Adventures in Party Planning is a bi-weekly column from Daisy At Home.
I love the show My Little Ponies because it gives great lessons on friendship, working together, and girl power! When I was tasked with throwing a My Little Ponies theme party I watched a bunch of episodes to learn all about it. The cast is mostly female, they all have jobs, they all have some sort of power, and they all work together to solve the problems that arise. For this specific party, the birthday girl wanted lots of pink, but you can really use any color scheme and it will match this theme.
The entrance to this party had signs pointing to each different land. Ponyville was inside, and Canterlot was in the backyard, complete with a bounce house castle. If you're ever stuck with no ideas for how to make a party amazing, just order a bounce house! Kids go gaga for bounce houses, the bounce house company will do all the set up and tear down for you, and they're pretty affordable.
My favorite part of this party was Twilight Sparkle's Library. I used craft paper and acrylic paint to create a replica of two bookcases that are found in Twilight's treehouse. We set it up in a corner with lots of pillows and lots of books so that the kids could spend some time reading if they wanted.
Rarity's Boutique was available for dress up play. We had necklaces, bracelets, dresses, hats, toys, even a stick pony for the kids to dress up in and play with. We set it up photo booth style with a purple backdrop, because Rarity's Boutique in the show is all purple and white.
Sugarcube Corner is the bakery in Ponyville where Pinkie Pie works, and was also our dessert corner. We had bright pink cupcakes per the birthday girl's request, marshmallows on pink sticks, mini apple pies and apple cider sent over from Applejack's Sweet Apple Orchards. For the cupcakes, I used these natural food dyes.
There is lots of magic in Ponyville so I set up a magic trick for the birthday girl to dazzle her guests. An all natural, magical, color changing punch!
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