dinosaur themed party food
When it comes to throwing a dinosaur-themed party for your dinosaur-obsessed youngster, one of the many questions we get asked is how to customize the food to fit the dinosaur party theme. It’s not easy to find dinosaur-shaped sandwiches and treats at your local grocery store, but you don’t need to spend a fortune to make sure your dinosaur-themed party buffet cuts out the “Mesozoic mustard.”
For example, dinosaur-shaped cookie cutters are inexpensive and can be used to create prehistoric animal-shaped cookies. However, don’t limit yourself to just the sweet items on your buffet when it comes to using cookie cutters. We’ve used plastic and tin cookie cutters to create savory dinosaur-shaped snacks. With a cookie cutter, it’s simple and easy to make your own dinosaur-shaped sandwiches.
Use soft bread (we find that a quality white or brown bread works best); and a number of simple fillings such as spreads: peanut butter, jelly, chicken or honey paste, dinosaur-shaped sandwiches and light bites can be created simply by using the cookie cutter to cut the slices once done. prepared the sandwich. A firm push into the sandwich with the cookie cutter is all it takes, but keep a pair of kitchen shears or a sharp knife handy in case you need to cut off any bits. This is a simple and straightforward way to decorate your dinosaur party plate.
Most of the dinosaurs known from the fossil record were vegetarians, so don’t forget to pack plenty of salad for young dinosaur fans. They are used to seeing strange plants like cycads and tree ferns next to the dinosaurs in their picture books and you can use this to encourage them to eat their vegetables. A mixed green salad containing delicacies like arugula and a bit of watercress can resemble the most exotic of ancient prehistoric plants. To give it more flavor, you can put a handful of washed dandelion leaves in the salad bowl. Dandelion leaves are edible, but don’t forget to wash them and use them sparingly as they are diuretic. The “jagged” edges of the leaves are a great prehistoric addition to any salad, we’ve even called them T. rex jaws, it’s fun to watch young party guests trying to find a green T. rex jaw and put it on your plate at mealtime.
Take a cocktail stick and some colored paper, make a label for the sandwiches using a simple vocabulary of dinosaurs. A quick look at your child’s dinosaur book should give you plenty of names to draw inspiration from, for example, we’ve created “Jurassic Jam” and “Hypsilophodon Honey” sandwiches in the past. The cocktail stick can be used to stick the label securely onto the snack plate, but don’t forget to stick the end pointing up, we don’t want any of your little monsters getting their fingers pricked.