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  • Posted on February 4, 2015 by Meeko ThePooch

    Meeko the Pooch Blog Posts #PuppyShowers #DogBirthdayParties #PuppyPawties

    I like to give all my friends a special treat so I gathered my buddies, Lulu, Buttercup and Hank to bake some fun dog treats to share at the dog park. This was super simple as it began as a box of Puppy Cake mix. I added a few special touches and hot diggity - pawsome treats to share with all my friends!

    Valentine's Day Dog Treat Ideas #PoochPawty

    First, I made the cake batter according to directions. I poured it into a 9x13 pan so it was a really thin layer. After baking for 15 minutes, it was ready! I let it cool then used a small heart-shaped cookie cutter to make the treats.

    To complete them, I mixed the frosting (it's included in the box!) and used a small piping bag to decorate. After drying, these treats were ready to put into baggies and top off with an adorable Valentine's Day sticker I found here on Etsy. They were personalized with my friend's names so they made each treat bag extra special!

    This post was posted in Puppy Parties, Valentines Day, Recipes and was tagged with Do It Yourself Puppy Party Ideas, Pet Nutrition, Holiday Tips and Tricks, Meeko's Point of View, Get Party Trained

  • Posted on December 31, 2014 by Lindsey Mattson

    Hot Diggity Dog Party Ideas and Decorations #PoochPawty #DogParty

    1. Do It Yourself Craft Tags // Craft tags are a great way to bring your dog party theme to life. They add the little extra-special touches to your event that everyone will remember. Pollyanna's mom used they to dress up her utensil holders and floral centerpieces.

    2. Custom Dog Hat // Nothing is cuter than a dog in a hat - and these are personalized to make them that much better! Order one for your furbaby or a bunch for all of your guests. Both human and dog friends won't be able to resist wearing them.

    3. Bone-Shaped Cut Outs // Bone-shaped cut outs are another great DIY party essential. Use a hole punch and some ribbon to dress up your utensil wraps; attach them to fishing line to make a fun banner or scatter them like table confetti.

    4. Gold Sixlets Candy // Gold Sixlets party candy will be a fab addition to your buffet table. The shimmering gold candy coating will add some party pizzazz to your event. They look amazing in clear containers and can be eaten alone or used to top off an ice cream sundae. And, because they are carob, you don't have to worry if one of the pooches accidentally nabs one (just be sure to keep it out of reach so they don't get into them on purpose).

    5. Pooch Bow Tie // Make sure your guest of honor is dressed to impress. A Hot Diggity Dog bow tie will make your pooch look pawsome and give plenty of photo ops for your guests. Who wouldn't want a picture with an adorable pup in a bow tie and party hat?

    6. Custom Dog Party Banner // An impressive addition to your backyard or at the front door, a custom dog party banner is a must have! Not only will it make your event perfectly themed and festive, it will give your guests a great place to gather for photos.

    Now that you have your dog party foundations, it is time to celebrate your pooch and
    SHOP Hot Diggity Dog Party >

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    This post was posted in Puppy Parties, Real Parties, Birthday Parties and was tagged with Hot Diggity Dog, Do It Yourself Puppy Party Ideas, Meeko's Point of View, Get Party Trained

  • Posted on December 5, 2014 by Meeko ThePooch

    Meeko the Pooch Blog Posts #PuppyShowers #DogBirthdayParties #PuppyPawties
    Kids don't have all the fun - Get your pooch's wishes into Santa Paws before time runs out! Use this free Official Letter to Santa Paws so your furbabies are sure to get exactly what they want under the tree. Just think about all the tail wags on Christmas morning...

    Letter to Santa Paws - Free Printable from WhenPoochComesToShove.com #PoochPawty

    This Santa Paws letter is also a great way for shelters to ask for much-needed items during the holidays. Since it is a free printable, please download and use as many as you like to get all of those adorable shelter pups taken care of!

    ~Meeko

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    This item is for personal use only. Big Dot of Happiness retains all rights. This item may not be copied, shared, forwarded, sold or distributed.

    Copyright Big Dot Of Happiness, LLC.

    This post was posted in Puppy Parties, Free Printables, Christmas & Winter and was tagged with Puppy Care, Holiday Tips and Tricks, Meeko's Point of View

  • Posted on November 12, 2014 by Lindsey Mattson

    Dog Cake Ideas: Where to get a Dog Cake #PoochPawtyWhere do I find a dog cake? This is a question we have heard numerous times and there are many great options to fit your time and budget. From fancy treats to feed the whole pack to single cupcakes for one special pup, here are a few ideas of where to start when you are looking for a dog birthday cake or a puppy shower cake.

    1. Order It & Ship It
    If you have it in your dog party budget and if you have the time to wait for it to arrive, there are numerous online options for ordering a puppy cake. Etsy or Dog Cakes for Dogs are great sources. Dog Cakes for Dogs offers cakes for all dog party occasions. They have custom dog cakes that look like your pup which are perfect for dog birthday parties or puppy showers. They also have Bark Mitzvah cakes and pupcakes. Too fun! Of course, there are other options for online ordering but Dog Cakes for Dogs had a great variety.

