There’s more to dog birthday parties than just finding a dog-friendly venue. Keep reading for the ultimate guide to throwing a dog birthday party.
There are around 78 million pet dogs in the US.
But, how many of the households are throwing a party for their pooch when a special birthday comes around?
Although your dog may not care that it’s their birthday, you do! So why not celebrate it in style and throw the best dog birthday party your neighborhood has ever seen.
- Find the Paw-fect Location
When celebrating your dog’s birthday, it’s important that you invite all of their friends.
Everyone you’ve met and made friends with at the doggie park should be there. However, hosting so many people and pooches may be a problem.
Firstly, take a look around town for restaurants and cafes that welcome dogs. Perhaps the best place to celebrate for a few hours at the dog park – although this isn’t private.
If you have a large back yard, this is the perfect location. Wherever you choose to have your party, ensure that there is space that pups can roam outside to avoid accidents.
- Send Out Invitations Early
If it’s important to you that lots of people and puppers come to your party, then make sure you send out party invitations in advance.
Try making your own invitations and carrying them around with you. This way, when you see one of your or your pet’s friends in the park, you can invite them on the spot.
People need time to plan for a party. Ask them to RSVP and suggest a dress code too. Perhaps dogs should be wearing bow ties and humans should be wearing collars?
- Buy and Make Your Supplies
If you’re going formal, you should choose a theme for your pet’s party. This could be a Hollywood theme where dogs can walk down the red carpet. Or, it could be a cat theme, in which case you should buy silly cat ears for your pooch’s friends.
If you’re planning a more low-key party, then buying supplies is a little easier. But, make sure you stock up in advance. You’ll need to make sure you have:
- Snacks for all the dogs and people
- Happy Birthday banners to adorn your location
- Lots of toys and dog safe balloons
- Many poop bags!
Of course, no party is complete without a birthday cake. Make sure you look up dog safe recipes or buy your cake from a local baker. You may want to consider buying a cake for the humans at the party too!
- Plan Fun Activities for the Pooches
Your dog will love spending time with its friends. However, you may also want to encourage the dogs to play together.
Try planning fun activities. Perhaps you could set up an obstacle course? Or, why not designate one of your human friends to be ball thrower for the whole party?
You could buy a dog-safe bubble dispenser to adorn the party too. Pups will love chasing the bubbles and will tire themselves out. Their owners will thank you later!
A Dog Birthday Party is the Perfect Time for Pictures
Perhaps the most important thing to remember to bring to this birthday party is a camera. There will be cuteness overload and you’ll want to cherish these memories!
If you’re planning a dog birthday party, share this on social media so that your friends can offer their help for the special day!