Dog-Themed Birthday Party Invitations

I couldn’t help myself with this post… This past weekend was my birthday and I had the best time! We just took it easy, but have you seen how many cute ideas there are out there for dog-themed birthday parties?! Starting with the invitations…

There are so many sweet dog-themed birthday party invitation ideas! I love the two girly invitations below from Etsy’s Rat Dog Ink and Jayme Marie Designs.

These custom letterpress invitations from The Handwork Chronicles would be perfect for a boy’s party though.

I didn’t find any schnauzer invitations, but I did find a few featuring boston terriers! I LOVE these party invitations from Two Pooch Paperie

Or these “Happy Barkday” invitations from Let’s Make a Living :)

And if you want to make the invitations yourself, there are some REALLY cute downloadable invitations as well! Like the dog silhouette invitation below from Julie Harrell

Or the “Come. Sit. Stay” invitations from One Charming Party. The houndstooth envelope liners are perfect!

Reminds me of the invitations below from Tie That Binds.

I’ll be back tomorrow with my top ten dog-themed birthday party decor ideas!


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Happy Father’s Day!

Just a quick note to say Happy Father’s Day! There’s still time before tonight’s barbecue to make a handmade stitched Father’s Day card like the one below from Make and Takes.

Or maybe you’ve already sent one of the animal-themed Father’s Day cards and made one of the DIY gifts I suggested?! If not, hopefully you found one of these other sweet-as-can-be Father’s Day cards :)


{Sources: Flora and Fauna, Wit & Whistle, Rifle Paper Co., Red Cap Cards}

Hope you have a great day!


Birthday Barbecue

I mentioned in an earlier post that Liz’s birthday was this past Saturday… We ended up having a great weekend, with a little family birthday barbecue on Saturday evening! The barbecue was a little bit last minute, but if we had planned it earlier, I would have definitely suggested these invitations from Two Bird Studios. So sweet!

Liz and Tom kept things simple, but there are tons of cute ideas for barbecue decorations. I don’t think I could make even the easiest decision about utensil holders… I LOVE these DIY chalkboard glass jar utensil holders from Happy Clippings.

Although these painted and distressed mason jar vases from Beach Blues would help to add some color.

For an even more distressed look, these two-toned utensil holders from Paula Art are perfect!

Colorful flowerpot utensil caddies like the ones below from Real Simple are charming as well — so many options.

For a simpler look, you could use plain white vases, like the ones below from Country Living

Or vases with classic designs, like the utensil holder in Hampton Links from Jill Rosenwald.

Once I get the barbecue utensil holder figured out, maybe I can move on to other table decoration decisions (or the MENU!) for our next barbecue… You know my birthday’s coming up in July :) One thing that will definitely be requested for that birthday barbecue are these insane corn CUPCAKES!


Anyways, hope you had a good weekend too :)