My son requested a dinosaur theme for his 4th birthday party. It was surprisingly easy (and pretty cheap, too, thanks to a little help from Oriental Trading.) Here’s the results, with some homemade elements and some off the shelf.
Each kid at the party received a dinosaur tail sewn by my mom, and the birthday boy got a hoodie with dinosaur spikes as well. (The dinosaur boots are a part of his everyday flair.) Instructions for the tails can be found here. The only difference in our tails is that we cut spikes of different colors rather than having the spikes be all the same color. I just bought fat quarters from the fabric store and cut triangles for a few nights. The hoodie my mom improvised based on this inspiration from Etsy.
Dinosaur tracks in the kitchen.
Easy centerpieces. Just a $2 fern from Home Depot and a T-Rex (fished out of the bin of dinosaurs in the toy room.)
Volcano centerpiece. We used an upside down flower pot as a base, then used this formula. We painted it brown, then let the red drip down like lava, and put little dinos around it. All of the kids were obsessed with it.
Super easy dinosaur cut outs. I just searched on Google Images for suitable silhouettes and then cut them into colorful scrapbook paper.
Baby gate turned dinosaur paddock. Inflatables from Oriental Trading.