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Jurassic Park Party

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Dinosaurs on the brain? Enter the lost world with Jurassic Park Party.

“The history of evolution is that life escapes all barriers. Life breaks free. Life expands to new territories. Painfully, perhaps even dangerously. But life finds a way.”Dr. Ian Malcom

Watch

Universal Studios gives us four movies to watch in the Jurassic Park universe. The first is my favorite by far. Sam Neill, Laura Dern, and Jeff Goldblum are excellent in the film. Jurassic World was alright, but you just can’t beat the original!

Jurassic Park
(1993) (2 hrs, 8 min)
Streaming on Amazon Instant Video as of August 28, 2015

How’s your Jurassic Park movie knowledge? ScreenCrush gives us “Jurassic Park – You Think You Know Movies?” and details 20 things you may not have known about the most advanced amusement park in the entire world.

The Lost World: Jurassic Park
(1997) (2 hrs, 10 min)
Streaming on Amazon Instant Video as of August 28, 2015

Jurassic Park III
(2001) (1 hr, 33 min)
Streaming on Amazon Instant Video as of August 28, 2015

Jurassic World (2015)
We eagerly waited 14 years for Jurassic World, starring Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard. What did you think of Indominus Rex?

Jurassic World is available now for pre-order and will be released October 20, 2015.

Drink

Champagne is definitely an appropriate drink to celebrate the occasion. However, I think you’re also going to need some jello…shots!

Amber Resin Jello Shot
Mix according to box and pour over bug.

  • 3 oz. package orange or peach jello
  • 8 oz. (1 cup) boiling water
  • 2 oz. vodka
  • 6 oz. peach schnapps
  • Gummy bugs (CostPlus/World Market Stores)

Margarita Jiggle Jello Shot Mmmmmm these shots are delicious!

  • 3 oz. package lime jello
  • 8 oz. (1 cup) boiling water
  • 4 oz. silver tequila
  • 3 oz. margarita or sweet and sour mix
  • 1 oz. cointreau

Drinking game: Here are two great options for a drinking game

Or you could go really simple and play with T-Rex arms.

Eat

Dino-Deviled Eggs Appetizer

  • Boil 8 large eggs
  • Cool then crack them, but don’t peel yet
  • Drop in water with vinegar and food coloring to “age them”
  • After 30 minutes peel and cut in half
  • Take the yolks and mix with 2 tbsp. plain yogurt, 4 tsp. cream horseradish, 4 tsp. pickle juice, 1 tsp. Dijon mustard, 1 dash coarse salt, freshly ground pepper, 2 tsp. fresh dill
  • Put mixture into egg halves
  • Serve!

Herbivores  
Let the herbivores in the pack graze at your Jurassic Park Party with veggies such as celery, carrots, broccoli, etc. and serve with desired dipping sauce.

Carnivores
For the carnivores, serve meat they can tear off a stick. Try a quick and easy Steak Satay with Peanut Sauce.

Play

Video game: Sure, there have been a couple of video games for the Jurassic Park franchise. But you know what you really want to play at your Jurassic Park Party is the new Lego Jurassic World game. I had a blast playing this game and all the characters (even dinosaurs!), so I recommend checking it out.

Tabletop game:  I didn’t see a great many tabletop games that really stood out. Please let me know if you feel strongly otherwise in the comment section below. There is, however, a new Jurassic World Monoply game that was recently released. I haven’t played it yet, but it looks like it could make for a very fun night.

Trivia: 

Have fun playing and watch out for those velociraptors!

Extras

If you haven’t read the books, I highly recommend them. This year, I read Jurassic Park for the first time and was very pleased with how close the book and the movie are in concept. It is interesting to realize the book was written in 1990 and before the human genome was sequenced in 2003. To be discussing sequencing dinosaur DNA before we had even sequenced human DNA was a radical concept. All in all, definitely an entertaining read!

The Lost World
by Michael Crichton

Barbasol Can Safe
Smuggle out dinosaur embryos!

Rainy Day Ice Cube Tray
Makes ripples in your drink like T-Rex is coming for you!

I leave you to enjoy your Jurassic Park Party with Cinema Sins “Everything Wrong With Jurassic Park in 3 Minutes or Less.”

Did you throw a Jurassic Park Party? Share your experiences in the comments below!

Also, check out the Jurassic Park Party Pinterest Board.

Originally posted: 6/9/15
Updated: 8/28/15