The Partiologist: Puppy-Tizers!


Hmmm...where to begin, I have so many things to share with you from the Paw-Ty.   I guess I should start with the Puppy-Tizers.  A little snack for the pooches (human guests) until everyone arrived for lunch.

From top left:
JalapeƱo Puppy Poppers
Turkey Dogs are Barking
Cinnamon Sugar Dog Bones
Bread Stick Chew Toys
Each puppy-tizer was served out of a (NEW) dog dish.


Before they were filled!

 Here's how I made the bread stick chew toys~

Roll out ready made wheat bread pizza crust into a rectangle.
Using a pizza cutter I cut long strips.
Took each strip and tied it into a knot.  (Add flour if it's too sticky)
Brush each chew toy with butter.
Sprinkle with a garlic/cheese mixture.
Bake on parchment paper until golden brown.
I made the cinnamon bones from puff pastry~

Cut out the bone shapes.
Brush with butter.
Sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar crystals.
Bake on parchment until golden brown.
The Turkey Dog??
Little turkey smokies wrapped in bread stick dough and baked.
The Jalapeno Poppers?? 
Order from Texas Road House!
Just in case you're wondering, I made the square serving tray from a picture frame I found at Michaels.  Remove the back panel and I cut paw print wrapping paper to fit.  Replaced the panel and flipped it over and it was ready to go!  Plus I can change out the paper for any occasion!

I forgot to take a photo before I took it apart, so while I happened to be a Michael's again, I took a photo with my phone.  People looked at me weird, but I did it for you!
The tiny photo frame in the middle I removed and added the Puppy-Tizer Menu.  I cut wrapping paper to size and taped in on another piece of paper and printed out the menu.  Then I taped it to the back of the frame.  So both the menu and the serving tray matched!  :)

After making sure everything would fit, I moved it from the counter so I could continue making dinner dog treats.

No bones about it...I had a tail waggin' good time! 
Woof - Woof!


by The Partiologist

  • Ready Made Pizza Crust
  • Flour
  • Butter
  • Garlic Sprinkle
Roll out pizza crust into a rectangle. Cut pizza dough into long strips. Tie a knot into each strip. (Dust with flour if needed to prevent sticking.)
Lay on parchment paper and brush with melted butter and garlic bread sprinkles.
Bake until golden brown.


  1. Using a picture frame as a serving tray is brilliant. I love that you can change out the paper for any theme.

    1. I already have plans to re-use the serving tray! :)

  2. Wow - All those treats - what lucky pooches! Cheryl

  3. Ahhh! Puppy-tizers?! You're killing me! :) I love the little dog bowls SO much!

    1. Thanks Jennifer - I thought he little dog bowls were pretty cute too! :)

  4. So cute! They all look really yummy, too. The bowls and frame are totally perfect! Thanks for linking! I love your parties!

  5. Once again...way cute ideas!!! Thanks for sharing and I'm anxious to see the rest of the "Paw-Ty"

    1. I hope you're anxious 'til the very end! I've got lots to share!

  6. You never cease to amaze me! Seriously, your creativity is endless!!

    1. It's a good thing the paw-ty came because I could have gone on and on! :)

  7. Ha! That is so creative and cute and I love how the puppy-tizer's look like dog treats. Great idea on the tray to tie everything together. It's those little touches that make a party POP!
    I get those same looks when I take pictures of items in stores too :)

    1. Thanks Tiffany - it was a little hard to try and hide the fact that I was taking a photo of a big photo frame! :)

  8. There is without a doubt, no end to your creativity. You are truly putting on the dog here, in the best sense of the word (treats and serving dishes included) Love this to bits!

    1. Thank you Paula! Maybe you love it to Kibbles & Bits! :) Stay tuned for sweets! :)

  9. You are just too much, Kim. Your menu (names) are so perfect. Your mind never stops, does it?

    1. No, my mind never stops and that's why I woke up at 3:30 a.m.!!!!

  10. Whoo-hoo I just found this post (May 2014). Max sure is a lucky dog to have such a creative mom.

    The doggy dishes, the dog shaped treats (even a pull toy treat) - wow.

    Don't ever feel alone - many of us snap photos in the stores :) A photo says a thousand words. The idea of using a photo frame and changing out the paper is brilliant. Inexpensive and so versatile.

    The one thing I'm afraid of is when people see the labels on doggy themed foods they might think they're OK to give to a dog. Maybe label it Puppy Tizers (for your human friends) if you're giving them out as gifts. At a party people will know but it's surprising how clueless some pet owners can be.

    I love your ideas and have saved them for the next animal rescue event. They'd also make great birthday/Christmas gifts FROM a family's dog to the dog's special (human) friend (with a label stating for human use only). They're just simply TOO CUTE! You are brilliant!

    A big thanks from me (Tavette) and a woof from Twister - S. Florida

    1. Thanks again for the super sweet comment. I'll have to go and make a few changes to make sure everyone reading this knows it's for human consumption only!


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