Puppy Bowl Party

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Before we know it, the Big Game will be here.  Oh sure, lots of people will be watching football on Sunday, February 5.  But BEFORE the Patriots and Falcons take to the field, rescue puppies will be participating in the Puppy Bowl XIII.  And that’s what we are celebrating in this styled shoot!  Thanks to Alice G Patterson, my sister, favorite photographer, and awesome springboard, for helping me create this little party.  We even came up with a great idea to raise some funds for a rescue.  

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Our menu included:   chips and Pico de gallo,  winter fruit salad, potato salad,  Gardein chick’n sliders (I swear it takes like…. you guessed, it chicken!), cupcakes, as well as Moscow mules and soda.  Everything we made is vegan and delicious!  

Winter fruit salad, puppy bowl party ideas vegan puppy bowl party ideas copper spray painted plastic dog, Puppy Bowl Party IdeasI sprayed some plastic dogs with this copper spray paint to get the look I wanted.

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I’m not going to lie; I totally chose my ginger beer based on the logo!  Can you blame me, though?  While we used gin, I recommend this recipe for Grapefruit Moscow Mule.

Of course, no Puppy Bowl party would be complete without dog treats!

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We thought doggy bags would be in order too.

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Giving back to a favorite cause is always a good idea, so we came up with a fun way to raise some funds.

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Our door prize includes a copper water bowl, plush football toy, and jar of dog treats.  

Asking everyone to make a donation and vote for their favorite team is an easy way to raise money for a rescue.  We opted to use envelopes to take the donations and serve as a ballot.  

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Once all the votes are cast, put all the ballots in a bowl and draw out a winner.  One of the guests will take home the prize.  All of the money is donated to a rescue group.  

dog paw picking winner out of copper bowl Pomeranian with winning ballot

If you have someone as cute as Darla selecting the winner, it means you are very lucky indeed!

See more of Alice’s dogs, Darla and Franny, by following Alice G Patterson on Instagram.

Will you be watching the Puppy Bowl this year?

About Alice G Patterson Photography:  Based in Syracuse, New York, Alice specializes in helping women entrepreneurs with their photography needs, senior portraits, and dog photography.


Diane says:

What a fun idea with such a pretty display! It all looks delicious! My dogs and I would like to RSVP (haha). 🙂

    Beth says:

    We’d love that Diane!

what a cute idea! I love this! And just fyi, that winter salad looks amazing!

This was a lot of fun to put together, photograph, and most of all eat! That winter salad was amazing, as was your potato salad, and mmm I loved those sliders. Of course, my girls loved their treats and cookies for modeling. 🙂 xoxo

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  • So cool. And pretty too!! what a lot of work! Never thought spray painting plastic dogs would look that good!

    Now I’m hungry! Wow, what a gorgeous photo shoot and the furry models are wonderful.

    An absolutely brilliant idea! Love the menu, love the decor and the “doggie bags…” – fab.

    What a fantastic idea to do a fundraiser, thank you for sharing

    Seriously. That looks like some amazing food and snacks. You are so creative. Come out to Ohio, I’m hungry!

    Someone is going to have a great Super Bowl party

    Darla, pick me! Such an amazingly gorgeous post and what an awesome way to motivate us to include our pup’s in our Super Sunday fun!

    Karen says:

    Love your menu……I’m vegan so that got my attention. What a great idea to have fun and raise money for shelters! I love it!

    Sounds like a fabulous party! Where’s our invite lol?

    Sadie says:

    That looks like such a fun pawty!!! I must admit I’m not a football fan but would LOVE to attend your do with the dogs. Thank you for sharing so many great ideas for hosting the game.

    Nichole says:

    Wow, you found some awesome accessories! Great photos… well be having our own little Superbowl fun!

    Kim says:

    Wow I need to wow I need to know where you got those Copper bowls from. Love them

      Beth says:

      The bowls were a gift from my sister, but these ones might be the same: http://amzn.to/2l9kvJD (affiliate link)

    There are so many fabulous reasons I love this post: first there is a doxie stamped card ;), no seriously – this is so clever and Moscow Mules are my FAV drink. Spraying those plastic dogs with copper spray paint is brilliant and the door prize is awesome. VERY clever. I tweeted and pinned!

      Beth says:


    Hi. I love your suggestions for the Puppy Bowl fund raiser, and everything is so practical and fun to do! Thanks for sharing these great ideas.
    Purrs, Erin

    So many fun and neat ideas! There’s truly something for everyone. Thank you for linking up to the Showcase!

    dawn says:

    I think I’m going to go to your house for Super Bowl Sunday! 🙂 It all looks so good!

    Thanks for joining in the Pet Blogger Showcase Linky Party!

    What a fantastic idea, I love it. Also, you have a beautiful table! I think I need lessons in how to do that. 😀

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