Dog Birthday Party Ideas: 3 Easy Ways to Celebrate Your Dog’s Birthday

By: Jacqui Denker | Segun Oduolowu | Victor Padilla Posted: 10:08 AM, Apr 8, 2019 Updated: 9:06 AM, Apr 10, 2019

Pets give us so much love, so why not give some back with a party! Put on your party hats ‘cause we rounded up a few furry friends and asked Chad Black, GM of Brat Haus in Scottsdale, Arizona – a place that specializes in pooch parties – to show us how to throw the perfect dog birthday party.


1. Dog Beer


Bottoms up! Let’s start your dog birthday party off with a cold one. If you’re having an IPA, there no reason your pup can’t enjoy a dog-friendly version too! “My favorite, and my dog Neo’s favorite, is the IPA Lot in the Yard,” shares Chad. The other beers have comedic names too – like Crotch Sniffin’ Ale, Mailman Malt Licker and Session…squirrel! You get these off “It’s gonna have apple cider vinegar, chicken broth, water, celery root, subtle spices – I never met a dog that didn’t like this stuff,” says Chad.


2. Grub Down with Brats


Next – unleash your hunger, with dog-friendly brats! Feed your human friends the standard brat from the kitchen while whipping up a special batch for the pups. “All it is is chicken, pork, celery, carrot, and a little bit of apple juice to give it a little bit of flavor,” says Chad. “You want to cook them, but you don’t want to serve them to your dog hot – that will upset their stomach,” he warns Chad. Get the full dog brat recipe below!



Chicken breast




Apple juice

Herb, sage

Herb, dill

Herb, parsley

Herb, rosemary

Herb, mint

Butternut squash



If you’re making these at home and don’t have a professional sausage maker, just make them in meatball form. Toss all the ingredients together, make them into balls, then toss on the grill until cooked. Remember, let these cool down before serving them to your dog birthday party furry guests.


3. Spent Grain Dog Biscuits


Finally, no dog birthday party is complete without dessert – like biscuits with fried pickles. Well, the fried pickles are for human guests only, but for Fido you can make a tasty spent grain biscuit! “Go to any brewery in the whole world and they’ve got tons of spent grain that they do nothing with then dump it out,” reveals Chad. “You can take that spent grain; most places will give that to you for free.” Good to know! Once you’ve got your spent grain, whip up the recipe below.



4 cups spent grain from your local brewery

2 cups flour

2 large eggs

1 cup natural peanut butter



Blend all ingredients together with your hands in a large bowl, then roll out on flour-coated surface and use cookie cutter to make desired shapes. Place onto cookie sheet and pop in a 350 degree oven for 30 min, then reduce heat to 225 degrees for 2 hours to create longer-lasting treats. Makes approximately 100 small treats.


And that’s how to show your pup how much you love them with a fabulous dog birthday party.


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