Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Puppy Dog Pals Birthday Party

On Saturday, we hosted Brayden's 2nd Birthday party, themed after the Disney Junior show, Puppy Dog Pals.

Puppy Dog Pals Birthday Party
 
Puppy Dog Pals is a relatively new show that revolves around Bingo and Rolly, two pug brothers that "Go On A Mission" in every episode - their missions involve exciting places all over the world and it's just a cute little show. Brayden fell in love with it last fall and I knew that it would have to be his birthday paw-ty theme for his second birthday!

In my search for ideas for Puppy Dog Pals themed parties, I discovered a consistent standard - hardly anything exists when it comes to ideas and items for these parties. Every idea I came across was homemade or something that could be purchased off of etsy.

Y'all know me - I love a good challenge! Mission: Accepted!

Puppy Dog Pals Birthday Party


At the entry way, we had side walk chalk paw prints leading to the front door. I'm not an artist, so I used a paw cutout as a stencil for these paw prints. It worked perfectly! His party day was also very rainy and wet, otherwise I would have also added the paw prints on the walkway leading up to our front door.

Puppy Dog Pals Birthday Party

On the front door, the signs read "Welcome to Brayden's Paw-ty" and "We're Going On A Mission"! (This is a common phrase used throughout the show.)

Puppy Dog Pals Birthday Party

Just inside the front door was the entry-way table which contained "TWO" letters, a digital picture frame of his studio portraits from birth to now, a couple of centerpieces, and a "growth track" file I purchased from Etsy.

Beneath the table was a basket of the kids goodie bags.

Puppy Dog Pals Birthday Party

 Each goodie bag contained several items - a set of five stickers, bubbles, sidewalk chalk, and a Puppy Dog Pals Grab & Go pack!

Puppy Dog Pals Birthday Party

Our living room and kitchen were the main "party spaces" I had to fill. A couple of banners were made using my Silhouette Cameo and decorations were hung in the windows. We also purchased balloons from Party City. The bug balloons you see on the ground were purchased on Amazon and filled with helium at our local Party City.

Puppy Dog Pals Birthday Party

One of my favorite banners is the one you see hanging across our entertainment center. I attempted to utilize symbols from the show in the banner, so you'll notice a lightning bolt like the one on Bingo's collar as well as a yellow dog bone like the one on Rolly's collar.

Puppy Dog Pals Birthday Party

The paw print banner at the fireplace was made with ideas from Pinterest and the cardstock was purchased at Hobby Lobby. On the Mantle you'll notice photos that were printed from his 2nd birthday session.

Puppy Dog Pals Birthday Party

For this party, I also searched in my "party bin" to find decoration that matched this party color scheme. I found most of the items that you see hanging in the windows as well as a few extras here and there already on hand. Score!

Puppy Dog Pals Birthday Party

Water bottle labels were made in photo shop and printed on card stock. If you're looking for a super easy way to make these, I just use packing tape on top of the cardstock to affix them to the water bottle.

Puppy Dog Pals Birthday Party

 It's super easy and adds a fun little touch to the party!

Puppy Dog Pals Birthday Party

At the cake table, we had a patch of turf I found on amazon, desserts, a couple of centerpieces, and the giant "2"/two letters.

Puppy Dog Pals Birthday Party

These centerpieces were scattered throughout the house - the fire hydrant being my favorite! I found this idea on pinterest and it was SUPER easy! We made four total and used toddler formula cans, empty toilet paper rolls, red bowls from Walmart, a ribbon holder, and a water bottle top.

Puppy Dog Pals Birthday Party

Other centerpieces included a flower pot that was spray painted red (re-purposed from last year's Mickey Mouse party).  Inside was a piece of green felt to symbolize grass, a doghouse cut out from the silhouette cameo, and a couple of Puppy Dog Pals figurines.

Puppy Dog Pals Birthday Party

One of my favorite touches to this party was the sugar cookies! A lady in the next town over made these for the party and oh my goodness they were precious and added the perfect touch!

