If there’s one thing we know for certain it’s that every dog deserves to have the best birthday party ever. Every year. For their whole life. So let’s take a look at how we, as dog parents, can do that for our fur babies.
Think About the Guest List
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Yes, seriously. Invite your dog’s best friends over whether they’re four-legged friends from the dog park or their favorite mailman, whoever your dog considers a friend (probably everyone they’ve ever met, ever) should get an invite to the party of the century. Okay, maybe a little dramatic but you get it. And hey, maybe your dog doesn’t have a ton of friends, that’s okay! Something tells us they’ll be just as happy to spend the day with you.
Find a Venue
Do you have a nice, big backyard where all your furry little guests can run free? If not, look into your local dog park and/or a local doggy daycare; even if these places can’t provide space for you, they may know of a place that could work. The number one thing we don’t suggest? Letting the entire guestlist in your home. Even the most well-trained fur baby may be tempted to lift a leg in a new environment.
Your dog simply has to have a birthday outfit whether it’s a dress, a little suit, even just a silly little party hat. You can thank us when you see the photos.
One Word: Cake
We promise you a doggy birthday cake or some doggy birthday treats will be the STAR of the show. You can make your dog a cake with just a few simple ingredients (make sure it’s a dog-friendly cake!) or you can nab some birthday treats at your local pet store.
What’s a Party Without a Game or Two?
There are a ton of games that can be played at a dog’s birthday party! You can have a ‘best trick’ contest, a ‘see who can catch the most hotdog pieces in three minutes contest’, even a costume contest! If these kinds of games don’t sound like something your dog would want to do, you can do something a little more self-lead such as an obstacle course or swimming pools.
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You can’t let your guests leave empty-handed now, can you? Show your guests how much you appreciate them by sending them home with a “doggie bag” of sorts complete with a tug toy, chew toy, squeak toy, and/or a little snack.