    2. Order It & Pick It Up
    Finding a local bakery that will make a dog cake isn't an option for everyone. If you are lucky enough to have one nearby, you will be able to work directly with the baker to create a custom cake, with choices of flavor, decoration and shape. Three Dog Bakery is a popular chain and you might but be lucky enough to have one by you! Go to the bottom of the page and search your state to see if there is a local bakery.

    How to host a dog birthday party #PuppyShower #DogBirthdayParty #PoochPawty

    3. Make It Yourself - From Scratch!
    This may seem like a huge task at first but making your own dog cake is actually quite easy. There are numerous recipes online and you can even use a fun bone-shaped baking pan to bake it in. You can even make pupcakes for individual treats. There are a lot of dog cupcake recipes as well but we found this one and simply couldn't resist the adorable pup being celebrated. Check out Calvin and his Easy Peanut Butter Cupcakes for Dogs.

    4. Make It Yourself - From a Mix, shhhh...
    Your last option is to make a yummy dog cake from a box mix. These work just like a people cake mix with similar ingredients, minus the sugar. They are super easy and can be made into a cake or cupcakes - we won't tell it came from a mix!

    After you have decided on the right dog cake for you, it is time to make sure your puppy knows just how to eat it!

    How to Properly Eat a Puppy Cake #PuppyShower #DogBirthdayParty #PuppyPawty

    This post was posted in Puppy Parties, Birthday Parties and was tagged with Do It Yourself Puppy Party Ideas, Meeko's Point of View, Get Party Trained

  • Posted on August 6, 2014 by Meeko ThePooch

    Meeko the Pooch Blog Posts #PuppyShowers #DogBirthdayParties #PuppyPawties
    You don't want your dog party to be a barking bore with the same dog party supplies you can find everywhere BUT you also don't want to spend your entire weekend crafting - That's precious dog park time and we know you will never give that up!

    Creating a pawsome dog party doesn't have to be a ton of work and now it has gotten even easier. These shaped cut outs will help you create all the do it yourself party favors you can imagine!
    Do It Youself Dog Party Favors: Shaped Cut Outs #PoochPawty

    Shaped paper cut outs come in three designs, 12 large puppy cut outs, 6 medium paw cut outs and 6 medium bone cut outs, all perfectly coordinated with the Puppy Girl dog party theme.

    Party Craft ONE // Punch two holes in the center of a bone-shaped cut out. Thread with ribbon and tie around a doggie treat bag for a fun party favor.

    Party Craft TWO // Cut a length of thin ribbon and attach a gold brad to the center. Punch two holes just beneath the puppy's chin and thread the ribbon though so the brad is in the middle-front, like a dog tag. Tie around a rawhide or bone treat.

    Party Craft THREE // Attach any of the paper cut outs to a toothpick and insert into your cupcake treats - both puppy cakes or human cupcakes.

    Party Craft FOUR // Wrap your party utensils in a fun napkin and tie off with a ribbon that has been threaded through a hole in one of the paper cut outs for a super fun napkin ring!

    **All holes were punched with a small, 1/8 inch hole punch, like this one.

    Do It Youself Dog Party Favors: Shaped Cut Outs #PoochPawty

    Want to make your own pawsome dog party favors? Click here to order your paper cut out kit! (pssst - they are also great for scrapbooking!)

    This post was posted in Puppy Parties, Birthday Parties and was tagged with Do It Yourself Puppy Party Ideas, Meeko's Point of View, Get Party Trained

  • Posted on July 9, 2014 by Meeko ThePooch

    You know how excitement feels? That uncontrollable tail wagging that happens when you wait all.day.long. for Mom to come home and then she finally shows up - with TREATS! Yeah, we were that kind of excited when we were asked to appear on the Fox45 Good Day Baltimore morning show.

    Fox 45 Baltimore Puppy Party: Host Megan Gilliland and Big Dot Owner, Sherri Yukel, show how to celebrate man's best friend #PoochPawty #Baltimore

    Host Megan Gilliland and Big Dot of Happiness owner, Sherri Yukel, help you get party trained. Watch the video to learn how you can celebrate your pooch with a puppy shower or bruffday party.

    With snacks for the 4-legged friends and 2-legged friends, party favors for everyone and yummy cake to celebrate, this puppy party will make everyone drool. Get party trained with WhenPoochComesToShove.com and out partner, BigDotOfHappiness.com!

    Fox 45 Baltimore Puppy Party: Host Megan Gilliland and Big Dot Owner, Sherri Yukel, show how to celebrate man's best friend #PoochPawty #Baltimore

    This post was posted in Puppy Parties, Meet Big Dot and was tagged with Do It Yourself Puppy Party Ideas, Chevron Boy Party Ideas, Videos, Meeko's Point of View, Get Party Trained

  • Posted on June 25, 2014 by Meeko ThePooch

    When Anna's furbaby turned one, it was time for a celebration - a Hot Diggity Dog Party that everyone would want an invite to. For Pollyanna's first birthday party, Anna hosted a sausage fest that got all the neighborhood dogs drooling. From her epic grill-out to local brews and of course, custom dog party decorations, the event was a success. Everyone enjoyed the sunshine, the food and the fun - especially Pollyanna!

