Doggie Arrival Day Party

Every year we celebrate the day our dogs came to live with us since we don’t officially know their birthdays.  Every year they get a treat and gifts and doted on for being fabulous.  This year I thought it would be fun for Elin to get involved and excited for their arrival day party.  We started talking about their arrival day and what that means.  We invited over Nana, Papa and their dog Daisy.


The night before we made cupcakes for the humans. Elin enjoyed being a part of the process and pouring in ingredients.


I found this cake mix at Target and thought it looked festive and interesting to try.


I think they turned out pretty close to the picture.  Here are a few of our creations.


These adorable mini ghost cupcakes were bought specifically at a dog barkery in town.


On their arrival day we celebrated after we got home from work.  Elin got out her favorite party book to read to get into the spirit.


The dogs got down to business and quickly devoured their cupcakes.


Then it was time to try out our cupcakes. Elin donned her party hat and enjoyed the cupcakes we made. She was a huge fan of the sprinkles.


I also found these adorable party hats for the dogs  at the pet barkery and luckily they were a perfect fit!


Elin has a special bond with Fifi.  She loves to sit with her and pet her and Fifi is extra gentle with her.  I was so glad to capture this picture of them together.


We finally coaxed Angel to get into the shot as well.


We love our dogs to pieces and even thought it’s just silly and fun to celebrate their arrival day every year, I think it’s very important to celebrate them and what wonderful gifts they are.  They truly are such good dogs that are always good and sweet. They deserve this much and more every day of their lives.


  1. OMG! This is the cutest thing ever! love the Pupcakes!

  2. This is so cute! What a fun tradition!

  3. That’s so cute! I love that you had a little party for them.. silly sometimes is the best reason to celebrate. Those ghost cupcakes for the dogs are very cute! So are the sprinkle cupcakes — I’m way impressed Elin was willing to wait a day to eat them! Callie would have totally had to sample the night before 🙂 She’s got her momma’s sweet tooth!

  4. Oh my goodness. You are the best dog-mama EVER! I love this! What a great way to celebrate your pups.

  5. Aw, so sweet! I totally agree, pets are special gifts and deserve their own celebration. Back when I had a cat, I guesstimated his birthday counting backward three weeks from when I found him, and celebrated by giving him a whole can of tuna 🙂 I’m pretty sure he’d shred a hat. Love the pictures of Elin in her chair with the dogs. So cute 🙂

  6. Haha, oh I’m dying over the cuteness over here!

  7. So cute!!! Good pictures for memories. 🙂

  8. Oh this is the SWEETEST tradition!!