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My son Kaden absolutely loves ROCKS. Ever since he was tiny he loved reading books about rocks, watching shows about rocks, and listening to his Grandma talk about rocks (my mom is a geologist). In preschool he even told his class he was going to be a paleontologist + geologist when he grew up :]. So for his 7th birthday party he wanted a…

GEOLOGIST + GEOLOGY + ROCK THEMED BIRTHDAY PARTY!

I have definitely never styled a party quite like this, but had so much fun and am happy with how everything turned out!

Party Styling- Kara Allen / Kara’s Party Ideas
Photography- Kara Allen / Kara’s Party Ideas
Cake- Jacob Durham

Items and supplies used in this rock / geology party available in Kara’s Party Shop:

Clear Glass Parfait Glasses
Wooden Scoops
Mini Plastic Dinosaurs
Clear Round Plastic Favor Dishes
Striped Mini Popcorn Boxes
Stand Up Mini Chalk Boards
Clear Candy Necklace Tubes
Brown Gable Boxes
Gray Stripe Washi Tape
Jute Twine
Brown Striped Favor Bags
Mini Jars with Cork Lids
Brown Striped Square Plates
Red Striped Wooden Forks
Daisy Cut Mason Jar Lids
Birch Wood Paper Straws
Rock Candy Sticks
5 lb Bags of Rock Candy (for the cake)
Burlap Bags

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The wreath was made with coffee filters (painted with spray paint after glued onto wreath form), plastic dinosaurs, a bag of rocks, and a mini pennant banner that I made with jute twine, brown card stock and staples.

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I made mini brownie volcano bites out of brownie pops and yellow and red candy melt.

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Mini glass parfait glasses from the shop were filled with crushed Oreo’s and chocolate pudding. The cute wooden scoops are also from the shop.

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I wanted the invitation to look like a rock chart. Instead of the rocks actual names I typed out the party information. A small mesh bag filled with rocks was stapled onto the front of the invitation for added charm. A miniature magnifying glass was also tied onto the invitation…enlarging the word “PARTY”.

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The incredible geode cake was made by Jacob Durham. He used rock candy from Kara’s Party Shop (available in 5 lb. bags) to decorate the geode’s and the outside of the cake! So cool!

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Clear plastic round favor dishes from the shop were filled with edible chocolate rocks.

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I purchased a fun Minerals poster for the party table backdrop on etsy and browned it up a bit with spray stain.

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Orange striped popcorn boxes from the shop were filled with chocolate rock dig popcorn. The wooden scoops and mini chalk board signs are also from the shop.

Rock Dig Popcorn Recipe

Ingredients:
Popcorn
Crushed Oreos
Melted Wilton Chocolate Candy Melts

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Fun clear candy necklace tubes from the shop were filled with more edible chocolate rocks.

Geologist rock themed birthday party full of ideas via Kara's Party Ideas KarasPartyIdeas.com THE place for ALL things PARTY! (60)The kids put all their party favors in brown gable boxes labeled “Pet Rocks”. Gray stripe washi tape also available in Kara’s Party Shop.

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Plastic dinosaurs were buried in a galvanized tub filled with sand. Wooden scoops from the shop were the perfect tool to use to dig for fossils. The mini chalk board sign is also from Kara’s Party Shop.

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The kids broke open Geode’s (purchased from Oriental Trading) as one of the party activities!

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The rock bouncy balls were a hit!

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Follow the recipe below to make easy ROCK COOKIES!

Ingredients:

3/4 cup butter, softened
1 cup powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon almond extract
2 and 1/4 cups of flour
1/4 teaspoon of salt

Directions:

Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Mix all the ingredients together until the dough is well incorporated. Form into rock shaped cookies with clean hands (makes about eight 3-4” cookies).

Bake on a greased cookie sheet for 10 minutes or until they begin to brown. Remove from the oven and cool completely.

Combine 1 cup powdered sugar, 1 tablespoon milk, 1 drop of black food coloring, and a tiny drop of green food coloring together until you have reached your desired color and consistency…add more powdered sugar or milk if needed. Using a basting brush, paint glaze onto cooled cookies until evenly spread.

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I made Geological Layer Cakes out of chocolate candy rocks, crushed oreo’s, chocolate cake, crushed shortbread cookies and green frosting, all layered in cute jars.

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The kids put their geode pieces in cute brown striped favor bags from the shop.

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Mini glass jars with cork lids from the shop were filled with more candy rocks.

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Striped brown plates and red striped wooden forks from Kara’s Party Shop.

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Jacob Durham used rock candy from Kara’s Party Shop (available in 5 lb. bags) to decorate the geode’s and the outside of the cake! It looked awesome!

