23 February 2011

Dalmatian Paw-ty




My sweet baby girl loves doggies, so there was no question, her second birthday needed to be a "Paw"ty!  

Because she's partial to Dalmatians, I went with a white, black and red color scheme.  I also added touches of yellow for an extra burst of color.  Oh, I can't forget to mention, the polka dots and doggy spots because that's what my little girl is made of (smiles)!





All the creations, you see, were hand-made by myself.  Though these projects were very time consuming, they were so worth it!  There's nothing more rewarding then creating a lovely party for your little one!  Especially, when you see the look on their face when they enter the room (priceless)!

This little party was a labor of love!  I hope you enjoy!


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 Welcome To The Paw-ty!



I created this custom name banner with my Cricut machine.  Flanking each side are home-made Pom Poms.  I found numerous tutorials online on how to make these, however I found this YouTube video most helpful.


Homemade "Dog Bone" Sugar Cookies
These are my husband's specialty!  They were completely devoured before the cupcakes were even served (sigh).


I found these super cute "take-out" treat boxes at a local craft store.  I added ribbon and favor tags for added color, texture and dimension (I created dimension to the favor tags by using "double-sided foam tape" between layers)!


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To dress-up the cupcake holder, I added tulle and ribbon to the bottom tier.  I really like the whimsical look I achieved. 


This sweet Dalmatian cake was a custom ordered at Walmart.  This was my daughter's favorite feature!  


I created this "E" topiary out of extra materials I had around the house.


For a personal touch, I added my photography throughout the space!


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Welcome To The Sweets Station!



I added "Doggy" inspired signs to each dish!  

 




Every puppy party needs...Dog Bowls!  I thought this was an adorable touch!




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Banner above the "Sweets" Station.  
I found these scrapbook letters at Tuesday Morning (clearance)!  I thought the damask design worked well with the color scheme.  

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A closer look at the cupcake toppers.  The designs, you see, were created using Clip Art and PhotoShop.  


I found this little red can at a local dollar store.  I though it would be the perfect place to house the cutlery. Plus, I thought it worked well with the theme.

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I dolled-up these dollar store vases by adding ribbon and favor tags.  I filled them with vibrant yellow flowers and placed them throughout the party.

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The party was a hit, but most importantly I had One Happy Little Girl!

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Where did you get that?


Glass Vases:  Dollar Tree
Red & Black Dog Bowls:  Dollar Tree
Red Decorative Can:  Dollar Tree
Tulle:  Flower Factory
Various Ribbons:  Walmart (In-Store)
Take Out Boxes:  Pat Catan's (Also Available At Walmart)
Cardstock:  Pat Catan's/Walmart
Lollipop Sticks:  Pat Catan's
Glue Dots:  Pat Catan's
Double -Sided Foam Tape:  Pat Catan's

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Join The Party!
I'll be joining Savvy Southern Style, DIY By Design, Someday Crafts and Elements Interiors for their Wednesday Link Parties!


Thank you for Visiting!

Warm Wishes,
Jodie




43 comments:

  1. Jodie! This is adorable, and clever and so precious! I just love, love, love these types of themed parties. The use of the dog bowls is ingenious! Be sure to link this up to Inspiration Friday this week!

    Heather @At The Picket Fence

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  2. Oh my goodness! This is the cutest party ever! Love, love it! I'm saving some of your ideas into my file. This is so cute! You are very creative and talented.

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  3. OMG Jodie this is the cutest themed party I had ever seen!! Love the name banner you made, that would be perfect in her bedroom! Fantastic Job, Martina

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  4. Oh my is this ever the ca-utest!
    Precious colors and such a great theme. Love it!

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  5. That is just adorable! I love the dog bowls and puppy treats. It's all done in such a lovely way!

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  6. Oh sure...Heather beat me over here and used all of the same words I was going to use to describe how much I love this! LOL! It truly is fabulous (I don't think she used that word!) and you did an amazing job creating a unique and customized party for your precious girl. Great job!
    Vanessa

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  7. Precious things. I a new follower, would love for you to follow me back.
    Blessings, Lori
    lorisstorys.blogspot.com

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  8. What a sweet Paw-ty! I am glad to see that I am not the only mom throwing her daughter a puppy themed birthday party! Love you color scheme, so simple, crisp & clean with such high impact!
    Here is my daughter's puppy party
    http://sheskindacrafty.blogspot.com/2011/02/puppies-polka-dots-party.html

    Happy Crafting!

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  9. Ohhh, I just adore a good party! Thanks so much for your comment on my blog and I'm definitely following you to see what else you have up your sleeves! Great job1

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  10. All I can say is...wow, wow, and BOW WOW!

    You daughter is not only beautiful, but she is incredibly lucky to have such a loving and creative mom. I will have to make sure that my daughter doesn't see this post. Even though she is 20, she might give me grief for not giving her such incredible birthday parties!

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  11. Wow, Jodie, you should be a party planner! I love all the details that you spent time on, like the banners and the tags; they really make the effect "special". Oh and the dog bowls! So cute. I have to show this to my 10 year old daughter, it would be such a cute idea for a big girl sleepover - the girls would get a kick out of all your ideas!

