Sunday, June 29, 2008

dog days of summer

The hottest and muggiest part of the summer season is almost upon us! It's a perfect time of year to throw a dog days of summer party. A couple of years ago, I threw one for my yellow and black labs' birthdays. Really, it was just a good excuse for a party, but it was fun to make bone-shaped cookies, have their 'friends' over, and take some cute pictures of them.

Webster defines 'dog days' as:
1) the period between early July and early September when the hot sultry weather of summer usually occurs in the northern hemisphere
2) a period of stagnation or inactivity

What a perfect time of year to jazz things up and have some friends over! 

This year, my dear friend Amy is throwing a dog days of summer birthday party for her soon-to-be 1-year old, Jack. She is busy getting ready for this August event, and looking for some inspiration. I plan on dedicating this week, or at least part of it, to Jack's big day. Feel free to throw in your ideas as well! (And to my reader throwing a 'flea' birthday party...you must send in pictures soon).

For the story behind how 'dog days' came about, go to http://wilstar.com/dogdays.htm
I love finding out the meaning behind names, but if you're not interested, I won't bore you on this blog. More to come tomorrow...

Dog toy from Three Potato Four.

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