Maybe it’s that a lot of our friends are past the baby stage these past couple years. Maybe it’s that she’s a stay home, non-daycare kid. And maybe it’s that dang Cooties era we’ve been living in the past couple years since she was born. Whatever the reason…these pandemic babies just don’t have as many friends 🙂 So we invited….the dogs.
Greer loooooves herself some puppy dogs, so we ran with the theme. And while we were at it, I invited our many neighbor dogs to stop by for a pat and a treat…and to our delight, they showed UP!
She may have been a little overwhlemed to see so many at ONCE just outside her door, but she asked to go out for “more dogs” multiple times the rest of the day!
We handed out Bocce Bakery birthday cake treats to the dogs, along with various sizes of tennis balls as party favors.
Back inside, we had the table spread with some leftover turf (courtesy of her dad, and fitting giving it was also Masters Sunday!), some fire hydrant cups for her and her brother, Scooby snacks, and dog and bone and paw print sugar cookies.
I topped her chocolate cake with the sweetest pup candles that turned out to be worth every cent, because after she exploded with happiness when we sang and she blew them out…we proceed to do so again. Six more times, to her delight.
I found my paper through Rifle, but Mimi also had the cutest puppy party hat paper, and I’m kicking myself I didn’t get a picture of it. The puppy-themed gifts from friends and family were all so thoughtful — and could (likely will!) be a whole other post. She is already obsessed with a sweet little puppy suitcase and a miniature dog, pillow, and blanket that fit inside. And in a one of a kind gift, our neighbor dog, Eddie, who sends selfies to Greer on the regular, created a book just for her. I know — are you tearing up!?
Happy *SECOND* birthday to our girl. There’s no one on the planet we’d rather paw-ty with.