08 Feb

Sweet “Puppy Love” Valentine’s Day Party

Puppy Love Doggy Valentine's Day Party

{Please give a warm welcome to Courtney Dial of Pizzazzerie on her first contributor post at HWTM – featuring an adorable puppy-themed party she designed herself!}***

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, I wanted to let our four-legged friends in on the fun with a Puppy Love Valentine’s Party! From sweet doggie treats to a gumball machine filled with bones, the puppies had their share of goodies! The humans enjoyed some sweet treats too, as Bee’s Knees Creative made delicious sugar cookies for the occasion.

Puppy Love Doggy Valentine's Day Party

There is certainly lots of inspiration here for all sorts of Valentine’s Day parties {dog-friendly or otherwise!} so check out lots more fun pics + all the details below, from the burlap covered table to the “Puppy Love” garland

Puppy Love Doggy Valentine's Day Party

Puppy Love Doggy Valentine's Day Party

Puppy Love Doggy Valentine's Day Party

Puppy Love Doggy Valentine's Day Party

Puppy Love Doggy Valentine's Day Party

Puppy Love Doggy Valentine's Day Party

Puppy Love Doggy Valentine's Day Party

Puppy Love Doggy Valentine's Day Party


PARTY DETAILS, as told by Courtney…..

“I envisioned a low “dog height” table for this Valentine’s “Puppy Love” Party so I used a piece of wood and a few bricks to form the table. I love using burlap, so I covered the table in burlap and added red lace from the fabric store for a Valentine’s touch. Jaimee McClellan of Bushel + Peck Paper made the “dog sized” garland banner that says “Puppy Love”.

“Doggie Bags” of miniature bones were given to all the pups on their way out. The sweet dogs were already licking their chops, despite having devoured lots of treats at the party! On the table were red heart dog bowls, a centerpiece filled with miniature bones, and fun clear candy tubes from Shop Sweet Lulu filled with mini bones. I can envision these candy tubes filled with M&Ms or other candies for any type of occasion! They would make great favors.

I have an old gum-ball machine that I painted red and decorated with a pink tulle ribbon for the occasion. I have found that you can use a lot of items you already have in your own home and “update” them with some simple things like spray paint and ribbon for a fun party! I actually love the red so I plan on keeping it that color and setting it in my office {filled with “human” treats though}!

Overall, the puppies had a blast at their Valentine’s Day party – there was definitely lots of romping, wrestling, playing… and of course – eating!”


– Styling: Courtney Dial
– Photography: Kristen Steele Photography
– Cookies – Bee’s Knees Creative
– Puppy Love Garland Banner: Bushel + Peck Paper
– Candy Tubes: Shop Sweet Lulu

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Aimee Wendell SAYS:

Oh my goodness, how adorable! I love the dog bones in the gumball machine! This is very unique and fun!

February 8, 2011 at 12:13 pm

Jennifer Jordan SAYS:

Just when I want to be anti-Valentine, you come up with an adorable concept that brings me back around! So clever and cute, I bet the swag made some tails wag. ;-) The final picture featuring the dog in the heart glasses….stole my heart!

February 8, 2011 at 12:31 pm

Sarah Kate Snyder SAYS:

Darned if those aren’t the prettiest little dog biscuits I’ve ever seen. What a clever party theme, tip to tail!

February 8, 2011 at 12:35 pm

Tori - Thoughtfully Simple SAYS:

Courtney, it is darling! And I look forward to seeing your contributions here on HWTM!

February 8, 2011 at 12:45 pm

Christy SAYS:

Hooray! Now I just need to get a puppy! This is a “happiness” party. Thanks for the smile. Very creative.

February 8, 2011 at 12:57 pm


O. M. G.! This is the cutest thing EVAR!!! I have a pic of my cat in my heart sunglasses too!!!

February 8, 2011 at 1:34 pm

Linda V @ Bubble and Sweet SAYS:

Could this be any cuter, making me wish I wasn’t puppyless at the moment and missing my dear departed companions they would have had a ball at something like this.

February 8, 2011 at 1:41 pm

Michal @ Navy + Lavender SAYS:

Awww! This is SO adorable! My pup would love this party!

February 8, 2011 at 1:46 pm

Courtney - Pizzazzerie.com SAYS:

Thanks everyone for the sweet comments! And thank you Jenn for letting me share it with your readers as my first contribution. Adore HWTM!

February 8, 2011 at 1:57 pm

Kori Clark SAYS:

Courtney, so so so cute! Bees Knees Cookies are amazing! I can’t wait to see more contributions from you!

February 8, 2011 at 2:14 pm

Michelle @ My Personal Artist SAYS:

I’m in “PUPPY” love with this post! Adorable Courtney. xoxo

February 8, 2011 at 2:55 pm

Kensi SAYS:

I am a blog follower but usually never comment! I love this idea and all of the ideas found here at HWTM! Thanks for such an awesome and inspiring site!

February 8, 2011 at 3:12 pm

Katrina SAYS:

cute! cute! cute! love those fonts at the top too… did you ever get to fontspace.com? It’s my favorite site!

February 8, 2011 at 5:15 pm

Kim @ The Celebration Shoppe SAYS:

As a southern girl myself, LOVE the big hound dog. ;) Congrats on the new gig too!

February 8, 2011 at 5:37 pm

Cammi SAYS:

oh my – I’m in love!! This is such a cute and clever idea for a Valentine’s Day party… especially for pet lovers like myself!! Great job, Courtney!

February 8, 2011 at 6:29 pm

Pup Fan SAYS:

Everything is so adorable!

February 8, 2011 at 6:37 pm

jtp SAYS:

love this!!!! great details!!!

February 8, 2011 at 7:16 pm

cate SAYS:

Oh wow! Lucky dogs and such cuties, thanks for cheering me up, love it!

February 8, 2011 at 7:34 pm

Serena @ Pretty Fluffy SAYS:

This is SO gorgeous!! I love it that our puppies get to enjoy the fun of Valentine’s Day. Such cute doggie models too :)

February 9, 2011 at 3:51 am

Julianna Koh SAYS:

What fun ideas!

February 9, 2011 at 4:50 am
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