A Halloween dog party can be a blast, as long as you plan carefully and take care of all the details, insuring that your party will be a success.
Getting organized is key to success for your dog party.
Plan your party games now, get the party supplies early, and have the dog party favors made and packaged.
Guests for Your Dog’s Party
I know you’ve thought about who will be invited—but have you really thought about who will be invited?
Here’s what I’m getting at… Consider the personalities of the dogs that you will be inviting. You will want to make sure that your guests are easy going. No trouble makers allowed!
If you know that a particular dog has difficulty getting along with other dogs or with children, it’s best to exclude him from the list. It only takes one unruly dog to spoil your pet party.
Plan the Halloween Dog Party Games
You need to have a plan of action for the fun. No one will enjoy the party if it ends up in a state of chaos.
Pet Parade – Consider having pets dress in Halloween dog costumes for a pet parade or costume contest. Use leashes for this activity, to maintain some order.
Games – Think of some games that you can play. If you watched the Greatest American Dog Show a few years ago, use some of the ideas that you saw on the show.
Obedience Contest – Have a contest for the best obedience for several commands.
You get the idea. Your party plan is limited only by your imagination.
Dog Treats and Dog Party Favors
Make sure that your dog guests have access to bowls of fresh water. At the designated time (probably just before the guests go home), serve refreshments for your dog guests and their pet parents.
Since many pet parents are very particular about what their dogs eat, make sure that the treats you serve, are healthy dog treats that won’t be harmful to the dogs.
Also, you might want to check with the dogs’ pet parents to make sure that there are no allergies or ingredients that a particular pet needs to avoid.
As your pet guests leave your pet party, you can give each dog a package of dog treats (dog party favors) to take home.
Send each dog home with a party bag or box of treats.
Photograph the Pet Party Fun!
Arrange for one person (who will not be taking care of a dog) to take digital photos (or a video) of the party.
You want to get lots of great shots, so the photographer needs to stay alert and busy.
After the Halloween dog party, send each party participant an email with photos or a video of the event, to remember all the fun moments.
With Dog Parties, Timing is Everything!
Keep the party short and sweet. One hour is a good length of time.
Depending on the number of pet guests and how long the pet party lasts, you can quickly go from fun to chaos.
Limit the activities, keep everything moving along. Send the guests home before anything goes wrong. This way everyone will have a good time and will leave with pleasant memories!
Pet parties can be lots of fun, or things can go south pretty quickly! To make sure that yours is fun, do a little planning and organization ahead of time.
Have everything ready before your Halloween dog party. Invite the right guests. And you’re ready to go!