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A Dog Themed Second Birthday Party

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A boy’s best birthday party HAS to include a boy’s best friend: his dog! Pupper-dog Mo is a chocolate lab. Wise mama, Kara, of KCUSTOMABLES, included Mo in designing a darling party theme for her son’s second birthday: Boy’s Best Friend. Kara decided to use lots of blue and brown colors for the party supplies and chocolate (yum!) on the dessert table. Images of a lab and paw prints popped up on all the decorations. I like what Kara did with the cupcakes, cake, cookies and food choices; she had great activities and favors, too.

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As soon as guests arrived at the front door, they were welcomed to come on in with a “Paw-ty Time” banner and a coy reminder to “Wipe Your Paws”. Beautiful weather cooperated with backyard party plans so the small guests were invited to play and enjoy the bounce house before settling in at the pint-sized table. I love the adorable cardboard doghouses and looks like the kids did, too.

Dog Themed Birthday Party Decorations

Birthday party food included kid-yummy and clever choices: hot dogs, corn dogs, paw-sta salad, pup-peroni rolls and paw-tato chips. The dessert table featured puppy chow, white chocolate pup-corn, pup-cakes and my favorite, chocolate dog cookies. All of these items were good food choices for young appetites and they’re easy for little hands to hold, too. The “chocolate lab” fondue station was a great addition.

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Kara had a couple of cute craft activities, including a make-your-own dog puppet station, too.

Activities and games for a dog themed birthday party

Before heading home with doggy bag treats, the small guests got to “adopt” a puppy to take home. This “Boy’s Best Friend” is an idea you can adopt, too—and whether you opt for an indoor or outdoor party, it’s sure to keep you out of the dog house!

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About the author...

Stephanie Keeping

Navigator, SS Laser Beams

Stephanie is in love with a boy named Sam. He has taught her that it's okay to jump first and look later, to wear a dirty shirt to the park and to decide that today is a good day to take a nap in your rubber boots. She hangs out here blogging at Spaceships and Laser Beams and at our printable party shop on Etsy.

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