My youngest recently turned six years old, and requested a veterinarian themed birthday party. Though his request didn’t surprise me (coming from my aspiring vet), I was a little thrown as to how to put that theme together.
Pinterest was my friend, and I gathered ideas from a few different sites, a local friend, and a little of my own ideas mixed with some specific requests from my son. I was really pleased with the outcome!
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Veterinarian Birthday Party
The Vet himself, Dr. Simon. He had requested a doctor’s coat as his main requirement. I had a friend embroider it and it made a great part of his birthday gift!
Butcher paper is your friend. It is also a great backdrop for your banner. My friend, Danie, custom made this super cute name sign and the food signs. I just printed them off at home, and pasted them to the butcher paper. (You can grab a free printable here.)
I put Simon’s toy vet kit on the table and set his personalized cookie inside. The kid table was covered with a cute paw print cover I found online a couple years ago for another party, and was able to re-use.
Our snacks were part of the decor, as well: graham crackers – “bandages” & giant marshmallows “cotton balls“.
The guests could pick from adorable dog, pig, or cow cookies, as well.
The most fun part of the party was when the special “guests” arrived for the kids to learn about and pet:
Our sweet neighbor Hayden brought her bunny, “Buttercup”, and told the kids all about her.
Our school pet, “Teeny” the guinea pig:
My older son’s frog, “Camoflauge”:
And, the favorite, “Sprocket”, our family dog:
Each guest got their very own Vet Kit to use at the party and take home. Their supplies included:
- a “pet carrier” (gift sack with a hole cut out)
- stuffed animal (from Dollar Tree)
- check-up checklist
- cotton swabs
My son had a great time at his party, and was very happy with how it all came together! I was too!
Originally published July 27, 2017
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I was born and raised in Edmond, OK and love the town so much I stayed here to raise my family. I am blessed with a romantic, caring, talented husband & two awesome boys. I started my career life as a wedding coordinator, and I still love event planning! Now I am founder/director of Heartbeat for Hope, a non-profit supporting education and rural development in Ghana, Africa. I love my fabulous family, friends, movies, binge-watching crime dramas, and home projects whenever I can.