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Dinosaur Dig Party & Free Printable Food Cards

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Dinosaur Dig Party. Dinosaur Party ideas and free printables from shopmkkm.com

Well, here we are again. Another birthday, more dinosaurs. My son's fifth birthday and 3 out of 5 parties have been dino's. I'm wondering if Number 6 will be my chance to design something else for a change LOL.

We (meaning I, because the kid didn't care what dino was involved as long as it was a dino) decided to go with a Paleontologist theme this year. There was an exacavation site set up with tools to dig with and everyone got to go home with the dinosaurs they found.

Scroll through the party pictures for some great dinosaur birthday ideas and free printables. The list of downloads are located at the end of the blog post. Enjoy!

Dino Party Food Ideas

Here's some ideas for fun dinosaur themed party food. The food names in the first column are included in our free printable food cards. Download them here!

  • Dino Droppings (m&m's)
  • Stegosaurus Scales (chips)
  • Raptor claws ( bugles)
  • Brachiosaurus BBQ (meatballs)
  • Triceratops Toast (Grilled cheese)
  • Dino Eggs ( Trolli Sour Egg candy)
  • Pterodactyl Pasta (Mac & Cheese)
  • Diplodocus Dip (Salsa, or veggie dip)
  • Dinosaur Bones (Pretzels)
  • Spinosaurus Snacks (Pigs in a blanket)
  • Raptor Rolls ( Turkey & Cheese Wraps)
  • Brontosaurus Bites (Veggie Cups)
  • Triceratops Treats (Candy of choice)

 

We set up an "Herbivore Valley" area with veggies and fruit and cheese. A "Carnivore Cave" section with the wraps, Spinosaurus snacks, and dip. A Sweet's area with all the dino related candy, and a Watering Hole with all the drinks for the party. The little wooden food card holders are one of my favorite decor finds and I've used them for so many parties. You can find them here (af.link).

I think I posted about this a few parties ago, but over on Etsy, we always get asked how we put together our cupcake toppers. You can either use lollipop sticks or party straws (cut in half). A couple of my favorite products that I use for literally EVERY single party are affiliate linked for you.

Print out your toppers and cut out with a 2" or 2.5" circle puncher (both used for this party), which are sold at craft stores and online at Amazon. Tape onto sticks or straws. Boom, done!

Free printable Dinosaur food cards from MKKM Designs.
Dinosaur party sign by MKKM Designs

The dinosaur models were one of my favorite parts of this party. I was lucky enough to find them at Daiso, our local Japanese dollar store. For those of you that aren't stationed over here, there is a similar set on Amazon (af.link), that would probably work better. The ones that I got from the dollar store looked great, but fell apart almost immediately after they were touched. LOL.

The leafy backdrop was a fun patio cover-up that they sell at a local store called Makeman (similar to home depot) here in Okinawa. The party favors were a magnifying glass and paintbrush that the kids used to dig up little dinosaur favors from a makeshift sandbox. The sandbox kept them busy for a long time and was worth the mess afterwards.

Free Printables from Melissa & Kara

*Please see zip folder notice at bottom of post*

Party Supplies used from Amazon

The dinosaur cutout we have affiliate linked above has been a rock-star. That thing lasted me 3 separate birthday parties which made it well worth the cost. It's always a big hit with the kiddos too. And just a quick note on the absolutely adorable sign that my friend made for my little dude's birthday. We actually ended up using it as party decor after she showed up with it.

For custom items, including the invitation, dino dig sign, cupcake toppers and other printables not available as free download's you can find the entire party theme here.

Check out our other dinosaur party themes here! Grab the printables shown in the party here!


*We included the JPEG files in zip folder format for you to use. Zip folders can only be opened from a computer. You must download, copy/paste the files into a new folder on your computer to print*

As these are free files, to be used for personal use only, we do not individually email the JPEG's out as it is time consuming and takes away from our business work. If you're having trouble downloading the zip folders, a quick google tutorial will usually help you out. Thanks for your understanding!

Party ideas for a Dinosaur Dig. Free printables and tons of dinosaur party ideas for a little paleontologist. Designs from Melissa at mkkmdesigns.

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Lets Pawty! Puppy Party Ideas and Free Printables

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We're sharing one of our favorite throwback parties this week. This puppy pawty was a special request for a 3 year old OBSESSED with pups. There was a "Barkery" station where kiddo's could decorate their own dog bones, homemade puppy masks, doggie treats, and an Adopt A Puppy station.

Scroll down for party ideas, free printables, and links to our shop for some of the fun printables we used to make this party come to life.

