There’s nothing like spoiling your furry friends. Whether you have a puppy, kitten, or multiple pets, a birthday party may be a great way to celebrate everything about your best friend. In honor of our Golden Birthday, we wanted to provide some tips for you to join in on all the festivities. Although we may be celebrating at home, it gives us the opportunity to show our pets how much they really mean to us. Read on to learn more about these DIY dog and cat birthday party ideas perfect for any pet.
DIY dog and cat birthday party
ideas for your best friend
Create your pet’s birthday gift
If you’re looking to make something for your furry friend, consider creating your pet’s birthday gift.
In fact, there are a variety of ways you can show your pet how much you care. Also, it gives the entire family a chance to join in and make something for your special family member.
For example, does your puppy love playing indoors or does your kitten enjoy exploring your home? You can create homemade and interactive toys for your pets to enjoy while they’re in the comfort of their own home on their special day.
A DIY doghouse may provide a place for your pet to rest and relax and can be used indoors or outdoors.
Decorate and pick a theme
Before you start creating your pet’s gift, consider the colors you’d like to use and pick a theme. For example, does your dog enjoy playing outdoors? You may want to include a backyard style theme that reminds your furry friend with everything the outdoors has to offer.
Consider a water fountain to remind your pet of the ocean or lake or plenty of shade for your adventurous hiking dog or cat. Does your cat like to climb? Consider making an enriching space like a catio. This can provide hours of fun for your furry friend.
Alternatively, if you’re feeling crafty you can make your own pet artwork. This fun and easy activity is family-friendly and doesn’t take much time to make. Naturally, your pet may make a great model and their photo may really add some style to your space.
No pet birthday party is complete without some party games. Consider creating your own games to keep your pet busy, active, and happy. For example, try making your own scavenger hunt! This interactive and family-friendly activity can help keep your pet entertained while also getting the chance to bond with you. Also, this game can be played indoors or in your own backyard.
Enjoy a sweet treat
It wouldn’t be a birthday without a little sweet treat for your pet on their special day. Whether you want to bake your own birthday cake or purchase a baked good, you may want to take into consideration your pet’s dietary needs.
Also, be mindful of any pet allergies and always feed your best friend pet-safe food items.
If you have any questions about your pet’s birthday treat, talk to your veterinarian. They can help make a recommendation on pet-friendly food items.
Partner feature: The Seattle
We love cats and dogs and enjoy celebrating them even more. So, when it came to celebrating our Golden Birthday, we couldn’t help but highlight one of our pet-loving partners.
The Seattle Barkery is a one-of-a-kind family-owned local business that caters to dogs when it comes to treats! Whether you visit this local establishment via their treat trailer, snack bar, or dog food truck, there’s always something incredible for your furry friends to snack on.
See how we celebrated with our friends at The Seattle Barkery and learn how you can join in on the fun with your furry friends.
DIY dog and cat birthday party ideas for any family
Whether it’s your puppy’s first birthday or multiple pet’s special days, DIY dog and cat birthday party ideas may come in handy no matter what age they’re turning. But by taking your time, pick your DIY creation, and spending time together, your pet will enjoy their special day for years to come.
How did you celebrate your pet’s birthday? Tell us in the comments below.
is a digital content writer and editor for Trupanion. She spends her workday writing for the Trupanion blog. She loves writing about pets, being inspired by pets, and luckily gets to hang out with her rescue dogs all day long. In her free time, she enjoys exploring and traveling with her family. Her work has been featured on the DOGTV blog, KitNipBox blog, Get Your Pet blog, Fansided, among many others.