Puppy showers are the latest trend for pet owners, and these adorable puppy shower invitations are perfect for inviting the guest list! Plus we also carry pawprint balloons, dog party hats, and dog cake mix!
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Tips for Planning the Perfect Puppy Shower - by Lisa Pallardy
It is becoming more and more common for people to remain single and childless.As a result, traditions are beginning to change.Since many people feel as if their dogs are their family, it seems only natural that new or expecting “puppy parents” would appreciate the gesture of a puppy shower.The result is a growing trend in puppy shower paraphernalia.And why not?Shouldn’t we extend such a wonderful tradition to shower these expectant new mothers and fathers with love?
Following are some tips to guide you in planning the perfect puppy shower:
While friends or family members may decide to host the puppy shower, it is just as acceptable for the new puppy parents to organize the event as well.And it can be scheduled to be held either before or after the puppy arrives.Holding the puppy shower after the puppy has arrived will give everyone the opportunity to meet him, as well as give the puppy an opportunity to meet, mix, and mingle with the puppy shower guests.
Once the guest list has been made, invitations need to be mailed.And trust me, nothing says “chic” like a professional, custom-made puppy shower invitation.
Now for the party itself.The whole reason for a puppy shower is to honor the new puppy parent.To help them feel special about their new family member.To provide them with some of the new puppy essentials that every new dog owner needs.But above all, you want the gathering to be fun!
It is definitely appropriate for the guests to bring gifts.Gift certificates are a wonderful choice, as the new puppy parents can use them to purchase necessities such as collars, food and water bowls, bedding, crates, and even puppy food.Most large pet supply retailers offer gift certificates, which can be purchased either online or in person at the store.In fact, many large pet supply retailers even offer gift registries, similar to bridal registries, which allow the new puppy parents to choose their favorite new puppy necessities.
The decorations for the puppy shower can be as simple or as extravagant as you desire.A trip to a local party supply store will no doubt result in a large selection of dog-themed table-ware and other dog-themed decorations.A fun idea for a centerpiece is a bone-shaped or fire-hydrant-shaped dog toy box.Then, when the puppy shower is over, the guest of honor can use the toy box to carry home the gifts, as well as use the toy box to store her new puppy’s toys.
Games are always a must at a puppy shower.Be imaginative and tailor the usual baby shower games to puppy themes.For example, a simple game of BINGO can be created using the new puppy’s name and dog-bone shaped game pieces.
The puppy shower menu will vary depending upon the time of day.If it’s a mid-afternoon puppy shower, simple snacks will suffice.However, if it’s a luncheon, be creative and cut sandwiches using a dog bone or fire hydrant shaped cookie cutter. Find human edible cookies in dog shapes like paw prints.Freeze ice cubes in fun shaped ice cube trays.Use ribbon with paw prints or fire hydrants to tie the tableware. And don’t rule out a casually elegant evening puppy shower, complete with scrumptious hors’ devours and fine vintage wine.
Remember, the reason for a puppy shower is to honor not only the new arrival, but to honor the new puppy parents, as well.This doesn’t just mean showering them with gifts to help ease some of the financial burden the naturally goes along with the adoption of a new puppy, but, more importantly, to provide a fun couple of hours to all in attendance