Birthday parties are fun no matter who they are for. You know your dog is your best friend so show them some love by honoring them on their special day. Invite your friends to brings their dog as well. By channeling your creative side, you can put together an adorable party that your guests, and most importantly, your dog, will love. Here are some dog birthday party ideas your pup will adore.
1. Send invitaions
A quick post on social media is a good way to get the word out about your party, but just because it’s for a dog, that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t make a formal invitation. You can still send it electronically to save money. Look online for cute templates or make your own. Check out Canva for thousands of templates and designs to inspire you. Alternatively, you can go to your local craft store and get inexpensive invitations you can fill out yourself and mail
2. Make dog friendly cakes/cupcakes
It’s not a party without cake. Treat your pup to a dog friendly cake that will make them feel the love. You don’t need any special ingredients to make it dog-friendly. Go with the cardinal rules of foods dogs should not eat, e.g. chocolate, grapes, onion. Gather simple ingredients like oats, applesauce, peanut butter and Greek yogurt and you have all you need. Check out more dog friendly “pup”cake recipes here.
3. Make puppy chow for party favors
Treat your human guests to some delicious snacks while they’re at the party. “Puppy” chow is one of the easiest dog birthday party ideas to make and it goes perfectly with the theme. For this recipe , you only need a few ingredients and you have a crowd favorite that will leave people licking their fingers. Simply mix Chex cereal with melted peanut butter, chocolate and powdered sugar and you have yourself and super sweet snack your guests will love.
4. Serve “toilet” water
Your guests will be cracking up when they see “toilet” water at your dog’s party. Obviously, you are not going to serve water that actually came from your toilet. Just mix water with blue food coloring or serve blue Kool-aid to give it that authentic look of a freshly cleaned toilet.
5. Make Scooby Snacks
Honor one of the most famous dogs of all time by serving Scooby’s favorite treat at your dog’s party. There is nothing cuter than a dog bone-shaped human treat dipped in chocolate.
6. Use a dog bone shaped cookie cutter to make watermelon dog bones
This treat is both human and dog friendly. Simply cut off the peel of a watermelon and use a dog bone shaped cookie cutter to make this adorable snack. This works with other varieties of melons, like cantaloupe and honeydew. This is another one of the best dog birthday party ideas.
7. Make human-friendly dog cupcakes
Your guests need cake too. Compliment your dog friendly pupcakes with some human cupcakes as well. Don’t be afraid of this decorating technique. You don’t even need a pastry bag to pipe the decoration. Use a plastic bag with the corners cut in a criss-cross to make a DIY star tip pipe. Check out your local craft store for decorations like eyes and mouths.
8. Serve pawberries
Make a fruit salad out of your watermelon dog bones by adding pawberries. Simply cut and hull a package of strawberries and you have another creative addition to compliment your theme.
9. Make dog bone Rice Crispy Treats
Rice Crispy Treats are so easy to make and everyone loves them. You don’t have to search hard for the recipe, just look at the side of the box. Use the same technique of mixing cereal with a melted binding ingredient as you did with the puppy chow. Use a dog bone shaped cookie cutter then dip in chocolate and sprinkles to give it an extra sense of adorableness.
10. Make your dog a special birthday bandanna
Many dogs are uncomfortable in shirts and dresses, not matter how cute they look. You can still give your dog a special birthday outfit by making a bandanna to go around their neck. If you have a knack for sewing, use a simple pattern to make a bandanna that can go around their collar. If you don’t have a sewing machine, simply cut some scrap fabric and tie it around your pup. This is another one of the best dog birthday party ideas.
Which of these dog birthday party ideas are you going to try? Let us know in the comments below.
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