Now that baseball season has started we can’t help but remember a baseball-themed party we threw back in 2015 for the biggest baseball fan around – Christy’s Corgi, Carter! Carter had garnered quite a following on Instagram, and we thought it would be a fun idea to bring together some of his local friends to celebrate his first birthday. It was a blast to plan for Christy, most definitely the cutest party ever thrown, and a great time for all those who got to attend, furry or human! It even got a feature on the blog for The Celebration Society and in their printed magazine! Much thanks to Kathy Thomas Photography for sharing these wonderful photos with us.
We set up the charming party at the Orlando Canine Country Club, a perfect setting for a dog’s day out. Normally a site for dog boarding and doggy day care, it was just right for our party, with a shallow pool for our furry friends to frolic in and lots of open grass to run around in. We chose a red, white, and blue color scheme as a nod to Carter’s human-dad’s favorite team, the Chicago Cubs, and provided multiple favors to ensure fun for the guests: balls to play fetch with, towels to dry off after the pool, and even little bags to pick up any “accidents” or “errors in the outfield”. The linens pictured were provided by Kirby Rentals and adorable paper goods were made by Dogwood Blossom Stationery.
The tables were set with floral arrangements of red and white, arranged into the design of a baseball. These were set on a square of turf, both really evoking the baseball field feeling. Seating was provided by A Chair Affair, and florals were arranged by Flowers by Lesley.
One of the areas with the most creativity was the concession stand of snacks, set up by Florida Candy Buffets. There were lots of human snacks in traditional ballgame fashion – pretzels, popcorn, peanuts and cracker jacks. But definitely the highlight were the dog-friendly cupcakes, or “pupcakes”, and cake made by Cut the Cake. Beneath the snack table was a cooler full of the party favors – beer bottle chew toys for every guest, made by PrideBites.
As guests began to arrive, they discovered one of the most adorable features of the party: a photo booth set up by Photo Booth Rocks, with lots of props for humans and pups alike to enjoy! Of course, the main attraction of this party was the immeasurable amount of cuteness provided by all the lovable Corgis.
A wonderful time was had by all, humans and pups alike! But none had as good a time as the guest of honor, Carter, sporting a custom dog collar with bowtie made by Puppy Pawz Boutique.
Venue: Orlando Canine Country Club • Photographer: Kathy Thomas Photography • Event Planner: Anna Christine Events • Florals: Flowers by Lesley • Desserts: Cut the Cake • Decor: Florida Candy Buffets • Seating: A Chair Affair • Linens: Kirby Rentals • Stationery: Dogwood Blossom Stationery • Dog Toy Favors: PrideBites • Photo Booth: Photo Booth Rocks • Custom Dog Collar & Bowtie: Puppy Paws Boutique