This year, Lou wanted to have a puppy party. Not just any puppy party, but a party with actual puppies. Luckily, our friends at A Forever Home were willing and able to help us out with this lovable little bunch.
Adorable, right? These four were hard to resist, but at the risk of becoming a crazy dog lady, I had to stick to my guns. The girls worked me- but I stayed strong. Of course, I would take them all if I could, but I think two dogs is the limit for our family.
This party was all about puppy love. I ordered custom printables from Itsy Belle. Christy was great to work with- she even custom designed everything to include our girls, Bailey and Lola!See Lola on the left and Bail on the right- she even has a grey beard just like our old girl! I was so proud of Anna who wanted to ask for donations for the puppies in lieu of gifts. Luckily, it was a nice day, so we were able to use the backyard. The LOVE sign was a last-minute addition, I thought it was perfect!
The giant flowers are from Paper Source, and I found the puppies here. We used the 8 x 10 polka dot printable from Itsy Belle to make the party hats and topped them off with these flowers to match the invitations.
I bought these jars from Target and filled them with tiny treats for the puppies. They were the perfect size for these little nuggets.
Now onto the sweet treats. I worked with Cute Fondant who created these cupcake toppers. Little B & Lola’s everywhere! These tags were included with the printables, I used vanilla icing to coat the milk bottles then coated the rim in sprinkles. Needless to say, they went quickly.The flower garland is from Target.I followed this recipe to make some Puppy Chow- it was a hit!At the end of the party, each of the girls got to “adopt” their own puppy. How cute are these adoption certificates?
Lou picked a King Charles Spaniel, named her “Luna.”Of course, everyone would have rather left the party with one of these puppies. 😉
We scattered pictures of the girls and their furry sisters around- perfect solution for an inexpensive centerpiece! The frames are Ikea Ribba.Lou wanted hot dogs, so we had a hot dog bar. I bought these hot dog bags and fed them through the printer using the template from Itsy Belle.What’s a party without a piñata?The birthday girl had a great day.
In fact so did all of the girls. I am happy to report that all four of these pups have found their forever home, but new animals are brought in daily, Please consider adopting, and make sure to have your pets spayed and neutered. A Forever Home a non-profit organization that helps animals in need. Of course, there are always opportunities to volunteer or donate. Thank you to A Forever Home and all of the rescue organizations out there for saving so many animals that otherwise would have no chance. 🐶❤️
Photos via Afton Photography.