Wow, I can’t believe my little girl is one! Last Tuesday, my puppy Luna had her first birthday, and things might have gotten a little extra. Ok guys, I 100% understand that having a birthday party for a dog is over the top, but it was so much fun! We had decorations, pupcakes for the dogs, and puppy chow for the humans. Luna got to hang with her very best friends, and we got some great photos!
The “pupcakes” I made are so easy, and obviously a huge hit! I took wet dog food, scooped it into a cupcake tin, and let that freeze overnight. Then I topped it with some peanut butter and a milk bone- voila! The dogs loved them!
One of my roommates is a Rover dogsitter, so Luna has made a ton of friends. It’s great, because she gets a lot of socialization AND is totally wiped out by the time I get home from work. Her number one gal pal is a Dalmatian named Bea. Whenever Bea stays over, she and Luna are attached at the hip!
As a little birthday gift, I went to Petco and bought Luna new collar. I landed on this black collar with pink roses, because I felt like it was a little more grown up than her previous collar, but still pretty! I’m still totally in love with her tag from MJLeatherwork on Etsy, so I just transferred it over to her new collar.
I didn’t want to leave the human guests hanging, so I whipped up a very appropriate snack- birthday cake puppy chow! This is one of my favorite sweet snacks, but it’s dangerous to keep around for too long. That’s why it’s great for a party- it gets snapped up pretty quick!
- 4 1/2 cups Chex cereal
- 4 tbsp unsalted butter
- 8 oz white chocolate
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 tsp almond extract
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 1/2 cup sprinkles (or more if you like!)
- Measure out the Chex into a bowl and set aside.
- In a saucepan, add the vanilla and almond extracts, and the butter and white chocolate. Heat over low heat until melted.
- Once everything is melted, pour the mixture over the Chex and stir gently. You don’t want to break too many of the squares!
- Transfer the Chex to either a ziploc bag or a tupperware with a lid. Add the sprinkles and shake.
- Now add the powered sugar and shake.
- Allow it to cool, and you’re done!
Luna was very patient and tolerant of my ridiculousness this weekend, so she deserved an extra treat or two. She is the absolute best, and I can’t wait to see what the next year holds for us!
Have you ever had a birthday party for your dog?
P.S. Here’s an ADORABLE throwback photo of Luna when she was only two months old!