In the Northern Hemisphere, the hottest days of the year are usually between mid-July to mid-September. During this time of year, there is a feeling it will never cool off when the thermometer rises and sticky days are never ending. This time of year is coined “Dog Days of Summer” and is the perfect time for a party.
What do you serve to celebrate the Dog Days of Summer? Grilled hot dogs of course on a toasted bun! Hot dogs are coming back in style, popping up on gourmet menus and many trendy food trucks. Feature them at your next party with a toppings bar and let your guests go wild creating their unique concoctions.
Let your imagination run wild when creating the toppings bar selections:
…Ketchup, mustard, spicy mustard, relish, diced onions, chili, cheese, pickles, sriracha hot sauce, sour cream, fried onion straws, caramelized onions, sweet peppers, hot peppers, salsa, guacamole, avocado slices, sauerkraut, Russian dressing, honey mustard dressing, ranch dressing, Thai peanut sauce, sprouts, picked onions, crushed potato chips, sweet and sour sauce, crushed pineapple, crunchy Asian noodles, buffalo sauce, crumbled blue cheese, crumbled bacon, barbecue sauce, jalapeño peppers, diced green chilies and shredded lettuce.
Side dishes can include potato salad, coleslaw, baked beans, chips, and dips.
For dessert, use homemade or packaged dog shaped cookies and with a dog bone cookie cutter, cut homemade fudge brownies into this shape. The adorable dog cookies and dog bone fudge brownie can be displayed or passed on a tray labeled “Dog Treats”. The dessert tray will be the hit of the party.
If you plan to have music don’t forget to incorporate these classic songs:
… Hound Dog – Elvis Presley
… Bird Dog – The Everly Brothers
… Disney’s Celebrating 101 Dalmatians – this soundtrack is loaded with all the upbeat dog music you’ll need. From- “Me and You and a Dog named Boo” to “How Much is That Doggie in the Window.
End On a Sweet Note:
If your party site is dog friendly and you and your guests love dogs, you might want to add pets to your guest list. The Dog Days of summer is a great time to celebrate everything dogs, from our best furry friends to hot dogs! Enjoy your party, because summer will be gone before we know it!
If you don’t have time to do any of the preparation and you want to kick-back and enjoy yourself during your party, call Ranch Events to help you plan this fun event. We have a variety of menus from which you can choose and that will be perfect for your Dog Days of Summer party. Call us today.