These ideas are dino-mite.
Kids of all ages love dinosaurs—it's practically a scientific fact. Whether the dinos are cute, scary, or somewhere in the middle, little ones can't get enough of them. They also really love birthday parties. So if you've got a celebration to plan, why not combine the two for an amazing dinosaur birthday party? It's a no-fail theme that'll work for both boys and girls alike and can be executed at your home or an event space any time of year. It also naturally lends itself to a lot of fun activities (like digging for dinosaur bones!) and cute decor, so that's another win. Find tons of creative inspiration here for your child’s dinosaur-themed birthday party with ideas for everything you'll need, from DIY projects to decorations you can have delivered to your doorstep. There's an awesome dinosaur birthday cake you can make and decorate yourself, plus "fossil" sugar cookies that'll have everyone (especially your little T-Rex!) smiling. You'll also find the cutest Etsy invitation you can customize and print at home (because who wants to run an errand if they don't have to?), plus party favors and games that won't break the bank. Oh, and make sure to check out the centerpiece ideas too. Happy planning!
Illudium Q36: I always refer back to Ike. President Dwight D. Eisenhower's Farewell Address (1961) (snip) In the councils of government, we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military-industrial complex. The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists and will persist. We must never let the weight of this combination endanger our liberties or democratic processes. We should take nothing for granted only an alert and knowledgeable citizenry can compel the proper meshing of huge industrial and military machinery of defense with our peaceful methods and goals, so that security and liberty may prosper together. Akin to, and largely responsible for the sweeping changes in our industrial-military posture, has been the technological revolution during recent decades. In this revolution, research has become central; it also becomes more formalized, complex, and costly. A steadily increasing share is conducted for, by, or at the direction of, the Federal government. Today, the solitary inventor, tinkering in his shop, has been over shadowed by task forces of scientists in laboratories and testing fields. In the same fashion, the free university, historically the fountainhead of free ideas and scientific discovery, has experienced a revolution in the conduct of research. Partly because of the huge costs involved, a government contract becomes virtually a substitute for intellectual curiosity. For every old blackboard there are now hundreds of new electronic computers. The prospect of domination of the nation's scholars by Federal employment, project allocations, and the power of money is ever present and is gravely to be regarded. Yet, in holding scientific research and discovery in respect, as we should, we must also be alert to the equal and opposite danger that public policy could itself become the captive of a scientific-technological elite. It is the task of statesmanship to mold, to balance, and to integrate these and other forces, new and old, within the principles of our democratic system-ever aiming toward the supreme goals of our free society.