Dog birthday parties are serious business. The hashtag #dogbirthday has more than 350,000 posts on Instagram alone; a casual scroll through them shows that the affairs can be just as elaborate as the parties one might plan for a two-legged pal, and anyone who has explored the cottage industry that is doggy party supplies knows there is lots of stuff to choose from. Whether you’re grooming your pup to be a dogfluencer or just want your special pooch to have its day, we’ve combed through Amazon to find some of the best dog-birthday things — including décor, party favors, and cake mix — to help make the soirée as celebratory, and stress-free, as possible (this is a birthday party for an animal after all). Read on for everything you need to give your best furry friend the birthday blowout of its dreams — and if you’re a cat person, well, just pray your benevolent dog-owning pal sends you an invite.
The first way to ruin a dog birthday party is to take it too seriously! These punny, illustrated invites will set the perfect tone before the first guest even arrives.
For a more casual bash, or for larger dogs who want to dress up for their special day, you can’t go wrong with these playful bandannas.
A set of inexpensive birthday hats will ensure that your pup’s party guests don’t feel left out.
Some on-theme drinking straws that you can whip out as a treat for the humans in attendance.
This wheat-free, peanut-butter cake mix promises to be dog-safe (although human guests might want to bring their own desserts). Just add an egg, oil, and water to the mix, pop it in the microwave or oven, and voilà!
If one big cake is not enough to feed your guests, consider these molds, which can also be filled with the above mix to make the perfect pupcakes.
Fancy-looking dog treats to put in the doggy bags — just make sure your human guests don’t accidentally mistake them for real baked goods.
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