I've always been a dog lover, 4 have owned me in this life... Zorro when I was 5, Sparky when I was 12, Nouba in my 20's and now, Beau Handsome. Nouba though came to teach me how to be a dog mom, and the best one ever! One day I took him to daycare and his teacher mentioned another dog named Bailey was having a birthday party, coincidentally it was Nouba's birthday that weekend as well. I worked in the events industry and thought to myself "the competition is on"! I couldn't let Bailey's mom beat me so I looked for dog birthday party items in local stores and online, everything I found was very basic. I was able to pull off a stylish party by piecing together a combination of items, what a celebration of love this was... This is where the light bulb came on. Even though Nouba has passed, the memories of love from this party will last a lifetime, my name is Mandy Diaz and I am the founder of Pawty in a Box, the first birthday party decor kit for dogs!
Although Pawty in a Box had been brewing for some time, it officially launched November of 2016 and what a great party we had! We celebrated with friends, family, pupfluencers including Hami in Miami joined us among many other dog lovers at the amazing outdoor venue Maps Backlot in Wynwood, Miami.
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Pups and their guests arrived in style walking our red carpet and entering into a party not only for doggie fun but for humans alike! It couldn't be a party without dog party games for dogs to play, so Freedogm provided ball pits throughout the venue creating loads of fun for our furry guests. The 5 dog birthday party themed boxes from Pawty in a Box were displayed throughout the space with beautiful vignettes carefully curated with florals from Anthology, dog treats by Sweet V and all the themed decor from each of the boxes which included our bright Disco Pawty, masculine Pupstache Pawty, dainty Shabby Chic Pawty, happy You are My Ruffshine Pawty & monochromatic Black Tie Pawty.
Each vignette had its complete photo-op set up including a dining table with coordinating linen or runner by Atlas Event Rental, it even had a matching dog table on the side and amazing furniture rentals from AFR Furniture Rental. Backdrops were provided Swag Decor. Themed balloons throughout the space were provided by Balloonatics.
South Beach Photo Booth Co had an amazing and interactive GIF photo booth for both humans, our product and their pups!
"Disco Pawty" vignette was framed by silver trussing and Disco balls of various sizes set up in different heights to create the perfect backdrop.
"You are my Ruffshine" had a contemporary vignette framed by white accent walls from Swag Decor, yellow balloons, a sleek grey linen, yellow end table for height, flowers and product displayed thoughtfully to create an eye-popping table display.
Our "Shabby Chic" vignette was adorned with a hedge wall backdrop including a pink and white gingham print, a rose-colored bone and dainty rose buds with the words Pawty Time, flanked by 2 large pink balloons. A beautiful wild flower arrangement completed the look with multiple toned pink and wine florals with pops of white and green to bring that eclectic vibe to the table. A lime green end table was used to create height to display the Pawty box and pawty kits items were displayed in jewelry displays and other whimsical trays.
"Black Tie Pawty"
A low table with white kids chiavari chairs (in this case to be used by dogs) as the table and chairs were a perfect height specifically for them. The table was silver mylar balloons to identify each area per the name of each Pawty kit.
This party could not be complete without Nouba's picture displayed throughout the event.
Throughout the celebration we had a full bar with themed dog related cocktails (for humans), a beer bar by Wynwood Brewing & snacks for humans were always on hand, a photo booth for the Pooch's with a custom Pawty in a Box gif frame had a line out the door, a doggie ball pit had pups running around like kids, it was a great day filled with laughter while celebrating the launch of Pawty in a Box. For more on this great afternoon, click on the video below!
With much love,
Mandy & Beau