1. Go shopping for some dog-friendly foods.
Things like bananas, chicken-based baby food, carrots, and peanut butter. Make sure you get a list of allergies and dietary restrictions from your guests.
2. You can make a variety of doggie hors d’oeuvres like…
Here’s a quick and easy recipe for four-ingredient peanut butter biscuits.
3. Carrot and banana dog treats for health-conscious pups.
Get the recipe here.
6. Paw-print biscuits.
Cut dough into circles and use your finger to make the paws.
7. Football-shaped treats.
You’ll need a football-shaped cookie cutter. Get the recipe here.
8. And as an entrée…pizza that’s safe for dogs.
Get the recipe here. Do NOT feed them real pizza, which can lead to diabetes and blindness!
10. Biscuits covered with colored yogurt fondant icing.
Watch this video to learn how to make royal icing for dogs (made from yogurt).
12. Check the Internet for some store-bought treats and supplies.
Listed below are some very cute treats you can buy online if you’re too lazy to make your own.
15. How cute are these bone-shaped sprinkles?
$6.99 from K9 Cakery. Safe for dogs!
Make paw-shaped anything with this silicone muffin pan.
$10 from the Animal Rescue Site.
17. Buy it online.
Get it from Amazon. (Does not contain real alcohol.)
18. The human guests have to eat too…
Even though they are mostly annoying and should probably just go and have their own party.
19. Set up a hot dog bar with all the toppings.
It’s easy and requires minimal cooking, so you can get back to making all those dog treats.
20. If you wanna go all out, make puppy-shaped buns.
Get the directions here.
21. Tip: Cook hot dogs for a crowd in a crockpot.
No water needed! The moisture from the hot dogs is enough, so there’s no draining of nasty hot dog water when you’re done.
22. Form tortilla or pita chips into bone shapes.
Get a recipe for chili cheese dip here.
24. Impress everyone with breed-specific cupcakes.
Get the recipe here.
25. All available alcohol should celebrate the dogs.
See if you can find dog-themed beers (like these from Sea Dog Brewery) from a specialty craft beer store.
28. You’ll definitely need some festive decorations to get pups into party mode.
29. Like puppy balloons.
Tape ear-shaped construction paper to balloons and draw on dog faces with permanent marker.
30. And paw-print balloons.
Use a paw-print stamp to get the effect.
33. Get your pup in Game Face mode with this knit football helmet.
$25 from Etsy.
34. Have some appropriate toys ready for the pups to play with.
$2.99 from PetCareRX.
Include interactive toys like Frisbees if there are going to be any outdoor games going on.
37. Stock up on wee-wee pads.
Especially if any of the dogs are actually puppies.