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It’s Paw-Ty Time: 6 Tips for Throwing a Birthday Party for Your Dog

Eternally grateful, compassionate, loving, caring and loyal.

That’s right, I’m talking about dogs. I guess we’d never understand the love of puppies. But, if you have a pooch, chances are you love them so much that you’d be ready to do anything for them.

How about organizing a birthday party?

#1. Picking a Day to Celebrate

Picking a Day to Celebrate

Celebrate the start of your dog’s journey with you.

The day your dog popped into the world marks a day of happiness where a furry friend was born who will make you smile even on the gloomiest day and will cheer you up in times of loneliness.

And, there’s no better way to be grateful for that blessing and to thank your companion for his love and support than throwing a birthday party for them on this special date.

But, what if you are the owner of a rescue dog?

The idea is to go with the adoption or “gotcha” date.

#2. Create an Amazing Birthday Theme

Create an Amazing Birthday Theme

Today, dog birthday parties are more trendy and common than ages ago.

But, going above and beyond regular birthday parties ideas is a more unique and fun way to celebrate your dog’s one more trip around the sun.

Plus, organizing a party theme can also help you establish grounds for decorations.

Here are some must-try ideas:

  • Want to include an overload of cuteness in the party? Opt for a dress-up party theme, with dogs showing up in pretty little costumes.

If deep down, you’ve always wanted to dress up your Pomeranian as Batman and to sit him in an electric toy car but never had the courage actually to do it, now is the ideal time.

  • Got a pretty adventurous and active type who likes jumping here and there? I bet he would be totally thrilled to play outdoors.

So, here’s your excuse for organizing a nice backyard party-style theme.

  • How about letting creative juice flow?

Imagine a dog birthday party where you’ve got canines dressed up as Mona Lisa, Van Gogh, Frida Kahlo, Bob Ross and Yayoi Kusama.

A replica of a dog dress-up party, focusing more on the artistic side.

  • Why not a pet pamper party, with massage therapies and shampoo sessions?

#3. Choose the Perfect Location

Choose the Perfect Location

Think about both your target guests and the weather condition.

Unless you really despise the look of your house, inviting a pack of canines to clamber through your house and create a mess is a no-no.

I mean, can you even imagine hosting an indoor party having big dogs such as English Mastiff or a Great Dane all over your house?

As the party planner, concentrate your search more on outdoor venues.

I’d say if you have a large and fenced backyard, it might be enough for dogs to play and for their owners to sit and enjoy the party.

You can also consider a dog-friendly park or beach.

And, if you factor in a bad weather element, maybe a local doggie daycare might make a perfect escape plan.

#4. Put Together the Guest List

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When it concerns the guest list, you cannot forget all the four-legged friends that your pooch has played with or has a close and intimate relationship with. But, if your pooch is more of a loner and has no friends (aww…the poor baby), inviting friendly dogs from the neighborhood is recommended.

Oh and please don’t forget to include owners in the guest list. I’m sure you don’t want to end up handling a huge pack of canines by yourself.

#5. Be Ready for the Snack Attack

Be Ready for the Snack Attack

What’s a party without party refreshments, cakes and snacks?

Celebrate your pooch’s special day by incorporating fancy treats and snacks, without forgetting to the birthday cake as the center of the party.

But, that’s where you need to take extra caution. A buffet of delicious treats must be made available only after catering to the needs and considering the food allergies of dogs.

#6. Add a Fun Zone

Add a Fun Zone

There’s no party without some fun activities.

What kind of activities to include to keep the pets entertained?

  • Organize a treasure hunt.
  • Add in hide and seek.
  • How about organizing a puppy talent show?
  • Include Frisbee or some other dog agility games

Licking, jumping, cuddling and tail wagging are some ways our dogs express their love for us. But, when’s the last time you reciprocate that feeling?











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