Monday, June 28, 2010

The Twins’ Puppy Themed 2nd Birthday Party: Part 5 of 5

Our puppy dog birthday party for the twins would not have been complete without food and decor to compliment the fun theme.

The main piece of our decor was a reusable fabric pennant banner draped in our picture window by etsy merchant BlueMoonStudios.  This colorful birthday banner has 9 flags, each about 7 inches long, sewn into a red grosgrain ribbon.  The entire string is about 8 feet long, including around 15 inches of ribbon on either end for hanging. Flags are double-sided so bunting can be viewed from either side.  The double sided feature is my favorite part, guests saw the festive fun in my window as the approached the door.  Special Offer – Mention “” in the “message to seller box” for a 10% discount on orders.

The appetizer menu included dog bone shaped chips served with hummus in a plastic dog bowl found in the Target bargain bins.  The chips were easy to make.  We simply used a cookie cutter provided by Wilton to cut bones from soft store bough tortillas.  The tortillas were then brushed with olive oil, sprinkled with Mrs. Dash for a hint of flavor, and baked until crispy.

Additionally, we had some kid friendly snacks such as scooby doo graham crackers placed in adorable dog themed reusable snack bags for the highly mobile twins to carry around with them as they enjoyed their day.  The eco-friendly small snack bags were provided by Etsy merchant MojaCreations.  They feature a full velcro closure, double nylon lining, and are free from lead, BPA, or phthalates.  Another big plus is the eleastic handle for easy carrying.  The twins will be able to remember their big day for years to come as they snack from these containers.  Special Offer – Mention “” in the “message to seller box” for a 10% discount on orders.

For the meal itself we dined on hot dogs, pasta salad, and other basics that the twins love.  Many of the dishes were adorned with these sweet handmade doggy cupcake picks by etsy merchant PaperCircus.  We dazzled guests as we topped rice krispie treats, hot dogs, dips and more with the darling paper dalmations and terriers intended to top cupcakes.  Special Offer – Mention “” in the “message to seller box” for a 10% discount on orders.

The guests deemed our puppy dog cake to be both yummy to eat and super cute.  We were provided with the highly adaptable animal crackers pan by Wilton to help us create this birthday cake.  We followed the pans instructions for baking and enhanced the cake with the natural colored rolled Wilton fondants cut to resemble a puppy dog’s ears, eyes, noses, tongue and etc.  The twins were beyond thrilled when presented with their puppy dog birthday cake.

If this series of posts inspired a puppy dog party of your own, please send us the links!

The Twins’ Puppy Themed 2nd Birthday Party Index:
Part 1 – Baking themed cookies
Part 2 – Personalized birthday party apparel
Part 3 – Themed Birthday Party Games
Part 4 – Themed Party Favors
Part 5 – Decorations and Food

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