My Little Pony Party Planner
Planning a party or a playdate for your little girl is easy using our helpful party planning checklist.
Follow our step by step guide for a successful celebration full of lots of happy memories for your little girl.
Pick the party theme
If your child is old enough, sit down with her and offer a few suggestions for the birthday party theme, and let the birthday girl choose from your list the one she wants. Here are some suggestions: sports party, pirate party, pink party or a princess tea party.
Choose the venue
Home parties are generally less expensive than hired venues and you are free to hold the party at whatever time suits your family and guests. Venues, on the other hand, can be exciting and make your job a lot easier - less cleaning up! Search our directory of party venues.
If your daughter has a best friend make sure they can come on the date you are planning for the party before you go ahead with bookings and invitations - the day just won't be the same without her best buddy! Keep track of who you have invited with this adorable My Little Pony Guest and Gift Checklist.
If you are planning games, make sure you invite an balanced number of children so no one is left out. Also, big is not always best, older children handle bigger groups much better than younger children.
You could order personalised invitations six weeks in advance, or you could purchase blank invites or print your own. Here are some cute and colourful My Little Pony Invitations that you can download and print out. If your daughter is old enough she can write her own name for a sweet personal touch.
Weekend parties are better for younger children and family can attend too, while older children will enjoy an after school party, if you can manage it. The time of day you choose to start your child's party depends on whether you want to serve a meal or cut straight to a cake. If serving a meal, start the party between 11:00 am or 12:30 pm or 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
If you plan to serve cake only, have your party two hours before or one hour after traditional meal times, for example, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm.
You can make your own decorations such as pretty bunting or buy the materials or finished product from party suppliers. Balloons, plastic plates, cups and napkins can be purchased from your local supermarket or Spotlight store, while jumping castles, helium balloons, slushie machines and other big party supplies can be hired.
Games and activities
Sometimes old-fashioned games work best for young children whereas older children will be ready for simple crafts like making sparkly tiaras or treasure boxes. Search for games, activities and crafts using the Kidspot Activity Finder, or, for a My Little Pony themed party try these suggestions:
- There's a pony on my back
- Roundabout relay
- Birthday cake hunt
- Message mix-up
- Guess how much a pony eats
- Pin the tiara on the pony
- Where's the slipper?
- Floating balloons
If you want to serve a small meal, keep the offerings simple. Familiar snacks like pizza or sandwiches work well and can be turned into special party food by using cookie cutters to make star-shaped sandwiches or heart-shaped pizza.
If parents are dropping off children at the party, be sure you know about any food allergies. It's best to avoid anything with nuts (including peanut butter sandwiches) because so many children are allergic to them. You can order food and cake or make your own using ourKidspot Kitchen easy party food recipes. Check out our awesome birthday cake slideshow with step-by-step easy recipes. For a super-cute My Little Pony food inspired theme, try our My Little Pony birthday cake or My Little Pony cupcake tower recipe.
Don't forget to charge the camera batteries and be ready to capture party memories on the day! Also, keep track of any gifts received using the combinedMy Little Pony guest and gift list. That way, you'll know who you can send the thank you cards to! Here are some adorable My Little Pony thank you cards that you can download and print out.
- 1. 6 fairy princess recipes for little girls
- 2. Meet the ponies
- 3. Meet the ponies: Twilight Sparkle, dutiful and intelligent
- 4. Meet the ponies: Rarity, the fashion designer
- 5. Meet the ponies: Rainbow Dash, brave and bold
- 6. Meet the ponies: Pinkie Pie, the silliest of ponies
- 7. Meet the ponies: Fluttershy, shy and sweet
- 8. Meet the ponies: Applejack, resourceful and dependable
- 9. Where is the slipper?
- 10. Water brigade