Of course when the time arose for her to decide on her party she chose PUPPIES (shocker lol). I figured I'd find all kinds of cool puppy stuff (haha not so much) and that I would just run with it...
Once I finally buckled down and tried to nail down all the deets, I was surprised that there is not much out there for puppy parties for GIRLS unless its a pink poodle party... Just my luck!
I did find a FABULOUS printable pack from etsy and I was able to get invites, circles, labels thank yous etc... I wanted simple but girly and these were just that...
I ordered cupcakes to match the invitations and they were so STINKING cute! The decorating was superb!
I had planned on a puppy agility course outside as well as a bone hunt, but in true casa de crazy fashion it rained so those were NIXED asap!
As the kids arrived, they were able to choose some puppy ears, they chose a collar, and had their noses painted... Once everyone arrived, we headed to the adoption center where every picked a puppy, a puppy blankie, an adoption certificate, and they headed over to the table to name their new buds and make them some collars :)
Next, we played a puppy relay... The kids had to get from one place to another and back again without losing anything from their baskets. There was some mandatory howling, lots of scampering, and quite a few barks! I think they enjoyed it and of course they each got a gold medal for their oh so fab performances!
|Explaining the rules: some intently listening others I bored to tears lol|
After a quick snack, we played pass the puppy (like hot potato) and I really think the girls liked it... I was surprised NO ONE got mad when they got out! (I say girls because Anthony wooed all the boys away with hot wheels and other shiny objects as soon as they walked in the door lol)
Next was cupcakes! Mad loved them, but of course once she blew out the candle on her special cupcake, she decided she"d rather have chocolate :)
|my favorite pic of the day! she looks SO happy!|
At this point, I was OUT OF IDEAS! Usually, I don't get everything done so this was a FIRST! When everyone was done their cupcakes, they set out on their sugar highs and played! The boys went back to the cars and trains and whatever else they could still see on the playroom shelves and the girls barked and pranced and had a good old time playing puppies! It was a total free for all, but the kids were having a great time and that's what its all about... Right?
Now to get cracking on all the Thank You notes!