If You Give a Dog a Donut Puppy Birthday Party
I am paw-sitive you will love this boys birthday party: If You Give a Dog a Donut. This darling puppy themed birthday party idea was styled and photographed by Toni Thomason, of Creative Designs by Toni, for her sons 5th birthday. Choosing a theme that reflects hobbies and/or interests of the guest of honor is so important and helps the planner (in this case, mom Toni) design an event that can truly bring joy. Tonis son is obsessed with puppies, so planning a puppy party was a natural choice. She opted to base the party around his favorite book, If You Give a Dog a Donut. All of the decorations, the cake and treats tie back to the book and theme in such darling ways.
- Are you looking for more doggie party ideas? You will love the creative ideas in this party.
I love that Toni used the details from the book to create her dessert table display. If youve never read the book, its a darling tale about a dog that eats a donut and then becomes thirsty. When his apple juice runs out, he decides to make his own by picking apples from a tree in the backyard. This leads to many other outdoor adventures, like playing baseball and flying kites. Eventually, the story circles back to him needing a drink and then wanting a donut to go with it!
You can see these cute literary elements as part of the dessert table. The backdrop itself looks like it could be a page right from the book! The apple tree and kite flying in the sky are such adorable accents. And isnt the wooden fence such a perfect addition? The glittered banner with the guest of honors name by The Purple Pug is such a cute touch.
Covered in faux grass, the table display includes many levels with yummy treats and appealing snacks. Colorful donut cookies, donut cupcakes and sprinkled donuts were creatively displayed. I love how mini cupcake donuts were used as toppers for custom vinyl accented milk bottles. Red and white polka dotted paper cups were filled with fresh strawberries and grapes and because little details add so much, Toni included a flag-topped toothpick in each fruit cup. Apples and baseballs filled wire baskets to perfectly illustrate details from the book. Of course, the cake by Kimberly and Loren’s Sweet Treats, topped with custom wooden pegs by Craft that Party, were another sweet highlight of the table.
The birthday boy himself acted as storyteller and read the book to party guests. I love this idea! Perfectly chosen party favors included kites and baseballs that the guests could play with at home. If your little guy is a dog lover, a book lover or both this party theme is sure to please!
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Planning a puppy birthday party? Check out these party sources put together by the Spaceships and Laser Beams crew:
- Paw Print Balloons (6 count) Child
- Puffy Puppy Dog Cupcake Picks – 12ct
- Bone Cup 8 oz. Party Accessory (8 count)
- Paw Prints Cello Bags – 20 Pack
- Dog Head Lollipop Suckers (1 dz)
- 25/set Paw Print Black & White – All-occasion Paper Favor Gift Bags – 4lb – 5×3-1/page/8×9-5/page/8″
- Party Destination – THE DOG Giant Wall Decals
- Puppy and Dog Bone Birthday Party Cupcake Rings – 24 ct
- 12 Black And White 24″ Inflatable Dalmatian Dog Party Firefighter Decorations
- K9Cakery Silicone Cake Pan, 10-Inch by 13-Inch, Large
- niceEshop(TM) Lovely Dog Bone Shape Cookie Cutter-Silver Cut Outs Mold For Party
- Party Decoration Kit – Blue and White Party Supplies
- Twirly Whirlys (asstd blue & silver) Party Accessory (1 count) (6/Pkg)
- Puppy Paw Print Sheer Organza Favor Pouch Party Gift Bags 12 Piece Set 6″ X 10″
- DDI – Dog Theme Happy Birthday Banner (1 pack of 24 items)
- Concord Coated Bones-Bonz, 1Lb
- K9Cakery Silicone 10 Bone Pan, Medium
- THE DOG Cake Toppers
- Party Pups Happy Birthday Bouquet
- 6 count Puppy Dog Paw Print Party Balloons
- 6 ct – Party Pups Birthday Treat Boxes
- Party Destination – The DOG Plastic Tablecover
- 12 Assorted Puppy Dog Shaped Cake Topper Candles
Be sure to check out more puppy birthday party ideas here:
- A Dog Themed 2nd Birthday Party
- Go, Dog Go! Book Themed Boys Birthday Party
- Puppy Dog Birthday Party Ideas
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