The (Hopefully!) Terrific Twos
It seems like only yesterday we were celebrating Humphrey’s first birthday party. Time flies far too quickly in hindsight, doesn’t it? He’s really settled into himself over the past year, though. Here’s hoping that this year will be the Terrific Twos instead of the Terrible Twos. Haha! Oli was already this age when we blended households, so it’s all still a little bit new for me. I’ve been told that much like people, dogs can test the boundaries and regress in their training a little at this age. We’ll be doing some reinforcement training to hopefully make sure Humphrey stays on track.
Dog-Friendly Birthday Cakes and Candles
Humphrey’s birthday celebration included some very special cakes and candles, and not just the usual party variety. There was, of course, a doggone delicious real birthday cake. This time, our cake was an adapted version of our tasty turkey meatloaf dog-friendly cake with homemade jerky garnish and edible candles. We’ll be sharing the recipe in an upcoming post. There were also marbled heart treats and confetti bites in our colourful birthday buffet.
In the non-edible cake variety, we had some fun new toys. I made Humphrey a squeaky stuffed monogram H birthday cake stuffed toy with sprinkles. Slightly wonky on cutting my icing (oops) not unlike my often slightly wonky efforts with the real deal. Haha! The little lad is wild for stuffed toys and loves to squeak, so I couldn’t resist making a special birthday addition to his toy box.
I also made a DIY birthday candle dog tug toy. Yes, I know I’m crazy! But I really enjoy experimenting with shapes and techniques to see what I can create. Plus, our boys love playing with their tugs. This candle has gotten quite a workout already.
Also included in our pawty pictures are the DIY reversible birthday dog bandanas we made for Oli’s 10th birthday and the free printable tags and labels that are shared in our archives. On the table there is also a mysterious green object that is a big DIY dog party cracker made with a large paper tube (this one was from my roll of baking parchment) that was recycled after the birthday ripfest.
Birthday Love and Wishes
Thank you for all of the love you’ve shared with both our boys since we started this blog, for being party of Humphrey’s world this past year, and for the happy birthday wishes you’ve sent to Humphrey on our social media. Love and licks from our furfamily to yours!
🎉 Explore all of Humphrey’s 2nd birthday celebration posts, recipes, DIYs, and more:
- Humphrey’s 2nd Birthday Celebrations
- Turkey Dog Birthday Cake with Potato Frosting (See last year’s turkey meatloaf cake)
- Edible Birthday Candle Dog Treats
- Marbled Hearts and Rainbow Confetti Bite Dog Treats (See our unicorn bone dog treats)
- DIY Birthday Candle Tug Toy
- DIY Monogram Eclair/Donut Squeaky Toy
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!