Oh how I love a good party! I enjoy the planning, shopping, decorating, cooking…all of it! I tend to go a tad nutso with birthday parties though. This year my son turned four and wanted a PAW Patrol party. It was a blast and the party possibilities were endless. Here are some ideas you could use for a PAW Patrol or dog themed party.
Menu: You must name the food to match the theme! Makes the party extra special.
We ate Dog on Good Sandwiches, Pawsta Salad, Ruffage (veggies and dip), Pupliscious Fruit, Pupcorn, and Pawtato chips. We sipped on Puptacular Lemonade, Puppy Punch, and Top Dog Drinks (for the adults).
The desserts were my favorite to make! We munched on Pupcakes, Puppychow, and Kibbles & Bits. My son loved making the Puppy Chow and we were able to do it a few days in advance. The Pupcakes are simple cupcakes I jazzed up by adding marshmallow paw prints to the top. (You will need to cut a big marshmallow in half for the bottom of the puppy paw and use three little marshmallows for the toes.) The Kibbles and Bits are just chocolate malt balls. Did you notice the adorable dollar store dog bowls the desserts are in? Too cute right?!
Gift Bags: Or in the case…Doggie Bags!
I collected items from a dollar store, Oriental Trading, and a party supply store. Inside the doggie bags were little frisbees, Paw Patrol tatoos, pawprint stamps, a Paw Patrol neclace, a bouncing ball, Paw Patrol masks, and a dog collar bracelet. I placed their doggie bags on their placemat, so they could open them whenever they wanted. They were a hit!
We played “Place the badge on Marshall”, which I bought at the party store. Nickelodeon has a similar game you can download though. The kids also played “Fetch” with wiffle balls and a dog I drew on a cardboard box. We were going to play “Obedience School”, but we ran out of time. You play it like Simon Says, but with dog commands. (roll over, chase your tail, bark at a cat, sniff your neighbor, etc.)
General PAWty ideas:
Your first stop should be to Nickelodeon’s website. They have LOTS of freebies! I found the Doggie Bag toppers and coloring placemats here.
My centerpieces were one of my favorites. I filled glass vases with dog treats. Then I printed out Paw Patrol pictures, paw prints, and bones on card stock. I hot glued some ribbon around the vases and the pictures on wooden skewers. Last I added some crinkle confetti for some color. LOVE!
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