July 24, 2015

Celebrate the Summer with Puppy Love

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We are deep into the heat of summer and my boys are getting restless. It's too hot to go outside and they are bored with all their toys. So how am I supposed to keep them cool, busy, and having fun? There's no better way to get rid of the mid summer blues then with a summer celebration full of puppy love.

When planning our fun celebration we headed to Wal-Mart to pick up all the essentials for our ultimate bash. M&M's®, SNICKERS® Ice Cream Bars, Dr Pepper® Cherry, Skittles®, Pedigree Dentastix® Original (for the puppies) and more! 

We have a brand new puppy, well she is 3 months old now, but the boys are in love, Blake mostly, and I knew any party centered around puppies would be the perfect party for him. Combining adults, kids, and puppies into the party was going to be tough, but lots of fun!!! I wanted to make sure the adults were enjoying their time and the kids had plenty to keep busy, as did the puppies. Plus, since our puppy, Baylee, was so young, we wanted her to make some new friends. We invited our neighbors and friends over and encouraged them to bring their furry friends as well.

The highlight of the party was the Dr Pepper® Cherry Ice Cream Float and treat bar. M&M's® Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches paired with M&M's® Plain and Skittles® provided something sweet while the puppies treated themselves to Pedigree Dentastix® Original Flavor and homemade peanut butter dog treats. Dr Pepper® Cherry was on hand as part as our refreshments.

The puppies helped themselves to their treats throughout the party. They didn't last long as all the furry guests loved their Pedigree Dentastix® Original Flavor.

We baked up Home-Made Peanut Butter Puppy Treats for our furry guests to sample and to take home as favors to say thank you for coming to our funshine celebration. See below to create your own home-made peanut butter puppy treats and get your own free printable as well.

To keep kids busy, we provided sidewalk chalk to let them use their imagination and create beautiful masterpieces. I don't know about your kids, but mine go crazy for sidewalk chalk and can draw for hours. 

SNICKERS® Ice Cream Bars were a favorite and a huge hit!! They didn't last long! 

Another fun treat for our younger guests, special puppies to take home! We created these glittered paw print canvas bags for each of our guests to take home. Each bag contained their very own plush puppy to continue the puppy love at home. 

A summer party is not complete without a water balloon fight!!! What a great way to cool down from this summer heat!

While the kids were busy creating chalk masterpieces and dodging water balloons, the adults enjoyed some of our sweet treats including Dr Pepper® Cherry Ice Cream Float and M&M's® Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches.

We of course could not leave out our most important guests. We made sure our furry friends had a place to cool off as well! A fun splash pool, with umbrella for our puppies to play in. The kids loved it so much, they had to join them.

What an amazing summer treat this! Everyone had a blast and it was a great way to get everyone together to just have some summer fun!

Want to make your own Home-Made Peanut Butter Puppy Treats??? Check out how we made them...

What you need:

  • 2 and 1/2 Cups of Whole Wheat Flour
  • 1 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1 Cup Natural Peanut Butter
  • 1 Cup Water
  • 2 TBSP Honey
  • 1 Egg

How to make:

1. Preheat oven to 350F.
2. In a large bowl combine flour, baking powder, and the egg. 
3. Add peanut butter, water, honey and stir until you have stiff dough.

4. On a lightly floured surface, roll out the dough about ½ inch thick.

5. Use a cookie cutter to make fun shapes.
6. Bake for 20 minutes or until golden brown.

Get our FREE PRINTABLE PUPPY TREAT TAGS we attached to our treat bags.

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I'd love to hear your favorite ideas for cooling off and making summer FUN!


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