When Little Sister celebrated her 6th birthday in January she knew she wanted a My Little Pony themed party. It was her obsession and I knew it would be a fun party to throw. My Little Ponies tie in perfectly with rainbows (with Rainbow Dash) and I have wanted to make a fruit rainbow forever!
(My Little Pony Logo from mlp.wikia)
My Little Pony Birthday Party Ideas
Little Sister’s actual birthday was in the middle of the week. In our house it’s not a birthday without some sort of cake or cupcake, so I made cupcakes and topped them with My Little Pony Cupcake Rings. We ordered her actual birthday day cake (it was a cupcake cake) from Target.
I made the birthday invitations by searching for the term “My Little Pony png,” “Rarity png,” etc., and saving those images to my computer. It is important to get the PNG images since the background is clear instead of colored. I then used PicMonkey to layer everything together. This birthday party invitation looked great printed on card stock.
Once the My Little Pony birthday party invitation was taken care of it was time to think about details. Oh, the fun is in the details. I knew that I wanted to have blank My Little Pony figures for the kids to paint. How often do you get to create your own MLP? You can order the ponies from Hasbro Toy Shop directly. If you are ordering a quantity more than 10 then you will need to call to place a bulk order. My money saving advice is to create an account a few days before you want to place your order. You will likely receive an email with a coupon code which you can use online for orders less than 10 or you can mention it when you are placing your phone order. You can also search the web for coupon codes as well. I was unable to find any sites that offered cash back, which is a bit of a bummer. The kids had a lot of fun painting these ponies (using acrylic paint). Once the kids were done I sprayed the ponies with Krylon Low Odor Clear Finish to ensure that the paint stayed in place. This activity took waaaaay longer than I had planned, but it was totally worth it!
Instead of MLP party tiaras (which they do sell at Party City and Amazon) or party hats I opted to make masks instead. I found the MLP mask template on Etsy and printed onto card stock. I found it was easiest to use an exacto knife to cut the white from the middle of the eyes. Truth be told, I actually used a box cutter.
It was then time to think about games. I found a really cute Pin the Tail on the Pony (Rainbow Dash) game on Etsy. After purchasing the digital file, I had it printed at Costco since that was the cheapest place to get enlargements. You can watch the Walgreens Camera & Photo site for deals there as well. Each child wrote his/her name on the tail and the normal Pin the Tail on the Donkey game ensued.
I created Pony Stations with a different theme for each of the six main ponies. Each theme somewhat related to each pony’s area of interest or name. I printed my file, cut the photos out, and put them in extra frames we had throughout the house.
These were a great way to show everyone what was happening! Since they were spread throughout the house it didn’t matter that I used different picture frames.
For Pinkie Pie we created a balloon game which was a popping good time. It is amazing what you can fit into a balloon! Our fillers included quarters, snack sized Skittles, rings, bracelets, and more. Everyone who played Pin the Tail on the Pony (or just came to the party) was a winner. To get their prize they had to pop a prize filled balloon. It should be noted that two of the children absolutely did not like this game. Balloons popping are terrifying to some children. You may want to have extra treats on hand for any children who do not want to pop a balloon.
Since Rarity is the pony who loves fashion I set up a nail painting station using Piggy Paint. Piggy Paint is a non-toxic, faster drying nail polish that is perfect for little kid’s nails. We never actually made it to this station, but it was set up and ready!
For Rainbow Dash we made a rainbow fruit platter using strawberries, cantaloupe, pineapple, green grapes, blueberries, and red grapes. The kids all loved the marshmallow clouds! There wasn’t a piece of fruit leftover after the party was finished so I would say this was a big success.
For Applejack’s station we decided that Bobbing for Apples would be fun. We wanted to have fun bobbing for apples in January, but we ran out of time for this activity too. My girls won’t let me forget that we didn’t get to bob for apples. Oops!
Fluttershy is great with animals and we set out some veggies for her station. It was a nice compliment to the fruit rainbow.
Ever studious, Twilight Sparkle loves to learn. I printed several different kinds of bookmarks from the internet and set them out with markers, glitter paint, and stickers.
I ordered a 48 piece My Little Pony party favor set and an 18 Piece My Little Pony Friendship is Magic ring set from Amazon to use as goody bag party favors. Little Sister loved her goody bags even more when we topped them with a “thank you” goody bag topper.
The kids all had a great time and all the party planning was worth every minute. Even though we didn’t get to do everything planned I am glad that we had extra activities….just in case!
If you are looking for other birthday party ideas check out some of our previous parties:
Do you have a favorite part of this My Little Pony party? Did we miss something really cool that you can tell us about now? Or do you have a favorite birthday party theme? We would love to hear the answers to all of those questions (or just your general thoughts) in the comments below!