Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Dora the Explorer Themed Dinner

One of the shows that Gumby enjoys watching is Dora the Explorer.  I thought it would be fun to do a dinner theme/movie night for Halloween.  The girls have been trick or treating three times this year and have collected about five pounds of candy; it's also cold and rainy now.  So, after a forgettable start to the day, this was our Halloween :)

I got a lot of the ideas from

Gumby had a blast. 

She is building the "Map" burritos. 

She could not wait to dig in to the Blueberries atop Swiper's Blueberry Hill!  Poor Deeda's Map; "I'm making Deeda's Map sad!" she said.

 I decided to make rainbow colored buttered star noodles for Explorer Stars.
There are some laminated Explorer Stars along with other characters (Dora, Boots, Swiper, Map) that were used for pretend play also.

Wishing I would have turned the Walmart brand of salsa around for the pictures.  Grr!  haha!
A shot of the menu:
  • Swiper's Blueberry Hill blueberries
  • Boot's bananas
  • Map burritos
  • Buttered Explorer Stars

 Finished plates ...

Complementary picture ...

She really just wanted to dig in!

Gumby noticed Backpack was missing.  If we revisit the Dora themed dinner, maybe we could do a Backpack cake.  I saw a really cool one on my awesome friend's awesome blog

I wish I had pictures of Lil' Dove enjoying our fun dinner, but I was in "getting late for baby to eat, hurry up, panic mode" by then.  :)

After dinner, we had some Dora fruit snacks and popcorn for two Dora Halloween shows, It's the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown and a Spongebob Halloween show.

Hope everyone enjoyed their Halloween :)  How did you spend yours?