Sawyer's birthday party was on Saturday and it was a blast. I think everyone (including Sawyer) had a great time. I was really happy that all the time I had spent on the party paid off... everything (minus the cake pops) turned out exactly as I had envisioned it. (The cake pops were still delicious, despite them not being decorated like dogs. The multiple ways I attempted to decorate them just did not pan out...)
Here are a few pictures of the decorations. More pictures on are my Flickr photo stream, and on Sawyer's blog. I made the flags out of fabric and bias tape (they will be saved for future parties!), the happy birthday sign out of paper and ribbon, and I hung 8x10 pictures of Sawyer growing up down the hallway. I also had cut out and assembled paw prints to hang around the house to incorporate the dog theme.