Dora Birthday Party Favors

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With so much to plan, you may want to keep it simple for the party favors. In that case, order an official Dora the Explorer favor kit for each guest ($4.99 each at Celebrate Express). Each kit comes with a blue favor box decorated with yellow stars, a Dora sticker sheet, a Dora blowout, a pair of binoculars, a activity pad, jumbo crayons and a candy necklace. Just assemble the boxes, fill them with the treats, and you’re done!

If you have decided to follow some of the indoor adventure activities described in the “Party games and activities” article, you will need to put together some Dora the Explorer backpacks for the guests. There are a few ways to do this:

  • Buy ready-made purple drawstring bags ($35 for 12 at Oriental Trading)
  • If you have a sewing machine, run up your own drawstring backpacks (find a simple pattern here)
  • Buy purple paper bags and use a glue-gun to attach purple ribbon or cord to make a backpack.

To make the bags look more like BackPack, Dora’s adventure buddy, use craft foam and a black Sharpie (for paper) or a fabric pen to make BackPack’s face on each bag. This requires a little extra effort, but the kids will truly love it.

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For their party games and activities, the kids will need mini-flashlights from the dollar store or ordered from Amazon here, or glow sticks, and mini-maracas.

In addition to these items, you can fill the backpacks with other “adventure essentials”:

  • Compass whistles
  • Homemade or packaged granola bars, candy and other energy snacks
  • Toy binoculars or telescopes
  • Novelty band-aids
  • Novelty lip balm

Dora never travels anywhere without her best friend, Boots the monkey. If you have the time, you can purchase very inexpensive Beanie Baby monkeys on Amazon, and make little red boots for them using craft foam or felt and a hot glue-gun. It’s fiddly work, but the kids will be delighted to find their very own Boots inside their backpacks. Alterntively, a Dora Boots Beanie baby is only $5.50 on Amazon.

If you hosted a Dora birthday party what did you give out as Party Favors? Let us know in the comments below.