Monday, May 6, 2013

Shiva's Strawberry Party

For those of you who don't know, Shiva is our Great Dane-Labrador and she recently turned two years old (that's 14 in dog years). We never meant to be one of those families who celebrates their dog's birthdays with parties but last year we hosted a family bbq and had so much fun we decided to make it a tradition. We serve hotdogs and lemonade, it's casual and fun. 

I love party-planning and my favourite place to buy my supplies is the online shop Sweet Social. While browsing through all the pretty items one day I came across these adorable baking cups and instantly I had a theme to build Shiva's party around: strawberries! Here are a few photos from that afternoon.

We decorated with my staples: tissue paper poms, crepe paper streamers, and fresh cut flowers all arranged to resemble strawberries. 

Strawberry cheesecake & strawberry daiquiri Jellybellies were on hand along with Maynard blush berries that were pretty tasty. We added some frozen strawberries to our lemonade this year and topped them with strawberry slush. Hotdogs are our traditional doggy birthday meal so we had all the fixings to compliment them. 

Dessert was vanilla cupcakes in those adorable little baking cups and, of course, fresh strawberries. For the four-legged guests I found these strawberry-shaped dog cookies at Bone & Biscuit in Summerside - too perfect!

 {Shiva's boyfriend, Moose, enjoying his treat}

 {the birthday girl}

A huge thank you to our family and friends who came over to celebrate our girl's second birthday. She's a lucky dog to be so loved.

1 comment:

  1. Beautiful Erin! Your dog parties put my human parties to shame!