Monday, July 28, 2014

A DIY My Little Pony Party

My baby girl turned FIVE a few weeks ago and I figured, age five was the perfect age to throw her first, big party.

I mean, five is a pretty important age.

Some of my very first memories are between age 4 - 5, and I wanted this day to be special - a day that will hopefully be one of her first memories when she's old like me.

Because she's five, she lives in a world of wonder and fantasy. Her favorite things to do include pretending she's a princess, pretending she's a pony, putting on fashion shows, coloring in princess coloring books, and watching pony and princess movies.

Her latest obsession = My Little Pony. And she insisted on having a My Little Pony birthday party.

Now, I'm all for themed birthday parties, but I didn't want her party to be a cartoon explosion. I wanted to keep it classy, but still kid friendly.

Want to see how it turned out?

For the invitation, I printed and cut out rainbow invitations from a free printable by Mr. Printables:


images via MrPrintables.com  You can download the invitation HERE.



Before the party, I asked each of the moms about their daughter's favorite thing to do. Then, with my Cricut I made custom "cutie mark" t-shirts the girls wore at the party. 


Each of the girls loved different things, so all of the shirts were different. They turned out so cute!


Unicorn horn headbands! I couldn't help myself. 

I made one for each of the girls and will be sharing a tutorial later this week.


I filled the swag bags with a My Little Pony coloring book, pens and a puzzle. I made sure the bag was big enough to carry their shirt, unicorn horn and painted pony.

Yes, I said painted pony.

Did you know you can buy blank My Little Ponies on Hasbro's website? Well, you can. I bought one for each girl to paint at the party.


I put the table outside to avoid the inevitable mess :) The girls LOVED painting their horses. 



For the food table, I incorporated the rainbow theme from the invitation into the decor. I made the banner from items I found at Zurchers.


Skittles, squeeze-its and cookies, oh my! I wanted to make everything look bright and happy - it wasn't until later that I realized that I gave the girls a SUGAR OVERLOAD. Sorry parents! 


Instead of a traditional cake, E chose cupcakes. For the Happy Birthday topper, I used TomKat's design from Cricut Design Space. I cut out 10 Happy Birthday images with my Cricut and then glued them together. The top layer is a shiny piece of gold paper. 

The party was more work that I bargained for, but I am happy with how things turned out. I'd even say it was a success. After all, the birthday girl did say, "This party is everything I've ever imagined." 

Happy Birthday E! 
Love, Mom


12 comments:

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    1. Thanks Sarah :) I heard your little girl loves MLP too!!!

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  2. Will you be MY mommy and throw me a party???
    This is just Too Cute! I be she loved it. Those Unicorn horns... yeah, going to need to make one.

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    1. I will totally throw you a unicorn party, too :)

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  3. Love the personalized t-shirts and unicorn headbands! Such a cute birthday themed party. Way to go!!

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  4. Awesome job! I wish I was as creative as you!

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    1. Sevina, you totally are! I remember that Pascal pinata you made for Clara's birthday!!

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  5. Your the best mom ever! I loved the shirts with all the different interests on them, so cute. I am sure she will remember this party forever.

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  6. I love how you made an individual shirt for each of the girls - they must have all had a blast!

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  7. Love the headbands! Could you link the tutorial? :) Great job with everything! :)

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