow, it’s ALL about Dino-tastic Desserts. Check out this adorable peek at the cookies by Linda of Frog Prince! Can’t wait to share tomorrow.

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Vendor Credit || Event Design, Styling: Deliciously Darling || Photography: Jennifer Le May, Quench My Heart || Printables: 3 Little Monkey Studio || Burlap Wreath & Garland: Sweet Georgia Sweet || Neutral Tassel Kit, Gold Plates, Napkins, Kraft Containers, Straws: Shop Sweet Lulu|| Plastic Dinosaurs & Fossils dig kit: US Toys || Hats: Michaels Craft Store || Vest, Skeleton Dinos, Real Fossils: Amazon ||