Celebrating dogs come pretty naturally to those who adore them. Since most of us consider our four-legged pals fuzzy family members, it’s only obvious that we enjoy celebrating their birthdays! Whether you know your pup’s actual birth date or you just want to honor the day he came home with you from the shelter, we’ve got some great ideas to help you get the fun started!
#1 – Pick the Perfect Location
Location choice will depend on a number of different factors, such as the time of year, the number of guests, and the size of the dogs attending. A party of 10 Saint Bernards is probably going to need a larger location than a Dachshund party. If you’ve got a large yard, you should have no problem holding it at your home. But apartment dwellers might need to find a dog-friendly park nearby. No matter what you choose, your pup and his furry friends are sure to have a blast!
#2 – Provide Drinks & Snacks
You’ll obviously have plenty of fresh water available at all times, since dogs can get very hot and thirsty running around all day! But when it comes to snacks, make sure to check with the other owners about any ingredients you might want to avoid. Some pups have very sensitive tummies and can be allergic to certain ingredients. You certainly don’t want to give out anything that would harm your guests!
#3 – Cake!
This is one of the best parts of the party! Following the same guidelines for choosing snacks, try to find or make a cake with ingredients that your guests should be safe eating. There are more and more dog bakeries popping up every week, and tons of dog-friendly cakes and treats can be made from simple ingredients in your home! In fact, you might have as much fun baking the cake with your pup as you do feeding it to him!
#4 – Set Up a Photo Booth
Just like human parties, dog parties can be full of fun entertainment! A photo booth is a great way to capture wonderful memories while also giving dog owners a souvenir to take home and cherish forever. Let’s face it, we’re all constantly taking photos of our dogs anyway. So why not have some fun dressing up your pooch with props and snapping some photos?