Dora Birthday Party Decoration

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There are so many ways to decorate a Dora the Explorer birthday party! Here are some easy and inexpensive ideas:

Official Dora birthday decorating kit
The easiest way to dress up the party room is to pick up an all-inclusive, official kit from Celebrate Express. For $39.99, you get eight Dora invitations and thank-you postcards, plus a foil balloon and coordinated balloons, curling ribbon and crepe paper in blue, red and yellow. The kit also includes tableware: dinner plates, cups, forks, spoons, napkins and activity placemats for eight, plus a decorative centerpiece and tablecover.

Dora Fiesta!
Celebrate Dora’s Latin American heritage by decorating the party room with fiesta-ware. Add a big splash of color inexpensively with Mexican cut-out banners and add lots of balloons in bright fiesta colors of green, red, yellow, blue and orange. Cut out big yellow sombreros, tape them to the walls, and invite the kids to decorate them with crayons and stickers. You can hang an official Dora the Explorer piñata in the room, or go for a more traditional donkey piñata in bright fiesta colors. Cover the walls in Spanish, party-themed words, “Feliz Cumpleanos,” “Un Dia Especial,” “Es Una Fiesta,” etc. All these supplies can be found at Celebrate Express if this is your desired decorations.

Dora theme colors
You can have a lot of fun decorating the room in Dora’s theme colors of purple, blue, orange and lime green. Make an eye-popping birthday banner by cutting the lettering out of colored paper in these colors, and then gluing them on to contrasting 8 1/2” x 11” sheets. Attach each letter to the wall, or string them together. Cut different-sized circles out of colored paper and tape them to the walls, ceiling and even the furniture. Add to the effect with balloons and crepe paper streamers in coordinating colors. You can add Dora removable wall decals to really finish decorating the room.

Dora outdoor adventure
There’s nothing Dora loves more than an outdoor adventure with her friends, so turn the party room into an outdoor adventure zone! Buy quantities of green crepe paper from the dollar store or party supply store. Tear it into shreds and cover the floor with it so that it looks like a meadow (yes, it’s messy, but it looks pretty and the kids will love playing in it). Make paper flowers out of brightly colored tissue and scatter them over the “grass,” or purchase flower cut-outs from your local dollar store. Cut butterfly shapes out of construction paper and tape them to the walls.

Choose music that suits the decorating theme you have chosen. For the fiesta theme, see whether you can find some mariachi music. For the “outdoor adventure,” look for a soundtrack of forest or rainforest sounds. And, of course, a CD of Dora the Explorer favorites such as “Backpack! Backpack!,” “I’m the Map,” and “Popping Bubbles” will be a favorite with the kids.

If you’ve hosted a Dora birthday party how did you do the decorations? Did you choose an outdoor adventure or something else? Let us know in the comments below!