Raise the bar on your dog-theme party with Chihuahua cocktails, Chihuahua food, Chihuahua games, Chihuahua gifts and Chihuahua entertainment… And if you didn’t even notice the excessive mention of the word `Chihuahua’ (6 times already), then you’re the obsessive Chi-lover this party guide has been written for!
BY NABANITA DUTT
OCD – or Obsessive `Chihuahua’ Disorder – is an imbalance in brain and behavior caused by addiction to a breed of tiny dogs called Chihuahua. These teacup-sized canines pass on an infective agent, too small to be seen by light microscopy, that multiplies within the living cells of the host. The infection is called `love’, which in time, turns to obsession. Hence the term, Obsessive Chihuahua Disorder.
Know the feeling? Well then, you’re going to be just swept away by our primer of highly-inspired Chihuahua party ideas. No, we’re not talking about the usual doggie-shaped cookies and balloons with extra-large Chihuahua ears. Our line-up of Chihuahua-themed party tips are seriously original, deeply contemplated and presented by fellow Chihuahua lovers at the Bodmin Magazine office, who’re bitten good and hard by the OCD bug.
So if you’re planning to throw a birthday party for your Chihuahua love capsule, here’s an event-planning handbook you absolutely need:
Invitation Cards: Use Chihuahua Postage Stamps
As a DIY enthusiast, you don’t need help with designing your cards. Our precious tip is to finish off your invitations with a Chihuahua postage stamp. We found an endless selection on Zazzle, where you also have the option of customizing with a photo of your own pooch. ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
Drink: Heady `Salty Chihuahua’ Cocktails
Believe it or not, there’s a cocktail called Salty Chihuahua that would be an awesomely appropriate drink for the occasion.
To make 12 glasses, you need 8 cups of red grapefruit juice, 1 ½ cups of Tequila and ¾ cup of Cointreau. Mix up a batch and serve over ice in glasses rimmed with coarse salt. ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
Eat: Delicious Discada from Chihuahua
Our sage advice is to serve Discada – a delicious mixed meat dish that’s a signature item from Northern Mexico, especially the state of Chihuahua. (Eukanuba does sell a Chihuahua dog food, but your human guests may pass on that one.) ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
Dessert: Bake A Dog-safe Cake
Here’s a recipe for Peanut-Butter-And-Carrot Cake by Brown Eyed Baker that you can prepare as special treat for all your chihuahua’s best buddies at the party. ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
Play: A Spirited Game of Chihuahua-opoly
Buy a boardgame called Chihuahua-opoly, a variation of the usual Monopoly, for some tail-wagging fun. ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
Watch: All the Beverly Hills Chihuahua movies
The film Beverly Hills Chihuahua (and its sequels) from Walt Disney Pictures that put Chis on the cinematic map with an awe-inspiring performance by Chihuahua superhero: Papi Cortez. ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
Give: Cute Chihuahua-Themed party favors
We love the cute Chihuahua key fobs by Lilies Boutique on Etsy for US$ 5.99 apiece. We’re mad about the Chihuahua magnets for US$ 5.99 by PopDoggie on Etsy too, that says “I’m Kind Of A Big Deal”. ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
Our brave little Chihuahua warriors are kind of a big deal. With their pointy ears and fearless little hearts, the feisty, one-master angels are always ready to take on the world – just for our sake!