Next, it was on to the adoption center to pick out our puppies and stuff them with love.
The guests had to name their puppies and they made a dog collar using stretchy cord and pony beads. We wrote the puppy's name on a metal rimmed key tag and attached it to the dog collar.
We played "trainer says" but I don't have any pictures of that- sorry :(
It was then time for cake! The kids sat down to the puppy-themed table. I used dog bone scrapbook paper for the placemats, my 49 cent Ikea dog bowls, the topiary I worked on FOREVER, 2 black candlesticks I found at Hobby Lobby on 80% clearance, and a feather boa.
My topiary was inspired by the topiary Party Planning Mom used at her Strawberry Shortcake party.
After all the planning and creating, I didn't dare make my own cake! I found a shaggy dog cake from Publix and switched out their red ribbon for a pink and white polka dot bow. I really wish Fig and Ruby lived near me because their sweet puppy cake is So Cute!
For the party favors, I made up little bags of graham cracker bones and velvet color mini-posters with my own label that coordinated with the invitations I created. Thank you Pumpkin Petunia for the idea (although yours are a lot cuter)!!!
Now on to plan the next birthday!!