Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Sarah's 4th Birthday Preview

This past Saturday we celebrated Sarah's 4th birthday with a Puppy Party. 
Her first birthday party with friends, so fun!

It was so much fun. I asked my cute friend to take pictures at the party, so here is a preview of the event with some pictures I took before and after the party. 

Okay, I have been really in love with the red & teal color combo, throw a little pink in for Sarah and it was just what I wanted. So when I found these "dog bowls" on clearance at Target I was stoked! They were perfect.
We made little bags of puppy chow...
 and puppy treats to put in the bowl.

 We also found these dog shaped silly bands
 (okay, one is a bear, but it still was perfect!)

Cute little combination, don't you think?

I think the kids were excited to each get one.

Our decorations were pretty lame, but we did make this dog house for the guests to walk through when they came in, we also used it for musical dog house (a variation of musical chairs... kind of chaotic with 12 kids, but it worked)
 Sarah loves her dog house, we have it tucked away in a corner of the house still for her to crawl in and out of. I'm glad she loves it so much. 

My sad little dog house cake... so sad. 
I thought I'd be creative and make it out of rice krispie treats. 
Well, my frosting was drippy and it just looked like a bumpy blob house...
Oh well. And the "pupcakes" were pretty funny looking too. 
 Don't they look like little bat dogs? haha... whatever. 

Abby took her nap during the party, but she had fun playing with the puppy ears afterward.
 Each kid got a set of ears, dog collar and their face painted (if they wanted). 
Oh yes, and she also had fun climbing on the table after the party (when mommy crashed on the couch for a power nap) and ate all of the faces off of the remainder pupcakes... she loved that. 

It was a fun party. Can't wait to get the rest of the pictures so I can show you the mass of kids we had at the party. A lot of crazy in a tight space. Fun, fun, FUN!


Brittany said...

Oh I can't wait to see more pictures! Look how creative you are. I bet the kids absolutely loved having a dog house to enter a puppy party! Wow! So many great ideas. So was the birthday girl thrilled or what?

Em said...

You have my permission to feel pretty AWESOME about yourself right about now!

Deb said...

Jeeze Louise Liz! You are such a fun mom! I love all the decorations and the goodies. The cupcakes are adorable and I think the dog house cake turned out great! I can't wait to see the other pictures. Hope Sarah had a great party!

Karah said...

You are too cute Liz. Seriously TOO cute, stop it :) jk, I love it all!

Camille said...

Wow, you are so creative! I am super impressed!

Nate and Sarah said...

That is so cute! You did an amazing job! I love the puppy treats! You are a great mommy. :)

Karla said...

That looks fabulous! I love the gift bags!! And the cupcakes turned out great!! Nice job mom, you made her day a great one. I"m sure all the kids had fun. Such a fun theme.

Ash said...

Liz you are seriously the most amazing mom! Your so creative and crafty and come up with the best things. I love you!!! That dog house is way cute and so are the kitties you made below. Those two little girls are dang lucky to have you! Thanks for posting:)

ps. good call and getting somebody else to take party pics. I miss getting a lot of pics at my parties cause I'm to busy running around like a chicken with my head cut off:)

Melissa said...

So so cute and creative Liz! I think your cake and the cupcakes were darling. How fun!

Aden and Jamie said...

You are seriously so talented! What a cute party! I think the pup-cakes look so cute!

Tina said...

Can I just say, you are a rock star mom! So creative and cute! I love that she wanted a puppy themed party. Love he puppy treats and "pup"cakes. I would feel extra special as a little 4 year old, that is for sure!

Mrs. C said...

Awesome ideas!! I'm planning a puppy party for my 2 year old that is currently obsessed with dogs. Do you mind sharing what you used for the puppy chow and bones?
Thank you so much!