… And a doggone good time was had by all! Maria Menounos threw a Sweet 16 birthday party, er paw-ty, for a member of her family over the weekend. But the guest of honor didn't exactly say thanks. Instead, she licked the E! News host.
Yes, Maria threw the party for her dog, Baby.
She shared a picture of Baby's bash on Instagram.
"Baby's sweet sixteen party was so much fun!" she said, captioning a photo of herself and her fiancé, Keven Undergaro, with their three dogs and a birthday cake fit for a canine. "Dog lovers and their pups everywhere — my heaven! And @wagsandwalks got homes for the rescue pups!! Success!! 🐩🐶🎂❤️"
Pictures form the party show that Maria had everything covered for the dogs, including a dog pool, dog treats, water bowls and even a doggie kissing booth, for all the guests who brought along their pooches.
In addition, there were sandwiches shaped like dogs and bones and other dog-themed sweets.
There was even a "hot dawg" themed menu for the two legged creatures roaming the ground —the hot dog with everything on it was the "Great Dane," whereas the "Golden Retriever" featured mustard only.
The party, which was also attended by Kym Johnson and her fiancé Robert Herjavec, did come with a good cause, too. Maria hosted the bash to help raise awareness for Wags & Walks, a Los Angeles-based dog rescue that saves family-friendly pups from kill shelters.
A few weeks earlier, on Baby's official birthday, Maria hinted that party was in the works for her four-legged friend, sharing a pic of Baby as a baby with her nearly 850,000 followers.
"This was Baby on her 1st bday! Today we celebrate her sweet 16!!!!!!! ," Maria said. "After almost losing her recently I'm so grateful we get to celebrate her today! And in a few weeks I'm throwing her the most epic sweet sixteen-bc why not?! She was my first baby-I dreamed of having a dog my whole life-dreams come true! 🎂❤️"