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My daughter is crazy about horses and wants to be a professional show jumper when she grows up, so a pony party was selected for her 6th birthday. She also loves all things girly and pink, so I tried to incorporate all of her loves on her special day.
I designed all of the printables for the party including the invitation, straw flags, water bottle labels and more.
For the decorations, I tried to use things from around our home, like the vintage pink blanket which served as our tablecloth and my collection of vintage blue mason jars. I borrowed more jars from my grandmother and hit the antique stores for horseshoes and a vintage trophy loving cup which served as a vase for some pink sweetheart roses. I also made lots of horse show ribbons to decorate the table and drink area out of scrapbook paper and several kinds of ribbon.
My mom really helped me out by spray painting mason jar lids and horses picked up from a local hobby store pink, purple and green, and then glued them together to make our fun Shirley Temple drink jars. They were a huge hit!
When the kids arrived, they were given berry baskets filled with pony treats: carrots and apples. After pony rides, we hit the dessert buffet for cake, cupcakes and other treats. I served homemade root beer float marshmallows shaped like ponies. I also dressed up some store bought treats with sprinkles, such as the whoopie pies (Oreo Double Stuff Cakesters dressed up with white sugar pearl sprinkles), marshmallow lollipops (strawberry marshmallows dipped in almond bark and rolled in pink sugar pearl sprinkles). Purple snowball cakes (the birthday girl's favorite) were dressed up with cupcake flags, We also served Shirley Temples, strawberry lemonade and water.
Printables | Three Little Monkeys Studio
Fondant cupcake toppers and cake topper | Edible Details
Cookies | Cookies With Character
Tassel garland | The Flair Exchange
Glass bottles, paper straws, twine, plates and napkins | Shop Sweet Lulu
Wood berry baskets | Pink Lemonade Part Supply
Headbands | Nikki, In Stitches
Custom Party Hat | Prop Shop Boutique
Photography | Draussen Photography
Activities / Games
Pony rides, necklace making craft, and a game or horseshoes.
Headbands and stickers.
What People Ate
Pink ruffle cake (funfetti), vanilla cupcakes, sugar cookies and homemade root beer float marshmallows, marshmallow pops, and whoopie pies.
What People Drank
Shirley temples and strawberry lemonade.
Most Touching Moment
Seeing the absolute joy on my daughter's face at celebrating this special day with her friends.
Seeing all of the guest refuse to eat the fondant ponies because they were too pretty.