Humphrey’s 5th Birthday Celebrations

Humphrey the Dalmatian dog's 5th birthday party celebrations

Our cheeky little weasel is a big boy of 5! Come and join us for a virtual peek at Humphrey’s 5th birthday celebrations. It was a double day dog party this year, with cake, treats, toys, and more.

Humphrey's 5th Birthday

Our Facebook furfriends and Instagram pawpals got a sneak peek at Humphrey’s barkday in last week’s posts. Here are some photos from his birthday with the family and then extra barkday fun the following day with his bestie, puppy playmate super dooper Cooper. 
DIY dog birthday party bandanas, treats, and cake

Surf n' Turf Dog Birthday Cake

Humphrey’s real birthday had our usual droolfest of kitchen supervision over the baking of treats and cake. By popular request (including from Oli and Humphrey) we revisited the limited ingredient dog birthday cake from Oli’s 13th birthday to create an official recipe. This time, we made the cake in our preferred meatloaf patty style. I’ll share the surf’n’turf dog birthday cake recipe in a follow-on post. 

Homemade layered surf n' turf dog birthday cake

Birthday Treats, Toys, and More

Because I had more beef and fish than needed for the cake alone, I made beef and carrot meatballs (Humphrey loves carrots) and baked a batch of super stinky fresh fish bone treats. After the cake, the kitchen was already rather stinkilicious, so I figured I might as well go for it all at once. Recipes will be shared in upcoming posts. The taste testers were very happy, and the freezer is well stocked.  We also mixed up a batch of peanut butter, carob, and coconut oil dog treats and we always have some yummy gelatin gummy dog treats on hand in the fridge. 

A couple of Humphrey’s birthday treats are for mouthing but not eating. Humphrey got two new homemade squeaky bone dog toys for his birthday. Birthday bonenuts! We also had an awesome trip to the off leash park together with Oli. It was an extra long senior stroller hop-on-hop-off walk, taking advantage of temperate winter weather. A doggone great birthday indeed!

DIY sprinkle cake birthday bone stuffed dog toys

Bumper Birthday Fun

The next day, we had even more celebratory fun. Humphrey’s pal Cooper got to enjoy playtime and leftover cake with the boys. There was a lot of drool and some very happy dogs indeed! Our boys still have their reversible birthday bandanas (love these!), but I made new any-occasion bandanas and created an extra for Cooper. Some time back, I spotted these sprinkle dog bandanas on clearance in the pet section of a local department store, bought three, and tucked them away for Humphrey’s birthday. With ready-made bandanas and quick Cricut crafting, these DIY personalised matching dog bandanas only took a few minutes to make and are super cute.

Humphrey the Dalmatian dog's 5th birthday party treats, cake, and bandanas

Milestone Mugshot

Of course, no holiday or birthday is complete in our furfamily without an attempted group photo. These boys crack me up! They love posing, but try to pose them together, and they inevitably give me their glummest faces. Typical siblings! Here’s our latest milestone mugshot. 

Dalmatian dogs wearing personalised name bandanas

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 part 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!

Humphrey the Dalmatian dog's 5th birthday party treats, cake, and toys

Explore all of Humphrey’s 5th birthday celebration posts, recipes, DIYs, and more:

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 the Dalmatian dog's 5th birthday party celebrations

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