We anticipate our birthday for the whole year, don’t we? I mean who doesn’t love one day of the year that is entirely dedicated to them. Celebrating it with your family and friends is what makes it so special. And when it’s your dog’s birthday, it is just as special.
There can’t be a birthday without a party! Throwing your dog a birthday party sounds very enthralling and fun. I mean a room full of dogs in party hats, what more do I need in my life? But going on your track record, you may just mess it up. Don’t worry! I am here to help you host the party of a lifetime for you and your dog.
Guests And Invitations
A party is not a party without your family and friends. Invite your dog’s pals, your own family, and the neighborhood. Besides sending them invites, you can also post flyers at your dog’s obedience class and daycare center. Also, if you want to provide any additional information, you can make a note in the invite like for small dogs only. Also, try and keep a balance between your human and canine guests so that there is adequate supervision.
Choose a Venue
It is best to have the party outdoors. You know why? It is better to spare yourself from cleaning all the mess indoors. Although every owner should be responsible for cleaning up after their pet, it is better to spare yourself from all the trouble. If not your backyard, find a pet-friendly environment where your dog and its guests can play and have a good time. A dog park could be an excellent place to throw your dog’s birthday bash.
Choosing a theme is probably the best part of planning the party. Whether it’s your first dog party, or you organize it every year, preparing for a theme is always fun. I suggest you go for something that suits your dog’s personality. Basically, anything that can be a theme of a human birthday party can essentially be chosen as a theme for your dog’s birthday party. You can decorate the venue accordingly.
Go creative into decorating your pup’s birthday party. You can do a lot here. If there are trees around, you can hang some portraits of your dog. I know you might be thinking, what’s the use of decorating, your dog is going to have fun either way. But it is the ambiance that you create which inspires a party. So, go berserk with it or keep it casual.
Food & Beverages
I just can’t imagine a birthday party without a birthday cake. You won’t have to because your dog sure will be having a cake at this birthday party. Here is a simple dog cake recipe that you might enjoy.
Things you require:
1½ pounds of ground turkey
½ tsp garlic powder
½ cup rolled oats
Mix all of them together and put it in an ungreased loaf pan. Bake it at 350 F for about 60 minutes and remove it from the oven. Then refrigerate the cake and put the icing on it once cooled. You can stick the cake with some baby carrots instead of candles for your dog.
Also, make sure that your guests have bowls full of water, especially if it’s summertime. They have a lot of energy to spend so make sure they are kept hydrated. You can also feed them with appetizers like sliced apples, chopped carrots, and its favorite treats.
Make this party fun with some creative games and activities for your dog and its guests to enjoy. You can scatter tennis balls and toys in the yard and let them go frenzy over it. Also, you can organize games for the dog owners to participate in as well. Being a host, you should ensure that everyone is having a good time. A dog may sometimes start bullying others, make sure you keep the situation at bay.
Don’t Forget This
Get some poop bags for your dog and its buddies. With all the excitement and energies, expect dogs to relieve themselves. And you don’t want to end up stepping on something not so great accidentally. And they also come in several festive colors, by that I mean the bag not the poop.
Don’t forget doggy favors. Time to say goodbye. Perhaps your friends may like a recipe or probably a tennis ball for the road. Make a beautiful goody bag with some treats, and your guests would love your attention to detail. Having a dog in your life changes everything. It gives you a new perspective on life. They are even proved to be helpful in the treatment of several mental health conditions like stress, depression, and PTSD. If you have an emotional support animal, it is time you do something for it. An evening of fun and laughter is the least it deserves. I wish your dog a very happy birthday. I hope it has a rocking birthday bash.