A pup deserves a warm welcome into your heavenly abode. So, here are a few tips which can truly make your shower an eventful success.
Do the shower before the puppy comes: While you’re planning the shower, it’s necessary to make sure that you plan the whole event well in advance. You can invite dog-friendly people and their dogs for the party. In case you want to bring the dog home first and then throw the party, you will need to make the necessary arrangements accordingly (though, it would be best if you do so after a good 10-15 days so that the puppy settles down with his new surroundings).
Puppy shower invitations: Let your creative juices flow and put some jazzy ideas to design cool puppy shower invitations. Let the invitees know what to expect in the shower party. You can even mention about the gifts you’re expecting and the kind of gifts the new family member would also fancy.
Decide the menu: Plan enough food and treats for the invitees – both humans and canine friends.
Take advice: Talk as much as you can. Share plenty of stories with your friends about their experiences with dogs and their canine friends. By doing so, not only do you get a chance to learn a lot about what to expect when the pup arrives, but also get to be a part of a great event. This will give you an inkling of what to do right and how to do it when you get the puppy home.
Games to play: Ever played pin the donkey? Well, let’s get creative and change the theme to pin the dog. Though, when you’re playing this, don’t end up pinning a real dog. A poster would do nicely. You can try and involve your human friends in a game of words and crosswords. Include a lot of dog-related words in the crosswords to make the game all the more interesting and innovative. For your dogs, you can always include some dog races and fetch games so that your canine friends do not feel left out of the family spirit.
Capture memories: Create as many memories as you can. Take photographs, record videos and make an excellent collection out of the whole event.
Gifts for the pup: Your pup thrives on love and care, he does not want expensive gifts. Here’s what you can gift your pup.
- Puppy proof your house: Getting a pup into the house is just like bringing a newborn baby into the house. Protect all the sharp edges of tables, tie up the loose ends and simply dress up all the possible danger zones so that your new family member does not hurt himself unknowingly.
- Share your precious time with him: Your adorable little pup wants nothing more from you but a bit of your time and see how he blossoms into a mature, well loved dog.
- Consult your doctor for possible vaccinations: Make a list of all the possible vaccinations required and all the extra things you need to take care of to make sure he’s as healthy as a fiddle.
Now, it’s time to experience the real thing – bring home your bundle of joy!