Celebrate Your Dog’s Birthday The Right Way
Let’s face it; dogs are loyal, trusting, and they fill our lives with so much joy! It’s no wonder they’re referred to as man’s best friend and considered a part of the family. If you celebrate the birthdays of your other family members, why not do the same for the four-legged furry one?
Celebrating your pup’s birthday is not only fun for the dog. The planning and decorating is a fun way for all members of the family to bond and have a good time together. If you’ve never thrown your furry baby a birthday party before, or if you’re just looking for new ideas, then this article is for you.
How Do I Celebrate My Dog’s Birthday?
You’ve planned birthday parties for friends and families a thousand times; planning one for your canine should be a walk in the park.
The first step to throwing a party for your furry friend is to decorate. There’s no need to break the bank for this. Balloons and streamers are still appropriate — except this time use doggy-themed decorations.
You can even create DIY decorations by making banners shaped like a dog bowl or bone with construction paper. Make colorful confetti to place on the table, and make dog birthday hats. Feel free to be as creative as you’d like when making decor.
However, if you are not so handy at DIYs, you can simply buy doggy-themed banners online or at the party store.
Choose the best present
We don’t have to wait for birthdays to spoil our canines. But on their birthdays, we can definitely go all out to make the day special for the birthday pup.
You can spice up your dog’s birthday by taking your furry friends shopping and letting them pick out presents themselves. Or you can buy toys that you think your dog would absolutely enjoy and surprise them with it on their special day.
Have your dog’s portrait taken
Wouldn’t it be great to have pictures to remember your furry baby’s special day? You can book a session with a photographer to come have your dog’s birthday portrait taken.
Frame the picture, and it can hang on the walls right beside the photos of other family members. What better way to say that your pup is part of the family than that?
You can even go all out by printing your pup’s adorable face on custom t-shirts, note cards, and mugs. There’s really no limit to the preparations you can make for your dog’s special day.
Invite your dog’s best buds
How can you have a birthday celebration for your dog without its gang being present? Put a notice out to other pet parents and have them bring their pets over to the party.
Make it a fun-filled day for your canine so that when the party’s over, Fido will have a swell time dreaming about running in the yard, sniffing butts, and having the time of their life.
Dress your pup in a cute outfit
Your dog deserves to have a cute party outfit to make him stand out. You can easily make one yourself by stitching colorful materials into a glamorous outfit for your canine’s special day. Or, find a doggy outfit at the pet store if you’re not the best at sewing.
What’s a paw-ty without food? Let’s not forget the most important food of the day; your dog’s birthday cake! Of course, this won’t be the same type of cake that you make for human birthday parties, but some cakes are both canine and human-friendly.
These dog birthday cakes could be made with whole-wheat flour, baking soda, eggs, and other dog-safe veggies with fruit toppings.
You can also decide to provide other dog-safe snacks for your furry guests. Or you can make molded treats out of peanut butter with a dog treat baking mold. You have a lot of options! Make your dog’s favorite food and snacks available. Be sure to put out a lot of water, the pups are going to need it after partying together!
Be on alert!
No matter how close or friendly dogs are, they are bound to have a little snaffle, especially over food or toys. Be sure to keep an eye on the dogs while they are playing together to avoid any aggression.