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!
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.
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.
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.
Next up, to add a little bit of something healthy, we had AppleJack's Apple Slices and Fluttershy's Bunny Treats.
We also made a yummy trail mix type snack and called it Twilight Sparkle's Crunchy Munchies.
This mix has:
- Goldfish crackers
Of course we needed something to drink. Pinkie Pie's Pink Lemonade was just the thing.
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.
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 (affiliate link) to the top. They were easy and everyone enjoyed them.
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?
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 or you can just buy them by clicking below.
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.
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.
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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