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My daughter Tallula is absolutely in LOVE with horses. So with her 4th birthday on the horizon I started compiling ideas for a pony party. I decided on a vintage feel with pinks and browns as my color scheme. Most of the decor was borrowed from around my house and props from my photography studio. For example, the vintage chenille table cloth is actually a blanket from my daughters room, along with the pink dresser used for the drink station. The antique french doors, trunks, saddle, lasso and all of the crates were snagged from my studio. I don't believe that it's necessary to spend a small fortune to pull off an incredible birthday party. One of the things I did to save money was to replicate the horse silhouette that I had seen at Pottery Barn. It was a super easy project that cost a whopping $10. I also created the "Lula" sign myself. Inexpensive burlap was used for the table runner on our farm table, the centerpieces were various sized mason jars filled with blooms from our yard. The food table was filled with different types of cookies, caramel apples, apple pie, cake pops, P.B&J sandwiches, pudding in jars, coconut cupcakes and the ribbon cake made by Natalie of Cuppy Cake. All of the tags, cupcake flags and the mini bunting cake topper were made by me. The drinks were strawberry and chocolate milk served from vintage milk bottles, along with pink lemonade served in mason jars. Behind the drink station I strung twine and used clothes pins to hold up the goody bags. The goody bags were simple brown bags with a doily topper, attached to the bag was an adorable hand stamped thank you card.
We had to most adorable pony named Spirit come to the party. It was supplied by the amazing Marlena Mann a local (Puyallup, WA) woman who teaches horse riding lessons. She took the time to teach the kids some horse facts and taught them how to be safe around the pony. Forget about all the cute details of the party, the pony stole the show! The kids lined up and waited ever so patiently for their turn to ride Spirit. It was the perfect addition to Lula's Pony Party
Cake, coconut cupcakes, cake pops, cookies.
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Strawberry and Chocolate milk. Pink lemonade.