Today we were celebrating National Dog Day (U.S.A.) and it reminded me of a dog party we had a couple of years ago and I thought I would do a quick post on it. Of course our internet has been down all day and I cannot upload/download anything – so here is to posting blind so to speak… to get you going you are going to need a couple of dogs. Since this is as close as our kids are getting to pets I will have to have these tail wagging bouncy creatures instead of the real thing.
Now following the outline of se7en steps to a great party on our practical party page lets get going (If you need details on how to do something then follow the link for that particular step):
Step 2: Party Starter: Well every arrival received a set of whiskers.
And we read Go Dog Go… a number of times until everyone had arrived. Some books you can do that!!!
Step 3: Party Games: There are so many party games!
- Give all your dogs bandana tails and set them off on a game of tail tag. I wild game of catching each others tails.
- You can train your puppies to: sit, roll over, heel, lie down… the list is endless and most puppies are very co-operative!
- Or for the less energetic (!) you can open a dog parlor: with brushes and powder and towels and so on… we did this today and it kept my little kids happy for hours!
Step 4: Party Craft:
- We made dog kennels from party boxes – we just cut an opening at one end and painted our kennels with paints and dashed glitter and stickers on them once the paint was dry – super easy!
- Else you could make Go Dog Go hats…
- Or have a browse through all the crafts I listed in our calendar post, just scroll down to National Dog Day (U.S.A.).
Step 5: Party Pinata: Now I remember this was a last minute flung together party (whoever has time for more!!!). So his pinata was of the gift bag variety… a gift bag with dog stickers all over it. Of course you could make a regular pinata and decorate it with a dog face at the end… follow the link to pinata instructions.
We packed our pinata with dog notebooks, post-it-notes, stickers, pencils and whistles… easy enough to find all of those!
Step 6: Party Food:
We served Hot Dogs of course – so easy!
And for the cake a regular sponge cake, green icing with a dog on each one that they could put into their kennels.
Step 7: Treasure Hunt: Was of the mad dash variety… I bought some colorful dog biscuits and once they had filled the dog bowl with biscuits they got their reward… a frisbee of course!
That’s it – quick and easy… Have Fun!