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Invitation can be printed from any of the online stores. Printable dora theme invitation templates are readily available. But if u want the invitation to be personalized, softwares like Corel, adobe or maya can be used….If u aren’t tech savvy try making a back pack invitation or route map invitation.
We can make cake of all the characters in the Dora cartoon, like belly, Teeco, dora, backpack, swiper, boots….But most kids like Dora with backpack or Dora with boots.
Pink, Purple or Orange colours can be used. Steamers, balloons make a party colourful. We did create banners for my daughter’s birthday.
In all the Dora cartoon route map plays a major role. Hence we decided to have games based on the route map. We planned such tat an elder boy will play the role of swiper the fox, We drew swiper face in chart paper and attached rubber strings to it. The boy should wear the face mask and should enter the birthday party were all the kids were gathered. When the kids saw swiper everyone started shouting swiper no swiping, Swiper took away the birthday cake, He would hide the cake and the kids were to find it with the help of the route map. We created route map with maya software, With places in and around our house. The route map says :1. Forest,2.A lake full of fishes, 3.Dora’s house. For the forest, We used our open to sky area where we had plants and a cascade. We kept chirping bird toy, and the sound of the gushing water from cascade and lighting created the ambience we wanted. We have kept small toy animals around the area and the kids need to find them all.The kid who found the maximum animal toys, gets a star medal with Dora cartoon, From there they need to proceed to Lake full of fishes, that is our Lily pond in the Garden. The game here is the kids need to count the no.of red and black colour fishes.The best part is that the kids were counting the same fish again and again. A piñata was attached in the garden wall and the kids were allowed to pull the piñata and collect the candies and chocolates. The Pinata also has a clue: FIND THE STEPS. The kids should proceed to the steps inside the house. At the end of the steps there are 3 doors, the kids should find the odd one and when they open it, They will find Dora house sited on the map. For Dora’s house we placed a playhouse of our kid along with a Christmas tree with lightings. The cake was inside the house. When the kids entered we sprayed snow spray that s readily available in shops…It created a winter scene with snow fall, which the kids enjoyed a lot. The kids found the cake and took it down to the party hall. Then cake cutting.
We also played whats in the backpack game and pin the tail on swiper.
WHATS INSIDE BACKPACK
Before the party, juz to keep the kids engaged we played whats inside backpack. We did collected small things that we use in day to day life and kept it inside the backpack. The kids need to wear an eye mask and select one item and name it correctly juz by touching and feeling its shape and texture
PIN THE TAIL ON SWIPER
We drew an image of swiper on the chart and struck it on the wall. We did cut tail shapes from different colour papers. The kids should wear the eye mask and pin the tail on swiper. We used double wall stickers on the coloured tails so tat it will be easy for the kids to stick it on the chart.
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We did a 3d house in cardboard as return gifts for all the kids.
This is the first time iam trying a piñata. And it is through Dora the explorer cartoon I learnt what is a piñata. When I did browsing I got lots of instructions and thought for making a piñata for my daughters 3rd birthday. The piñata can be of any shape a horse, a butterfly,a clown,ice cream cone, star, sun. Since this s my first try I wanted to keep it simple. Breaking the piñata s a tradition n Mexico, but I juz tried a pulling piñata.