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Before we know it, the Big Game will be here. Oh sure, lots of people will be watching football this Sunday. But BEFORE the division champs of the AFC and NFC 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 awesome springboard, for helping me create this little party. We even came up with a great idea to raise some funds for a local rescue.
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? While we used gin, I 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 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.
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.
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.