Whoever coined the saying “dogs are man’s best friend” was spot on. Whether they’re lounging with you, showing you some love, or just acting as a shoulder for you to cry on, you’re fur baby has put in some serious working hours as your companion. No matter what’s going on in your life, you know that your pup will always be waiting for you to get home to shower you in love. Since their days are spent trying to make us happy, it’s important that we go out of our way to show them how much we appreciate them. One of the best ways to show your fur babies how much they mean to you is to throw them the best doggie birthday party. Celebrating your pup’s birthday is the perfect excuse to bring together your human and canine pals – so do it in style with these five tips.
Pick the perfect pet-friendly venue.
You don’t need to have a huge backyard to throw your pup a huge birthday party. There are numerous locations you can host a doggy party like a local pet-friendly restaurant, a friend’s property, a dog-friendly park, or a dog-friendly beach. Just make sure to confirm that the location allows dogs and, if so, you’re good to go!
Make a birthday cake that your pup will love.
We’ve all thought about making our fur babies a cake that they will love. Thankfully, there are thousands of recipes for these doggy cakes out there. These DIY recipes use nutritious and safe ingredients like coconut oil, peanut butter, and banana, so even humans can enjoy!
Stock up on supplies.
Aside from the cake, your pup’s favorite part of the party is going to be all the goodies. When it comes to supplies for your dog birthday, let your imagination run wild! We recommend stocking up on these to have the best party for your pup:
- Poop bags (a must have)
- Your dog’s favorite bone
- Flavorful doggie biscuits
- Frozen dog treats
- Bottled water
- Squeaky toys
- Tennis balls
- Tug-of-war toys
Create the ultimate doggy goody bag.
End your dog’s birthday party in style by sending everyone home with a goody bag filled with treats, toys, and mementos. Here’s what you need to build the perfect doggy goody bag for all your guests:
- IncrediBubbles – unique, flavored bubbles safe for animals and humans
- Personalized bandana – DIY cute doggy bandanas for your each of your guests
- Party memento – buy an Instax Mini to snap some pics of the big day and then slip one into each goodie bag before you hand them out
- Colored poop bags
- Some cute toys from the dollar store
Plan for some after-party relaxation time.
Dogs spend 50% of their day sleeping and 30% lying down, so they’re accustomed to relaxing. During the party, your pup will be the center of attention and won’t get much time to rest, so by the end of the day they’ll likely be ready for some serious chill time. Grab your pup’s favorite blanket and a new doggy bed to top off this fun-filled day with a nice, relaxing night in.
Pet owners know that the love of a fur baby is unconditional and never-ending. Since our dogs work so hard to give us their love and attention, it’s important that we show them our appreciation from time to time. Having a party to celebrate your pup’s birthday is the perfect way to show them how much they mean to you – and have fun while doing it. To plan a perfect dog birthday party that will bring joy to both you and your pup, make sure to use these five dog party planning tips.