Sunday, May 16, 2010

reader question of the week #2


"I was wondering if you have any ideas for a dog-themed birthday party for girls? My daughter will be turning 2 and is obsessed with dogs, so I wanted to incorporate them into the theme. I could go in any direction on colors, but am still leaning towards pink/purple. Thanks!! -Carrie"

17 comments:

...... said...

What about something with poodles... Like a French themed party? Easy to incorporate lots of girly aspects and super cute! Ooo la la!

Erin said...

I love fluffy white puppies! You could put pink and purple bows on white puppy cupcakes: http://www.host-itnotes.com/2010/03/puppy-cupcakes-pupcakes.html

Give everyone their favors in a "doggy bag."

PaperCourt said...

I went to a dog themed party and they cake was an adorable pink dog bowl filled with cocoa puffs. Here is a similar one...
http://family.go.com/contests/cake-recipes/cakes/dog-bowl-10710/

Kim @ Frost Me! said...

totally agree - do the pink poodle theme! Or do dogs that they can dress up and make sparkly dog collars for as the art project!

hugs! Kim @ http://frostmeblog.blogspot.com
party inspiration

tracy_a said...

For a craft - have them bring a dog stuffed animal - then make fancy collars for them (craft foam and jewel stickers)

Pin the tail on the puppy?

Face painting - give all the kids little black noses :)

They make cookie cutters in dog bone shapes - for favors?

nina healy said...

When I read this question I immediately thought of the book "Fancy Nancy and the Posh Puppy" It goes along with all of the other ideas posted here... French, poodles, pink and sparkly.

Jessica said...

You could make little cookies shaped like dog treats for favors!

Yolanda said...

Here is another link to a dog-themed party that was also held for a girl’s second birthday. It’s simple and cute.

http://blonde-designs.squarespace.com/blonde-designs-blog/2009/9/18/a-dog-party.html

There are many great ideas posted here in the comments, but some of the crafts and games may be more trouble than they’re worth unless most of the guests are older than the birthday girl.

Rein said...

Maybe use Black,White and Lavendar or Pink and White,Black! Dalmations are an easy way to incorperate spots or polka dots into a party theme, more options! Maybe but some 'paw prints' (from paper or something) leading to the doorway? Maybe party hats with felt dog ears attatched! And clip on tails are always a hit!

Bone shaped cookies are cute and maybe have some stuffed animal puppies in a carstock/paper/cardboard dog house with candy inside as a goodie bag! Im sure you can find a house template online and edit it!

Somsel said...

Le Poppy Design on Etsy had a cute puppy party. Here's the link: http://www.etsy.com/listing/24564764/purple-puppy-custom-party-package

Laura Read said...

I'm currently planning a party for my soon to be two-year-old son, so the colors will be different (blue and green). I'm making most of my things for the party. We're going to do mini dog houses out of cereal boxes for each kid. They will be akin to place settings at the table. The kids will eat out of dog bowls instead of normal plates. I'm making large dog houses out of huge boxes. We're putting up posters for Lost Dogs and having a little search to find the missing dogs at the beginning of the party. Then we'll pamper the puppies (a grooming station, making collars, etc). Each kid will receive a "Dog Owner of the Year" certificate and take a picture with their dogs. The kids will each have a party hat for themselves and a mini size one for their dogs.
Hope those ideas help. If your party is after the end of June, check my blog to see the pictures. Otherwise, good luck!

k8theriver said...

oriental trading company has dog hats and headbands.
i think it would be fun to have an agility course.

Christy said...
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Christy said...

My 2 year old loves to climb in and out of things, so Laura's idea about the huge Dog Houses out of boxes (Refridgerator, stoves etc) will probably be a big hit at the party. I had a Mock Sleepover party for my 1st daughter's 2nd birthday & sent up a tent made of sheets. Her and her little friends ran in and out of that for most of the party. The Dog House idea is inexpensive and will provide entertainment, since it can be hard to hold 2 yr olds' attention. I also thought about Dalmations after reading your questions. Black & White decorations are usually easy to find & kids love polka dots. My 2 yr old also loves books, so you could put out 101 dalmation books for them to look at or you to read. I held my daughter's party from 11 to 1 back in May so we read stories at the end to help settle the kids down. It was perfect because nap time followed . Good Luck!

nikki said...

I saw this blog a little while ago and bookmarked it hoping I could do it for one of my daughters birthdays. I LOVE the dog ideas they did!

http://dannyandjess.blogspot.com/2010/02/max-is-3-arf.html

Marleen said...

I made a search/treasure hunt for a dog-themed party with three kind of smells, one for left, one for right and one for keep-on-going.

The route was marked at the junctions with one of the smells in a little can/box.

The party was divided in groups and ach group got the three smells (three cans/boxes) with them, with 'right', 'left' and 'keeponging' written on it.

I used 7-up (citrus), a perfume and vinegar (not too acid, that isn't nice for the nose!).

Two years is very young for this idea, but at 7 / 8 years it will be a hit!

Wish you a lot of success!

Carrie, The Modern Housewife said...

what GREAT ideas! thanks so much! can't wait to start planning!