While Holly is at the big, ok HUGE “Finding Dory” event in LA, my family and I also getting ready for a very big pet party!
My son and I will be throwing a joint birthday party for our wonderful dog who thinks he’s a kid LXZander and our sweet little Lulu, who only answers if you yell, “Where is our sweet beautiful Lulu girl?!?” We adopted our pup and his records show he was born on June 1st, in Florida of all places, and our little fluff of a cat was born at my aunt’s house on the day of my other cousin’s wedding on the 20th.
I’ve never been a crazy pet person, but these two really round out and complete our household. My toddler adores them both and they really are like siblings during his only child phase. Plus, we love a good party and don’t have any other birthdays coming up for a while, so why not have a party for furry friends we like more than our human friends at times!
So how does one throw a Pet Party? As with any party, I feel treats are priority. Landon is super into making cupcakes and treats so I know he’ll be into baking one for his special siblings. There a thousand recipes out there for pet cakes, but they all require peanut butter. Since Landon is allergic, and I’m fairly certain won’t be able to resist eating a smidge of dog and cat cake, we are sticking with making a vanilla cake with just a smidge of icing for their names. Lulu will be getting a cupcake as she has a dainty appetite for table food, and LXZander will be getting a mini cake shaped like a bone.
Since it seems most of my cousins ended up with a kitten from the same litter, we invited many of them to come for a party and will make mini cupcakes for them as well. Who doesn’t love a good party, after all? Lulu’s sister MJ, however, will have to have her treat delivered as she ended up with kittens on Memorial Day (tsk, tsk).
Since we all have little boys (not a girl among us- YET!) we’ll be having it as pizza party too. I grabbed some little dog bowls at the Dollar Store for eating pizza out of… Yes, this is a total #boymom thing. We’ll also have chips and such laid out in bigger dog bowls on the table. (Yes, my husband has questioned my sanity as he heard the plans. So I stopped filling him in).
For favors, we went to the dollar store to stock up on cheap little kitty balls and toys.
Our entertainment will be a Kitty Race! I made a bunch of fishing rod cat toys out of a dowel, string, and a cheap feather ball and how I see this game going in my head is each kid will have to get his kitten to cross the finish line by luring her with his “fishing rod.”
It might seem like I’m crazy, or I have too much time on my hands, but really it’s been great fun to shop and plan for the “Big Party!” with Landon. He is so excited to be part of the planning and shopping, probably more excited than for his own birthday party!
What silly things have you made into an occasion at your house?