This weekend was Eloise’s 2nd birthday, and per her request & love of puppies, we had a puppy party!!
I have been so excited to plan this party because I just knew she was going to be obsessed with it. And the minute she walked in & saw the big basket of stuffed pups, she yelled “PUP-PUPS!? YAAAY!” The ultimate cutest.
I found this most amazing artwork on Pinterest years ago, and have been in LOVE with it ever since. I always hoped I would find a use for it, and once we decided on a puppy theme, I knew I had to go track it down. The print is by the talented Emily Nelson Art, we had it printed as an oversized poster to use as a backdrop & another smaller size to cut out individual puppy faces for the straws. It was definitely the highlight of the party decor for me, I just love stuff like that! I sent the print over to Glam Fete and had a custom garland made, and loved how it made the colors come to life! The “Adopt a Puppy” garland was a super easy DIY made out of, you guessed it, brown paper bags. 🙂
I also fell in love with the vintage dalmatian natural rubber baby toys from Oli & Carol, and was so excited to snag five of them for the tabletop. We used one as a cake topper (which Eloise went NUTS for) & set the rest out next to each place setting, which was made up of cute kraft paper plates & polka dotted “puppy bowls” that the kids ate cake & ice cream out of. We also had a hot dog bar, with extra ketchup of course, Eloise’s favorite! 😉
Polka Dot Dress // Pigtail Bows c/o Free Babes // Black Peplum Top (my current favorite shirt!) // Teething Necklace c/o A La Mum // White Denim
The girls played with balloons, stuffed puppies & had a good old fashioned game of fetch with their pretzel sticks. Eloise loved her new trike, but I think Harper loved it even more! 😉 It was the most perfect day, beautiful weather & a seriously happy little two year old. Two months until we are celebrating Claire’s first birthday, I definitely need to take a party throwing breather! Have a great week, friends!! XO217
That looks so great and it looks like she had a great time! You do such a great job planning parties, Jessica. Great post!
Allison Cooley says
What a fun party! I love planning them for my daufhter! Happy birthday Eloise!
Krista Mae says
You always throw the best parties!! I LOVE this theme! It's adorable. Happy Birthday to Eloise!
Stacey Walden says
What an adorable party theme! I love the color scheme as well.
Such an adorable party! And I think Eloise's bangs are the cutest thing that ever happened 🙂
Hi! This is super cute. We are doing a puppy theme in 2 weeks! Where did you find the plush dogs "to adopt"?? Thank you!
Oh my goodness all of this is just precious! It's my firstborn's 2nd birthday in two months and she is also dog obsessed 🙂 thanks for some wonderful ideas! Happy birthday Eloise xo
~ Megan, Australia
E Hayes says
So so so cute. Eloise is really just the cutest, those pictures are perfect. Love that puppy print too!
Andi of My Beautiful Adventures says
Beyond beyond beyond cute!
The party and all the preparations that you've made look super! Lucky girl!
Caz Wilson says
So adorable, love the shades of color and small details and Eloise looks like she is having the most fun!
ALLISON PUMMELL says
It is so refreshing to see a blog post that includes both high level etsy prints and brown paper bag banners! You are proving that kids don't need a "break the bank" party to have a good time! I hope your sweet girl had a wonderful birthday. It sure looks like it!
East Willow Grove says
I saw this as a party idea on a mom page I'm on and loved it! I can't believe Eloise is already two, she's not looking like that wild crazy fearless baby, she's growing up and looking so much like Harper now it's crazy! I thought they were so different before! You guys make some gorgeous girls, I have a house full of boys if you need any future dates 😉
Hannah Ladd says
those ikea puppies were a GENIUS idea! so dang cute! love everything about this party!
The absolute cutest. Love it all and I don't even like dogs! I want to have an adopt a puppy party now too. Eloise is just adorable.
Bree Gale says
Love all of the details! You're such a great party planner & thrower!
Adorable! Where did you find the cute stuffed dogs?
Gina babybluemom.com says
That huge basket of puppies totally reminds me of Bridesmaids when they had puppies as party favors. And then the sister-in-law takes all the puppies in her van. Sorry I am dying here lol Eloise looks like she loved her party. Classiest puppy party I have ever seen. 😉
Stephanie Allen says
Oh my gawd!!! I LOVE this theme!!! I want it now and I'm in my 20's. I absolutely love the colour palette, way to go Jess! Seriously SOOO excited to see what you have in store for Claire's 1st birthday!
Elizabeth Scher says
Too cute! Eloise and my son have the same birthday. I'd be interested in purchasing your puppy decor if you like to Sell.
Tawnya Faust says
I LOVE this party theme, one of my friends recently had a similar theme for her daughters first birthday and I thought it was the cutest ever!! I love all of the touches as usual!! 🙂
Brittani Black says
Love the puppy theme! And yall both look so cute! 🙂
Sooo cute – You did a fantastic job! Eloise looks like she had a wonderful time.
Emily Ryan says
That may be the cutest kids party them I've ever seen. Happy birthday to your sweet daughter!
Do you have a tutorial for the paper bag garland? I don't remember seeing it.
Oh my gosh, this is the absolutely cutest! I will have to keep it all in mind for the far future 😉
Carri Us Home says
I love the theme, the décor, and sweet Eloise is absolutely beautiful!!!
I love your blog, Jessica! Your style is wonderful and I always follow your links. You are such a great party planner – I may need to hire you for my wedding 🙂
Jillian Fowler says
You should do a blog post on how you prepare for parties. Your decor, favors, and themes are always on point. I would love to know your tips and tricks! 🙂
Jillian Fowler says
You should do a blog post on how you prepare for the parties you throw! All your decor, party favors, and themes are amazing. I would love to know some tips and tricks 🙂