Didn’t your fur baby shower you with unconditional love, undying affection, and unparalleled loyalty for the past year or so? Don’t you think that the happiness he brought you deserves some celebration too? Then give him the birthday party that he so deserves!
If you’d like some tips on how to make this momentous occasion extra festive, read on.
Get him a present.
You must have already spoiled your fur baby every day but his birthday is definitely a legitimate reason to seriously spoil him. Hit up the toy section at your favorite pet store and get him that Kong, tennis ball, or any toy that he’d surely love.
An even better idea is to put him in a room full of tennis balls. You’ll surely love the excitement you’d see in your little pooch.
There are a number of party balloons and streamers that are available in the market today. If you haven’t already known, a lot of doggy-themed decors are available too.
If you’re that crafty, you can make a do-it-yourself bone-shaped banner or shower some dog-friendly confetti. To add to that, make a chalkboard sign with the party’s menu too.
Bake some pupcakes.
Did you know that there are a lot of birthday cakes that are both dog-friendly and human-friendly? So why not get those basic baking ingredients and start making that delightful doggy cake? Add some shredded veggies on your ingredients then put some cream cheese or blended bananas as toppings.
If baking is not your thing, then simply top his favorite treat with some peanut butter. He’d never turn this down for sure!
Whip some ice cream.
Not the ones that humans typically consume (because that wouldn’t be good for your pooch’s gastrointestinal tract) but the puppy-approved ice cream. Make the ice cream yourself. The ingredients are most likely already available in your pantry.
If you have bananas, peanut butter, plain yogurt, blend them all together then freeze overnight. For a simpler version, make puppy ice pops. Just put the beef or chicken broth in a mold then freeze.
Make some eye-catching party wear.
Seeing a party hat on your puppy is just the cutest thing. You can easily have this by making a cone-shaped construction paper. Decorate it with tassels, permanent marker, or any accessory that will bring a more festive feel to the party.
If this doesn’t last over 20 seconds on your dog’s head, make a no-sew bandana instead. Just use some cute fabric put together by a fabric glue or hemming tape. Another cute option is a no-sew tutu.
Invite his doggy friends.
Of course, a puppy party is never complete without the entire gang. So invite his doggy friends for a day of fun playtime, snacks, and some sniffing to celebrate your fury baby’s natal day.
Make sure to prepare plenty of water and healthy snacks too like sliced frozen bananas, green beans, and other dog treats.
Just keep an eye on them as they may have some “misunderstandings” sometimes.
Prepare something for the puppy parents too.
Don’t forget to prepare something for your human guests too so they would enjoy the party as much as their doggies do. You can have the typical party favorites ready or if you’re really into the party’s theme, make a custom menu that complements the theme.
Make a photo booth.
These days, an event wouldn’t be complete without some social-media-worthy photos. So add a photo booth backdrop and make a custom hashtag that your guests can use when they upload their photos.
Prepare some games.
This is like hitting two birds in one stone. While your dog is having fun doing those dog friendly games, he’s also doing some basic training. Make them play fetch or hide-and-seek so he could practice commands such as “sit”, “come”, and a lot others.
Give some party favors.
A party isn’t complete without the much awaited favor bag. Add some chew toys, dog treats, party hat, and treats for the puppy parents too.