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My Little Pony Party

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I loved all of the ideas I shared two weeks ago when planning my daughters My Little Pony Party but most of those were neither feasible nor within the budget. The party was at the park since we couldn’t do it at the house and we are on a tight budget. It was still a great party and I think turned out great. The kids had a blast and my daughter is already talking about next year’s party. 🙂

So here is my big reveal- well, perhaps small reveal is in better order. There were lots of things that I wanted to get up that never got done and a game that my husband and I spent quite a bit of time on that we didn’t do because we forgot. The darn wind made it so we couldn’t hang it up before the party so it got stashed away and completely forgotten. Oh well. The kiddos played with it later and thought it was a blast.

DIY Budget My Little Pony Party

The dessert table was pretty simple but I really loved it. It wasn’t too crazy but was still colorful and fun.

DIY Budget My Little Pony Party

The drink dispenser, white tray, and tablecloth were from Target. The pinwheels were from Dollar Tree, straws from Pick Your Plum, and the vases and jewels in the water were dollar spot finds also at Target but from last year. We dressed up underneath the canopy with dollar store tablecloths ala Pinterest. The cupcake banner I made from a pattern by Twinkie Chan. The cake was perhaps my favorite part. It came together quickly but the sprinkles on top really gave it some punch. The kids really loved the sprinkles. I’ll share more about the cake later this week.

DIY Budget My Little Pony Party



I made up these signs to go with our games and activities using Microsoft Publisher and images off google. The game I forgot was the Pin the Cutie Mark game (*face palm*).

DIY Budget My Little Pony Party

The face painting at Rarity’s Art Studio was a big hit despite my lacking in skills. The kids were actually very agreeable and we were able to come up with things I could draw. The apple toss was a big hit with the boys. They kept going back to that one. The bean bags I made up really quickly out of felt. The baskets were also from the dollar store. The pony races on the pool noodle ponies were a big hit. They are now in constant use at home. Pinatas are always fun for the kids but I had giving out extra candy when they are already having plenty of sugar. I filled the pinata with goodies of Amazon (affiliate links)- Mardi Gras Bead Necklaces Assorted Colors (144) & Rhode Island Novelty 144 Plastic Glitter Rings (Assorted Colors and Designs) and some little dollar store trinkets.

We also handed out these Neon Jelly Bracelets (144 pcs) [Toy] as game prizes which were a big hit. It was a combined effort on the Twilight Sparkle Pin the Cutie Mark game. I did the initial sketch and then my husband refined it and colored it in. We are obviously not professionals but I thought it came together really well.

Overall, a success. If you have any questions on anything let me know. I’m glad to help out. And don’t forget to check back later this week to find out more about the cake!


  1. I wanted to let you know that your My Little Pony Party was one of our top clicked links at last weeks Marvelous Monday linky party and will be featured next week! Thanks for linking up!

  2. What a lovely party and you can tell how much love and effort went into it. I’m sure your daughter and her friends will have amazing memories of the day for years to come. I love the cupcake banner too!

  3. What an adorable party. Simplicity is often the best. This is so pretty, no wonder your daughter loved it.

    Thanks for sharing at Marvelous Monday on Smart Party Planning 🙂

    1. Thanks Catherine. It may not end up in the spread of a magazine but it was still plenty fun and that is truly all that matters.

  4. Wow! That’s awesome. Mommy of the year award goes to you~ I remember making a really cute Hello Kitty bday party for my daughter’s 4th bday. I printed hello kitty on mailing labels and put them on bubbles and lollipops… found a hello kitty mold for the cupcakes. Oh the days when I had that inspiration~ Now, I’m “student mommy.” LOL head in the books… and blogs. =)

    1. Oh thanks Meredith. That’s so sweet. I figure I need to get in the cool parties now while I still have the energy. Lol. They are a lot of fun though and will be way fun to look back on.

  5. Love your blog you are so creative. And a good momma. Happy Birthday to your daughter. Love from the Renz’s (Your mom’s cousin, Ken’s Wife, Demi)

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