If you’re feeling down, planning the ultimate dog’s birthday party is a surefire mood booster. In fact, just looking at photos of dogs celebrating their birthday will immediately subtract 20 points off your rage-o-meter.
We’ve found everything from pup cakes and decorations to special fancy duds that help your dog enjoy their birthday in style. Let’s get this doggy birthday train of joy started!
1. You gotta have a pupcake
Hit the easy button with a boxed cake mix designed just for dogs, order a Custom dog birthday cake from a ridiculously cute Dog Bakery in your town (or on Etsy) for an Instagram-worthy photo-op, or try your hand baking one of our dog birthday cake recipes. If dog cake doesn’t sound awesome to you, you could try assembling goodie bags of dog treats, dog toys, and a party theme related surprise for your human guests too.
2. Dog approved cake alternatives
If your dog is on a diet or has allergies, why not try an alterna-cake?
You can make a cake-shaped tower of their favorite dog treats glued together with dog-friendly icing, or a tempting pile of their favorite toys. Looking for the easy button? How about a cake-shaped plush dog toy for some zero-calorie fun.
3. Party hats for party dogs
A party theme appropriate birthday hat or bandana is such a cute way to identify the birthday dog while it lasts.
4. Get the whole squad together
If the weather is nice enough, have the party outside! A kiddie pool will keep things cool, but be sure to have plenty of water bowls on hand for all the furry friends
Don’t forget special party invites for your guest list of canine guests.
It’s a paw-ty indeed.
5. That special outfit or accessory
6. Do up the decor
You’re going to want pics, so why not put together a fun setting with cute dog party decorations? Picking a party theme will make it easier to choose party invitations, party games, as well as goodies and accessories for your best friend.
7. Party at the dog park
Or leashed in a dog-friendly space where everyone can play.
Get some number balloons to mark the occasion!
8. The dog theme can be subtle
Choose a color palette and go to town. It doesn’t have to be dog/paw-themed. It is possible to have a classy dog birthday party.
Bake your own bone-shaped treats with these dog-themed baking molds and you get a gold dog parent star.
9. The not-so-subtle theme approach
Scooby Doo? Don’t mind if you do.
If this party looks like it’s either themed “cool dogs” or some kind of 21 run, then bring on the Bowser beer!
10. Get your dog a present or 500
Use a biodegradable confetti option for guilt-free fun.
12. Take it very, very seriously
As seriously as this dog is taking his birthday.
You can pick up a few custom garland kits here.
Happy birthday to all the dogs out there! Feel free to celebrate seven times a year. You deserve it.
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