Nothing beats showing up to work to play聽with pets. Looking for a great way to celebrate those puppy peers of yours? An in-office pet party is a great option to bring聽the whole gang together and get some adorable puppy kisses and photos on the books. To kick off the launch of our new pet party invitation and card collection, we here at Evite decided to do just that. For anyone else who wants to flood the office with fluffy friends (highly recommended), here鈥檚 a glimpse of how the best day of work ever came together 鈥 and how you and your coworkers can make any Bring Your Dog聽to Work Day a blowout bash too.


Decorate a Designated Area

Since pets are bound to roam around, focus the decor聽in a聽designated area of a larger room. Start with a clean backdrop, then add some spirit with a printable banner, streamers, tissue paper pom poms and balloons.

We created DIY dog balloons by taping our聽free printables聽onto white balloons. Mix and match ear shapes and facial expressions to give your balloon animals a little character, and tie on a ribbon 鈥渓eash.鈥澛燭hen, top your pups聽off with party hats and names too! Meet聽Hugo and Lola.


Safety tip: Be聽sure to聽keep eyes on the decor, in case any pets attempt聽to eat any decor聽or pop a balloon.


Make It Pet-Friendly

This is a party for pets, not humans, so you鈥檒l need miniature furniture for your miniature friends.聽A kids鈥 table with matching chairs works perfectly. Don鈥檛 forget to set out water bowls to the side to keep the little guys hydrated. And take the dogs out for occasional聽bathroom breaks, because nobody likes a party pooper.


Encourage Guests to Come in Costume

Help the pets party in style by dressing them up (if they鈥檙e willing) with a few accessories 鈥 sweaters, ties, scarves and a party hat too. Pawsitively adorable.


Set Up a Photo聽Booth

Take pics or it didn鈥檛 happen 鈥 seriously.聽Capture the cuteness overload by setting up a simple but festive photo booth for guests (pets and people too) to pose around. You can set one聽up via iPad with the聽Evite Photobooth app to match your snaps with a themed skin.

Include photo props like party hats and punny catchphrases, like 鈥淭his party is going to be so FETCH!鈥 or 鈥淩aise the Ruff!鈥 You can download our suite of聽free photo booth printables here. Just print them out and adhere to wooden dowels.


Are your pets bigger party animals than ours? Submit a fun photo to our #PawtyPeople Photo Competition here,聽or by using #pawtypeople and #contest on your favorite social platform. We鈥檙e taking submissions until July 27, and then聽you can share your entry with friends for votes. The winner whose photo has the most votes will receive a custom pet portrait by an Evite designer and have their photo featured on a future Evite invitation in the pet category.


Whether it鈥檚 a birthday party, pool party or just because, plan a pet party using this invitation聽below, or another design from our new animal-themed invitation collection.

Are you ready to plan a pet pawty? Follow Brit + Co on Pinterest for more adorable pet ideas and lots of tips and tricks.