Friday, October 11, 2013

Dog-Themed Birthday Party

Micah requested a dog-themed party for his birthday this year and so we delivered (all on a budget of $20 too).

Since our party guests were all four years old, we decided to start the party right with some simple coloring. When guests arrived, we directed them to a table with dog coloring pages and a box of crayons.  After a bit of coloring we headed over to the next room for some fun doggy games.  With a pile of balls, a dog obstacle course, and some play tunnels, the party goers got all sorts of wiggles out.

This dog party also included a version of pin the tail on the donkey, but instead of tails on donkeys we were trying to get dog bones in the dog's mouth.

Our games didn't end there!  Each of our party guests attended doggy obedience school before having their dog treats.  The kids had a blast eating Cocoa Puffs out of real (new and clean) dog bowls.

After opening presents, we sang to Micah and he blew out his candles on his dog-food cake.  For this cake I used one chocolate cake mix, divided in half and baked in two pans.  One layer of the cake was placed in the bottom of a large dog bowl with wax paper underneath.  The other layer was turned into cake balls and made to look like over-sized dog food.

Each party goer was given an assortment of delicious dog treats for being such good dogs including a sugar cookie dog bone, Scooby Snacks, and chocolate cake balls.

And the guests left with their own bag of dog treats and a ball so they could practice their dog tricks at home!