Puppy Dog Party Ideas
Does your child have a bad case of puppy love? Then throw him or her a tail-wagging birthday party with our Puppy Dog Party Ideas! We've provided some decorating suggestions and food, game, and activity ideas to fit any dog-related party theme. Get your creative juices flowing and have a canine good time!
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What Do I Need For the Party?
In addition to basic Puppy party supplies, like plates, cups, napkins and decorations, you may want to consider purchasing, borrowing or renting the following items for your dog party:
- Dog beds
- Dog houses
- Stuffed animal dogs
- Clean, new dog toys
- Photographs of puppies to hand around the room
- A real well-behaved dog
- A dog movie such as Benji (rated G), Air Bud (rated PG), Bolt (rated PG), 101 Dalmatians (rated G), Lady and the Tramp (rated G), or Scooby-Doo: The Mystery Begins (rated PG)
- A Dog Shaped Pinata (Pictured)
Puppy Dog Party Invitations
Creative invitations can help build excitement before a party. If you have the time to make your own, here are some ideas to get you started:
- Cut a dog bone shape out of white cardstock. Punch a hole in the top and attach a metal key ring. Write the party details on one side of the "dog tag" and mail to your guests.
- Fold a sheet of paper in half to create a card-style invitation. Draw a large paw print on the front. Run a glue stick within the lines of the paw and toes and sprinkle white glitter on top. Write your party details on the inside.
- Attach a card-style invitation to a small squeaky dog toy and hand-deliver your invitations or mail them in padded envelopes.
- Cut the shape of a fire hydrant out of red construction paper and write the party details on one side.
- Use creative wording for the party details, such as:
If you love puppies, you're in for a treat,
We're having a party that's gonna be sweet.
Gavin's birthday event will be dog gone fun,
Your tails will be wagging when the day is done!
Also, check out our personalized dog invitations below. We can print your child's name and all the party details on a background that complements your theme!