April 27, 2010

Elements of a Puppy party!!!

So I know everyone has been dying to see how the puppy party turned out, right?
Since it's taken so much of my time and energy lately :)

And now I can breathe for a couple of days until finals hit.

So without further ado, here are some glimpses into my little man turning three!

No little puppy can be without a doghouse! Me and my friend Amanda spent an afternoon making this from a cardboard box- super easy and fun! Turned out so much more adorable than I had hoped!

We used chalkboard paint on the 'fido' sign so we could change it up when we wanted.
We had to be creative about a big hole on the side of the box, so we made it into a square and wrote 'treat's all around it. Now he can get delivered yummy dog snacks!

Banner and dog collar wreaths with 3's on them.

Yummy puppy cupcakes- some with pawprints and others with scooby dog bones.

My mom made these yummy chocolate suckers- super easy!

All the food was in some sort of dog bowl and we tried to keep it doggy-related.
Scooby snacks- dog bones
Corn dogs
Candy Dog bones
Orange Cheese Puffs- balls
Pretzel sticks- sticks
Puppy chow

and of course- a puppy cake!
This was all little man was really looking forward to... he just 'needed' cake. :)

We stuck capri sun drinks and water bottles in a big silver tub we had.

I put these in the middle of the tables we set out to eat on- just put doggy related things in them.
I also made some bows out of dog ribbon and attached them around the vases.
I used- tennis balls, sticks from the yard and some leftover bone cookie cutters from the favors.

Speaking of favors... they went from a mess of this:

to this:

I LOVE how these turned out! So cute!
I wrapped the coloring books into a single sheet of newspaper, rolled it up and secured with a piece of jute.
Then I tied a bone cookie cutter from hobby lobby into it and tied a little note to say thanks for coming:

I'm so happy with how it turned out! I think little man had a good time too... his favorite part by far was his puppy cake...

He keeps asking where his birthday is... he doesn't like it being over :)




  1. Super cute party! I love the added touch of the dog collar wreaths. That is so innovative!

  2. HOW cute!!! I love the details...the favors, the food in doggy bowls...

    You did an amazing job!

    :) Laura

  3. So cute! I am glad to see that I'm not the only one who was out of control when it came to a 3 year olds party! Everything turned out amazing! Love Love Love!

  4. How STINKING CUTE! Thanks for joining us for Anything Related!

  5. Love this party- If I were three- I'd wish you were MY mom!
    All the little details are amazing!
    I love the frames that you made a post about (I found you at Dirty Hands, Beautiful Life), but I really love this party idea!!
    Especially the dog bowls and especially the newspapers!
    I am a "party" girl, love them parties and my favorite phrase is, "The more the merrier!", so, I thought this party idea is wonderful!
    Blessings to you as you make your home!

  6. it all turned out adorable! I bet he had a blast at his puppy party!

  7. At first I thought this was a party for your dog, and I was really excited. But I like it for your son just as well!

    Nice to see another young blogger :-)

  8. So cleaver! Our puppy (our new choc. lab) will turn one in December. I think the 'Grands' would love to have a party for her!

  9. Great ideas! I had a similar party when my son turned 9. It was a K-nine party...really worked because his name starts with a K!


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