THIRD BIRTHDAY FIESTA!











Living in Los Angeles, Mexican food and Mexican culture are things my friend Anna and I adore and wanted to celebrate. Being three-year-old girls, our daughters said that DORA is something they adore and wanted to celebrate. So to honor their request for a Dora party, we threw them a FIESTA!  Despite the drizzly day, the party was a total blast for all involved, with lots of fun details to bring Dora’s world to life while honoring her mexican heritage.

Check out lots of fun THIRD BIRTHDAY FIESTA activities, foods, decor, and games after the jump…

NIKO AND SCARLET’S THIRD BIRTHDAY FIESTA!

A sweet dessert table…

with homemade cookies…


packaged up pretty…

and margaritas…

a tower of cupakes with papel picado toppers…

a homemade cake…

and two lovely ladies to blow out the candles…

Papel Picado-themed invites from Sprinkles Invitations

Colorful tables…

With made-in-mexico tissue paper flowers…

and treat bags…

for the pinata loot…



Four craft stations…


a Petting Zoo…







Personalized ukeleles for the birthday girls…

Cascarones…

Homemade temporary tattoos…

Bacon wrapped hot dogs (an LA street food specialty)…

and a taco cart…

and nachos too…

a bouncy house…

A sort-of-terrifying Dora…


That the girls adored…

A pin-the-tail-on-the-donkey game clearly placed by a non-parent (about 6 feet too high)…

A crowd of margarita-happy parents…


and joyful kids…




And two pretty birthday girls in matching pink dresses…

Ole!

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29 Comments

Jessie

Lovely pictures of a lovely party!! It looks like a wonderful time was had by all! Seeing how much hair Scarlet has is an inspiration to me, as my 19 month old has very little now! Happy Birthday Scarlet!

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babycawley

So cute! I love the girls' dresses. Please tell me that you made them and that you will beposting a tutorial on how to make them, so Baby Maycie can have one. :)
Happy Birthday Little miss Scarlet and Niko!

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Payal

So adorable! The birthday girls look absolutely fabulous in their matching dresses. Happy birthday to both of them! Oh and my favorite homemade thing were those beautiful guitars. I am in awe of your mad piping skills!

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Tristin @ Two Girls Being Crafty

Oh.my.goodness! What a party! Little miss Scarlet is absolutely gorgeous… the picture of her looking at the camera and you looking at her in the background looks like one of those keepsake pictures–you know, a really special one because it catches the essence of the mother/child relationship. You know what I'm saying?

Anyhow, that party looks like a blast! Me gusta la fiesta mucho or something like that. Ole!

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HarmlessColor

That giant Dora looks a little awkward…maybe more like an adolescent than a preschooler.

But Wow! This looks like the party of a lifetime…and they're only three, so I'm sure they'll have more of these to come too!
I love the paint your own idea. Very nice.

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Missy

Dude, those cookies are HARDCORE! How long did they take you to decorate and how in the world did you get your icing to be black? Did it still taste good?! Did it turn the kids' mouths greenish black? I had a really bad experience decorating sugar cookies with black icing. I tried to make sheet music and piano keys. It was scary. But yours are amazing!

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Liz

Holy smokes thats a birthday party. I know what you mean though. My dd first said she wanted a fairy party and I was fine with that, then she said a tinkerbell party, so I threw a tinkerbell party without that much tinkerbell.

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Emily

So fun! Love that the pretty girls got Dora without the party being too Dora-y. I love the crafts idea and the bouncy house. Their dresses are so fun too! (Were they also made by you?)

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Tenetia

WOW!!! What a great party!!! Those cookies are INSANE!!!! i would have eaten them all before i would have had the patience to decorate them as beautifully as you did….annnnnnnnnnd, could your family be ANY. MORE. GORGEOUS?!?!?! i mean, really….scarlet is sooooo pretty! good luck to you when she is a teenager!

ps. i hope to never see that big frightening dora again.

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Deyna

I have also thrown a third-birthday Dora party, but it was nothing compared to this fiesta! Everything was beautiful – especially love the craft stations. I've learned you *must* keep those little visitors busy at all times! For the fourth-birthday princess party I piped castle cookies, and totally thought I'd given myself carpal tunnel. But they sure looked good. :)

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Beth

Is there a tutorial anywhere for that epic ball-filled pinata?? I so need this for my son’s 2 yr birthday on Cinco de Mayo! Beautiful party!

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Natalie

Hi,
Do you remember where about you found them? I’ve been looking online too and no luck :(
Thank You :)

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