I made her invitations using Microsoft Publisher.
The red & white striped background was made from one of those cardboard project boards you can get at the dollar store and red duct tape. I cut the blue “2” out of poster board & covered it in wadded up tissue paper.
I used plain red & white plates & wrapped the utensils in red & white polka dotted napkins.
The Scottie dog cake tutorial came from here.
Party guests left with a doggy bag full of bone-shaped sugar cookies I made. I tweaked brown paper lunch bags to make the smaller bags & drew & colored in a paw print with a sharpie on each bag.
What would a dog themed party be without the opportunity to adopt your own four-legged friend?
The Puppy Love Adoption Center was a place where guests could…
choose a puppy (these are from Party City),
give it a name,
get it groomed,
and take it home. I made these dog houses from shipping boxes I bought from Wal-Mart. I cut a triangle shape in the front & back of the top & added a black roof from poster board. Then, I cut out an opening in the front & painted them.
I decked out the mantel with some more tassel garland & a stuffed dog.
After chowing down on a hot dog bar, and watching her birthday video it was time for the birthday girl to open presents!
The party ended with cake & ice cream.
I think Evie had a great time at the party! It will be interesting to see how this next year unfolds!
Above is the birhday video I made for Evie this year. We had it set to the song "I Hope You Dance" by LeAnn Womack, but since we don't own the rights, I didn't put the music on here. I think it will be self-explanatory why I rarely blog these days once you watch the video!