Molly is my wonderful crazy Morky that is turning a year old and of course I have to plan a fun and crazy birthday party for her. She is feisty and totally rules the home, she is my travel buddy when I am on the road and she just loves to cuddle. I created Molly’s DIY Puppy Party for her and her fur-friends.
The first thing I did was see who could come to her party, it’s amazing when you start checking around, just how many friends have puppies or little fur babies. I couldn’t wait to get the invite out for her party.
I use an online service called Evite to create her invitations, it was simple and free, that’s right, save money where you can.
Puppy Party Treats
I contacted my friends over at “Pawsitively Sweet Bakery” for Molly’s cake and treats and the wonderful people over at Kriser’s Pet Supplies donated all of Molly and her guest’s goody bags. I knew that this party could get crazy, so I wanted to keep it simple for all the guests, I created some cute DIY doggy bowls for the yummy treats, and fun and easy to make doggy houses, just in case the pups wanted to have a safe and secure place to stay during the party.
Party Favors For The “Hoomans”
For the human guests, I created doggy ear headbands, so we would all feel like pups at the party. I also created a doggy themed treat tray for the human guests, but made sure to only have doggy safe items on it, just in case.
Doggy Ears Headband
- Headbands (you can buy them in a 5 pack for under $3 at most grocery or department stores)
- Felt in brown, black, and white
- Hot Glue gun
- Card Stock
- First, draw a doggy ear onto the card stock and then cut it out, this is your template.
- Now, trace the doggy ear onto the brown felt and start cutting them out.
- You will need 2 for every headband, and a headband for every guest.
- Next, cut out spots for the ears in the black and white felt.
- Finally, hot glue spots onto the ears and then hot glue the ears onto the headbands.
- Let them cool and hand them out to your guests.
- Card board box (big enough for your dog)
- 2nd card board box, bigger then then first
- Americana outdoor paint
- 1 sheets of poster board (may need more for a bigger dog house)
- Sponge Brush
- Packing tape
- Hot glue gun
- The first thing you will do is a lot of cutting into the cardboard, so be sure you have really good scissors and strong hands.
- Cut 2 side flaps off the top of the cardboard box you are using for the dog house.
- Then cut 2 side flaps off of the larger box, these are for your roof.
- Next, cut a door big enough for your pup to fit through and 2 smaller windows.
- Paint the whole box with the outdoor paint, you may need 2 coats so be sure to let each coat dry for 10 – 20 minutes before you add the second coat.
- For the roof, cut shingles out of the poster board, I made a shingle template and just drew a bunch of shingles and cut them out.
- Hot glue the shingles, overlapping them, onto the larger flaps that you cut off of the larger box.
- After the hot glue has dried, tape the roof together with the packing tape.
- You want it to be in the triangle format before you tape, this way it will hold up better.
- Finally, hot glue the roof to the dog house.
- You can even personalize it for your pup.
- Card stock
- Sharpie marker
- Americana paint
- Sponge brush
- Dog paw print stamp
- I drew the doggy bone free hand onto paper and then copied it onto the card stock so that all the placemats were the same size.
- Next, this is your choice, you can either paint all the place mats ahead of time, or have enough supplies where your guest can have fun and stamp the designs onto he placemats as a fun craft during the party.
Puppy Party Favors
- Plastic doggy bowls
- Americana multi-surface paint (white)
- Americana Paint marker (white)
- Small paint brush
- Doggy bone cookie cutter
- Piece of cardstock
- Cut a template doggy bone by tracing inside the doggy bone onto the piece of cardstock.
- Place the template onto the dog bowl and trace it using the Americana paint marker.
- Next, finish the bone by painting it with the white paint, I had to paint 3 coats, but be sure to let the paint dry completely between coats, about 10 – 20 minutes.
- You could also use another color of paint pen to write each pups name on the painted bone.
Human Doggy Treats
- Doggy bone cookie cutter
- This is an easy treat to do. Cut out meats and cheeses using the doggy bone cookie cutter and place them on a party tray.