On the 14th of may we celebrated Aria’s 7th Birthday with a Pony Party!
Here’s how our afternoon went:
I printed out a place-mat type image on my home printer and laminated each one to decorate the table. I added serviettes, a fork, a spoon and a cup. I placed the small plates in the centre of each place-mat.
I hung a $2 plastic table cloth as a backdrop behind the party table and created a balloon border using string and thumb tacks.
We excitedly awaited the arrival of a dear friend’s ponies……
I set up our plastic outdoor table in another room and covered it in a disposable table cloth. I had cut out several horse shoe shapes in thick cardboard and supplied glitter paints, glue, sparkles, glitter and diamonte’s.
This little craft project worked so well. The children loved creating something they could take home and put on their bedroom doors and it was a perfect indoor activity due to the wet weather that we had in spurts throughout the day!
At last the ponies arrived (Nothing like a flat tyre on the float 🙂 ). Aria was first to jump on and give the girls a demonstration on how to ride a ‘My Little Pony”
After the girls each had a ride and a photo taken with Maggie and Blackjack, we retreated back inside as the weather was being unkind! Our first game was the party favourite…. Pass the Parcel.
I had purchased cheap packs of ponies from ‘The Reject Shop’ (most bargain/discount type stores have them) and put a little pony and lollie in alternate layers of the parcel. The girls were super excited to find the little gifts inside each layer.
While we waited on lunch to cook we filled in some time with a few rounds of ‘BOBS & STATUES’. The girls danced around to the music we had blaring out of the stereo until we pressed ‘pause’ and yelled out either Bobs or Statues. They must do the action called and the last one to do it was out!
It was a mighty close call, they were all so good and well practiced at this favourite! You can see on their faces that they were having the time of their life!
The weather eased long enough for us to venture out into the backyard (house just wasnt big enough for us to play this one indoors) and the girls decided that the best place for the next game would be on our massive Trampoline!
So we played our own version of Duck, Duck, Goose…… HORSE, HORSE, PONY!
They sit in a circle while one child walks around tapping each child on the head saying “Horse”. If they tap a child and say “Pony’ that child must get up and chase the tapper around the circle and beat them to their spot. If they dont beat them they turn into the tapper. If they do beat them, the original tapper is out. 🙂
We served up party pies, sausage roll, cocktail franks, fairy bread, choc crackles, honey joys…. All the usual party type food!
With full tummies, the suspense was killing the girls, especially Aria, so we let her open her pressies so everyone could see.
Lets just say she was very very spoilt. Thanking all the girls for their wonderful gifts!
Before we knew it, it was time to sing Happy Birthday! So we headed back to the table…..
We all sing Happy Birthday and they enjoy a slice of raspberry swirl cake! YUM!
Lets just say the poor little unicorn pinata did not stand the test of time up against a baseball bat. A lesson learnt for our next party…… Use a light stick!!! LOL
All the same the girls were loving the lollies and toys that were stuffed inside of it!
To wind the girls down nearing the end of the party we held a pony colouring competition! This kept the girls busy and quite until their parents arrived to collect them. Everyone recieved a lolly for participating and got to take their party bag, placemat and personalised pony photo home with them!
I found these awesome party bags on a clearance table of a party supply shop! I added some bubbles, a balloon, lollypops, horse stickers, horse notebook, mini pencils and a whistle blower.
And that is how we had a successful PONY PARTY!