Thursday, February 14, 2008

The Puppy Party

Last week was Haven's 4th birthday so we invited some friends and family over for a puppy party. The kids decorated puppy ears and a collar and Mike painted their faces. Then we played a couple rousing rounds of Trainer Says (the dog version of Simon Says) and hunted for dog bones (sugar cookies). This was the perfect party for Haven and I loved how all of the kids really played up their puppy role!

The Birthday Puppy


Rylin didn't really appreciate her puppy ears



Joy is admiring her painted puppy face!


Such obedient puppies




We served puppy chow and brownie bones in dog bowls


All of the puppies were so excited about the presents!


Mike painted this cute dog house for our front door, so we had to take pictures of all of our puppy guests... first up, Asher and Brinlee


Dallin and Kara



Joy helping Paul keep his ears up


Kaden and Parker (who is howling)


and Frances


I have to give a shout out to Family Fun magazine for the brilliant idea of a puppy party!

13 comments:

weibling said...

I am so proud of you. It's about blasted time. sheesh I was going through withdrawls

SarJen said...

Diddo on what Sarah said. Looks like all the kids were having a blast. Keep it up, it still looks like you're good at everything.

Happy President's Day!!!!

cindy said...
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jill said...

Hey crystal, it's candise's little sis jill...I love that puppy party I idea, my little jack loves puppies so I am definitely going to have to keep these ideas on file!! your little family is so cute!

Kristi said...

so fun! I loved the ears on all of the kids.

ReBeCcA said...

that is the cutest idea for a party! Love the doggie bowls.

KellyAnne said...

This was so much fun, my kids had a ball! What fun ideas. I heard you made those bone cookies. Don't tell the kids but I ate one, and they were SO good (coming from someone who doesn't like sugar cookies)! Any chance I can get your recipe? My husband happens to LOVE sugar cookies!

The Miller's said...

Hey lady...I've been out of the BLOGGING loop. I'm on graveyards right now and for TWO more weeks...I get rather mia during this time. Checking in on everyone tonight though....CUTE party idea!! Madelyn Mae's 6th is next month. She's already anxious for me to get crackin' on the plans! ;)
Take care!
Kelly

Rachael said...

what an adorable idea! I love the sign for the door and the refreshments in the bowl. too much fun!

Emily said...

Cutest party! so creative!

Heidi A said...

What a cute idea! Wish we could've seen it:)

Kate said...

What a cool party! I might have to use that idea for my next birthday bash :)

Tara said...

Thanks for posting the pictures, I was hoping to show John. We had so much fun, Joy is obviously very enthusiastic dress-up of any kind. I have decided that a big house is going to be essential in the future for our crazy family...