How to Throw an Epic Dog Birthday Party

So your dogs birthday is coming and you have been throwing around the idea of having a proper birthday party for him.

How to Throw an Epic Dog Birthday Party

You’re not sure where to start, who to invite, or what activities you could possibly do. Time to put that creativity to the test!

Today, I am going to share how to throw an epic dog birthday party!

  • Who to invite? There are a couple different things you could do here. Do you have friends with dogs? If so, invite them, and have a visit with your friends while the dogs enjoy the party! If you don’t know many people with dogs, do you visit a local dog park? Ask around! You might be surprised with how many people would be anxious to attend a dog party! If all else fails, post online!! Send out a public invite to your local friends on social media and see what you can come up with!
  • No birthday is complete without cake! But what sort of cake would you have for a dog party? Check out some recipes via google, trust me… you will find LOADS!
  • Snacks! For summer birthday parties, see my previous post for yummy (super easy to make) summer fun dog treats! Otherwise, raw baby carrots are always a hit in my house, as well as bananas! Not all dogs like fruit and veggies though, so you might want to think about other snacks. Head out to your local pet shop and see what they have!
  • You will need some activities as well. If you have a fenced in yard, bring the pooches outside with a handful of toys!
  • Another fun dog activity for a party would be hide and sniff! Again, a fenced in yard will be your pet friend when dealing with multiple dogs at a party – hide some yummy treats around your yard, make some places harder to find than others, and let the dogs do the rest!
  • Scavenger hunt! If you have a bit of property this is perfect. Otherwise, find a local dog-friendly trail and set up a small scavenger hunt for the owners and dogs. There should be hints along the way, yummy treats as rewards, and lots of walking to tire out those pups!
  • Dog paw painting! Set up a finger (paw) painting session! Some paper, some pet safe non toxic paint, dip the paws and away they go!
  • Fashion show! Set up an outdoor fashion show for dogs! Have some fun things such as tiaras, a few feathery boas, and a judge! Have the owners walk the runway with their pup all dressed up, and the winner will get a prize bag!
  • Speaking of prize bags… why not have some pup grab bags for all to leave the party with?! Put small items such as poop bags, treats or a small toy in each bag.

You are now on your way to an epic doggie birthday party! Take these tips, and get creative with some of your own!
Most importantly, have fun, and make sure the dogs do too!

FUN FACT: According to a National Pet Owner Survey of 1,019 pet owners, 50% actually celebrate their pet’s birthday, while 79% give their pets holiday or birthday presents.

Leave us a comment and tell us how you celebrate your pets birthday!

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jenna drady headshotJenna Drady

Jenna Drady is the author and creator of She is a mother of two beautiful daughters and 3 Siberian Huskies. Being a husky mom for a long duration of her life, Jenna was inspired to begin writing about them. In doing so, she began doing massive research on dog behavior, and all things dog in general. Jenna is inspired everyday by her family, and loves to bring her readers valuable information as well as a little humor too! Jenna has created her own business partnered with her lovely mother while blogging called Pawz N Clawz Jewelry N Things. They currently sell handmade jewelry with added pet charms, as well as a few dog toys too! As an animal rights activist, and huge believer in helping pets who have been stuck in shelters, they donate a portion of their sales to local shelters throughout Canada.

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24 Responses to How to Throw an Epic Dog Birthday Party

  1. Cathy Armato says:

    These are awesome ideas, thanks!!
    Love & biscuits,
    Dogs Luv Us and We Luv Them

  2. This is GOALS! Absolutely adorable. Great ideas for the pups birthday.

  3. Carleen says:

    I have always thrown birthday parties. We make cake out of canned dog food and give wrapped toys as gifts.

  4. DearMishu says:

    You really really makes me feel like throwing a B’Day party to all my friends..

  5. Jana Rade says:

    We never actually threw a birthday party but we do make some equivalent of a cake and we go on special walks when possible due to weather or other conditions.

  6. Dash Kitten says:

    Oh you two look epic yourselves. I would love a birthday party like yours and need to copy these down!!!

  7. I never thought about having a birthday party for your dogs! These are some great ideas.

  8. Kia says:

    I love your ideas…especially the dog paw painting! How fun and creative. I always celebrate Simba’s birthday, but I’ve never had him a party with other dogs before. He would so enjoy that!

  9. Wow, I’m not sure I’ve ever had a party that epic. :) (My human kids have, but don’t hold that against me.) My dogs get a doggie cake or special goodie to eat for their birthdays, and of course, I fit them with party hats and ties (and a tutu for the girl), and take 10,256 pictures. They always know something good is about to happen when I get out the party hats!

  10. I threw a first birthday party for my springer, unfortunately only three people came and two dogs. We had dog ice cream, which mine refused to eat. I then learned that dogs prefer people ice cream to dog ice cream!

  11. Beth says:

    I love seeing how dogs (and their humans) celebrate their birthdays and gotcha days! You have so many fun ideas here!

  12. FiveSibesMom says:

    Such a cute post! We love having birthday “paw”ties here at FiveSibes!

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