It’s time for a birthday! Let’s take it back to a Jurassic level with DINOSAURS!
Raawwwwwwrrrr! (If you can’t read that, just ask the birthday boy or girl.)
Dinosaurs are great! Most are huge, awesome looking, and they’ve been dead for a while so they can’t actually hurt anyone.
We wouldn’t want a live T-Rex snacking on guests, after all.
Instead; I recommend cutting his outline, and a Pterodactyl, along with some neat, ferny foliage for a backdrop.
Adding some fake (or real) plants in the fore will bring the scene to life.
Finally, add a message or name to the middle. We’ve gotta know who we’re celebrating.
Besides a neat setup of browns and greens, I love this idea of a dinosaur nest.
Turns out, those are speckled chocolate malt eggs.
When laid out in a nice, twiggy pile, they look rather authentic.
Any parent can blow up a few balloons and tape them around. I know; that’s about the staple of our parties sometimes.
What if you took a few extra minutes to have your kids cut out dinosaur appendages?
This could even be an activity for the guests, with them taking home their finished creatures.
You can’t tell me that this decorating idea isn’t THE COOLEST THING EVER.
I suppose you can, but you’re wrong.
Heck, I want one for regular days. It might help the kids wake up in the morning, for example.
Or, dig up your outlining-cutting skills on a larger (much larger!) scale for some yard or house props.
This T-Rex was once MDF (fibreboard) laying around the garage. You could also use cardboard, pressboard, or butcher paper.
Once he’s done scaring guests, he can be used with the pop-out vinyl version to get kids going for school.
If the wall-popping monster was the coolest ever, this Triceratops is the cutest.
I might even feel bad eating this quesadino, this dinodilla; with those little black bean and sour cream eyes and horns.
I’m sure he’s worth the sacrifice, getting kids to like spinach tortillas.
When I saw these footprint cookies, I wanted to shake their creator’s hand.
That lady is brilliant.
I was even considering cutting sugar cookies into paw print shapes with a knife (I’m too cheap for specialized cutters) before finding these.
Her secret was taking a plastic toy, washing its feet, having it walk through the swamps of cinnamon sugar, and pressing them into the cookie dough balls before baking.
Thought it might make more sense to smack the primordial daylights out of a large predator, this Triceratops piñata from Michael’s is still a great party game.
I think my kids would purchase anything they can hit with a bat and have candy fall on them.
Any serious dino-splorers are going to need specialized equipment.
Hit up your neighbors and friends for their CLEAN toilet paper rolls, then paint or wrap them in paper.
You’re going to make dinoculars. No, those binocular thingies won’t work.
Again, this could be a craft for the explorers themselves, as an aid for a dino hunt game, or as a take-home prize.
And, finally, the icing on the cake: the cake.
You can get away with a basic round one, and just add green-colored coconut shreds for “grass” with a few dinosaur figurines.
Since we’ve already got some eggs from earlier, we’ll also add some of those.
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