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Dog Days of Summer Party

Dog Days of Summer Party!

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July 12 is the official beginning of the Dog Days of Summer!  It is the perfect time for a Dog Days Party!  I thought a hot dog cookout was the perfect choice for a dog days party!  Unfortunately the weather didn’t agree, but that is okay, the hot dogs were grilled and the celebration began inside.  Now, lest you be confused, this was a party for people, not dogs.  Don’t get me wrong, I love dogs, but I am currently dog-less.  That is why I have collected my white ceramic dogs and they hosted the party table for me!Dog Days of Summer Collage

Blue and Green Dog Days TablescapeI liked how the Bulldog so graciously perched on the dog “Treat” can!

Hot Dogs for a Dog Days of Summer PartyWhat do you serve to celebrate the dog days of Summer?  Well hot dogs of course!  I served Hebrew National bun-length beef franks on toasted buns.  I had purchased an adorable gift bag with these cute little dachshunds playing all over them.  I cut them out and glued them to tiny wooden forks to dress up my party food.Blue and Green Dog Days of Summer PartyGuests were provided with toppings to dress up their dogs, chili, onions, cheese, ketchup and mustard.  Side dishes included potato salad and baked beans, chips and pretzels.  I told everyone the carrot and celery sticks were “fetch” sticks.Licorice RetreieversSince dogs were the theme, I brought out all the dogs I could find, including these cute little licorice retrievers.Cute dog-shaped treats for a Dog Days PartyThese little retrievers looked so cute running down the long trays in their little rows.White Ceramic Dachshund looks over the cookies

Walker’s shortbread Scottie dogs were adorned with green and blue ribbons to tie into the decor.

Shortbread Scottish Terriers


Blue and Green Rok Candy

Puppy Chow Chex TreatsChex Puppy Chow was served in a (brand new) dog bowl!Dog Days of Summer Party DessertsFudge brownies were cut into dog bone shapes and served on this adorable Kate Spade dachshund plate.  When I spotted these dishes, I knew exactly what I would use them for, and they became the color inspiration for my Dog Days Party.Dog Bone shaped browniesI couldn’t resist buying the accompanying tidbit plates too!  If you love dogs, maybe you want to add them to your guest list and bake up some special dog treats just for them!  The dog days of summer is a great time to celebrate everything dogs, from our best friends to hot dogs!  Enjoy it all, because summer will be gone before we know it!



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    1. Chloe Crabtree says:

      Thanks Jennifer! It was a fun party to gather friends together for.

  1. What adorable party ideas. I especially liked the white dachshund. My dogs would have liked to eat all of the cookies. Lol!

    1. Chloe Crabtree says:

      Thanks Jenna! It was a fun night for friends!

  2. This is just too cute Chloe! I love the way you work a theme and make it fun and elegant. This color combo is one I wanted to use this summer but never got around to it.

    1. Chloe Crabtree says:

      Thanks Sandra! I had really been pondering which colors to use when I discovered those cute Kate Spade dishes! That was it, blue and green it is. I have promised my Mom I will do a golf luncheon for she and her friends this Fall using the same colors.

    1. Chloe Crabtree says:

      Thank you Stephanie!

  3. Chloe, you’ve done it again! This is absolutely adorable. I’ve heard of the dog days of summer my whole life, but never thought to throw a party in its honor. What a great idea! The colors are so cheerful and the brownie bones are my favorite!

  4. Luv this tablescape Chloe!!! Your inspiration plates are adorable! It makes one want to have a hotdog party right away… and Hebrew national hotdogs are the best … Along with your little white dogs!

    1. Thanks Carole! Those are the only dogs I can have these days…too much travelling!

    1. Thanks Susan, it was great to find those and the little black licorice scotties, too!

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