Pet Shop Best in Show
Turn your child's party into a full-fledged Pet Show, or simply choose an activity below to add to your party plan. Either way, you'll need to ask each guest to bring their favorite stuffed animal to the party. Then, set up different activity stations around the party space, and let the children rotate to each one with their stuffed animals. Some fun choices include:
- Pet Collar Shop - Let the children make pet collars for their stuffed animals using pre-cut strips of ribbon. If you wish, have circles of construction paper ready with a hole punched near the top of each. Your guests can write their pet's name on a paper circle, and string it onto the ribbon collar.
- Pet Vet - Let each child give their pet a check-up using a toy doctor kit. Bring out your bathroom scale so they can weigh their pet, too!
- Pet Grooming Shop - Let your guests pretend to bathe and groom their stuffed animals. Set out some empty baby shampoo bottles, a doll bathtub or plastic bowl, and a small washcloth (no water, just pretend!). Next they can use a small hairbrush or comb to groom their pets. You may want to set out small hair bows and clips for your guests to put in their pet's hair or tail.
- Pet Shop Show - After your guests have gone to all the activity stations, let them take turns going to the front of the group. Have each child show their stuffed pet to the group, tell their pet's name, when they got it, and anything special about their pet they wish to share.