One of the best things about this party, is that the food was so easy! A few simple punny food ideas and there were enough snacks to last the whole party. We bought a couple new dog dishes and used them as bowls for a lot of the snacks. A few of our favorites are listed below. These Puppy food cards come in either of our party kits over on Etsy, or if you'd just like the cards customized to your event, custom cards are available here.

Puppy Pawty food cards by MKKM Designs

Food Ideas

  • Pawtato Salad
  • Pawtato Chips
  • Puppy Chow
  • Pupcorn
  • Fetching Sticks (Twizzlers or Pretzels)
  • Hot Dogs
  • Pupperoni Pizza
  • Pawberries
  • Toilet Water

These food cards come in either of our party kits over on Etsy, or if you'd just like the cards customized to your event, custom cards are available here.

Free Printable Puppy Adoption Certificate from MKKM Designs

Each kiddo went home with their own little toy puppy. The birthday boy's mama made the cute little fence out of some gardening dividers to corral them all in. You can grab the printable Adoption Certificate sign for free here and grab the matching table signs in our shop here.

Free Printable Decor

Custom Decor

Grab the matching invitation or the entire party kit in our printable shop here. An Instant download version is available on Etsy.

Free Printable Puppy Adoption certificate from MKKM Designs
Free Printable Puppy Birthday Favor tags by MKKM Designs. Grab the free printable and other dog birthday decor on shopmkkm.com
Come, Sit, and Stay at a Puppy Pawty! Birthday Party Invite by MKKM Designs

Hope you enjoyed looking through! Don't forget to tag us in your party photos when you use our printables. We love to see what you do with them #mkkmdesigns on Facebook and Instagram.

Free printable puppy favor tags. "Hope you had a Doggone Good Time". Design by MKKM Designs

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MineCraft Party Planning and Free Printables

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Minecraft Party Ideas and Free Printable Party Decor by MKKM Designs

I'll be 100% honest. I know ZERO about Minecraft, but when your best friend's son requests a theme, you google it and get down to business. Scroll down for fun food ideas, party planning tips, and LOTS of  free printables, to help plan your own Minecraft party.

Minecraft Party Decor by MKKM Designs
Birthdays Are Sweet Minecraft Sign by MKKM Designs. Creep Over for the Free Printable

Minecraft party food is beyond easy to put together. The birthday boys mama, got pretty creative serving homemade Beef Brisket, for the "Beef" cards. Other than that, the rest was relatively simple. Perfect for mom's like me, that can't stand slaving away over party food all day. Grab some party food ideas below and the free printable cards here.

Food Ideas

  • Raw Fish (Goldfish, Swedish Fish)

  • Sticks (Pretzels)

  • TNT (Twizzlers)

  • Slime Balls (Grapes)

  • Lava (Jello)

  • Iron (Hershey Kisses)

  • Dirt Blocks (Brownies)

  • Creeper Juice

Minecraft Food Cards by MKKM Designs, Click for the free printables!
Happy birthday banner from a Minecraft birthday

Grab our 4x6" party sign's PDF by clicking here or the photo below. Includes "Thanks for Creeping By", "Birthday are Sweet, Blast Through for a Treat", "Creeper Juice", and not pictured, a "Nether Portal, Do Not Enter" sign.

DIY Minecraft Masks

These custom made Minecraft masks MADE the party. With the help of a friend, the Birthday boys mom spent hours making each one. Each kiddo got to go home a mask and bracelet and they looked adorable running around all day as "creepers". There were even bows on some for the girls, (Surprise apparence by me below LOL). 

The spider balloons that hung over the party table are a super simple DIY. A black balloon, black streamers, and red construction paper. Boom, done.

Favor Tags.jpg

Custom Item Requests

  • The custom 8x10" "Level Reached" sign is available in our shop!

  • The invitation is now available in our shop! Grab it <here>.

  • If you'd like any other party signs in a Minecraft theme, or any other customized printables, you can always reach out to us on Etsy to see if we are taking custom requests!

Free Printable Decor

Free Minecraft TNT tags by MKKM Designs

These TNT tags are perfect for any minecraft themed event. Use them as favors tags, cupcake toppers, or even stickers. How awesome are these Perler bead (af. link) favors!?! I didn't even know that something like this existed until this party. People thought I was crazy. There is a super easy tutorial with pattern's, for making your own Minecraft related perler bead favors, over at Minieco.co.uk

Special thanks to Natalie over at Little Miss Party Planner, for sharing some of her party photos using our free printables. Her events are amazing! You can check out more of her work on Facebook, Instagram and Catch My Party.

