Back in October, Georgia was home from school for the day with a mild fever. I stayed home with her and did some work while she lounged on the couch and watched some television. After a few episodes of the regular, I just needed something new, so I opened the OnDemand feature and scrolled through a few things. Somehow, I settled on Paw Patrol... and the rest is history! These pups have been her favorite ever since that day. Shortly thereafter, she declared that she would be having a Paw Patrol themed 4th birthday party and told anyone and everyone about it. She has been excited about the party for months and has invited everyone we have ever met.
I royally slacked on party planning this year until the week of my spring break when I realized that I needed to kick it into high gear with only a few weeks to go until the big party at our house. After scrolling through Pinterest, I hit up Party City, which thankfully had a PP section! Overall, it was relatively easy to find items to go with the Paw Patrol/dog theme (unlike the year of the Bubble Guppies party when no one was selling their stuff yet!) and the rest of the party fell into place after ordering a few more things online.
We got the decorating started on Friday night and by the time Georgia woke up on Saturday morning, party mode was in full effect...
|Poster/Pin the badge on Chase game from Party City|
|Décor - Party City|
View of the dining room:
|Fire hydrant decoration - Oriental Trading|
Dog cups - Oriental Trading
Colored buckets - Party City
Random Paw Patrol toys from Georgia's extension collection
Plates/napkins/utensils - Party City
Our doggy bags/boxes (ordered from Oriental Trading) for our friends contained all sorts of "pup" themed toys and goodies, including:
- Dog pencils (ordered from Oriental Trading)
- Paw Patrol erasers (Party City)
- Paw Patrol tattoos (Party City)
- Paw Patrol mini-Frisbees (Party City)
- Polka-dot stuffed animals puppies (ordered from Oriental Trading)
- Dog stickers (ordered from Oriental Trading)
- Paw Patrol whistles (Party City)
- Paw Patrol crayon packs (Party City)
Since Georgia's 1st birthday, I've always ordered water bottle labels for her parties. This year, I ordered some from Etsy seller Woods Design Studio...
Around the house...
|Top L - More toy decorations, including a lunch box and figurines|
Lower L - Masks (Party City) and dog noses (Oriental Trading)
Upper R - Make a paw print picture frame activity center
Lower R - Living room is party ready
|Foyer paw prints leading to the party (Oriental Trading)|
|Drink bar, including my favorite sangria recipe|
We are so lucky to have a wonderful cake designer living nearby, who has made all of Georgia's birthday cakes. Each year I email her a photo or two and she comes up with amazing designs and her cakes taste beyond fabulous. If you're local, definitely give Jancakes a try! She even delivers and manages to whip up a nut free/dairy free cake for Georgia.
With a few friends added to the top...
The birthday girl gives the stamp of approval...