When I learned that my dear friend Kara was publishing a children’s book, I just knew that we’d plan an amazing Book Launch party! A New Leash on Life tells the story of a dog struggling to adjust to his new place in the family after the arrival of a new baby. It’s a wonderful tool to help children learn about kindness and safety around animals. Naturally, I used the book’s color palette to make the party feel harmonious, and coloring sheets based on the book’s illustrations made for a fun art activity. Two- and four-legged volunteers from the Humane Society even showed up to teach kids proper dog safety and care. All in all, it was a very special event for some very amazing people.