    Pollyanna's Sausage Fest: Hot Diggity Dog Party Ideas and Decorations #PoochPawty

    Pollyanna's Sausage Fest: Hot Diggity Dog Party Ideas and Decorations #PoochPawty

    "Thanks for coming, guys!"

    Pollyanna's Sausage Fest: Hot Diggity Dog Party Ideas and Decorations #PoochPawty

    Check out the photo album of my barking-good party here. I can't wait to see what Mom plans for my birthday party next year...

    Pollyanna's Sausage Fest: Hot Diggity Dog Party Ideas and Decorations #PoochPawty

    This post was posted in Puppy Parties, Real Parties, Birthday Parties and was tagged with Hot Diggity Dog, Do It Yourself Puppy Party Ideas, Meeko's Point of View, Get Party Trained

  • Posted on April 1, 2014 by Meeko ThePooch

    Raven's Mom hosted a fantastic dog birthday party - complete with a Peanut Butter puppy cake and fun party favors for all the four-legged friends.

    "So happy I found your website. My Puppy's First Birthday was such a success… all the puppy's loved their Bark Bars and the tasty Peanut Butter Puppy Cup Cakes!!! Keep up the good work!!"
    Real Pooches - Real Pawties: Raven's Bruffday #PoochPawty

    Thanks for sharing Heidi + Happy 1st Bruffday Raven!

    Get the PAWTY started with your own bruffday celebration. Order this month, April 2014, and you have a chance to win a Golden Ticket. What does that mean? It means you get 1/2 off your order!

    Big Dot Golden Ticket Contest #BigDot #HappyDot

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    This post was posted in Puppy Parties, Real Parties, Birthday Parties and was tagged with Meeko's Point of View, Get Party Trained

  • Posted on March 12, 2014 by Meeko ThePooch

    Meeko the Pooch Blog Posts #PuppyShowers #DogBirthdayParties #PuppyPawties

    Puppy love is in the air and this time it is here to stay. Get party trained and host the pooch wedding of the year with these dog wedding ideas.

    Puppy Love: Dog Wedding Ideas from WhenPoochComesToShove.com #PoochPawty

    1. Hot Pink Rhinestone Dog Collar and Bow from PawshAccessories // Give you puppy bridesmaids a sparkling collar in radiant orchid, the color of the year. They will shimmer and shine in their special dog wedding attire.

    2. Silly Squeakers Wine Bottles from Tuffy's via Chewy // Dog wedding favors are a must-have if you plan on hosting the dog wedding no one forgets. Give the party pooches a squeaky toy they will adore long after the pawty is over.

    3. Dog Wedding Cake from BarknBellyBakery via Etsy // Wedding guests look for three things when the arrive: the beautiful bride, the decorations and THE CAKE. Give them something to ooh and ahh over when  you show off this wonderfully decorated dog wedding cake.

    4. Classic Dog Tuxedo from Baster Boo // The groom will look quite dapper in a tux with tails while he waits for his new bride to make her entrance. This black dog tuxedo comes complete with bowtie and matching top hat, perfect for the classic pup.

    5. Kensington Wedding Dog Dress from Doggie Clothesline // The lady of the hour will shine in this chic dog wedding dress. Fitted on top with a little flair in the skirt, this wedding dress will make any pooch look good.

    Love it? Want more? Check out this double dog wedding we helped celebrate with Minnesota Boxer Rescue.Minnesota Boxer Rescue Dog Wedding Raffle Donation #PoochPawty #DogWedding

     

    This post was posted in Puppy Parties, Decorating & DIY Party Ideas, Bridal Shower & Anniversary and was tagged with Window Shopping Wednesday, Meeko's Point of View

  • Posted on March 4, 2014 by Lindsey Mattson

    Our tails wagged with excitement when we saw our pawty supplies at B. Lovely Events. Emily created a PAWsome dog birthday party for her pooch, Keely, with the Chevron Girl Brufday Party theme.

    B Lovely Events: Dog Birthday Party

    Emily used personalized Chevron Girl water bottle labels, circle stickers, a poster and dog party hats; and themed cupcake wrappers and picks, and bone cut-outs. With the addition of some tasty treats and a few toys for the pups, this party was dog-gone adorable!

    Happy Bruffday, Keely!

    B Lovely Events: Dog Birthday Party

    Shop-the-Theme: Chevron Girl BruffdaySee-the-Event: Chevron Girl Bruffday

    Party Styling by Emily Cann // B. Lovely Events
    Paper Goods & Party Supplies // When Pooch Comes To Shove, partner site of Big Dot Of Happiness
    Cupcakes // Bliss Cupcake Shop
    Cookies // Le Cookie Monkey
    Dog Toys // Target

    This post was posted in Puppy Parties, Everyday Parties, Real Parties, Tips and Tricks, DIY Party Ideas, Decorating & DIY Party Ideas, Birthday Parties and was tagged with Chevron Boy Party Ideas, Meeko's Point of View, Get Party Trained