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The Ultimate Dog Birthday Party Guide

Throwing your dog a birthday party is exciting and just like a child’s party requires some careful planning and organisation for the perfect day.

If you want to throw a birthday party for your dog but you don’t know when their special day is you can celebrate on the date when they arrived to their new home which some people call “gotcha day”. There is always a great reason to throw a party!

Things To Consider Before Your Dogs Birthday Party

One of the most important things to consider is the location. Are you holding it at your house, a friends house or even down the local park? Be sure to check the weather and if you’re hosting outside, always have a plan for if the weather takes a turn for the worst. On the other hand if the weathers going to be a scorcher then you need to make sure enough shade is provided to keep everyone and every pup cool and protected.

Whether you are holding a big or small birthday party for your pup you will need to take into account how many guests there will be so you can buy the correct amount of goodies plus a few extra to be on the safe side.

If you are providing all the nibbles and treats, it’s always a good idea to check if any guests (both two and four legged friends) have allergies or intolerances etc. There are so many great alternatives if you do have these requests and it might be a good idea to keep the allergen food separate in a different coloured plate or bowl so everyone is aware. You could also clearly label each tray of goodies so your guests know exactly what it is.

The most exciting part of planning your dogs birthday party is deciding what theme you are going to have. A beach theme, fancy dress, there are so many great themes you can choose from.

Are you going to set up any activities and games for the pups and humans? Maybe a mini agility course or setting up a pool and using water toys would be a great idea to keep your furry friends entertained.

You could create a small area for those who want a bit of peace and quiet from the party. A few blankets, toys and chairs away from the mayhem would be great for those introverted pups.

Birthday Party Invitations

Whether you love to do things digital or you’re an old school soul who loves to write invites then make sure you have everyone on your list and let them know the exact date, time and location of your dogs birthday party.

All-Ways Design Pack of 20 Glossy Purple Puppy Birthday...
  • Pack of 20 Premium Birthday Party invitations, 148mm x 105mm
  • White v-flap envelopes are included, high quality 100gsm
  • Glossy surface on the front (suitable for any pen)
  • matt on the reverse
Dogs Glossy Pug Birthday Party Invitations Cards with...
  • Pack of 10 Premium Party invitations, 148mm x 105mm
  • White v-flap envelopes are included, high quality 100gsm
  • Glossy surface on the front (suitable for any pen)
  • matt on the reverse

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Dog Birthday Party Decor

Party decor is one of the most important parts that will truly make your dogs birthday party special. Choose from a variety of themes and set the party mood with a variety of balloons, banners and decor.

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Haokaini Lets PAWTY Decor for Dog Cat, 23Pcs/Set Party...
  • ❀ Pet Party Decor: Prepare for the best party ever with this stylish party decor kit for your pets' upcoming Birthday.
  • ❀ High Quality Party Balloons: The paw print balloons and confetti balloons are made from premium natural latex, thick and strong, not easy to...
  • ❀ Reusable Foil Balloons: "LETS PAWTY" foil balloons have shiny metallic luster, are reusable, easy to inflate with air and stick on wall.
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Party Decor Paw Print Black and White Themed Bunting...
  • Make your party unforgettable with this perfect decoration
  • Paw Print Black and White Theme bunting
  • Great for indoor and outdoor parties
  • This set contains 15 triangles and 10m of ribbon
Duufin 50 Pcs Dog Theme Party Decoration Set Dog...
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  • Vivid printing - the dog birthday banner is made of hard card and printed with vivid and colourfast patterns, sturdy and reusable, non-toxic and...
  • Dog birthday balloons: the balloons are designed in solid white colour with dog paws prints, which was made by pure natural latex, 10% thicker than...
  • Dog face banner: everyone will enjoy the party or baby shower with these cute dog parrents decoration, which will bring so many fun and happiness to...
Blulu 20 Pieces Puppy Dog Paw Print Treat Bags with...
  • Package includes: 20 pieces paw patrol party goodie bags with paper twist handles, design with pet paw print, great for you to complete a pet party...
  • Material and sizes: these paw print goodie bags are made of good quality thick white kraft paper, each size is 16 x 8 x 22 cm/ 6.3 x 3.1 x 8.6 inches
  • Paw print design: these paper bags are designed with paw print patterns, which can add pet party atmosphere, catch both children and adults attention,...
  • Easy to use: ready to use for party favors, don't need any other tools, suitable for paper gift bags, party favors, it's well made and the flat solid...
Blulu Pet Paw Print Cone Cellophane Bags Heat Sealable...
  • Package includes: 100 pieces double side cellophane bags with 100 pieces silver twist ties, enough amount for you to complete a PET party candy...
  • Material and sizes: these clear bags are made of opp, each size is 27.5 x 12.5 cm/ 10.8 x 5 inch, convenient to put in or take out candies, easy for...
  • Design: these cellophane bags are designed with paw print patterns, which can add pet party atmosphere, catch both children and adults attention,...
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Doggy Birthday Cake

