How to Throw an Awesome Party for Your Dog

Your pet is the best – you know it, we know it. Maybe you want to throw a party to show him just how happy you are to have him in your life. But how? What should you do?

Pick a Place First

You can’t very well have a party if you have no place to party, right? Before you do anything else, pick a location. It could be at the local dog park (ask for permission, though), the beach (again, check to see if you can do this), or even your own backyard. Make sure wherever you go is safe for everyone, including human guests.

Pick a Theme

Just like you would with any kid’s party, you can come up with a fun theme. You can go with something adventurous (pirates, aliens, astronauts), something unexpected (tropical island-themed party in the middle of winter), or something dog-specific (fire hydrants, dog bones, paw prints). Don’t be afraid to get creative and step outside the norm a bit! You never know what you can dream up when you let your imagination run wild.

Get Some Decorations

What’s a theme if you don’t have decorations to go with it? You can make it more personal by creating the decorations yourself (a quick Google search is all you really need to get started), or you can head to the nearest party store to save time (and your sanity). Go simple or go all out – it’s up to you. But no matter what you do, don’t place the decorations where your pet can reach (and eat) them, no matter how festive you want to be. Avoid decorations with tiny pieces that can be swallowed or choked on.

Bring Out the Party Bags

Hey, it’s not just a kid thing! Putting together special bags with cool doggie goodies adds a touch of joy for both human and canine guests. The gifts don’t have to be fancy or expensive, just safe for dogs. Tennis balls, small toys, treats – there are plenty of possibilities. If you can find things that fit your chosen theme, all the better.

Make Things Exciting

Depending on the weather, there are all sorts of activities you can plan. In the summer, put out a few plastic pools for the dogs. Hand out a few Frisbees or tennis balls. Create an obstacle course. Remember: a happy, distracted dog is less likely to get into trouble.