Author Partyanimalpet / Category Puppy Birthday / Published: July-19-2019
How to Plan a Perfect Birthday Party for Your Dog
Who doesn’t love a great party? If your pet has a birthday coming up or your mama dog or cat is expecting, why not throw a special event that’s fun for your pet, household, and friends and their pets?! Whether you want to commemorate your cat or dog’s ‘gotcha day’ or their official birthday, you can create a memorable and enjoyable experience for your human, canine, or feline friends alike. Here, we’ll explore how to throw a pet party that promises to be loads of fun for all your guests.
Pets Are Family
The practice of keeping pets predates recorded history. Humans have lived in close proximity to pets since before the development of the first civilizations. When we adopt them and bring them into our homes, of course they become part of our family. People’s love for their pets is genuine and rewarding, so why not plan an event to celebrate your pet? The entire household is sure to enjoy planning and experiencing your special celebration.
Organize a Pet Party
When people host a party, they often celebrate their pet’s adoption date or birthday. Still, you could just as easily throw a pet party to celebrate a pending birth or a pet’s recovery after an injury or illness. Whatever the reason, there’s nothing like a party to add some excitement to your pet’s day and provide an excellent excuse for gathering with friends and family.
Where do you want your party to be at? You can have it at your house, a dog park, or another dog-friendly location. Maybe you want the throw the party in your backyard or go to the beach! Keep in mind, a group of dogs roaming free inside your house will certainly spell disaster for you if you aren't careful. Always make sure you are allowed to be at the location you chose.
1. Your house
Pros: You don't have to worry about whether or not you have permission to throw your dog party there. It is your home, after all! You can serve the food inside.
Cons: If you throw the party inside your house, there is a good chance that your belongings might be destroyed before the party is finished. Your house might not be large enough to hold a group of dogs. Even if you throw the party in your backyard, there still might be limited space.
2. The dog park
Pros: There is lots of space for dogs to play at the dog park. There are often other dogs to play with that are already there.Cons: Decoration will most likely not be permitted.
3. The beachPros: There is plenty of space. The dogs that love water can even go for a short swim.
4. Renting a roomThis option is often the best location for your dog's birthday party. Contact your local doggy day care or boarding facility to see if they will let you rent a room in their facility.
2. Decoration & Party FavorYou might not be able to use any decoration if your location does not allow any. However, if you can, it will make the party all the more fun. You can use items like happy birthday banners, streamers, confetti (be careful when you use confetti that none of the dogs try to eat it) and more! Be creative. You can also use dog-themed paper plates to hold the cake and the other goodies that you can give the dogs.
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3.Food and Snack AreaWhat would a birthday party for dogs be without plenty of treats? Everyone knows that dogs love food. You can make cake or biscuits if you enjoy baking, or you can simply buy some treats from your pet store or, if you have one near you, a local dog bakery. Do you want to hear another food idea? Ice cream! Yeah, you heard me right. There is such a thing as ice cream for dogs. You can pick it up at your local pet store if they sell it. Be sure to find out from pet owners on your guest list if their pets have any special dietary restrictions.
You can have lots of fun creating dog or cat-inspired food, treats, and beverages for your human guests. You can keep meals simple and opt to grill hot dogs and hamburgers. You can also have your party catered or order pizzas. When it comes to dessert, consider serving dog or cat face cookies.
4. Dog Play Area & Toys!No dog party would be complete without toys! You will need lots of toys in order to keep all of the dogs busy and out of trouble. Bring plenty of tennis balls and rope toys. It is also a good idea to bring rope toys.
5. InvitationsOnce you have your guest list, send out invitations and be sure to request that guests RSVP so you have a headcount. You should also mention your plans for the day so that guests know what they’re in for. For instance, if you’re hosting a doggie pool party, pet owners should bring along a towel to dry off their dogs. You can tie your invitations to your party theme. It’s up to you whether you send mailed invites or online invites.
6. You're Done!Congratulations! All your hard work has finally paid off. You have successfully given your dog the best birthday party ever. Share how your party went in the comments below.
Is your child begging you for a dog? If so, check out Five Benefits Children Experience Having a Dog.
I would like to credit our guest Avery Cloutier for this post, the founder of partyanimalpet. He is dedicated to giving dogs a memorable birthday experience! Check on his site: www.partyanimalpet.com; Isabella Caprario,from the porch.com
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