A Creative Boy’s Puppy Themed Birthday Party
- Sit for a bit and check out these cute puppy dog birthday party ideas.
- If a dog is your child’s best friend, this dog themed 2nd birthday party may be a great starting point for this year’s birthday party plans!
Parties are much more fun when they center on the guest of honor and his wishes. Jessica planned this celebration because of her son’s obsession with pretending he was actually a puppy. From barking to crawling on all fours to insisting on eating out of his mother’s hand…you get the point—all things puppy, all the time.
So how did Jessica make this puppy “paw-ty” happen? A lot of simple DIY!
Take the paw print table runner. She grabbed inexpensive butcher paper and stamped it herself.
The paw print design was duplicated on kraft-colored favor bags as well as handmade tags.
She rounded up color coordinating products, like red and blue balloons, party plates and napkins and then added a fire hydrant prop she found at the craft store for half off. She threw in a faux dog bone, and voila—a puppy party was born!
To up the party cool factor, Jessica planned creative treats. Using a new dog bowl from the pet store, she created a cake covered in Cocoa Puffs to resemble dog food. Dog bone-shaped sugar cookies and packages of puppy chow (cereal) were also served. “Bone” appetit!
Cookies, puppy chow, and a bouncy ball for fetching were all part of the take-home favors. Additionally, Jessica scored big with stuffed puppies she found at her local dollar store.
Jessica also made adorable puppy ears and dog collars for each of the party attendees out of felt and head bands. Just look at those cute puppies!
To keep the kids entertained, an “obedience school” was part of the activity line-up. Guests were “commanded” to roll over, bark, sit, lay and so on, to earn Skittles “dog treats”. I’m smiling just thinking about that scene!
Next up, the party guests played a game of “fetch”. Jessica threw the bone and gave each “pup” a chance to run and retrieve the bone before it was thrown to the next guest. That’s just the sort of imaginative game a group of little ones loves to play.
When it was time to chow down on the cake, butcher paper was spread out on the floor so guests could eat just like puppies. Silverware not included. More novel kidlet fun!
Doggone good job Jessica!
Don’t end up in the dog house looking for puppy party supplies. Our Spaceships and Laser Beams Crew has put together a great list of sources for you to choose from!
- Red & Blue Balloons
- Brown Kraft Paper Bags
- Rubber Dog Paw Stamp
- Outside the Box Papers Dog Bone Print Take Out Boxes
- Fire Hydrant
- Doggie Bone Cookie Cutter
- Dog Prints Bowl
- Stuffed Dog
- Puppy Pinata
- Dog Ears Headband
We’ve fetched some other great puppy parties for you to check out:
- A Dog-gone cute Puppy Paw-ty
- If You Give a Dog a Donut Birthday Party
- Boy’s Modern Puppy Birthday Party
Plus, Dont Miss This Amazing Go, Dog Go! Book-Themed Boy’s Birthday Party!