Harper's Puppy "Pawty"

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This past Saturday, Kevin and I hosted Harper's second birthday party at our home. Instead of throwing an elaborate birthday bash like we did last year for Harper's first birthday, we decided to keep this party a little more low key. However, that didn't stop me from choosing a theme and going all out with some decorations. Call it the perfectionist in me...

When Kevin and I started playing around with party ideas there were two recurring themes that came up when discussing party ideas... Mickey Mouse and dogs. Since I know character parties will be in my all too near future, I decided to stick with a puppy theme this year. On top of that, Harper is just as obsessed with some dogs as she is some Mickey, so I knew she'd be happy either way. And thanks to Pinterest, I found tons of cute diy ideas that I could incorporate into the party without going too over the top. 

So without further ado, welcome to Harper's Puppy "Pawty"!

When guests arrived, they were greeted with puppy paws on the sidewalk that I made from poster board and colored with Crayola markers. 

 The gift table

The Pet Shoppe

The party banner

The Food
This year we stuck with just a few appetizers instead of fixing a meal. Guests enjoyed cupcakes, homemade trail mix (kibbles and bits), Scooby Doo graham cracker cookies (dog bones), and corn dog nuggets (hot puppies). 

The Favors 
All of our little guests got to adopt a puppy at the end of the party. 

The Fun
We laid out blankets and set up corn hole boards for the adults to enjoy; while the kids played on Harper's new swing set or took turns riding in her car. 

Cupcake Time

The Presents
As expected, Harper was more interested in playing outdoors than tearing through her presents but we did get to snatch a few photos of her opening a couple, with a little help from her two best buddies, before running off to swing on her swing set for the millionth time. 

The Family
And before calling the party a close, we had to have one last family shot! Or at least...we attempted it and this was as good as it got (; 

The After Party
Once the party was over and things died down, Harper finally settled down enough to open a few presents. Since she was so happy in these photos, I find it hard not to share them!

As you can see we had some tail-waggin' fun! If you're interested in where something came from, please check the source list below or leave a comment! (:

The Sources
Puppy Poster Paws: DIY project from poster board and colored markers
Puppy Party Printables: ETSY (purchased here)
Gift Table Frame: Marshalls
Pink Table Cloth, Table Skirt: Walmart
Party Plates, Napkins: Walmart
Puppy Favors: Shindigz Party Supplies
Metal serving trays: Walmart
Glass Jars: Target
Burlap ribbon, burlap cloth: Walmart

1 comment:

  1. What a fun theme, Sara! You did a great job putting it all together. Love it! Caleb will be having a super low key birthday party this year - with Vivian's early arrival, I just haven't had the time or energy to put together a big bash like last year. So, this year, it will be just cake and ice cream and presents!


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