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To celebrate the world premiere of a dino-mite movie (in theaters TODAY!), Kameela Lewis of Tutus & Bowties Events styled this larger than life Jurassic World Movie Premiere Party! How cool is it that she was able to use the Natural Science Museum of Houston as her venue?! That T-Rex makes for quite the centerpiece! And lucky for you, Kameela is sweetly giving away a free printable of the super cute dinosaur trivia game! Just check out her blog for all of the roaring fun ;).

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

– ‘ROAR’ topped dessert table with a stunning Natural Science Museum dinosaur fossil backdrop
– Spray painted dinosaur figurines + a dino & vegetation topped naked cake with a bite taken out ;)
– Movie theater popcorn cart & VIP badges for the viewers + dinosaur trivia & a T-Rex puzzle
– Jurassic World themed Mike & Ike’s + the Jurassic Park logo on cookies, cups & fun printables

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PARTY DETAILS, as told by Kameela…

ROOOAR! It’s Kameela here from Tutus & Bowties Events and we are excited about the Jurassic World movie premier on Friday, June 12. With the kids being out of school for the summer, I’m always looking for new fun and exciting things to keep them entertained. Seeing this movie ranked first on our bucket list. Can you believe it’s been 22 years since the first Jurassic movie was released? This is something worth celebrating, which means a movie premier party is order. So I quickly pulled together a few elements that I will share with you today, hoping it will give you a little inspiration to host a party for a little paleontologist in your life.

The Design: We pulled inspiration from the special logo designed just for the fourth Jurassic installment. The colors include a smokey gray tone, black, with a burst of burst of blue. This palette is unlike the traditional neutral earthy tones you typically see for dinosaur themed parties. The colors were fun to work with and the perfect inspiration for our movie premier design. Beth Kruse Custom Creations designed a printable set full of fun and adventure, which you will see throughout the party photos.

The Venue: My family and I love visiting the local museums in our area including the Natural Science Museum of Houston – Sugar Land. They have an amazing Paleontology exhibit that served as the perfect backdrop for our party. The exhibit includes triceratops, ankylosaurus, and stegosaurus, as well as many exquisite fossils from the Paleozoic era. There is also a special Dig Pit exhibit, where little scientists can dig for dinosaur fossils!

The Party: For the invitation, I envisioned a pair of tickets similar the printed ones at a movie theater. I love how they turned out and were perfect for our premier party! Upon arrival guest received a VIP Access pass to wear and it even included a barcode for scanning! There are tons of areas to explore at the museum and learn new fun facts. We tested their Paleontology IQ with our trivia cards! I was surprised by the number of facts my son answered correctly. This is a great way to get your kids excited about the about the movie and have fun learning about dinosaurs! He is a dinosaur genius. You can access the free printable HERE.

Guests filled up on popcorn at our mobile Popcorn Cart! Everyone loves popcorn right… and it’s definitely a must at every movie themed party! Each guest also received a fun movie packed filled with themed favors, water and our themed dinosaur disposable cups for their drinks. Can you imagine how excited I was to find the Mike & Ike candy packs and Dino PEEPs for $1… and they matched the movie theme! 1 point for MOM!

The Sweets: For our dessert table, I layered in smokey gray tones and an amazingly burst of blue hues. I staged the table with large galvanized metal letters and dinosaur figurines that I dressed with complimenting spray paint. I also sprinkled in skeleton figurines that mirrored our custom printable set! On our dessert table we included a beautiful naked cake, marshmallows, themed sugar cookies, airbrushed macaroons, gum ball tube favors, and cupcakes topped with hand sketched cupcake toppers. Our topper kept our guests busy as they worked to sort through the skeleton parts in an attempt to form a full dinosaur image.

We hope that you enjoyed reading this post and now feeling inspired to host a movie premier party of your own!

If you’d like to use the dinosaur trivia I created for this party, you can download it from my blog.



– Concept & Styling: Tutus & Bowties Events
– Venue: The Natural Science Museum of Houston – Sugarland
– Photography: Anetrius Wallace Photography
– Printables: Beth Kruse Custom Creations
– Dino Macarons: Petite Sweets
– Naked Cake: Down Home Confections
– Gourmet Sugar Cookies: Naomi’s Cookie Co
– Fondant Cupcake Toppers: 4 Kid’s Cake
– Gumball Tubes & Snack Cups: Hoopla Events
– Cupcake Toppers – 4 Kids Cake