Pet lovers are definitely growing in number all around the world. Millions of dollars are being spent every year to buy treats, beds, toys, even clothing for the animals who share our lives so it’s no surprise that some pet owners want to celebrate their pets’ birthdays just as they would with any other member of the family.
While you might run across some birthday invitations designed for this particular occasion, you’re probably going to have more luck and plenty more choices if you choose less specific invitations. With a little creativity, you can put together a fun invitation.
One idea is to use photo cards. These are cards where you can include your own photograph on the front. While they are most often used for holiday cards and birth announcements, this is a great way to let people know how adorable the guest of honor is. The Scroll National Embossed or the Stripes Imprintable would be good choices. Another option is purchase invitations for children’s birthdays. For example, if your puppy is turning one then first birthday invitations in pink or blue (depending on your pet’s gender) would be an adorable choice.
Remember if you’re inviting pets to the party, then to stay in theme you should address the invitations directly to them.
Pet Birthday Party Details
If you’ve never thrown a pet birthday party, then you might need some tips on putting one together. For starters, keep your guest list manageable. You don’t need to have thirty dogs running around your living room at one time. Try to pick a day when the weather will be nice enough for your pets to play outside in a yard – that’s something they will enjoy more than anything. If you don’t have a yard, consider holding part of the party at a local dog park. And make sure all of the pet guests get along and are up-to-date on their immunizations.
As far as refreshments, make sure to have some snacks and drinks available for the owners but also purchase some pet-friendly food, too. You could make treat bags for each guest, for example. Make sure you also bring a few large water bowls and that you keep them filled with fresh, clean water. Don’t forget to purchase a birthday cake either. Some pet specialty stores even sell birthday cakes for your dogs!
One nice thing about a pet birthday party is the guests make their own entertainment so you won’t have to plan any games or hire a clown or anything like that. You’ll just need to keep the other owners entertained.