Hosting the Holidays

How to Host a Party for Your Pets

Hosting a party just for your dog or cat can be fun if you plan ahead. Here are our tips to make your pet-friendly party a success.

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Clear Away Breakables

Clear away any breakable or fragile items from the space. When decorating for a dog-focused event, opt for shatterproof materials and simple ornaments.

For a simple centerpiece, plant a rosemary "tree" in a steel bucket and add pebbles to keep it secure in the center of the table. Place non-edible decorations well above the reach of your tallest guests.

Plan Party Activities

Don’t forget to include activities to keep pets busy during the party. Pick up a few rope toys for a quality game of tug of war. Have several balls available so there are at least one ball per guest and play free-for-all fetch. Hide treats around the space and declare the dog who finds most the winner.

Create Doggy (or Kitty) Bags

No party is complete without party favors! Purchase or create doggy bags for your guests to take home a share of custom treats. These black-and-white-striped bags were made using wrapping paper and double-sided tape. A strip of craft paper brushed with gold glitter lets you personalize each bag.

Don't forget wearable favors, too, like clip-on bow-ties or personalized collars.

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