The pet theme works well for an animal-lover’s birthday party. You have several options for keeping all of the party guests entertained. Try one of these options.
Set up a craft area for the pet party. There are a number of pet-related crafts appropriate for all ages. One option is to make bone shapes from clay that the kids can paint. Add a hole in the bones before the clay dries so you can turn them into necklaces. Make sure the clay hardens before the party. Another option is to make pet masks. Use paper plates and paint. Let the kids paint and design their masks. Have some construction paper on hand for the details, such as ears.
If the party guests have pets, why not make them some treats? You can find several recipes for homemade dog treats. Let the kids mix the ingredients and roll out the dough. They can use cookie cutters to make the dog treats. After baking, the treats are ready to cool and package. If the guests don’t have any pets, you can donate the dog treats to a local animal shelter. Just check first to make sure they accept homemade treats.
Animal Shelter Visit
Our local animal shelter actually hosts birthday parties for kids. The shelter has a room they use for the party. The kids do several pet-related activities. They also get to walk through the shelter to see the animals that live there. Check with your local animal shelter to see if they have a similar birthday party option. If not, ask if you could get a tour for the kids at the party.
If you’re brave, you can invite the party guests to bring their pets with them to the party. The kids can put on a pet show where they walk their pets out to show them off. If you don’t want to risk a cat and dog fight, have the kids bring a stuffed animal pet. Or the kids can come to the party dressed up like their favorite animals. Then they can walk themselves down the runway for the pet show.