Sunday, December 5, 2010

Puppy Party

Happy 4th Birthday to Hope! Over the past year, Hope has had a certain obsession with puppies. We brought several with us on our trip to Michigan this summer and she tormented her cousins with Hide-and-Seek puppies. I think she has at least ten, all with their own names. So, our puppy theme was perfect. We started with adorable invites for an Adopt-a-Puppy party. Special credit goes to Designing and Motherhood blog for posting this cute idea that I used.

We got puppies from Oriental Trading and each child picked their own puppy to adopt. We even made little puppy carriers for each one.

When each child arrived, they filled out a certificate with their new puppy's name, fur color, eye color, etc, and swore before a witness that they would love and take care of their puppy as its new owner (adapted from a Cabbage Patch Doll certificate).

We had a vet check station, where puppies could receive their shots and make sure they were healthy.
We had a "Make a Collar" station where each child made a jeweled collar and groomed their doggy.
We had a snack station, where guests could enjoy "Kibbles and Bits" with their puppies. We used small cat food bowls for them to serve their snacks in.
A family friend helped make these absolutely adorable puppy cupcakes. She gets extra credit for making such a great variety of different puppies.
We had a station where guests could pose for a photo op with their puppy.
In addition to taking their puppy home, we had favors for each guest including candy dog bones, a puppy ball, puppy puzzle, and a mini flashlight for walking your doggy.
I had such a fun time planning this party, and Hope had a great time too.

4 comments:

Lizabeta said...

Soooo freaking creative! You need your own show or business...

Vicki said...

Wow Angela! What a fun party. We need you guys to move closer to us so you can help with my kiddos' parties... and we wouldn't mind having you and ANdrew around even without the parties.

Kim @ Party Frosting! said...

very cute! I love the adoption center!

hugs! Kim @ Party Frosting!

stevenjared0853 said...

Recently I threw a puppy theme party for my nephew at one of New York venues. Invited all his friends there and had this similar adoption certificate idea. The kids were busy in naming their adopted puppies. I was very happy to see my efforts doing great.