What’s not to love about dinosaurs? My kids both think they’re some of the most interesting creatures in existence. I’m a huge fan of dinosaur movies so a Dinosaur themed movie night is definitely fun for the whole family especially with Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom now available on Blu-Ray. We had a family movie night this weekend featuring an easy Dinosaur Dirt Cup Recipe the kids made together!
We’re sharing our dino themed movie night as part of a sponsored partnership with Universal Pictures Home Entertainment.
Read on for fun ideas to help you plan your own movie night with your family!
MOVIE NIGHT IDEAS & DINOSAUR DIRT CUP RECIPE
A few weeks ago we shared some of our favorite dinosaur crafts in honor of the release of Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom on Blu-Ray, Digital, and DVD.
Now that Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom is available on Blu-ray (featuring more than an hour of bonus content), it was time for family movie night!
If you didn’t see the movie when it was in theaters, now is your chance to see it! It was a great date night movie and would make a great date night in. But if you’re looking for something fun to do with your family, a dinosaur-themed movie night is always a blast!
You can plan one even if your kids are younger. They can enjoy the goodies like popcorn, dirt cups, and more before they go to bed. Then everyone else can watch the movie together! Reading a dinosaur-themed children’s book is another great way to turn it into a fun evening for the little ones.
DINOSAUR FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT
As I mentioned, dinosaurs are kind of a thing in our house right now. So the release of Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom is pretty great timing for us.
Justin and I have found that one of the best ways for us to spend some time together even when we can’t get out on a date night is to enjoy a movie at home. He has a major love for movies and he’s passing it down to Carrigan too.
So whether it’s date night or a family night, movies generally have a pretty big part in things on the weekends.
When we had the opportunity to plan our own Jurassic World family movie night, everyone was excited to join #TeamJurassic!
Weston has been loving the action that the movies are filled with and loves to try and figure out of the dinosaurs are based on facts. He’s big into researching right now so it’s fun to see him want to go learn more after watching a movie!
When you plan a movie night, you can keep it as simple as a popcorn and a movie. Let everyone in your family have a turn choosing a movie and you can easily start a weekend tradition.
If you want to amp up your family night a little bit more, there are some easy ways to do it! We took our favorite dirt cup recipe and gave it a dino theme to go along with Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom!
DINOSAUR DIRT PUDDING CUPS
If you’ve had dirt dessert cups before, then you know how to make this dirt cup recipe. It’s super simple to make and it’s even easier to give it a dinosaur twist!
There are just a few things you need to make dirt cups. You’ll need chocolate pudding mix (or premade chocolate pudding, chocolate sandwich cookies, and dinosaurs.
Depending on what you can find at the store, you could use gummy dinosaurs or just get some little plastic toy dinosaurs to put on top.
If you can find some chocolate candy rocks, they’re pretty fun to put on top of this dirt cup recipe, but I can’t always find them at my local grocery stores.
You can find the printable dirt cup recipe below but it’s pretty basic. I love that you can whip up a batch of dirt cups in just a few minutes. They’re great for last minute playdates and fun too.
All you have to do is prepare your pudding according to the directions on the box (unless you go with some pre-made chocolate pudding) and crush your sandwich cookies.
Then you’ll layer everything, starting with the cookie dirt and ending with a cookie dirt layer.
Dinosaur Dirt Cups
- chocolate pudding
- chocolate sandwich cookies
- Prepare the chocolate pudding according to the directions on the package and allow to cool.
- Crush sandwich cookies in a bag using a rolling pin or can of food.
- Make a layer of cookie "dirt" in the bottom of your serving cup.
- Layer pudding on top of the cookie layer.
- Add another layer of crushed cookies. Then another pudding layer.
- Finish with a final layer of cookies to make the dirt on top.
- Top with a gummy or toy dinosaur.
JURASSIC WORLD: FALLEN KINGDOM MOVIE NIGHT
I’m so excited that we have our own copy of Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom. I plan on watching it a few more times (because I can’t resist a Chris Pratt movie) and because I’ve seen all of the Jurassic movies more than a few times!
