Sunday, August 11, 2013

A Prehistoric Celebration

It was dinosaur party time for Zeb's birthday this year.
Oh I had fun with this one!

The invitations were designed by my sister, with Zeb riding a dinosaur on the front. I don't know of any three year boy who wouldn't dream of having a personalised portrait like that!
I had a crazy idea for the party food/table, and decided to give it a go.
Instead of dinosaur shaped foods or the like, I created an (almost) completely edible dinosaur land tablescape.
I think we pulled it off! 
 On the sweet side were iced 'grass' cupcakes, oreo covered 'boulder' cupcakes, violet crumble pieces, mini mars bars, chocolate pods, pocky and wafer biscuits (held in place by chocolate fondant), chocolate rocks (yes, that's an actual candy!), and a blue jelly swamp.
On the savoury side were chicken nugget 'rocks', pretzel piles, a mini sausage roll mountain, and green vege and dip cup 'trees'.
The volcano cake (made of 'real chocolate' crackles, with icing lava) made the scene look real (and even more delicious)!
You get the picture. Yummy food. Cool kids. We didn't need much more to keep everyone happy: a game of pass the parcel; some dinosaur tails for the little boys; hair bows for lovely girls; and take home jars filled with chocolate rocks for the big kids.
 Most importantly, Zeb had a wonderful time with his besties and a day he will always remember!
 Can I hear a RAWR?!


  1. Katherine!! This was the best prehistoric party ever!!!!!!! Such a fun time and the table scape was such a treat! Happy happy birthday to Zeb - we loved celebrating with you!
    Love Martine

  2. I thought that looked like Byron, Martine! What an amazing food table, I've never seen anything quite like it! Did people happily 'destroy' it? You always astound me with your creativity Katherine :)

  3. WOW! My nephews would LOVE this party. I'll have to keep some of the idea in mind for future. Great work!

  4. Wow!!!! A.M.A.Z.I.N.G!!!!!!!! That is the most creative party table I've ever seen!!!!!! You are awesome :-)

  5. Love the cake--- can you post the recipe?! Want to make it for my son's 6th birthday party!

  6. Oh my this looks awesome! How did you make the cake? My little guy is very much into volcanoes and this is seriously the best cake I've seen yet!

  7. I would love to know how to make the cake too. It is so awesome.

  8. Hi, I have just stumbled across this amazing volcano. I’m hoping to recreate something similar, could you help me out by advising how you put it together? Many thanks

  9. I would love to know how you made the cake! Can you post the recipe?


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