Sunday, October 14, 2012

Doggy Birthday Party

Last week was Mochi's very first birthday and for the last few months Nevaeh has been crucially planning a doggy birthday party. That's right folks. A dog party. How exactly do you throw a birthday party for a dog you ask? I had no clue but with the help with my 6yr old we pulled off a simple and fun party.
Just ask this birthday boy!

After Nevaeh made her own invitations and passed them out, she got to work on the goodie bags. We used paper bags and then chalkboard signs on small clothespins for each doggie guest.
Each bag had a ball and a chew treat. Next was making a dog friendly dessert! We used this simple recipe:

Carrot Dog Cake
1 cup whole wheat flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/4 cup natural peanut butter
1/3 cup honey
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1 cup shredded carrots
1 egg

Mix all the ingredients & shape the batter into a large bone onto a greased cookie sheet. Bake at 350 degrees for 15 min (30 min if using a cake pan).
*Optional: Use 1/2 cup of peanut for frosting. That was the funnest part for the girls!
 The leftover cake batter was then used to make bone treats. Fill each cookie cutter only 2/3rds full & bake for 8-12 min depending on size.
When they were done I left the room for a few minutes & when I came back...well the dog friendly cake & treats had sprinkles on them. So we went with it.
The location was at the park which meant very little clean up & instant fun for the kiddos!
Now if only the girls parties could be this simple! The only thing I really did was buy capri suns & scooby doo fruit roll ups "for the humans". Oh yes. And birthday hats for the dogs. Didn't you know that's a requirement?
Happy Birthday Mochi! You have added a whole lot of crazy and fun to our lives and we love you!

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