How to Throw A Birthday Party For Your Dog: Celebrating a loved one’s birthday shows your love and affection towards them. You may have hosted many birthday parties for your siblings, children, and friends. But, have you ever planned a birthday bash for your dog – your four-footed family member?
Hosting a birthday party for your fur baby is not only a great way to celebrate his presence in your life, but it also helps your dog to socialize. A meet-up with his furry pals, birthday cake, gifts, treats, and games –are definitely going to make his day. It will become a memory that you both will cherish forever.
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How to Host a Dog Party?
If you have plans to throw a birthday party for your dog, but don’t know how to begin, then you have come to the right place. Let’s begin with the planning stage; after all, for proper execution, you have to do some homework.
· Decide the Big Day
Many pet parents get complete details about their fur babies at the time of adoption, including their birthdays. In case you don’t know when your pooch arrived in this world, you can look at his pedigree. Also, you may decide on a date and celebrate your dog’s big day.
· Choose the Venue
Hosting an outdoor birthday party for your dog is better than arranging one indoors. If you have a large backyard, you can make the arrangements there. Also, you can have the party at a dog park. But, for that, you have to talk to the owners for reserving the space for your pup’s big day.
· Ensure the Venue is Safe
When you are throwing a party outside, make sure to do a security check. The party spot should be enclosed with a fence. Also, look for holes or loose boards in the fence. Get it fixed before the party so that the dogs get no chance to escape. Designate a “doggy time-out” area for the pups that may stress out at the party.
· Shortlist Your Guests
Since the party is for your dog, the guest list should include his favorite pals only, the ones with whom he gets along well. Keep it an intimate affair, and don’t invite more than 5-7 dogs as it requires extra supervision. Confirm if the guest dogs are vaccinated
· Make the Invites
Use your creativity and design invitations for the party. For instance, a picture of bones, chew toys, or a paw print will make your card unique. Mention the date, time, place, and the party theme in your in the invitation card.
Dog Themed Birthday Party Ideas
Celebrating your dog’s birthday becomes more enjoyable when it is based on a certain theme. Since the party is for your furry friend and his mates, go for a dog-related theme. For instance, paw prints can be a good theme or any famous dog cartoon character, such as courage (the cowardly dog) or Scooby-Doo.
Your guests may dress up as one of these characters; Shaggy, Fred, Velma, or Daphne. You can decorate the venue with the posters or cut-outs of the famous characters. For a paw-themed party, you can get the party supply packs of paw print balloons, plates, and napkins.
Dog Birthday Party Supplies
A party is incomplete without props and some cool pictures. For entertaining the dog owners invited to the party, you can order some funky puppy party photo props. Bone tags, collar tags, doggy eyes, you can find various fun props.
Your dog should look the best on his birthday. Make sure to order a beautiful birthday outfit, i.e., a birthday bandana, for your fur baby. A party cone hat is all your dog needs for the final birthday look, don’t forget to get them.
Dog Birthday Party Game
Dogs are kind and gentle. It is easy to please them with some fun activities. Plan some exciting games for your furry companion and the guest dogs. You may also engage the pet parents in some activities. Here are some games that your pooch may enjoy:
- Trample a maze in an area and hide some treats throughout the maze. Let the dogs sniff and find their presents.
- A “ball pool” or ball pit is an exciting site for the dogs. The colorful balls appeal to dogs and they can have a lot of fun.
- Fetch the bone is a fun game to play if you have a big venue.
- You may include some water games if the weather is moderate.
Dog Birthday Party Food
After all the fun and games, your “guests” will need something to eat. Make sure to serve the best food and treats to the furry guests. Also, the quantity should be enough to feed all of them.
You can order a customized cake for your dog’s birthday from a nearby pet factory. Also, you can get cake or cookies mix and bake a cake for your companion’s big day. From wheat-free peanut butter cake mix to frostings and cake pans, you can find everything on Amazon.
· Sweets and Chocolates are Toxic
Before ordering any treats, make sure they don’t contain any toxic ingredients. Chocolates, grapes, dairy products, and avocado are not safe for dogs.
· A lot of Water
Make sure to provide the guest dogs with plenty of water to keep them hydrated throughout the party.
· Food for Dog Owners
Don’t forget to prepare some delicious food for your human guests as well. Some sweet and savory snacks, like crackers and cupcakes, are enough. BBQ is another good option, but make sure the food corner for your human guests is out of your furry guests’ range.
Dog Birthday Party Favors for the Guests
Gifting some “doggy favors” to your fur baby’s mates is a cute and impressive gesture. When bidding farewell to the guests, you can give a goody bag to each “guest” with a dog treat, a voucher for a local pet store, dog shampoo, or even a thank you card.
For the human guests, you can get some cool dog-themed party favors, such as paw stamps, pencils, erasers, dog collar bracelets, or a bag.
What are you waiting for? Throw a birthday party for your dog and make his big day special.