Birthday Parties

Dog Birthday Party Theme

Do you have a dog lover in your home? This super cute dog birthday theme is perfect for celebrating your child’s next birthday. We have lots of dog birthday party ideas including a dog birthday cake, dog party activities, dog birthday party games, dog printables. Which this birthday party theme works great for toddler, preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, or 2nd graders that are boys or girls, we were planning it for a girl so we made it into a dog themed birthday party for girl.   Plus don’t miss the dog adoption center activity in this dog party for kids.

Do you have a dog lover in your home? This super cute dog birthday theme is perfect for celebrating your child's next birthday. We have lots of dog birthday party ideas including a dog birthday cake, dog party activities, dog birthday party games, dog printables. Which this birthday party theme works great for toddler, preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, or 2nd graders that are boys or girls, we were planning it for a girl so we made it into a dog themed birthday party for girl.   Plus don't miss the dog adoption center activity in this dog party for kids. 

Dog birthday theme

My daugther LOVES dogs! She has since I can remember.  So it seemed like a dog birthday party was a very natural choice for her 2nd birthday party theme! It was a huge hit! This dog birthday theme is great for boys or girls from toddlers, preschoolers, kindergartners, babies, grade 1, or grade 2 kids as well. Check out our fun dog party decorations, dog party games, dog themed food for kids, and so much more to make planning your kids dog party a snap! Plus we have cute kids dog party printables to go along with the fun activities or to adopt a dog stuffed animal as part of a party favor activity too. THis dog birthday party theme was too cute and such a fun way to celebrate our daughters birthday in a fun memorable way!

Dog themed birthday party for girl

Although this theme woudl work great for boys or girls, because it was for my daughter we went all out with a fun dog themed birthday party for girl twist. We made the dog house, balloons, certificates, hats, and cake reflect that by using pink and brown as the colors and I think it turned out super cute!
footprints throughout the houseDog Birthday Party for Girls

Dog Party Decorations

I tapped paw prints along the floor and wall leading to the party room (these are in the free download too!).  I got super cute paw print balloons and added some of the party colors too.
DIY Dog House out of Cardboard Box #kidsactivities #cardboardbox

Dog birthday party ideas

We also made a dog house out of a box cardboard box. We spray painted it her party colors: brown and pink.  The kids had so much fun playing in it!!

homemade birthday banner

Dog Party Ideas

I made a Happy Birthday banner in her party colors. For the pendants, I used scrapbook paper and then I printed letters on brown cardstock and cut around them with scrapbook scissors. The whole thing was held together by pink curling ribbon to attach each letter to the one before and after it.

Dog Birthday Party Games for Kids #craftsforkids #kidsactivitiesmake your own dog ears

Dog party games

A party wouldn’t be a party with out some fun dog birthday party games! As this was a family party for a 2 year old we kept it simple.  First we turked the kids into dog by giving them all cute dog ears. For this simple sonstruction paper dog craft, we made a headbandout of white cardstock paper and tape. We cut light brown, white, dark brown, black, pink, or purple ears from foam sheets.  The kids seemed to really enjoy being able to pick their own dog ears and looked so cute too! Some of the ears were low and large, some were perky triangular facing upward, and others were flowy and curly like a poodle.

Kids Imaginary Play - Adoption Center with free printables #play #kidsactivities

Dog party for kids

The main activity was a Puppy adoption center. This was a HUGE hit! It was the perfect activity for the kids (2-7 year olds) and made a great parting gift too.

I had the kids pick a bone out of a hat that had a number on it. This was the random order in which they got to pick their puppy to adopt. I got one extra so even the last kid would have a choice. These super adorable, cuddly puppies were wonderful. I got them from Stuffed Safari. I love that they each had their own personality – they are so lovable!

Super cute stuffed animal puppies for kids to adopt as a birthday party gameThe kids then gave each of their dogs a name and put that on their bone nametag which we attached with curling ribbon. Then we filled out their adoption certificate and gave each kid a Puppy Starter Kit bag to collect their other goodies.

Kids Play Dog Grooming & Pet Was Station as a Dog Birthday Party GameDog Party Ideas

The kids could then visit the remaining stations in whatever order they wanted (which helped minimize waiting too!). Here is the Dog Grooming & Pet Wash station where they could give their dogs a good wash. After the wash they were given a blanket with dog prints to wrap their puppies in to take home.
Pretend Pet Supply Store as a Dog Birthday Party Game
The Pet Supply Store had a dog bowl (from Target dollar section), Puppy Chow (Cocoa Puffs), and yellow tennis ball toy for each kid to add to their bag.
Kids Pretend Play Vet Office
Finally, they went to the Vet Office to give their puppy a check-up before taking them home. They got Puppy Vitamins (gummy bears with label) to add to their bag too.
Dog House out of cardboard boxFinally, I took pictures of each kid with their puppy in the dog house. I included these in their thank you note.

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Dog birthday party food

Since we were hosting out of town family I had the party at 2pm to allow them time to get here. It was a little too early for our birthday girl who was napping, but she did GREAT! It was also a nice time so we wouldn’t need to serve much food. We served pupcorn, puppy chow, dog bones (Scooby Graham snacks), Orange Sunrise Punch, and cake & ice cream. I found the paw print material I used as a tablecloth at JoAnn Fabrics and put a pink table skirt around it to polish it off.
Dog Cake for a Girl themed Dog Birthday Party

Here’s the birthday girl with her dog cake. I got her outfit at Gymboree, the hat at Party City, and here is a step-by-step tutorial on how I made the cake.
The birthday girl opening presentsooh, what's inside?

Here is the birthday girl opening her presents! She was so expressive with Oohs as soon as the paper came off. It was so much fun! After opening presents she’d give out hugs to the giver. Curious what our 2 year olds favorite toys are? Here you go:

Dog Printables

In case you don’t want to reinvent the wheel
. I decided to include the printables I made for the party. You can download the boy and girl puppy adoption certificates, food labels, dog house label, dog station signs, pet collars, kids name tags, and puppy prints.  Just remember these are for your personal use only. Please do not sell, share, or host anywhere else.You are welcome to link others back to this page, but not to the download only link. Thanks!

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Birthday Party Themes

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Beth Gorden

Beth Gorden is the creative multi-tasking creator of 123 Homeschool 4 Me. As a busy homeschooling mother of six, she strives to create hands-on learning activities and worksheets that kids will love to make learning FUN! She has created over 1 million pages of printables to help teach kids ABCs, science, English grammar, history, math, and so much more! Beth is also the creator of 2 additional sites with even more educational activities and FREE printables - www.kindergartenworksheetsandgames.com and www.preschoolplayandlearn.com

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  • Such cute ideas! Planning to adapt the puppy dog cake to match a favorite stuffed animal puppy of my soon to be 6 year old. Thanks for taking the time to share pictures and tutorials. As a homeschooling mom of 6, I know how precious time is.

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