It’s been awhile since we’ve had a party. Can you believe our ELMO bash was 3 years ago?
My sweet little Landyn turned 5 years old last week, and without hesitation wanted a “puppy themed” party.
So a Puppy Paw-ty we had.
Southern California is in a horrible drought and hasn’t seen rain in 6 months, and it decided to RAIN the day of our OUTDOOR party. We managed though, and the kids could have cared less. It was all around an awesome day with our family and friends.
Warning: Extremely picture heavy. I didn’t want to leave out any details.
As an activity, I planned on having an agility course for the kids (think, dog show), but last minute Landyn decided she didn’t want any part of that. Sometimes less is more, yes? Instead, the kids had three acres to roam, a trampoline, pinata, treats, and a fun photo booth. I set up little buckets of balls to go along with the theme as well. We had a puppy adoption area where the kids could take home a puppy as a party favor. I got stuffed puppies from the 99 cent only store and put them in favor boxes tied up with ribbon. The kids loved them.
I kept the menu super simple with hot “dogs”, “dog gone good melon”, “beggin chips”, and “puppy punch”. We had an assortment of sweet treats on the dessert table and I was sure to have “doggy bags” on hand to take treats to go.
A special thank you to my amazing fiance who helped make this day happen and my last minute photo booth visions come to light. And my family that came over the morning of and helped pull the whole party together minutes before guests arrived.
Another successful party in the books.
Photography: Bows & Arrow Photography
ALL printables including photo booth props c/o Simply Create Designs
Pinata, tassle garland, balloon with tassle garland c/o Paper Fox LA
Polka dot table cloths and paper carriers c/o MYBDPCreations
S’mores c/o The Fondant Flinger
Sugar cookies c/o Baker Mama
Cupcake toppers c/o Cakes by Angela
Landyn’s puppy leotard tutu c/o Whimsy Ranch
Landyn’s puppy necklace c/o Paige and Penelope
Landyn’s polka dot bow c/o The Bows and Ties Shop
Fabric banner and cake bunting c/o A Petite Soiree
I cant say more amazing things about these above vendors that truly were a joy to work with. A special thank you to ALL of you that so generously added a touch of your talent to make our party extra special and unique. I so appreciate all of you.
Chocolate Cake: Costco
Paper Goods: Target
polka dot cupcake wrappers: Home Goods
Puppies: 99 cent only store
Pink poodles: Oriental Trading Company
Picture frames: Ikea
Kiddie table and chairs: Rented from Party Pleasers in Camarillo, CA
Center pieces: plastic containers from the Container Store, artificial grass from Michaels, printable’s, and real dog bones hot glued to lollipop sticks
Until next year…
Katie says08.13.14 at 4:47 pm
So creative! I love it. Landyn is a lucky girl!
Lindsay says08.13.14 at 7:24 pm
Thanks Katie 🙂 We had fun!
Nina says08.13.14 at 5:31 pm
It was such a fun party!!! Landon is still obsessed with his puppy and it had to come to SD this weekend with us. Love you girls!
Lindsay says08.13.14 at 7:23 pm
It meant the world to me that you guys were there. Love you friend. Texting you this week. xo
val says08.14.14 at 5:03 am
You throw the best parties, ever. Looks like an amazing time. Happy 5th birthday – Landyn.
Rena says08.14.14 at 10:27 am
So cute!!! Good to see Nina in the photos 😉 Your little girl is lucky to have such a dedicated mamma, great work!!
Katie says08.14.14 at 6:56 pm
so so cute!! happy late birthday to landyn! she is adorable!
Shirley says08.24.14 at 1:38 am
She is so special to have a Mom and Family to share this special day. You really know how to through a party. Thanks for sharing.