Select Your Store:
My Store:     Change



Store Hours:

Dora and Diego  Back to Events

Invite characters from your child's favorite TV shows "Dora the Explorer" and "Go, Diego, Go!" to join in birthday festivities. A Dora- or Diego-theme party offers an adventure-filled experience for budding explorers.

To match the interactive theme of both shows, play participation-based games. For example, celebrate Diego's love for animals with a Safari Search. Then have guests rescue Dora's signature purple bag and find party favors during the Backpack Adventure Game

When the games are finished, provide materials for guests to make paper animals. Supply silhouettes of a variety of animals cut from colored paper. Guests can apply precut dots and stripes to decorate their animals. Have extra paper on hand if kids want to draw their own.

Between activities, sing songs such as Dora's 'Backpack Song' or Diego's 'It's a Whale' song. You could also give each guest a Spanish name or have guests try the basic Spanish vocabulary words used on both shows.

Your neighborhood Publix can help provide snacks and drinks fit for hungry junior explorers. Top the party off with a custom Dora or Diego cake from your Publix Bakery!

Menu Made Easy 

Here's where we've figured out courses and servings for the party. Scroll down to see the Publix selections we suggest, then add appropriate sizes and/or quantities to your Planning List based on the estimated servings per course (see chart). If you're interested in other options, you may click View All to see everything else available by course. Or, you can use our Plan a Menu tool to build your own menu for the event.

# of Guests: 8 to 12 16 to 20 26 to 30
Course Recommended # of Servings
Appetizer 8-12 16-20 26-30
Entrée 8-12 16-20 26-30
Side Dish 16-24 32-40 52-60
Breads and Rolls 12-18 24-30 39-45
Desserts 8-12 16-20 26-30

The recommended servings are meant as a guide and not an exact calculator. Please consider that many factors may require you to make adjustments: the mix of adults and children, time of day, length of event, etc.

Decorated Cake   View All
Dora the Explorer - Birthday Celebration
Dora the Explorer Birthday Celebration



Custom Price


Dora the Explorer - Birthday Celebration Pull-A-Part
Dora the Explorer Birthday Celebration Pull-A-Part



24 Servings $33.99


Appetizer   View All


A tempting array of bite-size cubes of assorted cheeses, turkey, salami, and ham. Also available with Boar's Head® meats and cheeses.

(Publix, S) 8-12 Servings $27.99
(Publix, M) 16-20 Servings $34.99
(Publix, L) 26-30 Servings $44.99
(Boar's Head, S) 8-12 Servings $31.99
(Boar's Head, M) 16-20 Servings $38.99
(Boar's Head, L) 26-30 Servings $48.99


Entrée   View All
Popcorn Chicken
Popcorn Chicken


Golden-fried popcorn chicken served with your choice of sauces: Honey Mustard, Blue Cheese Dressing, Ranch, barbecue, or Buffalo sauce. Served fresh chilled.

(S) 8-12 Servings $22.99
(M) 16-20 Servings $29.99
(L) 26-30 Servings $36.99


Side Dish   View All
Fruit Salad
Fruit Salad


We search the world for the best flavor and variety to prepare fruit salad fresh for you each day. A refreshing mix of seedless watermelon, honeydew, cantaloupe, pineapple, grapes and strawberries. No preservatives, of course.  Serving ware shown not included.

1 -2 per lb. Servings Market Price


Breads and Rolls   View All
Potato Rolls
Potato Rolls


Made from our own "secret" recipe, Publix Potato Rolls are soft and rich because of the potato flour we use. Serving ware shown not included.

12-count,  6 - 8 Servings $2.99


Reminder Items Select All

Details, Details
Extra help is here: We've made a list of items you may want to have on hand for this particular event. Check those you'd like to be reminded of when you go shopping, and then add to your Planning List along with your Publix selections.

balloons decorations ice cream
birthday card disposable camera invitations
candles/matches flowers napkins
chips & dip gift wrap plates
condiments goodie bags serving dishes
cups/glasses ice utensils

  • Create a scavenger hunt at your neighborhood park by having the kids track down easy-to-find items (sticks and leaves) and more difficult objects (different-colored rocks).
  • If you're up to the challenge, invite guests to bring their small pets such as hamsters, turtles or guinea pigs'in their cages, of course. Let kids share interesting facts about their companions, as Diego would. Or set up an ant farm or collection of worms.