It’s time to party with your pooch! Gather together all of your favorite doggie friends and pamper your pup for their special day! By the way, if you don’t know the exact birthday of your dog, not to worry. Just make the day that you adopted or rescued him or her their special birth date. Here are some fun and helpful things to consider including when planning your happy celebration…
Invite all of your best four-legged pooch pals, of course. Also invite all of your dog-loving friends even if they don’t yet have a pooch, as they too will enjoy the festivities! Perhaps it will even encourage them to adopt a needy pup of their very own, when surrounded by so many happy, cute pups. Remember,
the more the merrier!
If you are going to invite larger size dogs, the best location may be your backyard or your local dog-friendly park. Smaller dogs would enjoy an inside event, perhaps in your kitchen or dining area that you can gate.
Here’s an opportunity to get creative! Cutout bone, heart, or paw prints from your favorite color (high quality) paper. Attach a small, cute dog toy to your invitation’s outer envelope. You can also purchase adorable rubber stamps that have a dog lover theme, such as paw prints, doghouses, etc. and use them to stamp your envelopes if you are going to drop them in the mail. Your invitation will be received with such happiness when your guests see all the cute doggie stamps!
Pup Party Theme
It helps to organize your party by initially choosing a great theme. Get creative- your theme could be anything you and your dog love! You can choose a theme that is as simplistic as a color theme (such as black and white) and continuing this theme for your invitations, decorations, and party favors. Or, you could get quite elaborate and decide that since you have a French Poodle, your whole party theme with be French (for example, you could present our Eiffel Tower toys as one of your fun party favors) and extend this theme to all of your decorations and invitations. Another idea for a fun theme is Mardi Gras, complete with authentic Mardi Gras music and having all of your festive décor in the classic yellow, green, and gold colors. The dog of honor can be dressed in a cute Mardi Gras Jester Costume, signifying that they are truly the king or queen of the party!
Your theme will likely dictate you and your guest’s attire, as some parties are casual and others will be more elegant and fancy. For the more fashionable and sophisticated party, you will want your little darling dressed in canine couture or one of our fancy party dresses or suits.
For a more casual affair (or just a sweet look overall), choose one of our Birthday Girl or Birthday Boy Tee Shirts, Birthday Tank Tops or Birthday Girl Dresses. If you have one of those pups that just won’t wear any clothing, purchase one of our Birthday Cutie Cupcake Scarves - available in adorable Pink Girl and Blue Boy colors. Our scarves make your pup look festive and announce to the world that it’s their special day!
Novel Ways To Remember Your Celebration
Photos are a wonderful way to capture all the fun memories from your party. However, an even more novel and creative way to capture your enchanting event is to purchase our Autograph Party Hound Dogs for every one of your party guests. Make it a fun event during your party to have everyone go around getting their hound dog signed! The best part of this cheerful activity is that after your party is over, your guests can cuddle up to their autograph hounds and read the well wishes and happy birthday sentiments long after your event is over! Your guests will love this activity.
No birthday party is complete without sweet little Party Hats and we have the cutest styles and colors to choose from. Having all of your doggie party guests’ wearing their cheerful hats makes for an adorable, festive photo and gets everyone in the mood to
Costumes For Your Party
Sometimes you just need a cute (not scary) clown at your party to really get people laughing and having a good time. Since your throwing a birthday party for your pup, why not have one of their doggie friends dress up as a Clown for the party and “hand out” your party favors! Our Clown Costume is precious! Have your Clown Hound pose for pics with all of your guests. You and your guests will cherish your classic clown party photos.
No party is complete without delicious food and treats. Plan simple menus for all of your guests- the dogs and the humans! Here are some ideas for your culinary party delicacies and refreshments...
-Serve water for all the pups in fancy matching dog bowls.
-Purchase a personalized dog cake and cute dog theme Candle for your shindig. Many cities have bakeries that offer yummy cakes with dog-friendly ingredients.
-Serve a delicious platter of our special Gourmet Birthday Dog Cookies. For an even more fancy treat, impress your guests and serve our Hand Baked Truffle Dog Cookies. If you have any uneaten cookies, place them in cute paw print cello goodie bags, tie with curly ribbon, and hand them out as party favors.
-Serve dog-friendly Hors d'oeuvres to your two legged friends, such as cheese, crackers, and veggies. Serving dog-friendly food enables them to share a little bit of what they’re eating with all the party pups!
Our birthday theme toys make the best party favors and adorable decorations for your party table. We have the sweetest little Party Pup collection of toys, such as our Birthday Cake Toy, Ice Cream Cone Toy, Party Hat Toy, Noisemaker Toy, and Cute Cupcake Toy. Scatter the toys around your party table and then hand them out as favors as the party moves into play time (after eating). The dogs will love playing with these soft squeaker toys!
Our bakery theme toys, such as our Happy Birthday Cake Musical Toy, Birthday Cake Plush Dog Toy, Hostess Cupcake Plush Designer Dog Toy, Hostess Twinkie Cake Plush Designer Dog Toy, and Plush Donut Designer Dog Toys not only decorate your table or buffet, but they make fantastic party favors. You can also use these delightful toys to hand out as prizes for your games and competitions during the entertainment part of your party.
Fun and games are an essential part of your party. Plan creative, entertaining events for all of your guests to enjoy. To increase competition, hand out prizes of our designer toys, tee shirts, and gift certificates.
Here are some fabulous ideas for gifts for the special Birthday Girl or Birthday Boy…
-Our Plush Candy Toys & Collar Charm Gift Box Set makes a very cute gift for the Birthday doggie of honor that loves candy!
are a wonderful way to let your recipient choose exactly what they want! It’s the no-fail gift!
-Another idea for gifts (especially when the birthday dog is a dog who has everything) is to ask all of your partygoers to bring donations of dog toys, food, blankets, or other items in lieu of gifts. These gifts in turn could be donated to your local pet rescue or shelter in honor of your birthday dog.
PAWfect Gift Thank You Notes
Be sure that you send thank you notes to all of your guests after your party. Continue your party theme by sending notes that ascribe to your colors and/or follow the overall theme of your party. Enclose a few of the best party photos inside of your thank you notes and have your birthday dog sign the note with their paw print seal of approval!
All of us here at Upscale Pup send you and your dog a special birthday wish that all your dreams will come true.
Have a howling good time!
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