Your beloved dog is always worth celebrating. But its birthday is a great opportunity to throw an event you can enjoy together along with its squad and yours!
If you’re wondering how to go about it, a dog party is pretty much like birthday parties for humans - filled with fun elements and activities that make the day memorable, but dog-friendly of course.
Below are some tips to help you plan and throw the event successfully and give your pup some extra pampering on its special day.
Decorate with Themed Elements
Transform your space into a dog party place with some nice little themed banners, confetti, cardboard cutout figures, tassels, and creative backdrops. Choose a party theme that highlights your dog’s personality and celebrates its wonderful years.
Dress Up Your Pup
Make your pup party-ready by giving it a cook, fancy birthday outfit. You can DIY this by using cardboard shaped like a cone for a dog party hat, and some non-toxic and non-irritating fabric cut and glued to form a cute scarf, tie, or tutu.
Have fun and play around with ideas for your pup’s look. You can turn it into a policeman, chef, or ballerina to make it the star of the show.
Sweeten Things Up with a Dog Cake
A birthday cake is always a good idea to amp a celebration. A dog-friendly one for your pup’s milestone? Certainly! There are different designs you can choose from and have customized for your dog’s special day. Tie it to the party’s theme and make your dog feel extra special with this major sweet treat. Check out our cake designs or give us a call for a custom one.
Surprise Your Pup with a Birthday Gift
A little present on its special day is another fun way to show your pup some love. A snack treat or a toy wrapped loosely that your dog can easily open can delight the celebrant in more ways than one.
Serve Up Some Dog Food Delights
Make sure to have some nice dog tummy fillers and paw-ty treats for your pup and its furry guests. Serve up some party dog food for the celebrant and his squad in creative and colorful bowls. Some ideas include doggie donuts, dog beer floats or pawberry sundaes. More options here.
Don’t Forget the Humans Too
For your human guests, a spread of hors d'oeuvres, chicken wings, salads, sandwiches, cocktails, and some pup-cakes would be a nice way to reward them for joining your pup party and bringing their dogs for some furry fun! Don’t forget to deck out the tables with dog-themed elements like bone-shaped cardboard cutouts and napkins with paw stickers or prints.
Set Up a Photo Booth
Make fun memories and document them through photos! Set up a photo booth that features a fun dog-themed backdrop and props. Make sure to take some nice solo snaps of your pup, a nice dog group photo, and of course, lots of photos of you and your dog just goofing around and having fun. Ask all the guests to have their photos taken too for some fun party memoirs.
Play Fun Party Games
Let the games begin! Blow some bubbles around and see your pup and his squad go in a fun frenzy. Play some catch-fetch, obstacle courses, tug war, puzzle, and other games for some dose of dog fun that humans can enjoy too. Give away some prizes for the winning dogs and get ready for some barkin’ action! Here are some ideas on fun games to play with your pups.
Make your pup extra happy on its birthday by giving it its favorite treats, a string of fun activities, and a whole lotta love from you and the whole gang!
How are you celebrating your pup's birthday? Let us know in the comments.