Furry friends are just like family here in the castle. They bring us so much joy all year through. So that’s why when their special day comes around we have to make a big to-do!
Our sweet puppy came into our lives last April and we have loved every minute with him. He is a joy. He is smart! He loves his Lamb Chops (which we had to get for him after puppy-sitting a neighbor’s dog in May. He stole the visiting pup’s toy until his mummy, Princess Genevieve, made him return it with an apology note). He adores people and other animals and like a true Royal wants to greet everyone when out and about. We are so blessed to have this fluffy baby in our world.
Here’s how we rang in his FIRST birthday with a special puppy paw-ty!
We used silver mixing bowls and dog bowls to display the appetizers (wait till you see the chip bowl) and decorated the table with photos of Oliver’s first year memories.
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Puppy Chow Recipe – we added “O”s cereals – for “O”liver.
a Texas Caviar recipe (minus the green veggies, plus a dash of cumin) became “Kibbles ‘n Bits” and chips were served in a dog bowl from the Dollar Store!
We had “Trail Mix” – Oliver does love hiking
B”one”wiches! Ham, swiss cheese, and basil on country white bread.
The adults partook in some doggie themed beverages. We served a special Sangria “Puptail”- instead of cocktails. By the way, the Bowhaus Red came from Barrel Oak – a winery in Fauquier County, Virginia. They love dogs, and if you noticed… their name spells, “BOW”!
My favorite part: Oliver’s Birthday Schnoodle PUPcakes!! No dyes used – except for the M&Ms.
I saw this idea on @jessandeddie’s instagram feed a few months ago and can’t wait to show them our version!
Check back for the Puppy Party Invitation and Favors post – coming soon! Hope you enjoyed our Puppy Paw-ty as much as we did!