15 Tail-Wagging Items to Celebrate Your Dog's Birthday

15 Tail-Wagging Items to Celebrate Your Dog’s Birthday

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Our furry companions shower us with daily unconditional love and affection. So when the dog’s birthday comes around, it’s only right we celebrate them in a fun and meaningful way.

We’ve found some show-stopping decorations, adorable pawty attire and tasty treats, that will help you to celebrate your dog’s birthday in style.

Birthday Cake

Just as Jo Brand said, “Birthdays are nature’s way of telling us to eat more cake.” Whether you’re human or have four fluffy paws, everyone deserves a cake or treat for their birthday. There’s plenty of options here for you to treat your dog to the ultimate treat of their dreams.

Home-made Pupcakes

For all of you budding bakers out there, try baking one of our recipes from our virtual Great Doggy Bakeoff with Doggy Desserts.

Bake your own cakes and treats with these dog-themed baking moulds. Worthy enough of a Paul Hollywoof handshake.

Pupcake Mix

Life is so much easier with a boxed cake mix, especially when it’s designed just for dogs. I can’t count the number of times I’ve spent ‘Googling’ the perfect pup-cake only to make something that resembles a ‘Nailed It’ worthy winner. This cake mix from Wolf and Women takes away all the stress.

Celebrate Your Dog's Birthday Pupcake Mix
Etsy @WolfandWomen

This cake mix includes all the necessary organic powders and flavours to make your doggie lick its whiskers! This human-grade mix has unique natural powders that are both tasty and healthy for your pooch. The content of the mix is Vegan but needs other animal products for the cooking process. Alternatives can be used to make the cakes completely vegan.

Dog Bakery Cake

Sometimes it’s better to leave the cake baking to the professionals. For an Insta-worthy shot, you can order a custom dog cake from a local dog bakery. Celebrate your dog’s birthday with one of these mouth-watering wonders.

Give a Dog a Bone Cake

We love this tasty bone cake from Wag Wins, made with human-grade ingredients and natural colouring. It’s wheat-free, grain-free, gluten-free and vegan friendly. What’s more? Every birthday cake comes complete with a birthday card and a party hat.

Celebrate Your Dog's Birthday Dog Birthday Cake
Etsy @wagwinsuk

They also use healthy botanicals such as aniseed, flaxseed, activated charcoal, parsley, mint, rosemary to boost your dog’s digestion – so it’s a tail-wagging winner!

Mutts about Pupcorn Cake

Is your dog mutts about pupcorn? To make it really special, put on a dog-related movie while your dogs tuck in.

Celebrate Your Dog's Birthday Dog Cake
Etsy: @Fourleggedfancies

This pupcorn cake from Four Legged Fancies is a cheddar cheese Birthday cake topped with doggy popcorn. This cake is a gluten-free, cheddar cheese sponge base topped with melted yoghurt drops and doggy popcorn.

Treats For Doggy Guests

Doggy Ice-Cream

A favourite among many dog friendly places across the UK. We love Frozzys, and now you can bring these frozen treats home for your pooch to enjoy. Flavours include peach, raspberry, blueberry, cranberry or original all tasty choices.

These are perfect to give to any doggy guests that may be joining to celebrate your dog’s birthday.

Dinky Doggy Donuts

Oh Crumbs is a great dog bakery offering the Krispy Kremes of the dog world.

Celebrate Your Dog's Birthday Doggy Eclairs
Etsy: @OhCrumbsTreats

These dinky doughnuts are made with human-grade ingredients and are the perfect size for a small treat for tail-wagging party guests!

Doggy Eclairs

Another pawfect treat to indulge your pooch and their birthday guests.

Etsy: @TheDogBowlDeli

These doggy eclairs whipped up by the Dog Bowl Deli are filled with a cream cheese icing and PeaMutt Butter between two charcoal biscuits dipped in dog friendly chocolate. They look good enough for humans to eat!

Doggy Champagne

Unlike us humans, dog’s don’t have to wait until their 18 to sample a beer, wine or glass of champagne.

Celebrate Your Dog's Birthday Champaw

What better way to celebrate than a toast to the next year of your dog’s loveable life than with a bubble and squeak from Woof and Brew. They also do cases of beer and wine for our furry pals!

Party Attire

There’s nothing more adorable than a photoshoot to celebrate your dog’s birthday and mark the occasion. If you’re organising a birthday photoshoot, then, of course, you’ll need some party attire to complete the look.

Please ensure your pooch is happy and comfortable wearing these items. If your dog shows any signs of stress, then remove it immediately.

Party Hats

Party hats are perfect for that birthday photoshoot prop, whether you’re celebrating their fur-st birthday or their tenth.

Etsy: @PaperArrowApparel

Etsy has plenty of quirky party hats available for your pooch, many of which are personalised. This party hat, in particular from Paper Arrow Apparel, is made with glitter fabric that doesn’t shed complete with a blue pom trim, a larger pom on top and a matching elasticated skinny band. Boop!

Birthday Bandanas

Perhaps your pooch isn’t one for sitting pretty with a party hat? In which case a birthday bandana may be the better option.

Albie’s boutique has a great range of birthday bandanas that are completely reversible so you can continue to use them throughout the rest of the year.

Birthday Bowties

For bow-ties, we can’t get enough of these birthday bowties from Franky’s Bowtique, complete with a proper cheesy but adorable birthday rosette. Everyone will know it’s your dogs birthday fur sure.


Whether you’re dressing the house up for show, creating an Instagram photo-booth or just putting them up just to celebrate your dog’s birthday – decorations are plenty of fun.

Barkday Bunting

There’s nothing like a personalised banner to make a statement. Daisy and Me create show-stopping banners made from 100% recycled kraft card.

Etsy: @DaisyandMeUK

All flags are drawn and cut by hand, and other colours and options are available.

Barkday Balloons

Want to be that little bit extra (yes paw-lease). How about this 23-piece decorating kit, complete with ‘pawty’ and paw-print balloons.

Celebrate Your Dog's Birthday Balloons

Comes in a range of colours including pink, silver and gold. Perfect for those of you throwing a bigger bash or extravagant photoshoot.

Personalised Chalk Board

Celebrate your dogs birthday with a fully personalised chalkboard from Wee Chalky Designs dedicated to your pooch! The board will include your dog’s name, date of birth, where they live & their favourite toys. All written in your choice of colours!

Celebrate Your Dog's Birthday Chalkboard
Etsy: @WeeChalkyDesigns

It also includes an illustration of your pet. Makes a nice little memento, particularly for your dog’s first birthday celebration.

Party in a Box

Sometimes it’s just easier to get everything at once. That’s the beauty of the Dog Birthday Box from That Pet Boutique.

Celebrate Your Dog's Birthday Pawty Box
Etsy: @ThatPetBoutique

In these amazing boxes, you’ll find everything you need to celebrate your dog’s birthday. Including a birthday banner, a party hat with your dog’s age, a bandana, personalised tennis ball and birthday biscuit.

How Do You Celebrate Your Dog’s Birthday?

Whether you bake them a cake from scratch or go all out with a woof worthy photo shoot. We would love to hear your dog’s birthday stories!


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