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Saturday, October 17, 2015

Puppy Paw-ty

My sweet little girl turned 6 this year and after changing her mind multiple times we FINALLY landed on a puppy party! We started off from doing a Build-A-Bear party, to a Tooth Fairy party, then a teddy bear picnic, and when I was about to loose it she said she wanted a puppy party so I put my foot down and went with that! But can I just tell you I had a blast panning this and loved the way it all turned out. So without further jabber I am pleased to show you pics from Avery's Puppy Paw-ty!
Let's start off with the treats because those are 
always my favorite part!
For the dessert table I made a cute little puppy cake for the centerpiece and then 
added treats themed by all a dog's favorite things. 
I loved the playful and simple look of the cake. If I actually found a dog that looked like this then we probably would have adopted it!
We went with a fun alternative for the backdrop banner, instead of saying the traditional "Happy Birthday" I wanted to play on words and say "Avery's Barkery" since they were all dog themed treats. I absolutely adore the assortment of printables from Marbella Printables we used throughout the party!
Here is a quick review of all the treats we had... but lots of pictures!
Next to the cake we had a bowl of mini bone shaped chocolates.
My amazing friend nailed it again with these 
adorable bone shaped cookies!
For the Beggin' Stips we just wrapped labels around 
Kit Kat candy bars.
These were 3 pieces of Twizzler's Pull 'n' Peel braided
together and knotted at each end.
The Kibbles n Bits was trail mix, and the Puppy Chow was peanut butter & cocoa ball cereal. I had to eat a couple bites myself to convince the kids that the puppy chow wasn't really dog food!
On each side of the cake we had some large jawbreakers I added white lines to look like tennis balls. 
But my absolute favorite treats where these candy kabobs from Sweets Indeed! They were so so so perfect! From the coordinating colors, to the bone and paw print accents, I honestly had a hard time letting the kids take them... I know I am pathetic!
We served beverages out of a cute fire hydrant drink dispenser that I painted pink to match the color scheme, love the way it turned out!
And the straw tags just make me giggle with joy...
Finally on the opposite side of the dessert table we had a bunch of little white doggie bags that the kids could fill up treats to take home.
Here are some of the fun little details from 
the table and place settings...
I made a little chandelier hanging of the table using brown lanterns, blue pom poms, pink honeycomb balls, and finished it off with 
dog bone shaped balloons.
The brown square paper plates where dressed up with a paw print printable on sticker paper in the middle.
wooden fork and a little napkin wrapped with a 
printable wrapper on the sides. 
I bought these bone shaped bottle from Oriental Trading and dressed them up by covering the lid with washi table and a water bottle label around the middle.
I found these mini dog bowls on Ebay for less than $1 each. They were the perfect size to compliment the cupcakes!
For the centerpieces we used printable party circles glued on some skewers and stuck in tall cylinder vases filled with dog bone shaped sprinkles some cute little signs.
I love, love, LOVE these dog bone shaped balloons!
Just a pic of all the extra cupcakes and cute 
varieties of toppers we had!
Now that I covered the little details that I love so much onto the activities that the kids loved so much. When all the friends arrived I painted their little faces with some Halloween makeup and put on a dog collar. Then they ran around the backyard playing in a bounce house we rented with large inflatable balls.
After awhile when the kids were all exhausted they came 
inside for the next activity. 
We had a table set up with some little stuffed dogs and houses.
The kids got to pick up a pet puppy to adopt and 
paint a little house for it.
The houses were actually bird houses from Micheals that my husband cut a larger opening and added a little dog bone cutout from Cut Line Craft.
We found these adorable pups from the dollar store :)
Each kid got an adoption certificate to fill out for their animal.
Here is the birthday girl's dog and house.
Oriental Trading had these adorable little bracelets that were perfect for dog collars. They also got a little box of tennis ball shaped 
gumballs to take home with their puppy. 
Well that pretty much wraps up the details and I hope 
you enjoyed our little Paw-ty!

Vendor Credits:
Party Styling and photographs: Sweeten Your Day
Printable banner, signage, labels, tags, etc: Marbella Printables
Dog bone cookies: Memories by AnnaDawn
Candy Kabobs: Sweets Indeed
Fire hydrant dispenser, dog collar bracelets, dog bone cups, paper lanterns, poms, and honeycomb balls: Oriental Trading
Tennis gumballs: Amazon
Dog bone balloons: K9 Cakery
Mini dog bowls: Ebay
Jumbo jawbreakers: Candy Warehouse

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