Jurassic World Party

The park is open, and you're invited! Queue up Jurassic World and have a viewing party (or an awesome birthday party) using these dino-mite party recipes. 

Prehistoric Dino Dig

Dig into these layered Jello cups to unearth mini dinosaurs captured inside! A fun and interactive treat. 

  • 3 oz. box of Berry Blue Jello
  • 3 oz. box of Island Pineapple Jello
  • 3 oz. box of Lime Jello
  • 3 cups of hot water
  • 3 cups of cold water
  • Clear plastic dessert cups
  • Mini dinosaurs
  • Mini spoons

*This recipe makes 8-10 dino dig cups. Use 6 oz. boxes to increase batch.

Prep: Using 3 medium-sized bowls, open Jello packets and place each flavor in its own bowl. Next, boil 3 cups of water and add 1 cup of boiling water to each bowl. Stir until Jello powder is completely dissolved. Stir in 1 cup of cold water into each bowl.

Place mini dinosaurs in the cups, and carefully ladle in the first layer of jello into the cups. Fill with as much or little liquid as you want to achieve desired layer level. Then, place in the fridge and let set for 30 minutes. Repeat process for each layer. Jello layers will not be completely solid after 30 minutes, so be careful when adding new layers. Allow Jello cups to set completely in the fridge for a few hours before serving.

Top with a mini spoon, and let the digging begin!

*WARNING. This sweet treat has mini dinosaurs that could be a choking hazard for children under 3 years of age. Enjoy with adult supervision only.


Dino Eggs

These dino eggs are ready to hatch! A little food coloring and some imagination make these eggs come to life. 

  • 6 large eggs
  • Gel food coloring
  • 6 mugs/Small bowls

Prep: Bring 5 cups of water to a boil, season water with salt, and place eggs in water. Boil eggs for 10-12 minutes. Once cooked, remove eggs from water and place on paper towels to cool off. Once eggs are cool enough to handle, gently tap them on a hard surface to create cracks throughout the shells.

In 6 small bowls or mugs, add a small amount of different colored gel food coloring. Add cool water to each and stir. Gently place each egg in mug or bowl, and place in the fridge for several hours. Once eggs are dyed, carefully pour out the dye mixture and rinse each egg. Gently peel off cracked shells to reveal your colorful dino eggs! Serve whole, or make into deviled eggs.


Swamp Water

Staying hydrated is important when running from dinosaurs. Swamp water is sure to quench your thirst. 

  • 12 oz. can of frozen lemonade
  • 1/2 liter of lemon lime soda
  • 1 qt. of lime sherbet
  • 3 oz. box of lime Jello
  • 3 cups of cold water
  • Gummy worms

Prep: In a larger pitcher or punch bowl, add all ingredients - except gummy worms - and stir until the sherbert melts. Add ice if desired. Toss in gummy worms and serve!


Fossilized Dinos

Delicious peanut butter cookies with simple icing. These dino cookies were made using a great recipe from an awesome mother-and-daughter blog, Tastes Of Lizzy T

Our fossilized dino cookies wouldn't have been possible without these super cute cookie cutters from Fred & Friends DIG-INS; find them here!

To emphasize the fossil aspect of our dinosaurs, pipe a simple white cookie icing to detail each cookie. You can purchase store-bought icing, or make your own!


Rainbow-saurus Pasta

  • 1 pack of spaghetti noodles
  • Food coloring in various colors

Prep: Cook pasta until al dente according to package instructions. While pasta is cooking, add a small amount of food coloring and about 2 tablespoons of water into individual food storage bags. Use whichever colors you desire; we used rainbow colors. Once pasta is cooked, add a little pasta to each food coloring bag until you have about equal amounts of each color.

Let the noodles sit in the bags for a few mins, then individually strain out each color and run under cool water to rinse off excess coloring. Return all rinsed pasta to the pot. Heat up the pot, and mix rainbow pasta with butter and parmesan cheese. Serve with a cute dinosaur ladle!