If you're amazed and a little confused by your child's fascination with dinosaurs, you're probably in good company. Kids seem completely beguiled by these huge, extinct creatures. If you have a budding paleontologist on your hands, take heart. All those trips to the museum of natural history might be about to pay off. You may be able to hold a birthday celebration at your local museum for a nominal fee. If not, you can create dinosaur tracks in your yard (or at a local park), and have them lead to a cache of edible cake eggs or cookie bones. Dinosaur trivia is usually a hit at these parties, too, and you'll be surprised at how well informed kids are about all things prehistoric.
You won't have to look too hard to find dinosaur-themed birthday party products, like tableware and wrapping paper, either. For an impressive presentation, rent a large, inflatable T-Rex or other dinosaur sculpture. Check your local party store for rates and availability.