Every party starts with some research- I talked with my resident experts about the new MLP. Who are the ponies? What are their personalities and what they do? I watched some MLPFIM with the girls. I tried looking up ideas on the internet but there is not too much is out there yet.
Party Food- I decided to serve lunch. We had a tray with apple slices and carrot sticks (because ponies like carrots and apples!) I did make your own mini pizzas, not really pony related, but fun nonetheless. I decided to roll out pizza dough, cut it into circles with a biscuit cutter, and partially bake them in advance. They got pretty puffy so we ended up slicing them in half. I let the kids add whatever toppings and then we baked them until the cheese was all melted. They turned out so good! I will definitely do pizzas like this again in the future. I set up a topping bar on our kitchen island. I covered the island with brown paper (we got a huge roll of it from Home Depot, great for making birthday banners and other fun).
|Only photo we got of the pizza|
topping bar, me getting out
bacon to chop up
I wrote on the paper what all the toppings were (thanks Better Homes and Gardens). We had cheese, mini pepperoni, mushrooms, bacon, and green peppers. I used parchment paper over the pans so we could write names next to the pizzas to keep track of whose they were.
Instead of birthday cake we had "Pinky Pies" mini pies made with vanilla pudding dyed pink. I used store bought mini graham cracker crusts. After pizza time we recovered the island with new paper for the dessert toppings. I let the kids top their pies with their choice of mini m&ms, mini chocolate chips, crushed oreos, sprinkles, and mini marshmallows. The top choice by far seemed to be "all of the above." I also had a can of whipped cream and a jar of cherries which I forgot to put out. I don't think the kids missed out.
|The birthday girl got a pink apron, |
everybody else got white or cream
|I can't believe this is the only picture we got of this! |
You can see our wonky door next to sliding door combo.
|An apple tree with multiple colored apples as|
opposed to the "rainbow apple trees"
I think it turned out pretty well. We had a pretty big group and I have to thank my husband for all he did, our baby for napping during the party :D and the parents who stayed and helped out with some of the activities. We had a very happy birthday girl!