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The kids went on a rock hunt….and tried to match the rocks as close as possible to the rocks on the cards I gave them.Geologist rock themed birthday party full of ideas via Kara's Party Ideas KarasPartyIdeas.com THE place for ALL things PARTY! (34)

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Daisy cut mason jar lids and birch wood paper straws from Kara’s Party Shop.

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Again, Jacob Durham used rock candy from Kara’s Party Shop (available in 5 lb. bags) to decorate the geode’s and the outside of the cake!

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“Trilobite” cookies.

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Rock candy from Kara’s Party Shop.

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The kids came inside to watch a fun youtube video about the rock process.

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Like I said earlier, my mom is a geologist. She came and gave an awesome presentation on the volcano eruption process! The kids LOVED it!…

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Happy 7th birthday sweet Kaden!!! 

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Items and supplies used in this rock / geology party available in Kara’s Party Shop:

Clear Glass Parfait Glasses
Wooden Scoops
Mini Plastic Dinosaurs
Clear Round Plastic Favor Dishes
Striped Mini Popcorn Boxes
Stand Up Mini Chalk Boards
Clear Candy Necklace Tubes
Brown Gable Boxes
Gray Stripe Washi Tape
Jute Twine
Brown Striped Favor Bags
Mini Jars with Cork Lids
Brown Striped Square Plates
Red Striped Wooden Forks
Daisy Cut Mason Jar Lids
Birch Wood Paper Straws
Rock Candy
Burlap Bags

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21 Comments
  1. Martha T says:

    What a fun party! I can totally see my grandson having a party like this when he gets a little older (just 2 now) … and maybe decides that he isn’t going to be a doctor. :) I tried to find who did the cake — I am quite fascinated by the crystals and would love to know how they were done.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Hi Kara,

    Love this theme. I’m a teacher and teach this unit to my grade 3 students. I was wondering if you could tell me where you get the posters and those labeled cards from? They would be great for my students.

    Thanks,
    Jodi

    • Kara says:

      Hi Jodi!

      I got the poster off etsy.com and the cards are from Oriental Trading! I sprayed them with stain to make them look aged :].

      • Jodi says:

        Thanks Kara! Would you want to sell the download or give me the name of where you got the cards for matching the sedimentary, igneous and metamorphic rocks from. This would make a great discovery center in my classroom.

        Love it!

  3. Liss says:

    My daughter will be 5 in October and wants a rock party. Lucky me to see this new post! Love it!

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  5. Jessica says:

    Loved loved loved this party theme! I am a geological engineering student, so I LOVE teaching kids about rocks! I think its great that your son likes rocks! I can’t wait to use this party theme for my Geo club!!

  6. Christina says:

    Hi Kara,
    You rock! I am so excited that I discovered this post. I have been thinking about doing a rock theme party for my kiddo. My son also loves rocks and is fascinated with volcanoes. What is the blue gel-like substance in the plastic dishes and galvanize tub? Can you please explain how your mom made her volcano? Thank you so much for sharing your fun, creative ideas.

  7. Rebecca says:

    Brilliant! My 7yo has the same overriding *obsession* with all things rocks and minerals! Such terrific ideas, beautifully implemented! Now if I can only figure out how to incorporate American Girls to satisfy his twin sister. :-)

  8. kittenpie says:

    Hi, we are having a geology party at the end of this month. Did you make up the cards that you had them use for the rock hunt or are they pre-made from someplace? I see the big chart on Oriental Trading, but curious about the small cards that they could match their findings to. Thank you!

  9. christina hoppe says:

    Loved all your geology party ideas! My husband is a environmental geologist and our seven year old daughter loves rocks and experimenting. I’m going to adapt some of your ideas for a 2nd grade lesson on geology.

  10. Jessica Therrien says:

    Clear candy necklace tubes….where can I find these?? I’m desperate and have literally looked everywhere. Please help!

  11. Nicole Trevino says:

    i loved your ideas!! i would like to know where can i fine the thank you for coming oarty favors that you sent home with the kids? the individual packets that have the rocks and booklet?

  12. Erinn says:

    Is there a template for your rock chart invitation? This is the best idea I have seen and although I have been able to recreate it I still like yours better. Thanks

  13. Nicole Trevino says:

    can you please give me some tips as to where I can find the thank you for coming gifts that you had displayed?
    also how do I go about finding the print out to the invitations? did yoU make a copy of a photo card of the rocks and use that? can you please get back to me ASAP if possible I’m planning my son’s birthday in June. Thank you!

  14. Katelynn says:

    About the rock cookies. Is there powdered sugar in the cookie recipe as well or just the glaze. The directions are a little confusing but look so cute to make. Can’t wait to hear back!

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