Maddy’s My Little Pony Birthday Party

We celebrated Maddy’s birthday with her friends almost a month ago, but it seems like forever ago now.  Maddy wanted a home birthday party, for her very first friend party.  Home birthday parties are fun to plan.  We decided on a My Little pony party because my girl loves her ponies.  But she also wanted a mix of themes so I incorporated those ideas into the craft projects.

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First thing I did was plan out the decorations, and since we own a plethora of My little ponies, we used those as centerpieces for our tables.

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I found My little pony plates, napkins, invites and the MLP Happy Birthday Banner at Walmart.  I ordered My little pony cupcake topper rings, MLP jewel rings and a huge MLP poster online at one of those birthday stores.

Next up I planned the birthday party out, it was a two hour party from 1-3pm.

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I decided since guests never arrive all at the same time, to have them decorate goody bags while they waited.  I used simple brown lunch bags as the goody bags and found MLP images on the MLP website that I cut out and put on the bags for them to color.  The pictures were for a MLP mobile but worked perfectly.  I  also bought My little pony stickers at the dollar store for them to embellish their bags with.

If they finished their goody bags early then I had MLP coloring pages waiting for them as a filler.

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When all the guests arrived we had planned a scavenger hunt for the girls to find the missing elements of harmony.  Hayden helped me with all the clues, if it wasn’t for him I wouldn’t have gotten it done nearly as quick.  He came up with all the ideas and a little introduction.  Each clue had them looking for one of the  main ponies.  The last clue had them looking for the 6th element Magic (Twilight Sparkle) which we had placed by then in the castle on the dining room table, along with these cute jeweled MLP rings.

I think the biggest hit from that scavenger hunt was Rainbow dash because we had a rainbow maker in our mudroom that was turned on – as if to appear that Rianbow dash had made a rainbow.  They all squealed over that.

As Hayden led the group around for the scavenger hunt I filled the goody bags – I had MLP coloring books, a little candy and then I had planned on them taking their rings and other arts and crafts home.

Since the girls ended the scavenger hunt in the dining room we decorated Princess foam crowns that I found at JoAnn Fabrics.  I had foam letters in a bag for each girl with their names already sorted for them, along with some fun stickers to put on the crowns.  I will say two things about this craft, they finished way faster than I thought they would and the bigger stickers didnt’ stick as well as I would have liked.  But the girls enjoyed it.

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It was at this point that I figured it was a great time to decorate cupcakes with mini M&M’s, Smarties and chocolate chips.   That’s always a hit.

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After that, the girls mingled and played a bit in the family room before Maddy opened her presents.

At one point, one of Maddy’s friends asked what we were doing next?  She was so cute always wondering what I had up my sleeve.

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Freeze dance was next in the basement.  The kids loved it, well most of them.  I did have a couple shy girls, but they got into it at the end.  That lasted  for a good 30 minutes.  Nothing like burning off some energy.

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 After that we  had a little time left.   I had planned to just let them play, but the girls wanted to do the last craft that I had  ”just in case” which was making bracelets.  I had tons of pony beads on hand and some stretchy jewelry string.  I taped one end of the string to the table and let them slide on the beads.  Tied them off to fit their wrists at the end.

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I did learn that group shots are really best taken in the beginning and not at the very end like I did.  And that planning 6 activities for a 2 hour party really was a good amount.

Maddy had a blast.    She said she had so much fun and wished it wasn’t over at the end.  And that was all I needed to hear to know her first friend party was a hit.

One Response to Maddy’s My Little Pony Birthday Party
  1. sarah
    August 22, 2013 | 7:18 am

    love at home birthday parties! This one looked pony perfect! Syd will love something like this someday, I am sure!

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Maddy’s My Little Pony Birthday Party

We celebrated Maddy’s birthday with her friends almost a month ago, but it seems like forever ago now.  Maddy wanted a home birthday party, for her very first friend party.  Home birthday parties are fun to plan.  We decided on a My Little pony party because my girl loves her ponies.  But she also wanted a mix of themes so I incorporated those ideas into the craft projects.

  photo IMG_6634.jpg

First thing I did was plan out the decorations, and since we own a plethora of My little ponies, we used those as centerpieces for our tables.

 photo IMG_6635.jpg

I found My little pony plates, napkins, invites and the MLP Happy Birthday Banner at Walmart.  I ordered My little pony cupcake topper rings, MLP jewel rings and a huge MLP poster online at one of those birthday stores.

Next up I planned the birthday party out, it was a two hour party from 1-3pm.

 photo IMG_6636.jpg

I decided since guests never arrive all at the same time, to have them decorate goody bags while they waited.  I used simple brown lunch bags as the goody bags and found MLP images on the MLP website that I cut out and put on the bags for them to color.  The pictures were for a MLP mobile but worked perfectly.  I  also bought My little pony stickers at the dollar store for them to embellish their bags with.

If they finished their goody bags early then I had MLP coloring pages waiting for them as a filler.

  photo IMG_6641.jpg

When all the guests arrived we had planned a scavenger hunt for the girls to find the missing elements of harmony.  Hayden helped me with all the clues, if it wasn’t for him I wouldn’t have gotten it done nearly as quick.  He came up with all the ideas and a little introduction.  Each clue had them looking for one of the  main ponies.  The last clue had them looking for the 6th element Magic (Twilight Sparkle) which we had placed by then in the castle on the dining room table, along with these cute jeweled MLP rings.

I think the biggest hit from that scavenger hunt was Rainbow dash because we had a rainbow maker in our mudroom that was turned on – as if to appear that Rianbow dash had made a rainbow.  They all squealed over that.

As Hayden led the group around for the scavenger hunt I filled the goody bags – I had MLP coloring books, a little candy and then I had planned on them taking their rings and other arts and crafts home.

Since the girls ended the scavenger hunt in the dining room we decorated Princess foam crowns that I found at JoAnn Fabrics.  I had foam letters in a bag for each girl with their names already sorted for them, along with some fun stickers to put on the crowns.  I will say two things about this craft, they finished way faster than I thought they would and the bigger stickers didnt’ stick as well as I would have liked.  But the girls enjoyed it.

  photo IMG_6644.jpg

It was at this point that I figured it was a great time to decorate cupcakes with mini M&M’s, Smarties and chocolate chips.   That’s always a hit.

  photo IMG_6647.jpg

After that, the girls mingled and played a bit in the family room before Maddy opened her presents.

At one point, one of Maddy’s friends asked what we were doing next?  She was so cute always wondering what I had up my sleeve.

 photo IMG_6661.jpg

Freeze dance was next in the basement.  The kids loved it, well most of them.  I did have a couple shy girls, but they got into it at the end.  That lasted  for a good 30 minutes.  Nothing like burning off some energy.

  photo IMG_6670.jpg

 After that we  had a little time left.   I had planned to just let them play, but the girls wanted to do the last craft that I had  ”just in case” which was making bracelets.  I had tons of pony beads on hand and some stretchy jewelry string.  I taped one end of the string to the table and let them slide on the beads.  Tied them off to fit their wrists at the end.

  photo IMG_6676.jpg

I did learn that group shots are really best taken in the beginning and not at the very end like I did.  And that planning 6 activities for a 2 hour party really was a good amount.

Maddy had a blast.    She said she had so much fun and wished it wasn’t over at the end.  And that was all I needed to hear to know her first friend party was a hit.

One Response to Maddy’s My Little Pony Birthday Party
  1. sarah
    August 22, 2013 | 7:18 am

    love at home birthday parties! This one looked pony perfect! Syd will love something like this someday, I am sure!

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