This adorable party was inspired by Dora the Explorer and the party girl's three favorite characters. Swiper was undoubtedly the star of the party when he "swiped" the cupcakes and all the children had to grab their Map and Backpack to go find him to get them back. The children colored a map upon arrival that was similar to the common area that they searched for their adventure. They had a craft with sponge painting. We had color coded sponges cut to match the color they sponged. Then they added different circles on top of each other to create flowers. Buttons were used as embellishments. The party planner added the stems using black puff paint. All the printables were custom designed to match the theme of purple and orange. At the end of paint time it was announced that Swiper had swiped their cupcakes!! Grab a Backpack and their maps from when they arrived. They rushed to gather their maps, binoculars, and backpacks. They were instructed to follow the signs to the three places. We followed the map to find Dora and Boots in wooded areas where they were rewarded with one piece of candy. At the last stop they found Swiper and told him, "Swiper No Swipping" three times to get their cupcakes back. They ran to the house to find they had been returned by Swiper and sat down to eat all the goodies. For favors they took a "Dora Rocks" cup along with their Backpack, all their goodies, and their painted creation.
cupcakes and dessert table
backpack, map, paintings, candy from the exploration
Activities / Games
paintings (sponge paintings and added paper circles and buttons to create flowers) and and adventure to find Dora, Boots, and Swiper with our map
What People Ate
chocolate cupcakes with dora fondant themed decorations from Esty, chocolate dipped marshmallows and rice krispie treats, star pbjs, goldfish, gumballs
What People Drank
When the birthday girl and all her little friends believed Swiper swiped the cupcakes!!!!
the looks on their faces when they were gathering to get their cupcakes back!
the birthday girl
Dora the Explorer Party
Dora was the focus of the party but Swiper swiped all the attention when he swiped the cupcakes and they had to go on the adventure to find him!