Posts Tagged ‘Oliver’

Royal Family at the Pumpkin Patch

Every Royal Palace needs the perfect pumpkin!

The Royals went pumpkin picking today. Have you decided what to carve your’s as yet? We’re still searching for ideas- Genevieve always like the Royal Carvers to choose something to correspond with her Halloween Costume theme. Can you guess what she’s planning to be this year?

princess pumpkin patch

Apple Picking with the Royal Family

The Royal Family made their annual visit to the Avalon Woods this weekend. The woods are famous for their gorgeous apple groves that have been there for centuries. The Witches in the area keep them healthy and growing year after year. Azurian families flock here every autumn for apple picking, local honey, apple butter, pies, cider, and caramel apples.

Apple picking is one of Princess Genevieve’s favorite childhood memories. Her Grandmother Aurelia and her Queen Mum would bring her to the Valley of the Moon each season for autumn walks in the Avalon Woods. She looks forward to sharing this tradition with her family through the coming years.

Princess Genevieve apple picking
olivers family in apple trees

apples apple tree avalon oliver playing apples oliver playing apples

The Royals paid a visit to Gwyndelyn the Good Witch for dinner before returning to the Palace.

Puppy Party Invitation and Favors

A continuation of our Puppy Party Ideas post from last week, which we think would also work just swell this weekend for the PUPPY BOWL parties we know you’re all planning.

Oliver was lucky to have so many friends at his Birthday Paw-ty, so we had to make something to let them know how special they are!

Oliver is ONE! photo 2

He has two signatures one is making the “O” in his name into a pawprint, and the other is always wearing a dapper bowtie, so we included these on the invitations and favor tags. The invitations read “come, sit, stay”! Which we thought was wildly clever.

Puppy Party invitation

We found little foldable bags from the wedding section at the Dollar store filled them with homemade dog treats and pasted on our own “Thanks for coming to my paw-ty” tags. Download both the free printable and editable here Oliver’s 1st Birthday Party Editables and Oliver’s 1st Birthday Party Tags. You may need to download fonts to make them look just right.

Oliver favors puppy party

Oops, someone got really excited about his paw-ty favors…

tennis ball favors puppy partyThe other favor for all the canine guests was a colorful tennis ball with pawprints. They chose from the dog bowl. Both from the Dollar Store.

We love any excuse for a party and this was one for the books!

Puppy Party Food Ideas: Free Printables!

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!

Puppy Party

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.

Click and Oliver’s 1st Birthday Party Editables will open in a Powerpoint file. Oliver’s 1st Birthday Paw-ty Tag printable. You’ll need to download the fonts.

puppy chow puppy party

Puppy Chow Recipe – we added “O”s cereals – for “O”liver.

kibbles and bits puppy party

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

bonewiches puppy party

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”!

schnoodle cupcakes puppy party

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!

schnoodle pupcakes puppy party

So cute!



Check back for the Puppy Party Invitation and Favors post – coming soon! Hope you enjoyed our Puppy Paw-ty as much as we did!