As a puppy-mommy I find it hard to enjoy the holiday season, or any occasion for that matter, without my adorable lab Dexter. He is the one thing I look forward to seeing all day. So, when my editors at HGTV.com took me up on a pet holiday feature I was only too thrilled. And for months I have been waiting to share details of this project with you. A pet PAW-ty celebrating the furry members we love and cherish so much. A holiday party with pet-friendly yet totally stylish decorations, a treat table, doggy-bags, and home made goodies for the pups! Inviting Dexter’s doggy friends, indulging and pampering them at party focused on them was one of the most satisfying events I have ever planned. Nothing was off-limits for them and just seeing their happy faces was priceless.
I stitched up these bow ties for each of the guests to wear at the party which also doubled up as favors.
The dinner table with placecards and bowls for pet-owners to take home. The tablecloth fabric is from Ikea and the candy-cane-like treats are from petco. The placemats are glitter paper from Michaels. For the centerpiece I place a rosemary plant in a dollar-store bucket.
No party is complete without a dessert/treat table so why should this one be any different? I created a garland of plastic ornaments as a backdrop hung above puppy reach, and placed a mix of store-bought and homemade goodies so the doggies could help themselves.
These dog biscuits were easy and so fun to make. Recipe on hgtv.com
Little flags made with craft paper and a graphic bone served as helpful food tags.
Personalized striped doggy bags for each pet-parent to fill with treats to take home.
For main course we served dog-friendly ice cream. Can you tell how much they loved it?
Dexter was one super happy puppy! Needless to say, all the pups had a ball!!
Get all the details, including recipes on how to host a pet holiday party from the full feature at hgtv.com
styled and photographed by Manvi Drona