Create a Dora birthday party adventure for your child with these Dora the Explorer party ideas from Birthday in a Box! You'll find everything from Dora birthday invitations to Dora party decorations, games, favor ideas, and more, making it easy to plan your child's Dora the Explorer birthday party from start to finish!
Invite guests to your child's Dora the Explorer party with homemade invitations that look like maps or with personalized Dora Birthday Invitations from Birthday in a Box! Simply enter your party details, preview your Dora party invitations online, and order to have them delivered right to your door along with envelopes. Don't forget to get matching personalized Dora Thank You Notes, too!
If it's a nice day, consider having your child's Dora party outside, either in your backyard or at a local park. If you plan to have your child's Dora birthday adventure indoors, give the party area a jungle feel with these Dora Party Decorations:
During this multi-station party game, your guests will go on an adventure while they collect Dora Favors. This is best played outdoors, but with some improvisation and imagination, the game can be played indoors, too.
Start off by giving each child a backpack to decorate with fabric markers. You can purchase Solid-Colored Drawstring Backpacks or Color-Your-Own Butterfly Backpacks from Birthday in a Box for this part of the activity. The backpacks make great Dora party favors on their own, and the kids will love decorating them. They'll be even more excited to get favors to put in their bags once they start their backpack adventure!
Once the kids have decorated their bags, the real fun will begin as you lead the children to stations where they can find hidden objects to place in their backpacks. (Alternatively, you can make maps for the kids to follow to move from station-to-station independently.) Here are some ideas for stops to include on your backpack adventure:
Give each child a pair of Toy Binoculars or a Toy Telescope, and see if they can spot birds in the sky or trees. Once all of the children have spotted birds, they can place their binoculars or telescopes in their backpacks.
Pass out Mini Magnifying Glasses or Bug Viewers and ask the children to spot bugs nearby. After the children have found at least one bug a piece, let them put the viewers in their backpacks.
At this station, children will have to find hidden treasure in "quicksand". In preparation, hide Gold Coins in either a sandbox or a large plastic container filled with sand. Then, ask the children to dig for treasure using small Buckets and Shovels. Let the kids put the treasure they find in their backpacks along with their buckets and shovels.
Oh no! Tell the children Swiper is nearby and has hidden candy inside a Pull-String Dora Pinata. Ask everyone to chant "Swiper, no Swiping!" while they each grab a string and pull! The children can place the candy that drops into their backpacks.
Time to make a wish! At this station, pass out little containers of Bubbles and tell the children to make a wish for the birthday child while they blow bubbles into the air. After everyone has made their wish out loud, they can place the bubbles in their backpacks.
Cake time! End the adventure back at the party table where the birthday cake will be magically waiting for your guests. You will need a helper ready with the cake for this to be timed correctly.
Birthday in a Box offers free printable coloring pages appropriate for many party themes, including an Explorer Friends Coloring Page that your Dora party guests are sure to love! Before the party, print a copy for each guest. Then, while they-re still sitting at the party table, let the children decorate their Dora coloring pages with markers, crayons, colored pencils, Mini Stampers, Dora Stickers, or even glitter glue.
For additional Dora the Explorer birthday party games, crafts and activity ideas, check out Birthday in a Box's full Dora Party Ideas article.
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