If you liked this party, check out our Super Mario party for other video game themed printables!

We LOVE seeing how you used our printables! Be sure to tag us on Facebook and Instagram @Mkkmdesigns.

Minecraft birthday party planning ideas. Check out the blog for free minecraft printables and lots of party ideas to make your party a blast!

** This post was originally created in November 2017. New content was added in April 2018.

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Hike on Over! Camping Party Planning and Free Printable

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Camping party ideas by MKKM Designs

With the cooler temps heading our way, we're sharing a Camping party theme, perfect for Fall birthdays. From the wood decorations, to the plaid details, this party encompasses all things rustic. Scroll down for some food ideas, party planning tips, and a free printable favor tag to help plan your own Camping party.

Food Ideas

  • Kids In A Blanket (Pigs in a blanket)
  • Campfire Flames (Cheetos)
  • Grizzly Bears
  • Bear Poop (The kids personal favorite)
  • Twigs, Logs, Sticks, Matches, etc.
  • Hot Chocolate Station
  • Dirt n' Worms
  • Bug Juice
  • Lake Water, River Water
  • Campfire Chili
  • Trail Mix Station
  • Flapjacks
  • Trees & Ranch (Veggie Plate)
Campfire Chili food card at a camping birthday.

The kids and adults had a blast at a doughnut eating contest. Supplies to create your own:  glazed donuts, twine, and a small piece of PVC piping (or a curtain rod) to hang donuts off of.

Stuck On You created these adorable personalized camping mugs using mugs found at Daiso ( The Japanese version of a dollar store). Each kid got to go home with their own mug, flashlight and S'mores pack. You can get the favor tag for your own party by clicking here, or the photo above.

Camping Birthday Printables

PARTY DETAILS

Cake by Giovanna of Stuck On You

Printables by Melissa at MKKM Designs

Wood Place Cards Wood Slices Straws | Amazon.com (af.links)

Cake stands, Trees, frames and other party items all purchased here locally on Okinawa.

Get the Printable favor tags here!

If you liked this party, check out our Lumberjack theme for other rustic birthday printables!

Camping party ideas and free printable favor tags over on the shopmkkm.com blog

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Party Like A Pineapple

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Party Like A Pineapple with party ideas and a free printable favor sign from the girls of MKKM Designs

Today we're sharing a party from this past summer, that we just LOVED creating. Nolan's Pineapple Beach Bash. This event was so bright and fun. The food was all Pineapple and Ocean themed, as the event was held at the Beach. The kids went home with Pineapple Party Cups and fun sunglasses.

It was a HOT day. April in Okinawa is the beginning of brutal summer. The "Beat The Heat" drink station was a must! I just love this drink holder that the birthday boy's mama had stashed away.

How cute are these customer review photos! Those pineapple sunglasses are awesome! Thanks to Darrah and Andrea for sharing how they styled this party theme.

Our Party Essentials

The birthday boy's mama also custom created the favor bags. She decorated plain yellow goody bag to look like pineapples. They were perfect! #allthehearteyes. You can get our printable favor sign FOR FREE (!!!) here, or by clicking the picture above. The download includes a 4x6" and 5x7" version. If you need a custom sign, you can always message us on Etsy and we can create a custom listing for you.

►Favor Sign  Zip folder

►Straw Flags PDF

*Please see zip folder notice at bottom of this post if you are having trouble downloading.*

Food Ideas!

  • Pineapple Upside Down Cake

  • Seaweed Dip (We used Spinach)

  • Pineapple Salsa

  • Pool Water

  • Poolside Punch

  • Take A Dip station with various chips and dips

  • Lifesaver "Pool Floaties"

  • Hawaiian Chicken Kabobs or Sliders. This recipe from Cooking Classy is delicious!

  • Glazed Donuts with construction paper leaves to look like a Pineapple.

Take A Dip Station
Pineapple party themed food ideas.
Birthdays are sweet pineapple birthday sign

If you want to plan your own Pineapple party, all of these featured printables are available in our Etsy shop at mkkmdesigns.etsy.com

*We included the JPEG files in zip folder format for you to use. Zip folders can only be opened from a computer. You must download, copy/paste the files into a new folder on your computer to print*

As these are free files, to be used for personal use only, we do not individually email the JPEG's out as it is time consuming and takes away from our business work. If you're having trouble downloading the zip folders, a quick google tutorial will usually help you out. Thanks for your understanding!

Pineapple party ideas and free printable favor sign from shopmkkm.com

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