Puppy Dog Pals Birthday Party

 Brayden's cake also came from a local lady who makes cakes out of her home. I sent her a picture and she re-created his cake almost perfectly! The "Happy Birthday Brayden" piece was cut out from the silhouette cameo and the figurines on the cake were purchased from the Disney Store. I found the "2" candle at a local craft store.

Puppy Dog Pals Birthday Party

 For food, we served "Arf's Famous Pulled Pork" and "Hissy's Hot Dogs".

Puppy Dog Pals Birthday Party

I also found the paw print napkins at Party City and mixed them in with plain blue napkins I already had on hand at home.

Puppy Dog Pals Birthday Party

These dog bowls were my FAVORITE find! I came across the exact same bowls on Amazon but also found them at the Dollar Tree (you know, where everything is a dollar) for WAY cheaper! Score!

Puppy Dog Pals Birthday Party

Themeing the food was so much fun! We had "Fetch Sticks" (pretzel sticks), "Pawtato Chips" (potato chips), "Paw-Berries" (strawberries), "Chew Toys" (Twizzlers), "Pup Corn" (Pop Corn), and "Ruffage" (Veggies)!

Puppy Dog Pals Birthday Party

Brayden's outfit for the party was a two-parter...a friend made his shirt and I found the shoes at JC Penney in the little Disney Store! So cute!

Puppy Dog Pals Birthday Party

There's the birthday boy! He was SO EXCITED to see everyone at his house! He would walk around the living room with a huge grin and would stomp his little feet out of excitement. It was adorable!

Puppy Dog Pals Birthday Party

He also discovered that he could reach the "Pawtato Chips" and it was his birthday party, so you know...whatever goes!

Puppy Dog Pals Birthday Party

Brayden did way better than I thought he would with opening presents. You never know what you're going to get with a 2 year old but I couldn't have asked for better!

Puppy Dog Pals Birthday Party

Of course my dad purchased him a wiffle ball and bat!

Puppy Dog Pals Birthday Party

Although I tried and tried to teach him how to blow, he didn't have it down by his party...next year though, it's on!

Puppy Dog Pals Birthday Party

Brayden LOVES the Happy Birthday song! He went through a very short time last fall where he wasn't a fan, but he's so much better now! Thinking back, I'm pretty sure it scared him one time at a restaurant and that's what he associated the happy birthday song with. Once I realized he was scared of it, we started listening to the happy birthday song on pandora and he fell in love. He even asks for "more" "please" after it's over! So cute!

Puppy Dog Pals Birthday Party

We sat our two toddlers on the couch for a picture and everyone was trying to make them smile. Did we get a smile? Nope. But we sure were funny in the process!

Puppy Dog Pals Birthday Party

Now it's time to PLAY!

Puppy Dog Pals Birthday Party

...and that's all, folks! Mission Accomplished!

 I posted all of this in hopes that it might help someone else who is looking to throw their own Puppy Dog Pals party but has no idea where to start!

Brayden's second birthday party by far outlived any expectation I set. Actually, I didn't set any expectations because my dad warned me not to from horror stories he'd heard from other people. So yes, to say that Brayden's party was exactly what I hoped and prayed it would be is spot on!  It truly was a great day and we had so much fun celebrating our precious blessing! We just love him so much and I'm already looking forward to party #3! Stay tuned for a full 2 year Brayden update coming in a few weeks! :)

For a video recap of the party, check out this YouTube link below:

8 comments:

  1. I love all the paw print stuff. You did such a good job coming up with ideas.

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    1. Thanks, Lesley!! Planning the party was a ton of fun!

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  2. Very cute and creative! Love all your banners, the Silhouette has made making party decor so much more fun and easy!

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    1. It sure has! I do love my silhouette!

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  3. You are so creative and that party looks like it was super fun for everyone invited! I love your homemade fire hydrants as well - maybe in a few years he'll want a firefighter party and boom - you're already ready!

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    1. Thanks so much, Shelley! YES! I’m keeping the fire hydrants for sure...cause you never know! Haha!

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  4. Everything looks so great! I am impressed that fire hydrant was home made. I thought for sure you bought that.

    You always do such a great job when it comes to party planning and decorating!

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  5. this is really great! thanks so much for the inspiration.

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