We threw a Puppy Dog Pals Birthday Party for my daughter and it was PAWSOME (see what I did there?).
Or maybe I should say a “Rolly and Bingo” Birthday Party because that’s what my kids call it.
If your kids haven’t seen Puppy Dog Pals yet, they’re missing out. Really. It’s one of my kids’ favorite shows of the moment (they’re 3 and 5, for reference). It’s cute, sweet, there’s music & dancing, and there are no villains…with the exception of a bratty little dog named Cupcake who redeems herself every few episodes.
Don’t get me wrong, my son LOVES shows and movies with villains. Anytime we watch something new he asks 3 questions:
1. Is there a mean?
2. Does the mean go bye bye?
3. Does the mean go all the way bye bye?
(Hey, at least he wants the mean to go bye bye. Phew.)
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But I have to say it’s refreshing sometimes to just have a happy, cute show without an overload of heavy feelings (I’m talking about one of our other faves, Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood. We adore that show but sometimes my kids just need to laugh.) OR an overload of villains (I’m looking at you, PJ Masks. My kids love ya but my son gets a little too into whatever Romeo is doing).
So, a Puppy Dog Pals Birthday Party it is. Adorable. Fun. Cute. Sweet. And Happy.
My daughter just turned 2 and she was all about a Puppy Dog Pals Birthday Party. For my son’s 2nd birthday we had a Daniel Tiger party. Kids’ parties are cute, man. I have to admit.
Since my entire life is basically one big Amazon Prime exhibition, that’s where I turned. Trust me on this—you can pull off a cute party in just a few days. I’ve proven this theory multiple times. (hey, Moms do everything. It’s hard to plan ahead!)
a perfect Puppy Dog Pals Birthday Party
Puppy Dog Pals Birthday Party Fails & more ideas at the bottom!
My fave thing by a landslide was the cake. It was everyone’s favorite part—including my kids! I made it myself using the easiest paw print cake pan ever (seriously, you can’t screw it up). Be sure to load the pan with flour so that it doesn’t stick!
I Used Betty Crocker Cupcake Icing for the white sections & then I used regular Strawberry Icing for the pink sections & just emptied it into a ziplock & cut the tip of the bag off. It worked great. I’m no Martha Stewart, so if I can do it then so can you. This cake mold is amazing & has raised parts for the paw pads so it is super easily to follow the design with icing.
The wall decals are AMAZING and we still (over a year later!) have them on our kids’ doors. They are SO cute & big.
I was first going to make dog bone shaped sugar cookies. Then I discovered the most amazing Rice Krispies Treats SHEETS (what??!) and I made a bunch of dog bone rice krispies treats using these Dog Bone Cookie Cutters. But we ate them all before the party (*facepalm) and using the small cookie cutters wasn’t the easiest on the rice krispies treats (I think it would work much better with the larger cookie cutters in this set).
So, I ended up just cutting the large sheets into squares and covering them with starfetti sprinkles. The kids LOVED them. And it couldn’t have been easier. Plus, they looked amazing.
But I still was secretly bummed I didn’t have anything shaped like dog bones when that was my whole original plan! If I could do it again I’d prob do a combo of both.
Dress details on next pic!
This little dress turned out SO cute! I couldn’t find any Puppy Dog Pals dresses so I found a precious plain one on Amazon and made my own iron on decal (had to pop Keia in there because she is my girl’s fave). I used iron-on transfer paper & just printed the design I wanted, cut it, & transferred it via iron. I’m a big fan of doing this.
This dress is perfect but it runs 1-2 sizes too small (for reference, my daughter was mostly in 2T and the 4T dress was perfect). They have some cute Puppy Dog Pals shirts out there, but 1) I wanted a dress and 2) none of the shirts currently have the new girl dog character Keia. This dress would also work great—just know that it runs huge (like 2 sizes too big). But it’s presh!
We used Turtle Chex Mix for “Puppy Chow.” So cute.
Pro tip: I have since learned to always get M&M Minis over the regular size. It takes the choking scare factor out of it and that is worth everything. Kids always gravitate toward the candy. Play it safe & think age appropriately for snacks. Don’t serve known choking hazards to children. My child choked on a piece of candy I gave him & I’ll never get over that terror.
“Pup Corn” (Pirate’s Booty)
The “Pup Corn” was a hit (as always!). I used these white cheetos because I happened to already have a bunch on hand…and they’re delicious. But the Pirate’s Booty definitely looks more like popcorn so I’d go that route next time.
I love big candles. They just add so much fun & festivity. These XL number candles are my fave # candles. And my favorite birthday cake/party find for every party & age is without a doubt these big birthday stick candles. They are like XL versions of a classic birthday candle. They make any cake or cupcake look so much more festive. And you can reuse them again & again.
I also love these flashing light numbers that I have discovered since this party (see it in action at my son’s Superhero Birthday Party). They are so fun & add so much to the cakes! It’s not a candle, but it’s perfect as a topper or even just table decor.
My dad gave this adorable little Trike to my daughter for her 2nd Birthday & it is so adorable. I’d never seen one quite like this. She is 3 now & still loving it. It was such a great birthday gift for this age. (It also comes in the classic red design.)
So cute, huh?
We also had these absolutely adorable Walking Pug Balloons and they were a HUGE hit. I can’t believe I forgot to get a picture! I don’t think I had a chance to because the kids were obsessed with playing with them. They kind of made the party.
Also, get these Removable Vinyl Paw Prints stickers & put them all over the place. The paw prints everywhere add so much. I even put them going up the stairs to the party. The kids loved it. Spring for the vinyl ones. Trust me. They come right up.
Oh, and we used these Little Collar Bracelets as toys/party favors. Cute!
Puppy Dog Pals Birthday Party FAILS
Puppy Dog Pals Birthday Party Best GIFT IDEA
Get all the Puppy Dog Pals stuffed animals for your kid, or any they don’t have! They are so cute & my kids love them. We have all of these: Rolly Plush Toy • Bingo Plush Toy • Keia Plush Toy • Hissy Plush Toy plus this Puppy Dog Pals Mini Figurine Set (Bonus: you could also use these as cake toppers if you do a different style cake!).
To see all the Puppy Dog Pals Birthday Party links in one place, click HERE.
Do you need Kid’s Birthday Present ideas? Don’t miss my Kids Ultimate Gift Guide! It’s got everything and I mean everythinggg.
Or do you want more Kid’s Birthday Party Ideas? —> How about a Superhero Birthday Party?
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