Charlie’s 70th Birthday Pawty

Charlie turned 70 on Saturday!

And he still doesn’t look a day over three! 

To celebrate our original (fur) baby,
we invited some friends over to drink mimosas, throw tennis balls, grill some burgers and of course, eat cake! It was the best pawty ever.

The kiddos had an absolute blast running around the backyard collecting rocks, picking up sticks and playing with bubbles. The weather was perfect and got us all so excited to do this so much more often once it really starts to warm up.

For lunch we grilled my favorite Cabernet burgers and some hotdogs for the minis.

John and Lisa are on a low carb diet so we skipped the buns and lettuce-wrapped our burgers. So good.

Lisa brought over broccolini which is my new favorite vegetable ever.


The big kids lasted all of 2 minutes at the kid table before they were crawling all over us begging for cupcakes.  So we ran outside to sing happy birthday to Charlie and broke out the cupcakes.

For the fifth year in a row we picked up a peanut butter doggy cake from Canine Cafe for Charlie.

Easily his favorite day of the year.

Caroline being the good sharer that she is offered Thomas his first bite of cupcake. In one bite he took the entire pile of icing right off the top just like his sister does.

And very stealthily these two polished off the platter of mini cupcakes. 

Happy birthday, Charlie! Even though our attention is split three ways, we promise we love you as much as ever! You are the most attentive watch dog, so protective of your human siblings, the cuddliest pup there ever was and the best toddler food vacuum! As much as we love celebrating you we can’t help but also be extremely sad that you are TEN now. We cherish every day with you!

Previous Birthday Pawties:

Charlie Turns Nine 

Charlie Turns Eight 

Charlie Turns Seven

Charlie Turns Six




  1. Annie
    February 29, 2016 / 1:00 pm

    Happy Birthday Charlie! We had cab burgers Saturday night too!

  2. Jess Deisher
    February 29, 2016 / 1:13 pm

    Girl, my boyfriend looks at me like I'm nuts for wanting to throw our pups a pawty. Glad I'm not the only one who treats the dogs like humans :)xox

  3. Nichole @
    February 29, 2016 / 1:51 pm

    We always do something for both of our fur-babes on their birthday, but I love how you turned this into a little "pawty" – so cute and fun!

  4. Katie
    February 29, 2016 / 1:54 pm

    Oh, I love this so darn much. We adopted our sweet Molly in January 2015 and my husband thought was certifiable when I told him we'd be having an adopt-a-versary pawty this year to celebrate. Wouldn't you know that he was the one asking me if I was going to make or buy anything special for when we sang Happy Birthday to Molly? Gotta celebrate those puppy children just like any others 🙂

  5. Courtney@PancakesandSparkles
    February 29, 2016 / 3:27 pm

    Those burgers look delicious! I love this idea so much! Definitely going to buy a cake for my dog and celebrate him as much as possible! Happy birthday Charlie!

  6. Leah McPherson
    February 29, 2016 / 3:31 pm

    That cake platter is so cute! Happy Birthday Charlie!

  7. Jo
    February 29, 2016 / 3:32 pm

    Yall are so fun! Love the kids crushing those cupcakes, such happy little frosting faces. Happy birthday Charlie!

  8. Lauren Honeycutt
    February 29, 2016 / 4:11 pm

    Awww happy birthday Charlie! I love the idea of a puppy birthday pawty–I might have to do that for my pups in June! I love that Caroline and her pal stealthily ate the rest of the cupcakes–my friend's son just did that at his second birthday party!

  9. Nina @ Flowers in my Hair
    February 29, 2016 / 4:37 pm

    What a fun and cute party. And he DOES look good for his age 😉

  10. Sara McCarty
    February 29, 2016 / 5:02 pm

    What a cute little birthday party! I love celebrating our pets' birthdays too! Our golden just turned five and we had quite a little blowout with party hats and ice cream for all! 😉 Even the cat got ice cream (probably not the smartest idea I've ever had).

  11. Lindsay at Lindsay'sSweetWorld
    February 29, 2016 / 5:35 pm

    Happy birthday to Charlie!! And yes, girl, broccolini is one of my favorite vegetables ever, too! SO GOOD!LindsayLindsay's Sweet World

  12. Erin Phillips
    February 29, 2016 / 6:26 pm

    Aw so sweet and so much fun! I love that you guys went sans-buns, we're doing low carb right now and its so nice when people understand vs. giving you a hard time. I love the pb doggie cake, we do this for our pups too. Happy birthday Charlie!Erin, Attention To

  13. Liz Jo
    February 29, 2016 / 7:14 pm

    Happy birthday Charlie!!!!! so nice to read about his pawty

  14. Brandi Little
    February 29, 2016 / 9:48 pm

    Cutest pawty ever! Happy birthday, Charlie!

  15. Jessica (The Newly)
    February 29, 2016 / 11:12 pm

    Sweetest! Happy birthday to Charlie! What a fun pawty!:)

  16. Laura
    February 29, 2016 / 11:29 pm

    I just love that you still love on your original fur baby! <3

  17. Owen Davis @ Davis Duo
    March 1, 2016 / 12:16 am

    Happy birthday to your adorable pup! They really are like family! <3

  18. Jenuine Happiness
    March 1, 2016 / 12:42 am

    Great photos from an awesome pawty! Love it. I think it's so sweet that you guys go above and beyond to celebrate Charlie. Doggies are definitely a huge part of the family 😉

  19. Sarah
    March 2, 2016 / 1:34 am

    Happy Birthday to Charlie!! I love that y'all have a celebration for his birthday, too cute and definitely a great excuse to get friends together! xo Sarah Belle in the City

  20. LHWinstead
    March 2, 2016 / 1:43 am

    What a fun idea!! Happy Birthday to Charlie!! I am loving Caroline's outfit, too! The cupcake pictures are so sweet!

  21. The Girl who Loved to Write
    March 2, 2016 / 3:00 pm

    So adorable! How fun!

  22. Evelina
    March 2, 2016 / 6:48 pm

    Happy birthday Charlie!! So adorable 🙂

  23. Alexandra Bee Blog
    March 3, 2016 / 7:54 pm

    Looks like such a fun celebration of Charlie!

  24. Caley-Jade Rosenberg
    March 14, 2016 / 9:56 pm

    So much fun!!!! He is only lucky pup x

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