Dora the Explorer Theme Party Ideas and Supplies

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Dora the Explorer Party Ideas

This game would work for older children as well. Look up at your local library (or online) how to say the following words in Spanish: Yes (Si), No (No), Please (por favor) and Thanks (gracias.) (I say look them up because spelling them in Spanish won't help pronouncing them with a native tongue.) Provide these words and translations for each of your guests and explain that the English versions of these four words are not to be used (either for a specified period of time or for the duration of the party/event.) Additionally, arm each guest with three markers (coins, fake jewels, etc.) If a guest uses one of the four English words in any way (even in casual conversation) the first other guest to notice gets to ask for one of the markers. At the end of the specified time, the one with the most markers wins. For a great online translator for a resource (though does not show pronunciation) is

If going for the traditional balloons and streamers, consider using the traditional colors on the Mexican flag (red, green and white.)

Borrow a few DVD players and TVs and play a few different episodes of the Dora the Explorer TV show (or any number of videos they produce) at different places in your party area (check your local library before you start renting them.) The volume doesn't need to be turned up on them - they make great decoration as the scenes change! These make great prizes for the end of the party, too (assuming they aren't library copies you've used)

Print a bunch of copies of Swiper and hide them throughout the party area. Beforehand, though, write a different number (or character from the story, depending on how many you plan on hiding.) Allow your guests the opportunity to search for them during the party as either a casual activity or structured game. At the end of the party, have a raffle for a prize using either the numbers or the characters that you wrote on the images. In this way, even those who only found one cat will still have a chance to win the prize.

For a fun food option, have Mexican food for the party! Simple burritos can be made with the party guests choosing the different ingredients that they like best. Of course, a quick run to Taco Bell would work, too