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18 Scary-Good Dinosaur Foods Perfect for a Summer Dino Bash

Justina Huddleston is an editor and the head writer for TDmonthly Magazine. She has been a freelance writer for several years, though her real passion is cooking. You can see the recipes she creates on her vegan food blog, A Life of Litt...

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Party like it's 1999 (million years ago)

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Party like it's 1999 (million years ago)

Summer's almost here, and when could there be a more perfect time for a backyard dinosaur party, am I right?

Even if it's just a small gathering of some dinosaur toys in the warm grass, a couple of dino-themed treats will take the party to the next level. From Jurassic Jell-O shots to erupting lava cake, the treats ahead will have you covered.

Originally published June 2015. Updated May 2017. 

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T.rex watermelon

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T.rex watermelon

Undoubtably the best way to get kids (and adults) to eat fruit.

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Pretzel fossils

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Pretzel fossils

Mini pretzel sticks and marshmallows covered in white chocolate make perfect mini dino fossils.

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Dino pudding cups

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Dino pudding cups

These "dirt cake" pudding cups are the perfect way to serve up some dinosaur realness.

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T. rex cake

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T. rex cake

While this T. rex tries to dig itself out of this cake, you'll be digging in.

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Dino toast

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Dino toast

Some clever cutting makes your toast with cheese and veggies look like a scene out of Jurassic World.

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Fossil breadsticks

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Fossil breadsticks

Tomato "lava" soup with dinosaur fossil breadsticks are a perfect lunch for any dino lover.

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Bagelbitesaurus

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Bagelbitesaurus

Combine a guilty pleasure snack food with some fresh veggies in a whimsical dino shape.

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S'mores fossil cake

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S'mores fossil cake

Dinosaurs and s'mores — who could ask for a better combination?

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Pteranodon nests

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Pteranodon nests

These treats, filled with candy eggs, look just like a flying dino's nest.

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Chocolate dino dropping

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Chocolate dino dropping

Sure, dino droppings are gross, but they're also pretty hilarious.

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Erupting volcano cake

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Erupting volcano cake

This erupting volcano cake will liven up even the dullest party.

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Dino track cookies

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Dino track cookies

Use a clean dinosaur figurine foot to make tracks in your fave cookie dough before baking.

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Ice cream excavation

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Ice cream excavation

Ice cream somehow gets even more fun when you hide dinosaur fossils inside.

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Jurassic Park party

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Jurassic Park party

These fun Jell-O shots hold gummy candy dino "fossils." Who ever said dinosaurs are just for kids?

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Dino egg treats

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Dino egg treats

Rice Krispies are so much tastier when they look like dino eggs.

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Dino bento lunch

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Dino bento lunch

Bringing lunch from home is way more exciting when you have a triceratops in your lunchbox.

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