Dogs are full of energy and excitement every day, but when it’s their birthday they’ve got even more reason to celebrate! With all the time we spend with our four-legged friends, why not make their big day one to remember? Here at Allforpets.lk We’ve put together seven fun ways for you to celebrate your dog’s birthday. Whether you want a simple cake or a full-on party, we’ve got some ideas that will help. We have some of our favourite doggies approved cake recipe ideas that will help you make the perfect celebration for your pup.
1.Cute party outfit
We’re not talking about what you put your dog in for the big day, but rather how they’ll feel when wearing it. The best way to celebrate a birthday is with some sprucing up! Put your pup’s favourite costume on them and make sure that he or she looks their absolute cutest throughout the day.
If you are purchasing your pet’s clothing, there are a few things to keep in mind. First and foremost, make sure the clothes can move with ease around limbs but without any fabric dragging or sticking anywhere else on their body. Your pets may become frustrated if they get stuck inside of what is supposed to be comfortable attire; this will cause them to feel impatient which could lead to other problems such as aggressiveness and biting among others!
If there is one thing that makes every party feel more festive than just having guests arrive with their own unique costumes, it would be decorations. Picking out a theme will make it easier for you to choose the appropriate decor and invite a list of friends! Don’t forget about all the goodies they’ll need for their best friend’s birthday.
Hang some colourful doggy banners around the house, blow some doggie themed balloons and candies or just having people dress up as dogs themselves. (It won’t even take much convincing!)
3.No party without a gift
A party for your furry friend is no different from a birthday celebration with people of the human variety. They’ll need gifts as well!
There are plenty of things you can buy, but we recommend giving them something they’re sure to enjoy like their favourite treat or toy. It would be hard to go wrong with some high-quality dog biscuits or any kind of tasty chew bone that will last longer than just one day!
3.1 Dog Toys
Toys are a great gift for dogs because they provide them with hours of entertainment and interaction. And with so many different categories, you can tailor the toy to your dog’s unique play style! A few examples include interactive toys that keep your pup guessing where their next treat is coming from, tough chewers who like things that will last longer than just one day before being destroyed – there are plenty of options available for both types!
3.2 Dog Treats
It’s true that dogs love to play. But they also love food! This is why Dog Treats and Dog Chews are some of the best gifts for a dog. As far as gifts go, treats are a win-win because not only does your pup get something yummy to snack on but you can use them in training too which makes everyone happy – so it really is an all-around good thing!
4.Pawsome Games – Let the games begin
Celebrate your dog’s birthday in style with a party that has entertainment for everyone. From the cake to the presents, there is something fun and exciting at every turn. It may not be obvious what makes these parties so special but it all boils down to one thing: games! Believe it or not, people are searching for “dog themed birthday party games” more than ever on Google this year- you’re definitely not alone!
If you’re looking for a few good games to play with your pup, there are lots of options out there that will keep them entertained. Some ideas include: hide and seek (most dogs love this game), fetch (a classic!), tug-of war (Use Knotted rope, toys, even old T-shirts to tug on) or even just shooting hoops in the backyard!
Paw painting is something unique you can try out with the crew. To help make some creative pet art, all you need are paper plates, water-soluble paint in non-toxic colours (Diwali paints), butcher or other paper for drawing on. Have the owners walk their dog over this sheet of paper (preferably around 5 times) while holding them tight so they don’t move too much before letting go off. Once the paint is dried you’ll have a masterpiece!
5. Dog cake health approved
5.1 Dog Cupcake Ideas and recipes
- Doggy cupcakes are a favourite among pet parents due to the variety of flavours it brings and the turnaround in preparation.
- The best way to make dog cupcakes are with food that is safe for them. Be careful of toxic ingredients such as chocolate and grapes, which can harm your canine friend.
- It’s important to know what your pup likes – in a pinch be sure not to give them any wheat or other foods they don’t tolerate well because this could lead to an upset stomach.
- Doggy cupcakes should have less sugar and additives than human-made versions as dogs do not require the same amount of sweeteners as we do
Dog cupcake recipe: Peanut Butter Cupcakes
Ingredients: 200g unsalted butter softened, 30g soft peanut butter, 2 table spoon of honey or organic sweetner, 3 eggs, 2 1/2 cups *self-raising flour sifted, 1/2 cup milk.
*Whole wheat flour is a common dough ingredient. If your pup has sensitivities to this grain, consider substituting it for non-grain flours like almond meal/flour or coconut flour.
Preheat oven to 180°C/160°C fan-forced oven. Line muffin or mini-muffin pans with paper cases.
Using an electric mixer, beat butter, penut butter and honey in a small bowl until light and fluffy. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating after each addition (mixture will separate at this stage). Transfer mixture to a large bowl. Stir in half the flour. Stir in half the milk. Repeat with remaining flour and milk until combined.
For 1/3 cup-capacity muffin pans use 2 level tablespoons of mixture. Bake for 15 to 17 minutes. Alternatively, for 1 tablespoon-capacity mini muffin pans use 1 tablespoon mixture. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes.
- Whole wheat flour is a common dough ingredient. If your pup has sensitivities to this grain, consider substituting it for non-grain flours like almond meal/flour or coconut flour.
- No matter what type of dog you own, there are a number of ingredients that should be avoided as they can make them sick.
- The best way to ensure your pup will have the tastiest cake ever is to read up on which food combinations are safe with their species! There are resources available online which help guide you on what ingredients may be appropriated
Dog cake recipe: Pumpkin and Sweet potato Doggie Birthday Cake
One of the most popular and easy to make dog cake ideas for a birthday is an adorable pumpkin sweet potato doggie birthday cake
Ingredients: 250g oat flour (spoon & leveled), 1 teaspoons baking powder, 1/2 teaspoon baking soda, 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon, 1 cup pumpkin pureé, 1 cup sweet potato puree, 1 cup (240ml) canola or vegetable oil*, 2 large eggs, 1/4 brown sugar.
Preheat oven to 180°C/160°C fan-forced oven. Use a 9×13 inch baking pan.
Whisk the oat flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon in a large bowl. Set aside. Whisk the oil, eggs, brown sugar, pumpkin, and sweet potato until combined. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and use a mixer or whisk until completely combined. The dog cake batter will be thick
Spread the batter into the pan and bake for 30-40min. Baking times may vary, so keep an eye on yours.
6. Pictures to remember
Don’t forget about taking photos during the celebrations so you and all your friends can share memories together long after the party has come to an end. Create a board on the social media site of your choice and upload all the photos you take. You can even set up an Insta-theme to make it easy for friends and family to find specific pictures from their favourite angles or moments in time! In addition, you could also create a handmade photo album with pictures that will last forever.
Your dog deserves the best party to celebrate their birthday. These memories are what makes our dogs truly special members of our families. We’ve rounded up six of the most creative ways you can celebrate your pup, from healthy cake and cupcake recipes for decorations to gift ideas and games that let them show off their inner canine. Share your favorite ideas with us in the comments below.