My son loves Italian food, to help out in the kitchen and wear an apron and we love animals, Dachshunds in particular!  So that’s how I came up with the Dachshund chef-themed Italian bistro 2nd birthday party. I replaced the traditional chef with a mustache with a cute Dachshund chef. From distressed window shutters, a novel fork and spoon chandelier, a red “bistro” door to a small vintage-looking bicycle filled with Italian pasta, olive oil and bread and custom yard party décor, the details were all very charming.  Overall the theme was a perfect fit for my 2-year-old son’s birthday celebration.  It’s those personal things not only for him but as a family that made the theme even that much more perfect.  Our bambino guests had so much fun decorating their own aprons and chef hats.  The desserts were gorgeous and delicious and the details were phenomenal! The graphic designs and décor were amazing.  The guest favors were mini Terracotta planters, soil and Italian herb seeds. They were a big hit! This definitely was a great party and the theme was so much fun.
















Start inviting your friends and family to your very own dog-themed birthday with the free Evite invitation below or one of these dachshund invitations.



Concept and Design, Chandelier Cake Stand and Spoon and Fork Chandelier: Patty Smith

Photography: Christina P. Photography

Custom Invitation Design and Coordinating Printables: Party Style Design Studio

Fondant Cake (pot of spaghetti and meatballs design): Kima’s Konfections

Fondant Cupcake Toppers: Little Shindigs in Oregon

Strawberries and Cream Cupcakes (Mascarpone Icing) and Dark Chocolate Raspberry “Meatball” Cake Pops: Katie’s Cakery

Vanilla Sugar Cookies: Haute Sweets

Chocolate Covered Oreos: Sweet Treats

Gourmet Cotton Candy Flavored Lollipops: My Sweet Lollipops

Chef Party Activity & Favor Package – Apron and Chef’s Hat Decorating:

Mini Terracotta Pots with Italian Herb Seeds Guest Favor Kits: Crate and Party

Personalized with Embroidery Custom Aprons and Chef Hats: LJs Custom Creations

Custom Wooden Cake Topper/Party Décor: Min & Moots

Vintage Red Shabby Chic Suitcase with “Grazie” Bunting for Guest Favors:  Primrose and Daisies

Dachshund Wine Cork Cake Topper:  Cindy Skufca, Divine Wine Corks

Custom Yard and Party Decor: Chris Ann Dale, Flamingos 2 Go 

Black and White Striped Tablecloth and Red/White Chevron Retro Paper Straws: Candy Crush Shop

Silverware Utensil Dangle Charms (see chandelier cake stand): Tara Fletcher-Gibbs, owner of Garden of Sypria

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