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Sweet “Puppy Love” Valentine’s Day Party

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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!”

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By |2017-01-27T10:06:41-07:00February 8th, 2011|Valentine's Day|

About the Author:

COURTNEY DIAL is the party stylist & editor behind Pizzazzerie. Growing up in the South, she attended Vanderbilt University earning both a bachelors in Communications and masters in Organizational Leadership.

Regularly appearing on Nashville news broadcasts, Courtney has also been published in several print publications including Nashville Lifestyles Magazine. In addition to designing everything from children’s birthday celebrations to chic dinner parties, her true love is sharing party inspiration by writing for Pizzazzerie, as well as other lifestyle publications.

Her latest project is The Bakery Spot, a new site devoted to all things bakery!


  1. Aimee Wendell February 8, 2011 at 12:13 pm

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

  2. Tori - Thoughtfully Simple February 8, 2011 at 12:45 pm

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

  3. Christy February 8, 2011 at 12:57 pm

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

  4. Jennifer Jordan February 8, 2011 at 12:31 pm

    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!

  5. Sarah Kate Snyder February 8, 2011 at 12:35 pm

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

  6. Linda V @ Bubble and Sweet February 8, 2011 at 1:41 pm

    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.

  7. Michal @ Navy + Lavender February 8, 2011 at 1:46 pm

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

  8. HiLLjO February 8, 2011 at 1:34 pm

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

  9. Courtney - Pizzazzerie.com February 8, 2011 at 1:57 pm

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

  10. Kensi February 8, 2011 at 3:12 pm

    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!

  11. Kori Clark February 8, 2011 at 2:14 pm

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

  12. Michelle @ My Personal Artist February 8, 2011 at 2:55 pm

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

  13. Katrina February 8, 2011 at 5:15 pm

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

  14. Cammi February 8, 2011 at 6:29 pm

    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!

  15. Kim @ The Celebration Shoppe February 8, 2011 at 5:37 pm

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

  16. Pup Fan February 8, 2011 at 6:37 pm

    Everything is so adorable!

  17. jtp February 8, 2011 at 7:16 pm

    love this!!!! great details!!!

  18. cate February 8, 2011 at 7:34 pm

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

  19. Julianna Koh February 9, 2011 at 4:50 am

    What fun ideas!

  20. Serena @ Pretty Fluffy February 9, 2011 at 3:51 am

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

  21. Amy @ Living Locurto February 9, 2011 at 8:11 am

    Super cute!!! I would have liked to have been at that photo shoot:-) I’m sure there are funny stories.

  22. Annie @ Marry You Me February 9, 2011 at 9:46 am

    Awww this is so sweet and I love all of the cute doggies – and they actually look like they are enjoying it!

  23. Wendy February 9, 2011 at 1:00 pm

    I LOVE this! :)

  24. victoria February 12, 2011 at 8:11 am

    i love puppies

  25. Kris January 25, 2013 at 10:49 am

    This is so sweet! I love it all, especially that dog bone wreath… adorable!

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