Your dog has celebrations too. From the time you first got your beloved puppy to pee outside instead of on the carpet was a cause to celebrate, but now you want to do something bigger for your dog’s birthday. Even if you don’t know your dog’s actual birthday you can still find a date on the calendar that corresponds to the day you brought your dog home from the shelter or the day you first met. To go along with your dog’s big day, here are some ideas for having a birthday party for your dog.
Many factors will need to be considered when you plan a birthday party for your dog. How many dogs will be there? Can you have the party at an open park or a field or in a confined space like a backyard? Will the dogs be able to be around each other comfortably?
Dogs are social animals and love being around each other but if you have a mean dog in the bunch the party may not be a good idea. Make sure you know the owners well enough to have their dogs over for a party that can last an hour or two. It is also polite to ask if any of the dogs will have any dietary restrictions on the food you will be serving.
Clearly you will want to have food for your dog, your dog’s guests, and the two legged hairless apes that will be attending the party as well. As turnabout is fair play you should probably feed the Canines human-looking food and then serve dog-looking food to the owners. Make sure you have plenty of water for the dogs to drink throughout the party.
There are several ways to accomplish this. Get some wet dog food and mix in some dog treats of all varieties. The trick is to add flour to the wet dog food to make it thick enough to stick dog treats in it. Find a canned dog food that is mostly mush without much chunk to it and then add flour to for a thicker paste. One or two eight ounce cans should be a enough. Make the cake into the mold of whatever shape you want it to be a cupcake, dog treat shape itself, or a regular human cake.
To feed the humans you will need to make cookies in the shape of dog treats. Any cookie dough recipe will do as long as you get something akin to some of these dog treat cookie cutters you can find on The Cookie Cutter Shop website or at your local craft store.
Whether your party is just for your human family with your dog as the centerpiece or if you invite ten of your pooch’s closest four legged friends, no party is complete without activities that get everyone involved. Wear matching birthday party hats and make sure to take lots of pictures throughout the day.
One activity to have is the best owner-dog lookalike contest. Take digital photos or just have a panel of judges who can determine who has the best dog to owner resemblance. If you have active dogs you can even have a race for the fastest dog that can run to their owner across a distance. You will want to make sure the dogs in attendance are well-behaved for this activity.