June 21, 2012

Doggie Bags For The Rehearsal Dinner

What you say!  Well, my son adores his dog "Dora"and since I'm having my sons wedding rehearsal dinner at an outdoor cafe that allows dogs...... I'm going to have a Puppy Bar!  

The invitations will say that puppies are welcome.  I'll have a table  set up with doggie treats and take home bags full of doggie goodies

Dora, my sons rescue dog, will be the dog hostess

Here she is on the candle for the doggie table, I used a waterslide decal

I was thrilled when I stumbled on these directions for printing on lunch bags, it's not as easy as you would think and saved me lots of time.  This could be used for tons of different events.

After I printed on the bags I glued on scottie dogs I found at a thrift store...Lucky find!

Then used a hole punch and twine

More dogs for a table banner

And jars of treats for my furry guests, (some graphics are from Graphics Fairy)

Along with special Dog water LOL!

My son adores his dog and is so happy Dora gets to come to the rehearsal dinner...... 

.......Now if he could just get her invited to the wedding! 

Ah, come on Alicia (Future DIL).....Flower girl??  

Happy Crafting!

This post is also at Shannons, at Cozy Home Scene She is doing a cute series called "Paws and Claws"

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BECKY said...

Too cute, Carol! Those creative juices sure are flowing!! Everyone will love the puppy bar!!
And I think you found the perfect flower girl!! :o)

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

What? He doesn't have her trained to walk down the aisle with the rings yet, Carol? : ) Love your ideas. Those are too cute. I also love hearing that you can print on those lunch bags. That would have made getting my lunch ready in the morning a bit more enjoyable {when I was working}.

Little Miss Maggie said...

Thanks to the link to print the paper bags. I have been wanting to try that for a long time. You sure scored with the Scottie dogs. Very cute. I totally love that you are including the dogs at the rehearsal dinner. Fabulous idea.

June said...

Carol, I loved this post! I just got back from a wedding in the Keys and the bride & groom's dog participated in the wedding. Sammy, an Austrailian Shepherd, was wearing a doggie tux shirt complete with dog bone motifs. He was so adorable and so well mannered!

Deborah said...

Such a wonderful idea, everyone loves their dogs and the doggies will love you for this! clever you, everything looks so cute!

Bee happy x
Have a delicious day!

Ceekay-Thinkin of Home/Doublewide Decor said...

I think she would be a fantastic flower girl!!

Marydon said...

How neat an idea! And yes she would make an adorable flower girl ... c'mon Alicia!!!
Have a fabulous day ~

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

I am such a dog lover, so dontcha know I am lovin' this post :D SO CUTE!!!

Nancy said...

You are just to clever!! Well you know Carol, Dora could always go as your Date!! ;)


I am sure you could jazz Dora up in the proper attire!!

Sisters Treasures said...

How clever! I was chuckling and smiling the entire I read this. I think all doggies would be honored to come to your rehearsal dinner, especially for the great treats. I know mine would!

Dawn's Craft Place said...

Oh my goodness I just love this idea, so clever and personal

lynn said...

i would love a dinner that included my dog, carol! that is the greatest idea--love the bags and banner!

Francie...The Scented Cottage Studio said...

awww you are having so much fun ! I love that the pups are invited and think Dora looks a dora ble. (())

sissie said...

I see a wedding in Dora's future. Are you planning the outfit! LOL!

What a great idea Carol... You thought of everything! A Doggie Bar is probably the first and I think you should patent it.

Love the doggie bags, how cute!!!! The rehersal dinner party, the reception and the wedding are going to be beautiful.


Sweet Floweret said...

Thanks for linking up my tutorial :) Love your doggy bags!

Susan Erb said...

LOVE it! How fun and cute - yet another idea for "the book" LOL.


KarenSue Farash said...

So cute Carol! You are working hard.
My Thrift Store?!

Debbie said...

That is an adorable idea, and I love everything you've done. You are so much a woman after my own heart. I just love things that are outside the box and carried to a theme. This is perfect.

I'm going to enjoy being your wedding peeper.

Shabby chic Sandy said...

You know I am such a animal lover--I love all this! The water slide decal of the dog is great!

GARAGE SALE GAL ~ Deb's Earthly Delights said...

YES, I think she should be a "flower girl"!!!
Very sweet that you are having a "doggy bar" LOL!!!
I think Sweet Pea would love to come and have a treat or two! You sure are making this wedding FUN!Maybe Jackson Brown too!

Kasia said...

Cuuuute! I love the theme! How cute is that? You guys will have a blast! :D


Rona Gregory said...

That is sooo sweet! Love it!

Little Susie Home Maker said...

Dora is a cutie! Wow, you are going all out! I think Dora is going to have a blast! I love the doggie bags! What a neat idea. Very original to have a doggie area ant the rehearsal dinner! Pictures please!!!

NanaDiana said...

LOL- I see Dora as a Ring Bearer!;>) Love the theme and all the neat things you came up with-what fun- xo Diana

kelly said...

Very clever, Carol. I will have to try the paper bag idea. Very good. Doggies are very much a part of the family. I think Dora would be a good participant at the wedding.


Bellenza Wedding Bistro said...

Love the fabric doggie cutouts! Can see the possibilities for other themes, too. :-)

Melanie said...

Just discovered your blog....it is just gorgeous ! Loving those 'doggy bags' ! lol

Pop on over to my blog sometime and take a peek.

Createology said...

Oh My Gosh Carol. You are super clever and thoughtful. A Doggy Bar! Your treat bags and jars are just the "cats meow" (sorry I don't know a dog phrase). How fortunate to find the fabric dogs at the thrift store. I had to pay big dollars for some at KeepsakeQuilting.com
I really like Dora's fur collared coat she is sporting.
You are genius dear...

Ivy and Elephants said...

That is just adorable! I love all the doggy goodness, it's going to lighten the mood and add a fun touch to the celebration. So creative! We'd love to have you share it at the link party.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

The doggie bags are adorable! What a clever idea!

Perfectly Printed said...

Love it!!! so fun and original!! I'm sure your son and future DIL will love it!


Olivia said...

Oh my goodness those doggie bags are adorable!

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Carol, What a cute idea for the rehearsal dinner. The bags are adorable!

polkadotpeticoat said...

So adorable......my goodness theres no better flower girl than her....our little man is such a sweetheart at 5 weeks he should still be with his mother, I'm just glad we were able to rescue him...now I just want the rest of them safe!

again cutest doggie day party ever!

Tee said...

How sweeeet is this!?! What a kind and generous addition for your son's life and memory.

Sandy Michelle said...

How cute! Our German Sheppherd wore a rose wreath around his neck- on our wedding day- but he couldn't come to the church either ;()

Diann said...

Seriously Carol, this is just so cute! What a fun and adorable idea! And a big congrats to your son! I bet he loves this theme. He is so lucky to have such a fun and creative mom! Thank you for sharing at TTF this past week. I hope you will join us again! Have a fantastic day!

DownTheLaneWithDaisy said...

Dora can be Miss Welcome Waggin!! Too cute for words.

Gypsy Heart said...

You don't know how happy this makes me! I think doggies should be at the wedding...if not all, then Dora for sure! :)

Cute, cute idea. Thanks for sharing!