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Beverly Hills Chihuahua Party with Aztec Temple, Dog Pyramid Cake

Posted by Kyle Design on August 27, 2008

Whew! Just survived an over-the-top, really fun Aztec Chihuahua party we threw for our 9-year-old daughter’s slumber birthday party. She saw the upcoming Beverly Hills Chihuahua movie trailer (film comes out October 3rd), with the Aztec warrior dogs on a giant temple, thought it was hilarious and decided that would be a blast for a party of 8 rambunctious girls. Here’s what we did to create the right atmosphere:

Aztec Temple Makes a Great Driveway Center Piece

Aztec Temple Makes a Great Driveway Center Piece

Aztec Temple/Mayan Pyramid: My husband built a huge South American pyramid – a quasi Aztec or Mayan temple – in our driveway. It is 14′ wide at the base and about 11′ feet high. Made quite an impression on the arriving girls as they clamored to play on it and check out the view from the top. The prize for one party game later was a Slinky and we got it to slink down the full set of stairs on the pyramid, sending up a round of cheers from all of us!

Chihuahua Dog Birthday Cake with Mayan Temple Pyramid

Chihuahua Dog Birthday Cake with Mayan Temple Pyramid

Birthday Cake: I created a three-layer stepped-pyramid cake out of alternating vanilla and chocolate layers that I topped with a seated Chihuahua dog. My 12-year-old daughter made a golden headdress for the chihuahua giving it just the royal warrior look we were after. For instructions for making the cake, visit Aztec Chihuahua Dog Cake on Mayan Temple.

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Dressed Up an Aztec Chihuahua Pinata with Golden Headdress

Dressed Up an Aztec Chihuahua Pinata with Golden Headdress

Chihuahua Piñata: For the piñata, I started with a pink pony piñata that I stripped down and converted to a golden Chihuahua. Again, my daughter made a stunning headdress for it out of golden poster board and wrapping paper. At the last minute the kids decided they couldn’t bear to destroy the fancy golden piñata, so we grabbed a Hawaiian hula girl piñata we had planned for another party, quickly spray-painted her Apocalypto blue to create an instant sacrificial Aztec maiden, then let the kids have at it. (Explanation: in the movie Apocalypto, the individuals captured for human sacrifice were painted blue before being sacrificed to the gods. Not that any of the girls (or me) had actually seen the movie, but they’d heard of it.) We filled the pinata with gold foil wrapped chocolates or golden colored candies such as toffee, caramels, Werther’s, Nestle Treasures, etc.

Kids Loved the Aztec Temple French Toast Pyramids

Kids Loved the Aztec Temple French Toast Pyramids

Food: For breakfast, we created Mayan Temple French Toast by stacking up three progressively smaller layers of bread and topped them off with a Chihuahua skewer, strawberries, powdered sugar and maple syrup. Big hit!

For dinner, had the girls create build-your-own personal pizzas. We used the refrigerated pizza dough from Trader Joe’s and let each girl roll out and add toppings to create their personal favorite. For 9-year-old-girls, apparently this, sadly, is still just pepperoni or cheese pizzas….

We served apple juice and sparkling water so the girls could create soda-like drinks that were free of high fructose corn syrup (HFCS).

Entertainment: The girls played on a slip-n-slide until all the children arrived. Pink seems to be the color of the Beverly Hills chihuahua dog, so what movies could be more perfect than the Legally Blonde movies? We rented videos of Legally Blonde and Legally Blonde 2, which feature heroine Elle Woods (Reese Witherspoon) and her pet chihuahua Bruiser.

Party Games: Traditional favorites included tape the Chihuahua to the temple top, memory game with 25 assorted items on a tray, and a treasure hunt. The prize for the memory game was a stuffed toy – the Taco Bell Talking Chihuahua Dog that we got from Stupid.com. It says, “Here lizard, lizard”, “I think a need a bigger box” and “Yo quiero Taco Bell” (“I want Taco Bell”). The kids thought it was cute (they don’t remember the original TV commercials), but the adults thought it was a scream. And we actually did scream while watching the Legally Blonde movie when we realized that the commercial was playing in the background of one scene!

The Girls Loved Wearing the Colorful Dog Necklaces

The Girls Loved Wearing the Colorful Dog Necklaces

Party Favors: Instead of traditional party favor bags, I made a choker dog collar necklace with Chihuahuas on it for each girl. Every dog collar was a different color and the girls could pick out their favorite as they arrived. What girl doesn’t love jewelry?!

To see more or larger pictures and read tips and tricks for the fancy dog piñata, games and food, visit Beverly Hills Chihuahua Dog Party. If you love chihuahuas, be sure to check out my Cool Chihuahua Gifts like the Chihuahua Night Light or Chihuahua iPod Case.

"Beverly Hills, Here I Come!" Chihuahua Dog Night Light

“Beverly Hills, Here I Come!” Chihuahua Dog Night Light

Protect Your iPod with a Chihuahua Dog Warrior Travel Case

Protect Your iPod with a Chihuahua Dog Warrior Travel Case

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One Response to “Beverly Hills Chihuahua Party with Aztec Temple, Dog Pyramid Cake”

  1. partyrama said

    Hey!
    The party looks like it was fantastic! I’d just like to say WOW, for the amount of effort you guys put in! I mean, the Aztec Pyramid looked awesome! Do you have more plans for themed parties in the near future?

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