Before we know it, the Big Game will be here. Oh sure, lots of people will be watching the football game. But the cutest game takes place BEFORE the AFC and NFC division champs take to the field. Rescue puppies will be participating in the Puppy Bowl. And that’s what we are celebrating in this styled shoot! Thanks to Alice G Patterson, my sister, favorite photographer, and incredible springboard, for helping me create this little Puppy Bowl party. We even came up with a great idea to raise some funds for a local 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!
I sprayed some plastic dogs with this copper spray paint to get the look I wanted.
I’m not going to lie; I totally chose my ginger beer based on the logo! Can you blame me, though? It is delicious! While we used gin, I also recommend this recipe for Grapefruit Moscow Mule.
Of course, no Puppy Bowl party would be complete without dog treats!
We thought doggy bags would be in order too.
Giving back to a favorite cause is always a good idea, so we came up with a fun way to raise some funds.
Our door prize includes a copper water bowl, plush football toy, and jar of dog treats.
Asking everyone to donate and vote for their favorite team is an easy way to raise money for a rescue organization. We opted to use envelopes to take the donations and serve as a ballot.
Once everyone votes, put all the ballots in a bowl and draw out a winner. One of the guests will take the prize. All of the money is given to a rescue group.
If you have someone as cute as Darla selecting the winner, it means you are fortunate 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.
What a fun idea with such a pretty display! It all looks delicious! My dogs and I would like to RSVP (haha). 🙂
We’d love that Diane!
Kristin Cook says
what a cute idea! I love this! And just fyi, that winter salad looks amazing!
Alice G Patterson says
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
Montecristo Travels (Sonja) says
So cool. And pretty too!! what a lot of work! Never thought spray painting plastic dogs would look that good!
Amy Shojai says
Now I’m hungry! Wow, what a gorgeous photo shoot and the furry models are wonderful.
Hindy Pearson says
An absolutely brilliant idea! Love the menu, love the decor and the “doggie bags…” – fab.
Ruth Epstein says
What a fantastic idea to do a fundraiser, thank you for sharing
Tonya Wilhelm says
Seriously. That looks like some amazing food and snacks. You are so creative. Come out to Ohio, I’m hungry!
Sweet Purrfections says
Someone is going to have a great Super Bowl party
Rebecca at MattieDog says
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!
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!
Tenacious Little Terrier says
Sounds like a fabulous party! Where’s our invite lol?
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.
Wow, you found some awesome accessories! Great photos… well be having our own little Superbowl fun!
Wow I need to wow I need to know where you got those Copper bowls from. Love them
The bowls were a gift from my sister, but these ones might be the same: http://amzn.to/2l9kvJD (affiliate link)
Christine Caplan says
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!
Erin the cat, Princess 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.
So many fun and neat ideas! There’s truly something for everyone. Thank you for linking up to the Showcase!
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!
Jodi Stone says
What a fantastic idea, I love it. Also, you have a beautiful table! I think I need lessons in how to do that. 😀
What a unique and fun idea for the puppy bowl. Something we always enjoy along with the super bowl of course.
Amber Myers says
So fun for dogs! Football bores me, so we won’t be watching the Big Game here. But we always like to have tasty foods around just because 😉
Sarah Bailey says
Oh my goodness this is just the cutest idea! I would absolutely LOVE to throw my dog a puppy bowl party, I wonder what she would think of it!
Too much cuteness in one post!
This is such a fun idea to have a puppy bowl party! I love watching doggies, they are so cute. I miss watching the puppy bowl, I used to watch it.
Maybe you’ll get the chance to watch this year!
Dennis Littley says
Your puppy bowl party is a really cute idea! The little dog figurines are creative and make great decorations. Choosing teams is also a good idea and your Puppy Bowl party is made complete with the dog treats! Great post!
That looks like so much fun! What a fun party for dogs! I think this is such a great idea. I don’t have any dogs, but I’m hoping to in the future.
When the time is right, I hope you consider adopting a puppy or dog.
I don’t usually watch the puppy bowl but with this set up I will. This is so cute and I love how everything came together with the theme.
Thank you, Kita!
Indya | The Small Adventurer says
This is the cutest and sweetest party idea I have ever seen. I love all the small details that were included, from the logo on the bottles, to the spray painted toys. I cannot wait to adopt my own pets when I finally have a forever home
What a cute pup party! So many cute details
Gervin Khan says
This is such a great idea for a party for our lovely pets. I love the concept you given on this and all the food looks very yummy and delicious. Nice of you to share this incredible party idea.
Tim B says
I’m going to have to give Fenitman’s a try — that is a great logo on the bottle cap! Gotta have yourself a Moscow Mule for a Puppy Bowl cocktail too! Very fun party ideas tied to the Big Game to let your animal companions get in on the good times!
WHAT an adorable and amazing idea! Love the super cute Puppy Bowl theme – and giving back and helping shelters…all of it! Good for you…
Cherri Megasko says
There’s nothing better than throwing a party that benefits a charity as well. This is a great idea. Last January I hosted a brunch where everyone brought diapers that were donated to a diaper bank.
What a great idea!
What a fun idea! And that table is adorable. I love the food setup and everything. And of course, how cute are those dogs?!
Thank you, Lynndee!
Terri Steffes says
How stinkin’ adorable! I am the proud mom of two dogs and one granddog. My life is full with those three!! The food looks amazing!
That’s a pretty awesome puppy bowl party! What a fun idea! A great one to support a charity.
Dr. K. Lee Banks says
Oh, I love this idea! The party decor and food look great, and how wonderful that proceeds go toward a rescue! We have four rescue dogs and eight rescue cats – and would have more, if we had the room! We just learned on the news last night that a puppy from Maine will be in this year’s (2019) Puppy Bowl!
Shannon Gurnee says
This looks like such a fun party! Your puppies look so happy. Happy New Year!
Thanks, Happy New Year!
Stephanie Parrell says
This is so sweet and elegant! I would love to go somewhere like this!
Kimmy Ripley (give it a whirl girl) says
I will be honest… I hate football and dread the day of Super Bowl BUT I love dogs so incredibly much. This is such a fun and adorable idea!
Melanie J Sparks says
Oh my goodness, this is such a cute idea! I love the puppy bowl
I love this! I am definitely hosting a puppy bowl now, but I’ll still wear my Brady jersey too.
This is too cute!! We love watching the Puppy Bowl and this party is a great way to celebrate!!
This is simply amazing! You didn’t miss a detail! I love the copper touches and especially how you spray painted little toy dogs in the same tone. Bravo!