As far back as I can remember, my niece Maddie has been a puppy fanatic. A couple of years ago we shared one of her many puppy parties here on the blog for which I made a 2-layer puppy themed birthday cake for her. It was a big hit with all the kids. The puppy madness continues around here and I would like to share with you a few of our latest Puppy Party Ideas.
These Puppy Cupcakes turned out so cute and were surprisingly very simple to make. To keep it very simple, I made the chocolate cupcakes from a boxed mix and a container of chocolate frosting. Of course, you can use your favorite cake and frosting recipes to make these. Here’s what you’ll need to make puppy cupcakes:
Here’s What You’ll Need:
chocolate frosted cupcakes
Nutter Butter cookies, separated with filling scraped off
Nilla Wafer cookies
After you have frosted your cupcakes with chocolate frosting, place a Nilla Wafer cookie on top of the cupcake, at one end. Using a small pastry tip or a sandwich bag with the end snipped off, and filled with chocolate frosting, draw on the puppy mouth. Use a dab of frosting to add an M&M nose.
Place one half of a Nutter Butter cookie on each side of the cupcake to form the ears.
Place some white frosting in a sandwich bag and snip the end off. Place 2 dots of frosting above the dog’s mouth to create the whites of the eyes. Place a brown M&M on top of the frosting for the dog’s pupils.
Classic Puppy Chow
You often see Puppy Chow recipes popping up around the holidays, but I thought it would be the perfect snack for a Puppy Party. There are many variations of this recipe, but I used a classic Puppy Chow recipe.
1 cup peanut butter
1 cup chocolate chips
1/2 cup margarine (1 stick)
9 cups Rice Chex Cereal
2 cups powdered sugar
Melt the chocolate chips, peanut butter and margarine together.
Place Chex cereal in a very large bowl with a tight fitting lid or into a double layered brown paper bag. Next, pour the melted chocolate mixture over the cereal. Place the lid on the bowl or fold the top of the bag down and shake/stir until all the cereal is coated. Allow to cool for 3 minutes.
Sprinkle powdered sugar over the cereal and shake well. Add more if needed and re-shake until all the cereal is coated in white.
Every puppy party needs some 4-legged party guests in addition to the kids! Our other dog, Winston, only cared about eating his hat. Bad dog! I thought it best not to show that.
Puppy Party Invitation Printable
A puppy party wouldn’t be a party without guests! To help you invite your friends and family to your puppy party, we’ve made this fun Puppy Party Invitation Printable to share with you. Just click here to download our free printable. You can print 2 invitations per standard sheet of card stock paper.
I hope you enjoyed this Puppy Paw-TY!
These are such fun ideas. I love those “pup”cakes 🙂
Mary Withrow says
These are adorable! You could make monkeys, reindeer and all kinds of cute things using this as the main idea. I like Tonis’ title on the comments of “Pup” Cakes, lol
Aww how cute are those puppy cupcakes!!! What a sweet idea, and so creative! They look wonderful! 🙂
Tiffany C. (Fabulous Mom Blog) says
Too cute, makes me want a 4-legged friend.
Such a cute idea! I love these types of Posts.
Thanks for the recipe and the post!
That is such a cute idea!
Crystal (Texas Mom Blogger) says
Oh my goodness, those ideas are just too cute.
Christina Kelbel says
All very cute and creative ideas. The cupcakes are adorable and the puppy chow is pretty cool as well.
The puppy cupcakes are so cute! A very creative use of toppings! Thanks for sharing.
Penelope (NYC Blogger) says
I tried making these after I saw them here, loved it!