A Go, Dog! Go!-themed birthday party #Parties#birthday parties#books#toddlers April 1 2013 | Guest post by Elle Photos by Sabrina. After celebrating our daughter's first birthday with a A Very Hungry Caterpillar-themed party, we kept it pretty simple this year — just a few tots and their parents, some light fare, and a couple of simple activities. Plus, I was nine months pregnant and just didn't have the energy to go too crazy. I liked using a book theme last year, so we went with another book. This year, it was Go, Dog. Go!, one of Penny's favorites. I ordered the invitations from Graham Cracker Designs on Etsy. They were designed to be printed and mailed, but I just emailed the pdf out to the party guests. Green. Simple. Lazy. If you're familiar with the book, you know that hats play a key role. There is a fabulous over-the-top hat on the last page that I recreated for Penny. Related Post A Very Hungry Caterpillar birthday party you can totally pull off Oooh how I love the birthday party that Elle recently threw for her now one-year-old daughter, Penelope. The decor, food, and attire were inspired by... Read more We did a reading of the book and colored dogs made by tracing little hands. We had a simple table-scape with pink punch and some healthy snacks. I made a round, pink layer cake, just like in the book. This cake is relatively healthy and super yummy. It is my go-to healthy cake recipe, and it totally passes for breakfast food at a 10am birthday party. All the kids got party hats with dog ears in bright colors and party blowers, just like at the big dog party in the book. It was a fun and sweet little party! Reporter Name * Reporter Email * Original text Enter the original text here. Edited text* Enter your suggested copyedit here. Notes You can add a note for the editor here. * Required information. Fix Typo Guest post written by Elle I am Elle, a mom of two girls, and I blog about my journey into motherhood, my sewing projects, and attempts at becoming more green and holistic. http://www.cottonbottommama.com PREVIOUS Beige is the new rainbow: 5 reasons why you should probably tone down your decor palette (APRIL FOOLS!) NEXT Help, I'm drowning in home brewing supplies! Show/Hide comments [ 0 ] Um, I just might have to steal this whole party idea. Serious cuteness! 1 agrees Reply I had entirely forgotten that I LOVED this book as a kid – it all came flooding back to me in an instant! Thankyou!!! Looks like fun! Reply I adore this! Thanks for sharing! Reply WUT. This is awesome. I want to throw this party for that guy I married. He LOVES Go Dog Go! Reply …And we just found a theme for my daughters' 2nd birthdays! They love this book, and that party hat is too cute! Reply Join the conversation Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Subscribe me to your mailing list No-drama comment policy Part of what makes the Offbeat Empire different is our commitment to civil, constructive commenting. Make sure you're familiar with our no-drama comment policy.