How to Throw the Ultimate Paw-ty
Dog parties are all the rage and not just a few dogs at the park – we’re talking about parties that can rival a human party! So how do you throw the ultimate paw party that is sure to have tongues wagging?
Consider your guest list
Like any good party, you want your guests to mesh well. Not all dogs get along just because they are dogs. In fact, there are many breeds that dislike other dogs. To make sure your paw-ty is a success, consider your guest list. You want to make sure that none of the dogs are frightened or intimidated. Never assume that they will all just get along. There’s no faster way to ruin a party than a grumpy guest.
There are some seriously impressive goodie bags being distributed at dog parties. Goodie bags are going to the next level. Think personalised water bowls for each of your guests, designer collars and homemade doggie treats. Remember that it’s all in the presentation. Line your good bags up on a table for guests to take as they leave.
Entertainment for your guests
Go beyond the standard game of fetch and have someone be your official ‘pooch party person’. They can coordinate dog races, treasure hunts and obstacle courses. Set up a ‘pooch parlour’ where dogs can enjoy a massage, brush or pedicure. Don’t forget to have a water station as well as snacks. Be sure to ask owners what their dog can and can’t eat beforehand.
The secret to throwing the ultimate paw-ty is to have plenty of helpers on the day. Have friends and family help out and they can even wear the same t-shirts, so they stand out. Put effort into the detail. Make signage so guests know what is where. An A-frame sign with the schedule for the event will keep everyone in the know. You can choose a couple of colours to theme the party and repeat the colours throughout the event for a final touch of pizazz.