Eloise’s 2nd Birthday Puppy Party

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. πŸ™‚
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! πŸ˜‰

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! πŸ˜‰ 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!! XO
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  1. 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 πŸ™‚ thanks for some wonderful ideas! Happy birthday Eloise xo

    ~ Megan, Australia

  2. 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!

  3. 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 πŸ˜‰

  4. 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. πŸ˜‰

  5. 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!

  6. 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!! πŸ™‚

  7. 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.

  8. 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 πŸ™‚

  9. 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 πŸ™‚

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