Princesses, ponies, and jewels! These are the things little girls dreams are made of!
How lucky were my daughter and I to get to host this fantastically feminine party, where the guests received the presents–24 of these beautiful Pony Royale ponies for 12 miniature princesses and lots of girly glamour to go along with them!
As our princesses arrived, some chose a wardrobe change, and we all gathered to learn about their new pony friends, watching this video:
They were enthralled and wanted to watch it again! BUT it was time to meet their new pony friends, awaiting them under the pony carousel.
BSB and I constructed a carousel in the middle of the dining room. We ran into a few snags along the way. If you’d like to know more about the construction of the carousel, I think I will write that up in a separate post. But it made a great place for the princesses to come and discover their new pony friends.
Inside the carousel was a parade of 12 ponies waiting to meet their princesses. Each pony was set up with a jeweled pail of pony food, a special golden crown, the accessories for the ponies, and name tags so each princess could find their pony and the name tag of the pony so they would know the pony’s name and birthstone.
What do pony princesses eat? Apples, carrots, miniature bales of hay (mini-wheats), and jewel (m&m) laden oatmeal cookies. Of course, they prefer their feeding troughs to be decorated with jewels, and their princesses are able to help eat what the ponies don’t.
We made the candy jewels first and then made these little petit fours to put them on. The princesses needed a treat meant for them, and not just their ponies.
Our princesses drank jeweled princess punch from jeweled personal glasses. (Plastic cups decorated with jewel stickers). If you can’t tell the ice cubes are jewel-shaped.
I wanted simple gold crowns with a large jewel on them to represent the crowns that the princesses wear in the video. I made these out of large ric rac, beads, jewels and mod podge. I can give you more of a step by step in another post if you would like. They looked so pretty on all of the girls!
It didn’t take long for the girls to jump in and play with their ponies. They were enamored. I could tell that they loved them at the party, but the point was driven home when I counted at least 3 ponies attending church the next day. Who knew ponies were so religious?
When this opportunity came up, I knew that my 4-year-old would be in heaven. What I wasn’t prepared for was how much my 11-year-old would fall in love with the birthstone-based ponies. She memorized all of the ponies and their birthstones, so I had her emcee the fashion show and introduce each pony to all of the guests.
She was my helper through-out the party. Reading to the guests while I trouble-shooted technical difficulties in showing the video. And making sure every guest got the right pony in their gift bag to take home.
I dressed up plain white gift bags with sparkly tulle ribbons and a jewel-accented name tag.
Each guest left with a 2nd pony–this one still in its package. How fun to come to a party where you get the presents!
I hope you have enjoyed our pony party as much as we enjoyed throwing it. You can visit the Pony Royale website for more information and find your child’s birthstone and coordinating pony. Look for Princess Ponies in Toys R Us and select Target stores now and rolling in to more stores all of the time! Pony Royale’s Pinterest board will help you find locations as they are added. Meanwhile, be sure to check out Pony Royale’s Facebook page and follow them on Twitter!
So which pony should be yours? Mine would be Dew Drop based on my birthstone, but I love Lily, too. See how fun!