Parties for Your Pets
You have a dog that you love so much because he makes you so happy. When his birthday comes along, you can’t help but think: “Hey! Let’s have a Pawty!”
Your pup’s birthday (or as I like to call it, “Barkday”) gives you a perfect excuse to celebrate with your pals and his Pawesome friends!
On board? Let’s plan it! Below are some tips for a successful Pawty.
Location, Location, Location!
Venue is key. Whether in your backyard or in a park, make sure there is ample space for your fur guests to roam freely. You also need space where humans can gather while keeping an eye on their fur kids.
Come. Sit. Play!
When sending out a Pawty invitation, paper or digital, don’t forget to list any special instructions. For example, if the Pawty is in a park, you need to specify where exactly to meet.
Think About Your Guests
Creating a guest list for your pet’s party should be well-thought out! Make sure you know what dogs you are inviting and what their temperaments are like. Make sure you are not including any new, aggressive, or timid dogs to your soiree. Save meetings with those pups for another day when you have more control over the environment. Your Pawty goal is to have fun with no stress!
You can choose to use a Pawty Kit to decorate your complete Pawty or you can make your own décor. Some simple ideas include: make a banner out of cardstock paper featuring your pooch’s name… or make a table runner out of astroturf.
The possibilities are endless!
Let Them Eat Cake
Dogs love treats! But don’t forget to only include items they can eat as part of their Pawty menu. (No chocolate ice cream for Mr. Handsome!) There are many recipes for pupcakes and treats that have simple ingredients that are healthy, fresh, and tasty. (Check out my buddy Clark Beasley’s recipes for home made treats!) You can also go to one of your favorite pet stores and purchase treats too. Don’t forget to ask pawrents in advance if their pups have any specific dietary requests or allergies.
Our fur kids need to be hydrated, don’t let them get thirsty! Build a refreshing H20 station: bring coolers with water or a cool beverage dispenser from your home and lots of bowls. Keep the water flowing!
Keep ’em Busy
Always make sure to have something fun for the doggies during the Pawty: have a good assortment of toys, from balls and rope toys to Frisbees and Kongs. Keep the pups playing!
You know everyone wants the favors, right? Go ahead and have fun with them. Doggie Bags (get it?) can be filled with bandanas, poop bags, and even more treats! Get creative, it’s your pup’s Pawty, make it memorable!
For more, check out my site, Pawty in a Box!