Sunday, August 26 is National Dog Day. With this celebration just around the corner, what better way to celebrate your pup than with a party? Never hosted a party for a dog before? Don’t worry, we’ve gathered some ideas to make your DIY Dog Party simple. Check out this list of ways to make your dog party the gathering of the year.
Calling All Dogs
The party can’t start until everyone has been invited. If you aren’t up for hand-addressing dozens of envelopes, download the invite below and send them out via email or text to all your dog owner friends.
Don’t forget to decorate the house! Head to your local party store to pick up dog-themed décor or make some decorations yourself. This simple DIY project will bring your balloons to life. Need some help making them? Check out this template.
Play Some Games
Entertaining dogs can be easier than children, especially when you have a couple of fun games dogs and owners will both enjoy, like musical chairs. Set up chairs in a circle and have owners walk around with their pups. When the music stops, see which dog and owner are last to sit. Eliminate pairs until the last two are standing. You can also host a contest to discover the fastest dog; try throwing frisbees or tennis balls and time them!
Treats for Everyone
Party treats aren’t just for humans. Make sure to have a table of dog-friendly snacks for your four-legged guests, too. You can leave bags out to fill with party favors like delicious Vita Bone Artisan Inspired Biscuits. If you really want to wow your friends, try this dog-friendly icing on top.
Set up your own photo booth, grab some digital or polaroid cameras and let your guests have fun. You can make your own dog-themed props, provide costumes for the pets and create a simple backdrop so your guests can remember the fun they had with their dogs. Check out some examples here.
Throwing a dog party for National Dog Day can be simple and doesn’t require much more than a few DIY projects, a couple of supplies and pups. Get ready to celebrate your favorite companion!
Download this invite to send to your friends!