Humphrey’s 1st Birthday (Puppy Pawty!)

Humphrey the Dalmatian puppy's first birthday party

It’s Humphrey’s first birthday! Our little puppy is (almost) all grown up! We like to go big for special days in our furfamily, and a first birthday is an extra special milestones. Here’s a peek at Humphrey’s dog birthday party for some of our DIY dog barkday pawty fun.  

Celebrating Humphrey's First Year

Humphrey celebrated his first birthday in style last week, along with his adopted furbrothers. Oli has done a great job of mentoring and tolerating a puppy. Tiger is a little less tolerant, but the boys have reached a cautious truce. Humphrey is such a big lad now that it’s hard to believe that he was ever quite this small. Look at that little cutie in our puppy picture below! Now he’s a big cutie. It’s been a massive year for the little man in more ways than just growing into adulthood. His arrival to our family started with his first plane ride. Then he slowly learned the ropes from senior dog Oli, who adjusted beautifully to having a little shadow. First beach trips, first river walks, first Christmas, and now his first birthday celebration. 

Humphrey the Dalmatian as a tiny puppy with toys

Humphrey's First Birthday Party

I always do something for our pets on their birthdays, so Humphrey had already gotten a taste (literally) for celebrations with Oli’s birthday earlier this year. We were busy with renovations during Oli’s big day, but not too busy to bake a cake and surprise the boys with new toys. Every milestone together is a great excuse to have a little extra fun and make some memories. This was Humphrey’s first birthday and we might have gone a little overboard making it super special. But that’s how we like to roll!

Homemade tasty turkey meatloaf dog birthday cake with mashed potato frosting

The Barkday Buffet

We went a bit crazy for the big 0-1 and made both a DIY dog birthday cake and pupcakes. Humphrey’s dog-friendly birthday cake was a turkey meatloaf layer cake with mashed potato frosting.  The pupcakes were a more conventional carrot cake with cream cheese, but dogified to eliminate the added sugars and other doggy-no-nos. They were baked in large muffin tins and sliced into little cake wedges for treats. We had way too much to indulge in all at once, so the leftovers from both the cake and the pupcakes are now sliced and frozen for future special nibbles. We will be sharing the birthday party recipes in our upcoming posts, so stay tuned! We can’t wait to share the recipes and more photos of these pawty animals having a great time on Humphrey’s special day.

Humphrey's 1st dog birthday party buffet of homemade cake and treats

Quick DIY Birthday Bandanas

Of course, no party is complete without a celebratory outfit. Did you notice the handsome little bandana that Humphrey is sporting along with his (very short lived…hehehe…) polka dot party hat? They were a super simple last-minute DIY with very little effort, cost, or skill required. It’s an easy no-sew DIY dog bandana that you can make in minutes, and we’ll share the how-to with our party DIYs.

Humphrey the Dalmatian in a polka dot birthday hat

Birthday Love and Wishes

Thank you for all of the social media love you’ve shared with both our boys since we started this blog, and for the happy birthday wishes you’ve given to Humphrey on his first birthday. Whoot whoot! Love and licks from our furfamily to yours!

Collage of Humphrey's 1st dog birthday party celebrations
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Looking for more celebration fun? Explore our milestone posts to grow up with the dogs and our blog over the years. You can also find all of our birthday-related content under the dog birthday party post category or explore the related topics below. Woofs!

Humphrey's 1st dog birthday party celebrations

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