Behind-The-Scenes at Sweet 16 Bash for Maria Menounos’ Pooch!

Human b-day celebrations are so passe! That’s why actress Maria Menounos hosted a birthday party for her lovely 16-year-old Bichon Frise.


Instead of hosting a typical Hollywood B-day bash for her own 38th birthday, Maria Menounos of Access Hollywood and Extra! decided to celebrate her special day on behalf of her dog, Baby, who had recently turned 16. The Bichon had been having health issues two months prior to the event, but made a wonderful recovery worthy of its own celebration! 16 is an important birthday, and every dog deserves a huge party in their honor. Maria’s other three dogs attended the event in style to support their sibling’s new bill of health.


As Maria is a huge voice for rescuing shelter animals, the event even promoted pet adoption, as some puppies got new homes at the party at an adoption booth. Many guests of the lavish event were rescues as well, way to say “Adopt, don’t shop!” Maria!


Maria documented the event on her Snapchat story, looking absolutely beautiful in a nude lip and a smokey eye. This casual cute look made her the belle of the ball.


Maria puckered up at the kissing booth to get lots of puppy love from her furry BFF! There’s nothing like a pooch smooch!

All the honored guests got souvenir snaps to take home with them! What a great doggie bag!

Custom pink sweet sixteen couture was donned by all taking part in the festivities. Matching is all the rage this season, and these friends look great! These pink looks are pawsitively perfect!

The whole party acted as a puppy runway for creative dog looks! What a great occasion to bring out the ol’ rhinestone tush flower! Someone call puppy Vogue, there’s a new four-legged model in town.

The food was on theme and Pinterest worthy! Look how cute these little paw cookies are! Who else is drooling? Yum!

Some snacks (yes, these really are snacks) were hilarious! There was never a better use for the poop emoji! There was so much thought and humour in every aspect of the event.

Time for a new do! This sassy poodle was tickled pink to be invited to the party! Dogs were offered a special temporary pink hair dye to match the decor.

So many family memories to keep in the scrapbook, this was a party no one will soon forget!

Is it really a sweet sixteen without a cake? This dog-friendly snack looks delish! Time to blow out the candles, Baby!

Happy sweet sixteen to a very loved pooch, and happy 38th birthday to Maria Menounos, you deserve to celebrate!

Morgan Sterling
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