When I learned last Wednesday that my granddaughter Amelia had decided that what she wanted to do for her 6th birthday was to have a family party at Grandma's house I decided that I would try to make it special for her. I asked what theme Amelia would like and found she had asked for a puppy theme. Amelia loves stuffies and especially puppies! My daughter in-law had visited a party store and I went to several stores that sell party stuff but we couldn't find anything with that theme. On-line I found lots of ideas, in fact many more than I would have time to do as I only had 3 days.
|puppy party table|
After checking out a puppy party on Martha Stewart, I went to my local thrift store to see if they had any stuffies. It was my lucky day! Someone must have just brought in a whole collection because there were so many there and really nice ones too! I bought all they had and took them home and machine washed them.
We had stuffies all over!
I then made a banner on my computer:
The cutting mat and grid ruler that my daughter gave me for
Christmas sure came in handy! (thanks Janie)
|Puppy Birthday Banner|
The puppies on the banner were found at clipartfort.com and
For the table place settings I found the dog bone mats at dollarama.
They are meant for dog dishes but worked well for place mats.
As it was not possible for me to print on napkins I made napkin rings.
|personalized party blowers|
For both the blowers and the table centerpiece I just took off the cardboard pictures
and replaced them with my own. The puppy clip art for these came from clipartfort
and dog clipart. I also made stickers to put on the paper cups.
The balloon idea came from: marthastewartpuppy-themed-party-ideas
although it was suggested to make the faces with felt pen I just copied
the pattern and taped it on with double sided tape.
Also with the treat bag pattern (on the same post) you were supposed
to cut out the pieces and glue them on. As I was crunched for time
I just printed out the pictures on sticker paper and stuck them on brown bags.
|puppy treat bags|
I wanted to have a mini candy buffet and wanted the candies to
be browns so it is mostly chocolate candies, nuts , caramel corn and
some coke gummies. The empty space is where a puppy was removed
before we could get the picture.
I bought a bone cookie cutter and made cookies with my usual brown sugar cookie recipe
BROWN SUGAR COOKIES
preheat oven to 350 degrees
2 cups brown sugar
2 beaten eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
31/2 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
Cream butter and sugar together
Blend eggs and vanilla and beat
into sugar mixture
Mix dry ingredients gradually
and fold in until totally
chill dough until cold. Roll out to
1/8 “ thickness between two sheets of
plastic wrap. Cut out shapes.
Bake on lightly greased cookie sheets
for 10-12 minutes
Makes about 5 dozen cookies
Recipe can be cut in half
Finally I made some puppy cupcakes :