You can either choose to make your own doggy birthday cake or if you are short for time there are a variety of awesome personalised dog birthday cakes to choose from.

Barking Bakery Dog Cupcake Iced Woofin - Doggy Carob...
  • Low calorie treat
  • Only 98 calories
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Bubba Rose Birthday Cake for Dogs
  • 100% natural, no artificial additives
  • No sugar, salt and chocolate.
  • With organic oatmeal, honey and peanut oil.
  • Includes one candle

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The Birthday Pup Outfit

If your pup likes to be the centre of attention then they might enjoy to wear a special outfit or something as simple as a birthday hat so that everyone knows where the birthday boy/girl is.

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  • 【Size】Triangle Scarf: 26.8” x 18.9” x 18.9”, fit for neck size about 11~ 22 inches. Hat: about 4.7" in diameter of the bottom, and 7”...
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  • 【Package Includes】1 PCS Dog Birthday Bandana . The bandana are printed “Happy Birthday Boy” Word, make your pet look more attractive and stand...
  • 【Easy to Apply】The hat requires assembly. The hat is paper material, please carefully connect it gently when assembling to AVOID RIPPED. The scarf...
VAMEI Dog Birthday Bandana Pet Bibs Plaid Reversible...
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  • EAST TO WASH AND FOLD : These bandanas are washable, when they are dirty, allow put them into the machine to clean. Double face have the same designs,...
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Entertaining Your Guests

A variety of toys will be sure to keep your four legged guests entertained. Fun games such as an obstacle course would make for great competitions and a pool is a great way for the pups to cool off after all of the playing.

Agility Small Dog Hurdle
  • Soft foam construction, easy assembly, safe for training.
  • Designed specifically for small and medium sized dogs.
  • Can be used both indoors and outdoors.
  • Complete with clear carry bag for carrying and storage.
PawHut Dog Agility Equipment Play Run Jump Kit Indoor...
  • High quality and lightweight material
  • The height of the crossbar can be adjusted by the holes on the conical barrel
  • Build and reinforce a strong relationship between you and your pets
  • Train pet's sense of balance; Teach pet to follow the orders correctly
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PAWISE Pet Dogs Outdoor Games Agility Exercise Training...
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PawHut 1.8m Wooden Pet Seesaw Activity Sport Dog...
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COOLGUY Paddling Pool for Dog,Sturdy Foldable Dog...
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  • Multi-purpose: This collapsible swimming pool not only can be used for your pet's paddling pool, bathtub( Imaging you and your dog playing water...
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There are so many different ideas to choose from to create the most perfect birthday party for your pup.

To ensure the best day possible make sure that your guests are well fed and watered and there is a quiet zone for those who like to take time out to chill. 

Games will ensure that your guests have fun and you can’t forget the endless supply of nibbles for both humans and dogs.

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