Get ready for one doggone good time with this cute Puppy Pawty! Everything from the “WOOF WOOF” balloons hanging from a chew stick to the dog bone garland and sugar cookies will have little animal lovers wagging their tails. It’s an adorable theme for little kids and even for baby showers. We’re excited to share all the details so you can throw your own puppy themed party!
We always draw inspiration for the look and feel of a party from the invitation. This sweet and playful invite from Minted features the cutest canines you ever did see. The turquoise, lime green, brown and yellow color scheme knocks this party right out of the dog park.
There are so many cute decor ideas that fit a puppy themed party.
For the dessert table, we started by covering the backdrop in yellow and white polka dot fabric. Then we spelled out “WOOF WOOF” in silver foil balloons and hung them from a stick we found in the yard to mimic one of the dogs in the invitation! From there, we layered balloons, a tissue tassel garland and dreamy sweets to complete the look.
We had the most fun making this dog bone garland. It’s a super simple and inexpensive DIY that will help bring your theme to life! You will need a box of the most inexpensive dog bone treats you can find (available at any grocery store) and coordinating ribbon to match the party’s color scheme. Simply hot glue two of the dog bones together with the ribbon in between. Space them several inches apart and make as long as you need to fit the space where you plan to hang it.
When planning the party menu, make sure to include fun puppy chow foods, like a hot dog bar or make your own “pup-peroni” pizzas. And if you want to get extra creative, you can serve the food out of dog bowls (new ones, of course)!
The menu isn’t quite complete without birthday dessert. We love using sugar cookies as edible cake and cupcake toppers. Here we used royal icing to “glue” lollipop sticks to the back of the the puppy cookies. Once the icing was dry, we stuck them right down in the middle of white frosted cupcakes and a chocolate frosted cake with orange gumballs around the bottom for extra flair!
Activities and games are a critical component of any party to keep tiny guests busy and entertained. Here are a few of our favorites ideas that fit with the puppy party theme.
Puppy face painting station. We love the idea of setting up a puppy face painting station as guests arrive. All you need is some face paint and this tutorial.
Puppy ears or collar decorating station. Purchase or make puppy ear headbands, tails and dog tag necklaces or even have a puppy collar decorating station!
Adopt-a-puppy station. Let guests select a stuffed puppy to take home along with an adoption certificate.
Pin the tail on the puppy. Games like Pin the Tail on the Puppy are always a party hit.
Dog bone cookie decorating. Set up a dog bone cookie decorating station with different colors of frosting and sprinkles and let your guests “unleash” their creativity. Then you can package them up in cellophane bags and send them home with guests as a sweet party favor.
There are so many playful possibilities!
We hope we’ve provided you with some grrrrrrr-eat puppy pawty inspiration!
Photography by Tammy Hughes Photography.