This party seemed like it happened forever ago, which it kind of did. I threw my daughter a surprise birthday party (which was really hard for me to do because I love getting her involved in the party planning). Since it was going to be a surprise, It needed to be something that I could set up the day of her birthday and not be extremely time consuming to put together. Her birthday was around the time that the new My Little Pony Equestria Girls movie was coming out so I thought it would be perfect (and easy) to do a movie surprise party.
I stuck to my guns and kept it pretty simple this time. The most elaborate thing I did was the cake. I was originally going to just do cupcakes but then one day, for some reason, my husband and my daughter were drawing out her birthday cake and he was making it a million layers high. My daughter got so excited and was set on having a tiered cake. What was he thinking?!! I toned it down and did three small layers which appeased her. I tried doing an ombre effect on the cake but I should have made the colors more contrasting because it wasn’t as noticeable as I was hoping it would be. Lastly I added some glitter stars, seven for her 7th birthday.
For the decorations I only had the dessert table and then I strung some Christmas lights from the ceiling too. I love the magical feel that the twinkle lights give to a party. To make the Christmas lights extra special, I put some white cupcake liners around some of them and hung some pink stars (previously Christmas ornaments) on them as well. Please excuse the poor picture quality of some of these pics. The lighting wasn’t stellar because it was set up in our basement.
For the party favors I sent the girls home with a treat color coordinated to go with each pony.
My daughter loves Hi-Chews so I did two pony treats with Hi-Chews. Here is a quick breakdown:
Twilight Sparkle: Grape and strawberry Hi-Chew
Flutteryshy: Mini mint with sprinkles
Pinkie Pie: Melon Gummy Rings
Rainbow Dash: Mini Gum balls
Rarity: Purple and Blue Mike and Ikes
Applejack: Green Apple Hi-Chew
I will share the favor bags in a separate post with their own DIY tutorial!