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Aybra’s Puppy Dog Birthday Party (w/ Free Printables)

Puppy Dog Birthday Party

Aybra’s 7th birthday party happened this weekend. She chose a puppy dog birthday party theme. I had fun making the decorations and wanted to share them with you! I will have links to download all the printables at the end of this post.

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She specifically requested Dalmation, but after searching pinterest for ideas, they all seemed geared towards boys, so I went with a black and white color scheme and I chose to keep it simple. I planned the menu with a little more help from pinterest, then made the labels. I made sure to print a few extra blank ones too incase we added anything else. They came in handy as name tags for her presents.

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I tend to go overboard with the food on parties. This time, I bought less than I normally do, and still ended up with plenty of leftovers. I found some dog bowls at the local Dollar Tree and used those to display food. They were quite small, so I had to fill them up a few times, but it worked out well.

Our Menu:
Fetch Sticks (Pretzels)
Raw Hides (Twizzlers)
Bone-Wiches (Sandwiches)
Paw-sta (Pasta)
Pup corn (Cheese balls)
Puppy Treats (Potato Sticks)
Toilet Water (Blue Punch)

Losh thought it was hilarious that we were serving Toilet Water.

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Aybra asked for her Pa’s cake: chocolate with pink icing. On the cake table I used a white table cloth and printed out some paw prints in random sizes. I also had an extra piece of tissue paper that had paw prints, two ceramic dogs, and our traditional birthday center piece.

For presents she asked for a few specific things (stuffed German Shepard puppy, rocket, and a scooter). She ended up with 2 German Shepard stuffed animals, everything on her list, plus some clothes and other awesome presents.

At the end of the party, we sent each guest home with a Doggy Bag. I used a basic puppy chow recipe to fill the bags. While the ones shown here are customized with her name, the ones for download below just have “Thanks for coming to my pasty”. I also found some wrist bands at our local teacher supply store that had paw prints on them. Simple, but effective. I wanted to steer away from the cheap toys that fall apart quickly. This seemed to work out well as a replacement.

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I shared a sneak peak at the food on my Facebook page and everybody seemed to love it. I say it was a success :)

Next up is Losh.. He has chosen another Christmas Theme.

Puppy Dog Birthday Party Theme Printables:

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Food labels contain more than what is shown in the following image:
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Happy Birthday Banner:


Do your kids have themed birthday parties?