Quirky Birthday Party Ideas and Gifts for Dog Lovers

Quirky Birthday Party Ideas and Gifts for Dog Lovers

By Annie Symmonds

You won’t believe how many quirky birthday party ideas and gifts for dog lovers you’re about to discover! If your friend is dog-obsessed and you’re unsure what to buy them for their birthday, fear not–you’ll find plenty of fun experiences for dog lovers which can easily be transformed into a surprise birthday party too!

A woman poses with a painting of her pet

With the rise of so many new dog owners in Australia (thanks to the pandemic!), it’s time to step up and show your dog-loving friend how much you care for them. Dogs instantly become part of the family, and there’s no better way to than celebrate with a fun birthday party for pooch lovers. Birthday experiences where you and your friend can get crafty recreating your pets always go down a treat! Plus it's a birthday idea that doubles as its own party as well. So if you're looking for things to do with friends that makes space for your furry friends too, you've come to the right place! Let's celebrate dogs in 2024 with pet-focused workshops like painting your pets portrait.

With various classes to choose from, they’ll love creating their own pieces of dog memorabilia to keep forever! Sounds like the perfect birthday present idea, right? 

Quirky birthday party ideas and gifts for dog lovers

Paint your pet class in Melbourne

Birthday group with their finished pet portraits at a paint and sip class

For an unbeatable birthday party, invite other dog owners along to enjoy a paint your pet class in Melbourne! To make this class both easy and fun, your pet will be pre-sketched onto a canvas by a professional artist so all you and you crew have to do is show up and add in the colour and details of your beloved pooch! It’s also a fantastic opportunity for all dog lovers to learn how to draw their dog and draw their own portrait of their beloved pooch!

In this fun and engaging painting class in Melbourne, expect to learn how to measure perspective along with other drawing techniques to continue practising back home too. The birthday person will love being surrounded by friends and family in this unique birthday party, whilst creating their very own custom made pet portrait they can hang proudly at home. 

Drawing is a meditative process, so you can only imagine how calming the class will be to help everyone slow down and relax. Bring some bubbly with you and enjoy celebrating a dog lovers birthday in style! This birthday gift for dog lovers will make a fantastic surprise birthday party idea in Melbourne that everyone will love. 

Not keen on planning or hosting a party? Don't stress, we have plenty of unconventional birthday ideas for people who don't like parties. 

Sculpt your furry friend

A small clay sculpture of a dog

We have more birthday party ideas in Melbourne for dog lovers to choose from! In this clay sculpture class in Melbourne, the dog mum will feel so proud after recreating her pooch into a little sculpture! Although many pooch parents can get carried away with spending too much money on dog outfits and accessories, this dog mum or dad will have a memorable birthday with loved ones learning how to make personalised dog figurines together! The end result is also super cute.

In this two hour dog workshop in Melbourne, run by ARTea Art School in Melbourne, you’ll be able to give a gorgeous gift for dog lovers as well as making it into a birthday party theme too. As it’s a beginners class, it’s all about having fun and less about knowing how to actually sculpt clay. Don’t worry though, everyone will be taught by the local expert on how to make quick and adorable pet statues! Discover where to find the best materials in Melbourne and stop paying too much money for dog accessories – for that, the birthday party guests will thank you! 

Paint a watercolour dog

A watercolour pet portrait

And lastly, for those in Sydney, you’ll be able to find birthday party ideas and gifts for dog lovers with a watercolour class. This three-and-a-half watercolour painting class is a fun opportunity for anyone who is a little more serious about their art and loves the look and style of watercolour. You'll learn the process from start to finish including the initial drawing to the final painting under the guidance of an experienced artist. By the end of the class you'll have a beautiful and unique portrait of your pet! This makes for a wonderful personalised gift! You can choose to join your friend and spend time celebrating a birthday or paint your friends pet on your own to gift her a personalised pet portrait as a surpise on her special day.

Although these are just a couple of birthday present ideas for dog owners, we hope to inspire you to find some awesome birthday party ideas and gifts for dog lovers all over Australia!

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