Having a dog is more than just having a pet; it is literally like having an extra family member. I love when my furry, tail wagging and energetic pup, Sebastian, greets me and my family so happily after a long day of work! Dogs are known to be loyal and great companions, so showing them a little appreciation with a belly rub, treat, trip to the groomers or fun at the dog park makes their day. Another paws-itively fun way to celebrate your pup is with a pajama paw-ty!
For my dog’s ﬁrst birthday, I threw a huge dog party and invited all of Sebastian’s canine friends and their owners over for food and fun. Since birthdays only come around once a year, a pajama paw-ty is a great way for you and your family to celebrate your dog any day, in the comforts of your home. What is a pajama paw-ty exactly you ask? It’s quite simple, you and your family can dress in pajamas and enjoy snacks and a movie or tv show, while giving your dog an abundance of attention, belly rubs and dog treats. A pajama paw-ty is not only a great little surprise for your dog, but most kids immediately get excited when they hear the word party, so this makes the whole family happy.
My family and I recently had a pajama paw-ty, and to make it extra fun for my kids too, I went with a Paw Patrol theme. To ensure your night of fun goes over well, here’s a list of the things you’ll need, which can all be found at Target:
Paw Patrol Buckets
Paw Patrol Toys
Chocolate Covered Pretzels “Paw Prints”
Kids’ Dog Themed Pajamas
Dog Pajamas or Bandana
Once you’ve gathered all your supplies, set-up of your pajama paw-ty station will include ﬁlling your snack jars and cups, assembling your banner, and setting out pajamas and toys. For the snack jars, I suggest hot gluing a Paw Patrol toy to the top of each lid, so that it can be a keepsake for your dog and kids. Also, you can label the kids only and dog only snack jars. Once your paw-ty station is all set-up, have your kids and dog get ready for a fun time! Our pajama paw-ty lasted 45 minutes, and it was a great way to show my dog some extra appreciation, and allowed my kids to get some fun in right before bedtime.
I hope your paw-ty animal has a tale-wagging good time!