If you haven’t seen it yet, you’ve got to see it! Check out the trailer before you see the movie. Then watch the movie to find out what happens when the park is gone!
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom is an incredible new chapter in the story and is jam-packed with so many dinosaurs! So many dinosaurs!
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom is available now! So get your copy, make our dinosaur dirt cup recipe, and enjoy a movie night with your family!
Leave a comment telling us what you would include in your dino-themed movie night or party!
Another good dino movie is Disney’s Dinosaur
Kenneth Helmick says
“Pterodactyl” wings. Any excuse to eat wings, really.
Peter G says
I would have pop corn balls and a ton of dinosaur gummy candy for dessert.
beth shepherd says
I would include some dragon fruit :) My girls love that. Thank you!
Abigail Gibson says
I would include dino shaped cookies for late night snacking with some milk.
Adrienne Gordon says
I’d include dino shaped cookies.
I would include dinosaur movies and costumes
Dolores Q. says
Dinosaur costumes and dinosaur gummies.
Danielle Day says
Some dino shaped pizza 🍕 and a costume.
cheryl s says
I’d have cupcakes with little dinosaurs on them
Tracy Shafer says
Cookies shaped like dinosaurs!
Denise M says
I think we would need some dino shaped chicken nuggets and some criss cut fries because maybe i can convince the kids that it looks like ribs :)
Ashley C says
For Our Dino party I think we need paper dinosaur tracks on the sidewalk outside leading to the house
Christina Gould says
I would include these dinosaur dirt cups, dinosaur-shaped cookies, and the Jurassic Park movies. Thanks for the giveaway!
Antoinette M says
I would have dino shaped cookies & rice krispie treat “dino eggs” & dino poop (cocoa puffs cereal)! Dinosaur costumes welcome!
Karen A. says
I’d get some dinosaur balloons and have some dinosaur poop (malted milk balls and chocolate covered raisins.
Sarah L says
I think a dig for bones basin would be fun.
Thanks for the contest.
Chicken wings for sure!
Tabathia B says
I would include mini cupcakes or some type of gift bag
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Laurie Nykaza says
The chocolate pudding cups are so cute. I would make some dino cookies and have the kids ice them they would love it.
Tamara Regan says
I will put out some dino themed food:
*Deviled Dino Eggs – obviously deviled eggs
* Dino Claws – Bugles
* Prehistoric Punch – Hawaiian Punch
* Herbivore Garden – veggie tray
* Carnivore Plateau – meatball & sauce tray
Jaque Richards says
I would include posters of scary dinos! :-) Thank you.
Stephanie Liske says
I would include the oatmeal w/ the dino eggs in it.
Keri justice says
I would include Dino shaped sandwiches for eating. I love the dirt cups with the gummy Dino’s.
What a fun themed treat to eat while watching the movie. Thanks for sharing this on Merry Monday. Pinned.
Linda K says
I would include dinosaur-shaped cookies.
Daniel M says
popcorn and sodas
I would include some popcorn and sodas for sure.
Danielle Wood says
We would have a pizza party and of course popcorn!
Kyl Neusch says
include dinosaur movies and costumes
Carolyn Daley says
I would love to include pizza for dinner and 3D dinosaur puzzles for a fun activity after the movie.
Stephanie Larison says
Gift bags with dino cookies since it would be for my oldest daughters birthday theme.
I would include cookies shaped like dinosaurs.
Obviously the movie, but my kids would love the Dirt Cups too!
Beverly Metcalf says
I love the dino dirt cups, those are really cute. I’m not very creative, but I would try making some dino cookies for our dinosaur movie night. Thanks!
I would include some dinosaur nuggets.
Trisha McKee says
I would include pretzels dipped in white chocolate with marshmallows on the ends for dinosaur bones! I’d also include my friends to watch the movie with!
Christian Alejandro says
I’d probably go with dino chicken nuggets, and Jurassic themed decorations.