    So nice to meet you - thank you for stopping by to check out my kitchen and for your sweet comments. I'm looking forward to reading more over here!

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  12. Oh my! That is just adorable!

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  13. Hi Jodie! Just coming back over to let you know that we featured your daughter's darling nursery at our Inspiration Friday party this week! :-)
    Vanessa

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  14. This just might be the cutest party theme I've ever seen! I love it! And I love the dog bowls full of candy. So cute! Visiting from The Shabby Chic Cottage and I'm your newest follower!
    Jen
    Scissors & Spatulas

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  15. OMGosh, you are amazing! What fantastic ideas, and so beautifully done! I'm a new follower!

    :)rachel from SunScholars.blogspot.com

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  16. That is just adorable! Love all the details!

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  17. Absolutely adorable and so creative! I just found your blog through the picket fence linky party. Don't you just love Dollar Tree! They have EVERYTHING!

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  18. GAA! Jodie...Girlfriend, you do EVERYTHING to PURE PERFECTION!!! Everything looks like it is STRAIGHT outta Martha Stewart, BUT BETTER! Ugh! I wish you live here! You and I could have a BANGIN Interior Design Business! I already have one but, WOW, what a JEWEL you would be! CAN YOU MOVE??? I know...didnt think so!
    I ALWAYS enjoy your blog! Its PERFECTION!

    BTW, Ive added you to my Favorite Blogs List!!!


    Congrats on the Feature ay Picket Fence! You deserved it :0)

    OH...And, Im back to doing MY posts...Carrie has been "Guest Posting" all week, but today Im back to ME! SCARY, huh?

    xoxokara

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  19. All of your party decor was wonderful. Just love it! Cute, cute birthday girl as well.

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  20. You really outdid yourself! It looks so amazing, and I'm sure people are still talking about it! Thanks for linking up!

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  21. What an amazing "paw"ty!! I love the theme and all the extras you added. It looks like you had a beautful party and I'm sure your daughter enjoyed it! Visiting from It's a Crafty Life.

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  22. Jodie I featured your lovely blog this evening!

    Have a wonderful week.
    ~Melissa :)

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  23. Jodie, I love the pawty. You really outdid yourself. However that is impossible when you have such a sweetie for which to give a party. Ellise is so adorably beautiful. I just love her name. Hugs, Ginger

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  24. What a fun party. I'm your newest follower. I would love it if you linked your project up to my link party.
    More The Merrier Monday.

    http://diyhshp.blogspot.com

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  25. That is just 'two' cute... seriously, I love all the decorations. The puppy chow is addicting and love how you used the puppy bowls. Great party!

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  26. What cute party ideas. I am sure she loved it all. Thanks for joining WUW.

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  27. Adorable, and I love the colors!

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  28. Wow what an adorable party!! I love parties I cannot wait for my son's 2nd birthday party!! I love planning them they are so much fun you did such a great job with every detail!! I just found your blog from Melissa's feature I am now following along. Come check me out if you get a chance.
    Noplacelikehomeally.blogspot.com

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  29. What a lucky two year old. Everything is truly gorgeous.

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  33. This is the cutest party ever! Every single detail was so well thought out and oh so cute!
    I have looked at all the party pictures at least 10 times...can't get over how cute it is!!!
    -emily
    www.nestnestingnested.bloggspot.com

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  34. such cute ideas glad i stopped by!!! I actually found you on Tuesday Treasures!!! So glad i did. I'm your newest follower. Visit my blog and follow me at http://aadreamsblog.blogspot.com/

    xoxo
    ani

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  35. very cute party!

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  36. That is the cutest themed party I have ever seen. You could go into party planning!

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  37. A-dor-able! Found you via Not Just A Housewife. I love your site.

    Christina @ The Scrappy Housewife

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  38. This has to be one of the cutest parties I've ever seen. You did a fantastic job! I love the cake, so cute.
    http://itsybitsypaper.blogspot.com

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  39. You are so crafty when it comes to parties, its amazing! What a cute idea of using the dog bowls for the treats. I am your newest follower!
    Crystal

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  40. Wow, you didn't forget any details at all! So cute! I did a puppy party for my little girl when she turned 3, but before my blogging days :) Thanks for stopping by our blog for a sweet comment!

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  41. So fun & festive!! Your creativity is awesome! Thank you for linking up to my K.I.S.S. blog bash last week. This weeks blog bash is in full swing again!! If you haven't already please be sure & link up more of your creativity, I look forward to seeing all your great ideas. :)

    Drop by The Tattered Tag

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  42. haha... I missed the "doggy bags" the first time I saw this. Love it!!

    Thanks so much for sharing this at For the Kids Friday Link Party! I will be posting the next party tomorrow night. I hope to have you stop by and join us for another week sharing great ideas for our kids!!

    Thanks for stopping by!
    :)rachel at http://SunScholars.blogspot.com

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  43. Cute Ideas! I grabbed your button; just love your works of art!Thank you for sharing.

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