Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Paw-sitively Fabulous: Holly's Second Birthday Party

Holly & I were sad to send her Grandma back home to Colorado this morning, but loved having her in town for the past week! We had so much fun hanging out and enjoying the city, and this past weekend was packed with Holly's Second Birthday Party Saturday and our Barkfest at Sniffany's photo shoot Sunday (more on that later, though you can see a preview of the pics over on our Instagram).

Saturday promised bright skies and warm weather after a few days of rain, which was perfect for our outdoor venue of the West 79th Street Boat Basin. Lucky for us, even if it had rained, the covered portion of the restaurant is also pup friendly, but the sun stayed out and there was a breeze off the water that made the weather positively party-ready! We decided to ditch the matching black polo shirt idea and instead went with a polka dot theme for our ensembles--me in an old Betsey Johnson dress, and Holly in a cute little number from Baxter Boo. Even Grandma got in on the matching fun with a polka dot blouse!
Holly, my mom, and I ready to party in polka dots!
We arrived a little bit before 1:00pm and there was plenty of seating, so we were offered a large table in the back where we could set up shop and display our custom cupcakes from Georgetown Cupcake (a custom "logo" or photograph can be added free of charge to large orders, just e-mail the store's catering manager for more info), and home baked pupcakes using Puppy Cake batter. Many more pups came with their parents this year, so Holly was glad we came prepared with treats for them too!!

A close up on the gorgeous and scrumptious cupcakes created by Georgetown!
Lexie is Holly's bestie from our block--they wanted to play so badly they wouldn't even hold still for a picture!
Holly with new friends Zoe and Guiness (and their humans)
Our registry at proved to be a huge success--but there were some great gifts from off the registry as well! Michelle's beau picked out a couple great toys including Holly's new favorite rope chew (she has since brought it with her everywhere she walks in the apartment), and Mariel brought some hilarious (and great smelling) Juicy Crittoure by Juicy Couture Pawfum Puppy Perfume that I know will come in handy between baths when Holly still needs to smell her best at the park!

Holly checking out the Juicy Crittoure Pawfum. Sniff approved!
Posing with the Bloomingdale's "Little Dog Bowl" from the registry! Thanks Michelle!!
It was great seeing all of Holly's human and pup friends, and we can't wait until next year's celebration!
The whole crew--thanks to everyone who came out to celebrate!
Until Next Time, Darlings!


  1. First of all, you are the best doggy mama ever for throwing Holly such a fabulous birthday party! Second, the picture of you, your mom & Holly is too cute for words! Pretty sure you need to frame it :)

    1. Aww you are too sweet, thank you my dear!!! And don't worry, the picture is already in a frame on my bedside table :)

  2. This was such a fun afternoon! So glad we got to be a part of it!

    1. We loved having you guys!! Holly is so obsessed with her bowl and toys :) Thank you again for bringing them!

  3. OMG, what an adorable event! Love for man's best friend runs deep

    1. Thanks Christie!! Not only does my love for her run very deep, but I would venture to say she is a bit spoiled ;) Thanks for stopping by!