Man’s best friend is no longer considered just a pet: more and more pet owners today consider dogs part of the family. It is therefore not odd at all if you’re thinking of organizing a dog party for your special pooch. Dog parties are not only for birthday parties but can be any special event that takes place in a dog’s life including important milestones such as graduating from puppy classes or obedience school or a new adoption. Puppy parties are also a great way to let puppies meet people for socialization purposes. Ian Dunbar suggests that pups should meet at least 100 people including children, men and strangers during their first months in their new homes. What more convenient way to accomplish that than organizing a fun party? Whichever the occasion, here are some tips to make the party a big success.
The 7 Dogs Party Tips
Whether you just adopted a dog, are organizing a “puppy shower” or your old fellow is turning 10, you want to make it a special event. From invitations to thank you notes, you’ll need to do some work to host a remarkable party.
Choose The Best Cake
Safety Come First
A Few But Good
Make Cleanup Easy
A Thank You Gift
What is a party with no cake? Special cakes can be ordered by a dog bakery that specializes in using only fresh healthy, ingredients with no preservatives or additives. The great plus? Many cakes are good and edible for humans too! If on the other hand you have good baking skills you can prepare yourself great treats and dog friendly cakes using simple ingredients directly from your pantry! Common dog friendly ingredients are: molasses, peanut butter, eggs, honey, shredded carrots, and yogurt.
Whatever you do, safety comes always first! Keep dog treats and human food on separate tables. You do not want your guests to end up eating turkey and liver treats and your dogs eating chocolate delicacies which are potentially toxic to dogs! Also, be wary of streamers, balloons and confetti. Make sure to always supervise dogs as they can easily get in trouble and the last thing you want is a dog who swallows things he shouldn’t.
Think of size. You do not want to over invite because you need to realize how easily out of control a party can get with too many dogs and children running around. Invite a manageable number of guests that fits in your backyard. A few, good friends with friendly dogs that get along with other dogs, is a good way to sort out the crowds.
Keep plenty of plastic bags handy for accident pick up. Where there is food there is poop and sometimes even plenty of it!
This is where you can get the most creative. To keep the party animated there may be good old games for both dogs and guests such as Frisbee, doggy pinata and pin the dog’s tail. You can even organize a dog agility course! Play dog-themed music like “Who let the dogs out,” Puppy Love and “How much is that doggy in the window.” Serve “pupcakes” with peanut butter frosting and bone shaped cookies. To add some humor, you can serve your human guests food in new, clean dog food bowls.
And last but not least, don’t forget to thank your guests and give them a cute “doggy bag” full of treats for when they get home with a nice “thank you for coming” note. Here are some dog clip art ideas. This is a nice way to end the party and your guests will be impressed and look forward to Rover’s next special occasion!