Tuesday, January 17, 2017

A Puppy Paw-tay!

One of Avery's sweet friends, Baylee, had an adorable puppy themed birthday party that I wanted to share with you all. Baylee recently got a new puppy, so this party was a perfect choice for her. (And Avery is just a tad bit obsessed with dogs, so she was ecstatic to attend this party!)

It was seriously so cute. My friend, Angie, did such a great job putting it all together. Every detail was perfectly pink and girly and puppy! When the girls arrived, they each found a cute brown box with their very own stuffed animal puppy inside that Baylee had chosen specifically for each of her friends. Then, the girls made their puppies collars with beads. I loved the letter beads. They each got to put the first initial of their puppy on their collar... so cute! Angie got all her boxes and beads supplies at Hobby Lobby. The cute puppy stuffed animals are from Claire's. You can get them on sale, buy 3 get 3 free often there. I know they also sell them at Michael's as well as other stores, too.
Could a pink poodle be any more adorable?!
After the girls made their collars, they played some indoor games like pass the parcel, where they passed a wrapped gift to the song "Who Let The Dogs Out?". When the song stopped, the girl holding the gift, took one layer of wrapping paper off and found either a treat (small piece of candy) or trick they had to perform (like wag your tail or roll over). They had a blast! They also played a version of duck, duck, goose. But they patted each girl's head with a puppy toy and I think said, "puppy", "puppy", "dog" instead. (I can't remember if that's exactly what they said, but you get the gist.) The girls loved these games.
The girls ate after the games. How adorable is this table of puppy themed food?!
 This drawing was done by a friend of Angie's. It's a sketch of Baylee with her dog, Lexie. So, so sweet and the perfect personal touch to the table, I think. You can check out the artist on Instagram @madebykate_designs . Her email is madebykatelin@gmail.com
 Ang used confetti frosting for a dip for the Scooby doo graham cracker bones.
This pasta salad is really easy and delicious. The kids loved it (as did I)! Ang says you cook the pasta (she used little shells), then let the pasta cool. Mix the pasta with miracle whip and salt and pepper, and let the pasta cool for a few hours in the fridge. Then add in other ingredients like cheese cubed, olives, tomatoes, cucumbers, and serve.
Another pic of the sketch of Baylee. Love it.
After the girls ate, they went outside for more games.
I didn't get any pics outside, but the girls did a relay game where they were in partners. One girl was the puppy and the other was the owner. They had to run together through an obstacle course. There was much giggling and laughter out there! They loved it. I think they also played freeze dance at some point. And then at the end, Baylee opened her presents.

I know Avery will remember this party for a long, long time. She enjoyed it so much.

Avery, loving.. er.. mauling Lexie. Have I mentioned her dog obsession?
Many thanks to my dear friend, Angie, for letting me share it here! It was an awesome paw-tay Ang! ;)

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