Back in May my oldest turned six. She is my animal lover, all things horses, kitties and puppies! She wanted a puppy party and loves pink so it started out as a pink poodle party but morphed into a puppy party after we found these darling TY puppies at Hobby Lobby.
This is Alexandra. She is a very curious child, always thinking deeper than I would expect. She is always asking thought provoking questions. For example, today she asked me what was more "importanter" a dog or a jewelry box, a horse or a car? Well, I told her, it depends on the person. Get what i mean? I love her so much, she learned how to whistle 6 months ago and now she whistles ALL. THE. TIME. At night I have to tell her that she's met her whistling quota for the day. She is such a great helper and a pretty obedient child (less since she turned 6). Oh and she is completely boy crazy!!! Yikers.
Her birthday party was a complete hit with her friends. To decorate the table I used the same idea for the place settings as I did for Sam's Mermaid party, layering with paper and doilies.
The girls were SO excited when they showed up and found a puppy at the table that they got to adopt.
This is Samantha, she is so in love and look, they have the same eyes! After they adopted their puppy they gave them a name and made a dog tag.
Puppy vitamins. Another fun idea. I am totally into making things exciting for kids parties but I also love quick and easy! I'm not that great on the computer and I didn't have time to figure it out so I just wrote all the tags by hand and added some embellishments to make it look pretty. Lame, I know. But they didn't care so neither should I. Speaking of easy, for an activity I gave them all sparkly bouncy balls to take their new pets to the "park" aka my family room and play. They could have played the rest of the party, running around acting like dogs themselves - it was perfect!
Cocoa Puffs. Brilliant I know, but it wasn't my idea. I got the entire party idea from this cute blog.
I used candy molds from Hobby Lobby to make the paws. A simple way to carry the theme out in the cake/cupcakes. I'm all about simple these days, refer to here.
In fact, I used a birthday garland I made two years ago for her pony party and the black, white and pink fabric garland hangs in her room as decor. I love re-using stuff like that.
I had to tweak the wording from the invitation that inspired me to rhyme with Alex's age. I think they turned out really cute and they were so easy to design in Word and stick these cute stickers on them that my daughter had picked out at the store. All in all I think I planned some great details for the party but didn't feel overwhelmed putting it all together!
Here's to making parties fun and easy!