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Dinosaur Birthday  Back to Events

Celebrate your budding dinosaur enthusiast’s love for pterodactyls, triceratops and tyrannosaurus rexes with a roaring birthday bash.

Set the stage for the prehistoric party with themed invitations—­­look for dinosaur stationery or create your own dino footprint-shape invites. Welcome guests to your “cave,” decorated with large potted plants and rocks. To save money, substitute green crepe paper for plants.

Enlist guests’ help in creating decorations too—set out large pieces of butcher paper, markers and crayons, and let them draw their favorite dinosaurs and cavemen. Be sure to play plenty of Mesozoic-era music—try tunes from The Flintstones, The Land Before Time and Jurassic Park.

Entertain dinosaur hunters with prehistoric games such as Feed the Dinosaur. And before they leave, send your pint-size paleontologists on an excavation dig, where they discover prehistoric party favors and bone up on dinosaur fun facts.

For a dino-mite dining experience, label the food you’re serving with dinosaur-inspired names (for example, “bronto burgers” and “dino dogs.”) And don’t forget to order a dinosaur-theme decorated cake from your Publix Bakery.

Menu Made Easy 

Here's where we've figured out courses and servings for the party. Scroll down to see the Publix selections we suggest, then add appropriate sizes and/or quantities to your Planning List based on the estimated servings per course (see chart). If you're interested in other options, you may click View All to see everything else available by course. Or, you can use our Plan a Menu tool to build your own menu for the event.

# of Guests: 8 to 12 16 to 20 26 to 30
Course Recommended # of Servings
Appetizer 8-12 16-20 26-30
Entrée 8-12 16-20 26-30
Side Dish 16-24 32-40 52-60

The recommended servings are meant as a guide and not an exact calculator. Please consider that many factors may require you to make adjustments: the mix of adults and children, time of day, length of event, etc.

Appetizer   View All
Deviled Eggs Platter


Our gourmet deviled eggs aren't just for picnics! Garnished with green and black olives.

(S) 8-12 Servings $19.99
(M) 16-20 Servings $29.99
(L) 26-30 Servings $33.99


Entrée   View All
Meal Wheel
Meal Wheel


A striking centerpiece dish. Egg bread stacked with your choice of roast beef, turkey, chicken breast, ham and swiss cheese, or veggie, dressed with lettuce and tomatoes. Also available with Boar's Head® meats and cheeses.

(Veggie) 4-6 Servings $9.99
(Publix) 4-6 Servings $13.99
(Boar's Head) 4-6 Servings $15.99


Side Dish   View All
Fresh Fruit


A beautiful arrangement of the season's best, including grapes, strawberries, oranges, pineapple and melons.

(S) 8-12 Servings $25.99
(M) 16-20 Servings $36.99
(L) 26-30 Servings $49.99


Cheese Taster


Nibble away on these delicious bite-size cheeses. Boar's Head® Cheddar, Gouda, Colby, Swiss, Havarti, Muenster, smoked Gruyère and Pepperjack.

(Boar's Head, S) 8-12 Servings $33.99
(Boar's Head, M) 16-20 Servings $43.99
(Boar's Head, L) 26-30 Servings $53.99


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Details, Details
Extra help is here: We've made a list of items you may want to have on hand for this particular event. Check those you'd like to be reminded of when you go shopping, and then add to your Planning List along with your Publix selections.

balloons disposable camera napkins
birthday card flowers plates
candles/matches gift wrap serving dishes
chips & dip goodie bags thank you cards
condiments ice utensils
cups/glasses ice cream
decorations invitations

  • Burn a CD with a special mix of dino-inspired songs and other birthday classics to play during the party. Make extra copies of the CD and hand them out as party favors to remind guests of their wild time.
  • Invite only the number of kids you feel comfortable hosting. If the guest list includes more little ones than you can handle, ask another parent or neighborhood teen to help supervise.