Throwing a birthday party for a dog might seem strange at first. However, if you come to think about it, why not? When you decide to adopt a pet, he or she should become part of your family, and therefore, treated like a family member.
Most dog owners can tell you that nothing can replace the positive energy and the joy they bring into your life. Thinking things from this perspective, how do you show appreciation to your fluffy friend?
Here is a suggestion: a dog birthday party! Do you not know how to organize such an event? Worry no more, as we have also come with a few ideas to help you get started:
Like any planned event, you need to settle on a few aspects:
Naturally, there can be no party without the party people, or, in this case, party dogs. First of all, you should include your dog’s canine friends. In what concerns humans, we suggest you invite friends and family with whom your dog is familiar and on good terms.
Once you have finished putting together the guest list, you can select the best place to have the party. Now, depending on how many dogs will attend, you ought to consider to have it outdoors, especially if we are speaking about larger canines. In case of a limited group of small dogs, it is alright to have the event indoors. However, you need to be ready for outside bathroom breaks.
Your home might be the ideal place for a party, but you can also consider a local park, a dog beach, one of your friends home, who has a more suitable environment for such an event, or a doggy daycare.
Since you are planning a party, you might as well set up a theme. It can be anything from dog yoga to birthday princess, leopard print, or backyard barbeques. We recommend selecting a theme which you feel best matches your dog’s personality, and is also a lot of fun.
If you managed to settle on the guests who are to attend the party, the location and the theme, why not go all the way with getting some decorations? This can be a lot of fun during the entire planning process.
Decorations can turn an ordinary place into something special for a party. And if you go through all the effort of putting an event together, clearly your dog is special to you.
Last, but not least, you cannot have a party without food. Do you have a pitbull? Buy your dog his or her favorite dog food for pitbulls, even if it is not what you usually get on a day to day basis.
You can easily find many types of treats available for dogs. You can either bake or buy a dog birthday cake, or order something from a bakery; some bakeries provide canine-friendly options, so it should not be hard to find something to your dog’s liking. Also, do not forget about doggy snacks and dog popsicles.