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My Little Pony Birthday Party ~ Food and Decorating Ideas

I’m back with more My Little Pony birthday party fun! We had a great time at Pumpkin’s 7th birthday party. She wanted to have her first slumber party and have a My Little Pony theme. It was a really fun theme to work with for a party!

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Last week, I showed you my ideas for My Little Pony games and party activities. Today I want to show you all the fun we had with food at our party.

Normally with birthday parties I don’t do a lot with the food because it seems like the kids come, do all the games and activities, eat the cake and go home. A slumber party is a bit different in that the kids are at the party for longer and tend to eat more. So, I felt like it worked and wasn’t a waste to do a bunch of food.

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First up, I bought these cute rock candy on a stick. We called them Princess Cadance’s Crystals. For my usual budget, the were a little bit of splurge and while the look totally adorable, none of the kids actually liked them when they ate them. So, if you have the money and want to have something cute that you don’t care if the kids don’t like, this is perfect. If your budget is tight, I’d say skip these. I saw this idea a couple of places around on the web, so there isn’t one place to give attribution.

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Pumpkin really wanted Goldfish as one of the foods at her party. To make them go with the theme, we bought the multi color goldfish and called them Rainbow Dash’s Fish Crackers. I got this idea and the idea below from Chocolate on Toast in the post about their My Little Pony Party.

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Next up, to add a little bit of something healthy, we had AppleJack’s Apple Slices and Fluttershy’s Bunny Treats.

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We also made a yummy trail mix type snack and called it Twilight Sparkle’s Crunchy Munchies.

This mix has:

  • Popcorn
  • Goldfish crackers
  • M&M’s
  • Raisins
  • Almonds

It is a variation of an idea on the Hasbro website. They actually have a whole section with party ideas! Hasbro site snack ideas. Hasbro site My Little Pony Party Planner.

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Of course we needed something to drink. Pinkie Pie’s Pink Lemonade was just the thing.

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Since I’ve rarely met a child who didn’t like pizza, we let each girl make their own pizza.

I follow the same directions I gave you in my post about how to make pizza. The only difference is that I cut the 1lb of pizza dough in half and let each child make their own individual pizza.

We used pepperoni, black olives and red bell peppers as the choices for our silly face pizzas. The kids really liked getting to make their own pizza! This is another idea from the Hasbro My Little Pony Party site.

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Try as I may, Pumpkin did NOT want one of those cute rainbow cakes I’m sure you’ve seen on Pinterest for this party. She really wanted cupcakes. She picked out a box mix of S’mores cupcakes. I mixed them up and used my Pampered Chef Easy Accent Decorator to make the cupcakes look like I know how to decorate. Even the pink frosting was store bought and already colored for me. I added these My Little Pony cupcake rings  to the top. They were easy and everyone enjoyed them.

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The favorite food I made for the party was all my own idea! Love it when that happens! For breakfast, Mr. T and I made Rainbow Dash’s Wake-up Waffles. Aren’t they so cute? The girls LOVED them and ate plenty.

To make these, I mixed up our usual waffle recipe. Then I added food dye until I got the waffles to the 6 colors you see above. The hardest was the purple. Of course, I did feel a little bad about giving the kids all that food dye, but I also figure that birthday’s and birthday parties are special times. I figure as rarely as my kids eat things like this, it should be OK. Right?

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For decorations, I needed to keep things quick and simple. They also needed to be able to move fairly easily as we needed to use this table for several things during the party. I put together this simple centerpiece. I bought the bucket at Party City for a couple of dollars and created the cutie marks. You can see all the printables, including this one, in my post: My Little Pony Birthday Party Printables. You can also buy them from my Etsy shop.

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I held the cutie marks on the sticks in place with a bunch of glass gems poured in the bottom of the bucket and covered up with pink tissue paper.

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I added the cute pink runner (from Hobby Lobby), some My Little Pony confetti and a few of our ponies. Done! Cute, quick and simple.

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The other main decoration I used was the large Happy Birthday banner. I got it at Party City as well. It was really big. I actually cut it into the two pieces you see. It would have been super long otherwise. This worked for our fireplace, which as you can tell from the decor on the mantel, it was fall at the time of Pumpkins party.

Next week, I’ll be back with the cute printables I created for this party. Can’t wait to show them to you!

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  • Sabrina - March 14, 2014 - 7:20 pm

    Love this!! My daughter wants a My Little Pony party next month! Thanks for some inspiration!ReplyCancel

    • KC Coake - March 16, 2014 - 7:38 pm

      Perfect! Glad I could provide some ideas for you. It was a really fun party and a really fun theme with which to work. I have one other post already up and one more to go this week if you need more ideas.
      Have fun with the party!ReplyCancel

  • Corey @ Tinysidekick - March 17, 2014 - 10:36 pm

    What a cute party! My daughter loves her ponys. I love all of your decoration ideas. Pinning in case she HAS to have a pony party someday :)ReplyCancel

    • KC Coake - March 18, 2014 - 7:29 pm

      Thank you! If she loves her pony’s that much…I bet you have a party in your future. It is a super fun theme for a party! Have fun!ReplyCancel

  • Annie Sandmeier - March 18, 2014 - 3:13 am

    SO cute–I love the colorful waffles!!! You’re too creative! ReplyCancel

  • Audra @ Renewed Projects - March 18, 2014 - 9:44 am

    My daughter is obsessed with MLP, too. We did a pony party over a year ago before the stores starting carrying the Friendship is Magic characters. We ended up making a lot of the decorations ourselves. Love all the fun decorations you found! The table runner with decor is my favorite!ReplyCancel

    • KC Coake - March 18, 2014 - 7:48 pm

      Thanks! I bet that was fun to make the decorations yourselves (and time consuming). I’m glad I was able to make a few and buy a few.ReplyCancel

  • Melissa - March 20, 2014 - 8:40 am

    Love the fun names for the food. And the colorful waffles! Stopping by from singinghoneybee.blogspot.comReplyCancel

    • KC Coake - March 20, 2014 - 8:47 pm

      Thanks so much! It was fun coming up with ideas for this party. :-)ReplyCancel

  • Linnycakes - March 20, 2014 - 10:12 pm

    I love how you have some sweets treats and some healthy ones. It’s all about balance, but parties especially, I think, should always have something sweet! The rainbow waffles are so cute!!ReplyCancel

    • KC Coake - March 23, 2014 - 4:38 pm

      Thanks. I had fun with the waffles and love how they turned out. Yes, balance is great as is having something sweet at a party! Must have!ReplyCancel

  • Sara Kitta Maschmidt - June 14, 2014 - 2:35 pm

    Where did you find the sun catchers? ReplyCancel

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