Activities for a Puppy Birthday Party

Our personalized Color-your-own Dog House is the perfect activity center for this party.  This giant doghouse comes with a set of markers, and the kids can color and decorate the puppy’s home any way they wish!

Sew lengths of 1″ wide elastic to fit comfortably around a child’s head.  Cut floppy puppy ears from fun foam or felt and glue a pair onto each elastic band.  Next, use our Face Painting Crayons to create adorable pup faces on the children by adding black spots and whiskers and a cute red nose.

Play Puppy Hide ‘n Seek.  This classic game is still a big hit. The child who is “It” must find all the little bones (party guests) who are hiding.  “It” goes into the Dog House and counts to 20 before going in search of the bones.  The last “bone” to be discovered becomes “It.” Make the game even more fun by making the kids scamper around on all fours!

Play musical bones using the same concept as the timeless game of musical chairs…one less bone than there are children for each round.  Tape Dog Bones on the floor in a large circle that the children must walk around while the music is playing.  When the music is turned off, the children must scramble to stand on a bone.  The child without a bone to stand on must head to the doghouse, and the game continues with one less bone until there is one child remaining.  Be prepared to take some hilarious pictures as the Dog House fills to capacity!   The bones can also be hidden throughout the party site, and the kids can hunt for them as they play “T-Bone, T-Bone…Where’s Your Bone?”

Host your very own barking contest where everyone is a winner.  Each puppy gets to give her best bark, and then you can award prizes for loudest, saddest, most real, squeakiest, funniest, etc.

Play Puppy Says (Simon Says) using commands that puppies might hear at Dog Obedience School.  Puppy says, “Sit up and beg.”  Puppy says, “Roll over.”  “Scratch your ear with your hind leg.”  The last puppy to obey wins.

Engage the kids in some Freeze Dancing, played with some dog gone good music!  Burn a CD with some favorites of puppies everywhere…”Who Let the Dogs Out?,” “You Ain’t Nothin’ But a Hound Dog,” “How Much is That Doggie in the Window?,” or “B I N G O.”

We offer a wonderful Birthday Cake Piñata, and we’ve yet to find a child who doesn’t want to be showered with goodies at a party!

He’s not a puppy…but he is paw-sitively adorable.  You’ll have lots of requests for “one more turn” when you pull out our Airblown Pin the Tail on the Donkey game.

If you have extra time because the children have moved quickly through your planned activities, play Puppy, Puppy, Dog (Duck, Duck, Goose); Hot Dog (Hot Potato); or Leap Dog (Leap Frog).

Tell us your ideas for Puppy Party activities!


  • Hi! I was surfing and found your blog post… nice! I love your blog. :) Cheers! Sandra. R.

  • Hi….I love these Ideas!!!!
    I have twin girls turning 3….I am interest in buying the dog houses…..the web site is confusing please contact me so that I can purchase this asap! 610-310-7740…thankyou Nancy Hoffman…so excited to get started!

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