There are many ways we can celebrate the people we love (birthday, anniversary, Valentine's day, Mother's day, Father's day, etc.), but only few occasions to celebrate our best furry friend. A Dog Birthday Party is one of the ways to say "thank you" to your best furry friend and tell them how much you love them...at least once a year.
Do dogs understand and enjoy a dog party ? Well, it probably very much depends on the breed, but breeds like Pugs and Bulldogs enjoy being the center of attention in the company of their human and doggie friends, especially if there are lots of treats and fun, and that is exactly what we are offering them with a dog birthday party.
Themed "doggie parties" are becoming increasingly popular, but it does not have to be all that formal or complicated. Why not just invite some doggie friends over for a dog garden party games with some fun activities in the backyard: frisbee (in human-dog teams), dog agility course, dog dancing competition, hide-and-seek objects, etc.
If you do not know your Pug's birthday (for example, because your dog was adopted) just choose an memorable day in your dog's life, for example the day she became a member of your family.
Now the planning can start. First set a budget and a date and time for your party. Decide whether you just want to invite dogs, dogs with their humans, or dogs with their human kid friends. Then send your "Paw-ty" invitations. You can cut out nice dog bone shaped cards from brown card stock using a bone-shape cookie cutter, for example.
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In its original form a succession of blindfolded, stick-wielding children try to break the piñata in order to collect its content. The content is usually made of a number of small bags (equal to the number of guests) with small toys and sweets. For a dog party the surprise bags could be replaced with edible treats. Just make sure there are no food-dominant dogs among the guests !
Make sure to have your camera handy to capture those special doggie moments...and share them with us!
Decorate your home and/or garden with some nice paw print balloons and fun dog party banners to help create the perfect dog party atmosphere.
A nice end-of-party game is the piñata, a box suspended on a rope from a tree branch or ceiling, which should be broken (or chewed) open at the end of the party, so as to release its content.
The day before the party you may want to bake some dog cookie treats instead of buying the usual doggie treats. There are plenty of books with original, easy-to-follow recipes for unique dog biscuits, such as this book (see right).
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