Puppy & Kitty Party Ideas
Great theme for kids who love animals, twins and siblings.
Ideas for invitations, decorations, party games, activities, food, party
favors and more.
On blank white note cards draw two sets of whiskers
- one a little taller for the dog and another for the kitty.
Paste scrapbook cutouts or stickers of puppies and kitties on
blank note cards.
Draw puppy and kitten paw prints across the cards with a
marker or stamp on with a paw print stamp.
Puppy and Kitty Party Decoration
Tie white, black and pink helium balloons to the
mailbox so guests will know where the party is located. Cut out
puppy and kitty paw prints from white or black poster board (or print
them off the computer) and tape them down leading up to the party
Decorate the party table with white table cloths,
red (or pink) plates, cups and napkins and black flatware. Tie
white black, pink or red helium balloons around the party area or tie
curling ribbon to the balloons and let them float on the ceiling for
kids to play with during the party.
Instead of plates use new clean dog/cat dishes
for the kids plates. They can also use these if you are serving
ice cream & cake. They also make a nice goody bag to hold party
favors when the party is over.
Animal Shelter Helper Scavenger Hunt
A great party idea, and
one that will help animals. is having guests bring a kitty or puppy
item to the party that can be donated to a local animal shelter. Ask
them on the invitation to bring used clean towels, blankets, treats,
toys and collars to the party. Make a trip to your local shelter during
the party if you have time to give them the items. If you don't have
time during the party take pictures with of the birthday child giving
the shelter the items and send it to guests with a thank you card.
Animal Shelter Scavenger Hunt
- use the list to collect more items for the shelter around your
Puppy and Kitty Party
Use face paint to make the
guests look like either a kitty or puppy. Draw on whiskers, black
noses, fur and spots. See our free recipe for
Puppy and Kitty Party Games
Mouse and Bone Treasure Hunt
Before the party buy lots of plastic mice and dog
treat bones. Hide them around the birthday party area. During the
party give each guest a paper bag and ask them to search and find all
the hidden bones and mice. When all the items have been found let
the guests turn them in for prizes - or you can write a number on some
of the items that correspond with a prize and they can turn them in for
the prize that matches the number on their item.
Kitty Litter Relay
Fun game where kids compete to fill their kitty
litter box first. Fill two large containers with sand and
place them about 30 feet from the starting line. At the staring
line set up two tables with a see through plastic container on each
table - these are the containers the kids have to fill with the sand.
Separate the kids into teams and give each team a plastic spoon.
They will take the spoon, go to the large container where they will fill
their spoon with sand and then they will run it back and dump it into
their container or kitty litter box. The first team that
fills their container first wins.
Party games for ages 7, 8 and 9
Party Games for 5 and 6 year olds
Birthday games for ages 10, 11, 12
For more fun party games see our long list
Puppy and Kitty Party Food Ideas
Ice cream sundaes served in clean, new pet dishes
Puppy Chow (Chex cereal covered in peanut butter,
powdered sugar and chocolate)
Cut out food items with a bone or bow shaped
cookie cutter - cookies, fruit, sandwiches, etc.
Puppy and Kitty Party Favor Ideas
Dog and cat tags
Puppy and Kitty ears
Plastic or stuffed puppy and kitty animals
Puppy and Kitty Goody / Loot Bag Ideas
New puppy and kitten dishes
Wrap up party favors in a bandana and tie with rope or raffia
Colored paper bags with black pipe cleaners glued to the front to look