Throwing A Dog Birthday Party

4.30.2014

what, just me?  am i the only crazy out there who has dog birthday parties?  i doubt it.  but yes, hrh princess hawkeye turned 5 this past weekend!  we celebrated by going to a hotel here in chicago, the hotel palomar which is part of the kimpton line.  i knew we had to do something fun for 5 years old, and two of her favorite things in the world are (1) staying in hotels and (2) ordering room service.  yes, they're some of my favorite things too, but trust me, she goes bonkers in hotel rooms.  running all over everything, unmaking the bed, smelling all the new smells, trying to ride the room service food cart back down to the magical land the food came from.

so book a hotel i did, specifically a corner unit with city views and floor to ceiling windows.  thanks for really delivering on that one, hotel palomar, hawkeye enjoyed the small dog appropriate height of the windows.  she likes to people watch.

yes i have her in a shirt that says 'i'm the birthday girl!'

the kimpton line of hotels is super dog friendly.  like, they offer in room dog massages kind of friendly.  like, they might like pets more than people kind of friendly.  my kind of people.  my dog was even invited to the free happy hour they have in hotel bar.  they also brought her a bed and bowls, even though she slept in the human bed all night.  of course.  on top of 4 pillows.


but then the real kicker, look at all the things she got.  from kimpton, none of this is from me or john.  oh yes, a bone the size of her, travelling poop bags and a collapsible water bowl, and milkbone treats.  oh, and not pictured - her own bottle of water.  spoiled is an understatement.


so we played with all her new stuff, ordered room service burgers and ice cream, and then ate them in bed, cause, why not?


oh and i also made her a cake from taco bell.  best birthday ever.



and now of course, john's dog thor* wants his own birthday party.  at a kimpton hotel, naturally.

"i can haz party?"

*we did not name our dogs after the avengers.  well, john did.  my princess is named after the best school/mascot/football team, the iowa hawkeyes.

30 comments:

  1. Hahahahahaha. Your dogs should become super heroes because why not!

    I'm pretty impressed with this hotel though for real! Looks like a phone.

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  2. I didn't mean to say looks like a phone. I was saying that out loud and typed it. Looks like fun it what it was supposed to say.

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  3. I'm so obsessed with the little princess. She's such a precious pup! Happy birthday to her!

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  4. love this so much! i seriously need to take benji to a kimpton hotel. looks like they treated your pup like royalty, haha. happy birthday hawkeye!!

    xo,
    gabby
    www.likealittlefox.blogspot.com

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  5. AWWWWWWWW!!!!! That picture of you two on the bed is hilarious... hahahahaha... hers is people!

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  6. oh my goodness, I love it!!!
    I'd totally spoil Roxy like that, but she doesn't do well in hotels - to many noises to bark at and be unsettled at.
    She'd LOVE those windows though.
    And what treats.
    I love it!!!

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  7. omg that pic of thor - he's all ME TOO? hahaha!

    -kathy
    Vodka and Soda

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  8. OMG too cute!!!! Thor and Hawkeye its totally meant to be. I just realized yesterday that my real estate broker owns a Shih Tzu. We bonded. Although his dog is named after the Bengals. I forgive him for giving it a dumb name. Westley said when we come visit he is staying at the hotel.

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  9. I freaking love you. A 5th birthday party for Hawkeye is just amazing. I can't believe how accommodating hotels are for our fuzzy family members, although, come to think of it, I shouldn't be surprised! The collapsible water dish reminds me of Legally Blonde! Hey! That's totally you and Hawkeye, just like Elle and Bruiser. You look beautiful in the Mommy/Puppy selfie.

    PS- I look super cute on your sidebar <3

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  10. I've ALWAYS wanted to throw a birthday party for my dog! I'm so jealous you have hotels that are so pet friendly around you. I need to take a weekend trip to Chicago with my pup just to experience the hotel. I'm sure Hawkeye enjoyed every second of it!

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  11. This is so aggressive! Coming from someone who has thrown their dog a birthday party! But that was more like I wanted to have a party and needed an excuse...but still, I put a hat on her!

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  12. This is awesome, and I insist Thor also have a birthday party. Good to know this about Kimpton!

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  13. Awe that's way too cute!! It's so wonderful of you to treat her to such a fun day.

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  14. you are the best dog mom ever. i want to be your dog.

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  15. A collapsible water bowl? That's genius. Pippa needs one! You're the best dog mom ever. Hawkeye is so lucky!

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  16. The Taco Bell cake. I die. I want one. I MIGHT share with the dog.

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  17. That is awesome that I so pet friendly. I went to one in CT but it was not as friendly. So many gifts too. Princess deserves to be spoiled!

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  18. Ah this is such a lovely and fun idea! You guys looked like you had a blast. : )

    Allie of ALLIE NYC
    allienyc.com

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    1. We had a great time! Totally over the top, but worth it :)

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  19. this is RIGHT up my ally! Totally love animals more than people

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  20. This sounds so fun!!! Gracie and Mac better not see this because they are going to think I am totally slacking!!!

    Love Thor's face at the end!

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  21. This is awesome!!! That's so nice that the hotel gave her presents, too! I throw birthday parties for my dogs, so you are definitely not alone. But I think this tops any of mine!

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  22. This is ridiculous in the best way! Bauer gets a birthday party, but it's usually just wet food, a new toy, and a photo taken in front of the human cake that mommy and daddy eat in his honor!

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  23. Awww what fun for everyone, I'm so glad Hawkeye had a great birthday.

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  24. So cute. Looks like Hawkeye had the best princess birthday ever.

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  25. I love literally everything about this.

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    1. I'm a crazy dog owner, I can't help myself ;)

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  26. Heisman just read this post and is super jealous!! And wishes Hawkeye Happy Birthday!! Looks like I know what we will be doing for Heisman's bday!

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    1. He would love a party!!! You have to throw him one!!

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