When SweetPea turned seven (what?!?) we went with a PUPPY PARTY theme. It was definitely a fun party to pull together. As usual, it was all DIY and I tried to keep costs down as much as possible. The concept was that the guests would be able to adopt a puppy and, of course, there were plenty of puppy-related snacks!
|It's time for a PUPPY PARTY!|
Here are the highlights...
I was able to score a dozen dog beanie babies on eBay for about $5 - bargain!! These were used for the adoption center and each guest was allowed to choose one to keep. I designed the sign in Powerpoint and printed on photo paper. The puppies were placed in cute plastic buckets that were left over from Boogey's Rainbow Party (see here).
|Puppy party adoption center|
I found these super cute (free!) adoption certificates over at Chickabug and we filled one out for each guest and placed in a plastic sheet protector for safe keeping.
|Free Puppy Adoption kit from Chickabug|
Then the kids went over to the Puppy Spa where they groomed their puppies and placed a collar on them. The "tub" and brush/comb set were from the Dollar Tree. The "collars" were actually bracelets that I found on amazon (12 for $9). They were a little big for the beanie babies, but worked ok. Some kids actually just wore them as bracelets themselves.
|Puppy Grooming Station|
|Bracelets acted as Dog Collars|
Next they went to the "vet" where they picked up a packet of Puppy vitamins. These were simply fruit snacks that I placed in small plastic containers purchased in a 10-pack from the Dollar Tree. I printed up some small tags on photo paper and taped to the top of each lid.
|Puppy Party Vitamins (Fruit snacks)|
I don't have any photos of the last puppy "station", but I had a bunch of white sandwich bags which the kids could decorate with markers and puppy stickers found in the dollar spot at target.
There was plenty of puppy-themed food. I made the cake myself simply cutting a sheet cake with a hand-made template. And I designed all of the food labels myself in PowerPoint and printed them on Photo Paper. The dog bowls were purchased at the Dollar Tree.
|Puppy Party Milk Bone Cake|
|Puppy Party Dogs in Blankets|
|Puppy Party Go Fetch Sticks (pretzel Sticks)|
|Puppy Party Frisbees (Pizza Bites)|
|Puppy Party PUP-corn|
|Puppy Party Puppy Chow (Cocoa Puffs)|
|Puppy Party Puppy Treats (Scooby Graham Snacks)|
|Puppy Party Water Bowl (Blue Jello)|
|Puppy Party RUFF-age|
All of the kids had a great time! This was a fun party to pull together and I was pleased at how low I was able to keep the costs. Another success! :)