The 11th Birthday | GBGV

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I wanted to have a great bash for my sister Katie’s birthday since she is turning 11 today and she is such a great sister to me. I thought long and hard about what to do and I came up with the ideal plan!

Party Tent

Plan A

We were out walking and passed by the strip mall about a mile from our house when I saw this great party tent in the parking lot! Whoa! This would be ideal for a giant party! The other cool thing is that there is a McDonalds in the parking lot too.  I decided I would invite all of Katie’s boyfriends in the neighborhood up here to the tent. They can all walk since it is not far, and they are all really young – Katie is a bit of a cradle robber!  For fun, rather than playing a boring fetch game or something, I figured Mom could take each dog separately for a car ride (every dog loves a car ride) through the McDonald’s drive through and get them a Happy Meal. Meals would be eaten in the tent. I could bake a cake at home and bring it along, and there is a pet store in the mall too in case anyone needed to steal, grab, okay, buy a last minute gift. I was so pumped up – this was going to be “the party” and then Mom said, “NO”. What???  For one thing, she said that I couldn’t invite all her boyfriends since they all are in love with Katie and they don’t know about each other…it would turn into one big dog fight. She reminded me too, that most of Katie’s friends can’t go anywhere during the day because their parents work and lock the pups up in their homes. She said she was neither going to give each dog a ride nor buy them Happy Meals! Can you believe that! The last straw was the thing about a leash law in our town and if all the dogs were leashed it would be a huge tangled mess. What a bummer!  I needed to come up with a new plan.

Plan B

Ok, I guess a smaller family affair will be fine. Katie isn’t as wild and crazy as she used to be so she would be happy with that.

GBGV Emma Baking

I got busy in the kitchen with the birthday dessert which is usually the highlight off the day! I decided on a Peanut Butter Banana Cake with Honey Peanut Butter Ice Cream.  I am naming my creation “Paws on Paws”.  Stay tuned on Tasty Tuesday next week as I will be posting on how I put this dessert together and I will have the recipe for you as well as a review of one of my new baking pans!

cake and ice cream

As you can see from the photos, we really enjoyed the cake and ice cream! That recipe was super easy and tastes so extremely yummy! Amazingly, I gobbled mine up before Katie, usually she is the family speed eater!

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I was also super excited that my friends Augie and Ti from sent Katie a birthday gift! If you don’t know them, check out their website and facebook page, they are funny like me :) She really liked it especially the tug-a-war toy, since that is her favorite game!

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Mom got Katie some more Pawz shoes for her paw she is having dragging issues with, and Mom is also giving her a ton of extra loving. Gramma promised to keep the Trader Joes Dog Cookies coming, so she did make out OK on the gifts.

Happy Birthday, Katie! I love you so much and thank you so much for being the best big sister a pup could ask for. Enjoy being 11!


  1. says

    I’m all over that tent pawty idea Emma…you’re a super pawty planner and that would have been a mega blast…But your smaller celebration was pretty fine too…Those cakes look amazing and i will make sure Momz is here on Tuesday to find out how to make them cause my Gotch’s Day will be coming up in not too long…If I had a sisfur I’d want her to be just like you

    • Emmadog says

      Awww…thank you, that is a huge compliment :) We had a great time and the dessert is pawsome, mom said it smelled so good she wanted to have some but I said it was only for us doggies!

  2. says

    OMD!! Can this post be ANY cuter?! Happy Belated Birthday, Miss Katie! Emma, thank you for sharing such wonderful pics of Katie’s special day!

  3. says

    Happy belated birthday, Katie!
    Emma’s creation seems really yummy although I am not sure it would be good for us kitties but it is obviously yummy for dogs!
    Sending you lots of purrs

    P.S.: Emma, loved your plan A! Humans always rain on our parades, don’t they?

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