My baby boy Tommy is five! The famous quote, “Making the decision to have a child – it’s momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking outside your body” sums up how I feel when I look at, hold, smell and hear this little boy. So. Much. Love.
We celebrated his special milestone fifth birthday with a Puppy Party at home. Tommy attended Porse – In Home Care with the most beautiful golden Labrador called Georgie. Tommy’s amazing Porse carer Jeanette and Georgie dog have been a special part of our lives with all of my three children spending their pre-school years in Jeanette’s home with Georgie dog. They would love their own dog but spending time with Georgie has been the next best thing. Tommy asked to have a Puppy Party for his fifth birthday and the end of his time with Georgie and Jeanette.
(Jeanette, Tommy and Georgie dog)
Tommy celebrated his birthday with Georgie dog as VIP guest, family and friends, food, laughs and a little music. Tommy’s cool t-shirt from Creation Station set the scene for some, ‘Who let the dogs out’ disco time. Guests played the ‘chocolate eating game’ with dressing up as dogs as the challenge before trying to eat the chocolate. We also played our own version of ‘don’t step on the dog poo’ with playdough ‘dog poo’.
Our favourite party ideas to look out for are:
* custom made paper decals for drinks and plates, labels, signs, invitations and poster by My Little Gems Designs,
* doggy balloons on the backs of the chairs,
* dog bone gingerbread biscuits served in dog bowls,
* Georgie dog birthday cake made by daddy using a cake kit from Cake 2 the Rescue,
* Doggy Adoption Centre,
* Marquee Number Light Five hired from The Little Hire Company,
* DIY dog ear headbands and facepaint,
* ‘Georgie’ biscuits by Karen’s Sugar Garden,
* WOOF donut wall (which Georgie dog infamously ‘stole’ a donut off during the photo shoot.)
(The moment before Georgie helped herself to a donut!)
Puppy Party Vendors:
Photography: Kate Vernon Photography
Custom poster, labels, signs, plate decals, invitations: My Little Gems Designs.
Children’s white chair hire: Happy Hire.
Tommy’s custom ‘Who Let the Dogs Out’ T-shirt: Creation Station.
Georgie Dog Sugar Cookies: Karen’s Sugar Garden.
Donuts on WOOF donut wall: Donut King.
Labrador Birthday Cake: Cake 2 the Rescue
Catering (not photographed): Finger Food Platters from Munch Me.
Marquee Number Light Five: The Little Hire Company.
Cardboard ‘dog houses’, Kraft Paper Plates and Mini five lightbox: Kmart.
Dog Bowls, black craft paper for dog bone garland and popcorn cones: Tom’s Emporium.
Headbands for DIY dog ears: Look Sharp Store
Custom Printed Chocolate Favors (not photographed): My Little Gems Designs.
Soft Toy Labradors: Antics NZ.
Small dog figures: Schleich
Dog bone cookie cutter, Georgie’s dog paw ribbon, paw print balloons, kid’s paw print tattoos (not photographed): Party World.
Black metal ‘dog houses’: The Warehouse.
Dog napkins, treat bags, edible dog cupcake images (not photographed) and paw print straws: Build-a-Birthday.
DIY Balloon Garland balloons from: Qualatex
Happy 5th Birthday Tommy.
I’m sorry you cant have a real dog for your birthday but I hope ‘borrowing’ Georgie dog and visiting Jeanette and Georgie will satisfy your doggy love. WOOF WOOF.
Love you Tom boy. Wishing you happy and fun school days.