A couple years ago, I made some horse cupcakes for a friend’s daughter to take into preschool. I kid you not, my daughter has never stopped mentioning it since. She wanted one of those cupcakes in the worst way and just couldn’t seem to let it go! So when I was approached to host a horse party featuring the new Pony Royale collection, I just knew I couldn’t pass it up! Here was my chance to make that girl a horse cupcake and let this old grudge die!
The boxes came in the mail filled with Pony Royale playsets and a map of the kingdom that also served as a placemat.
I didn’t let my daughter even see these before the party, because I wanted her to be surprised like everybody else! I took some of the ponies out of the packaging before the girls even arrived. I highly recommend this! These little ponies come with some major accessories and it can be extremely time-consuming trying to open them while an excited little girl is (im)paitently waiting! Just ask my husband, he knows all about it!
I also left some in the packaging for the girls to take home as favors.
We ate just like horses would… with carrots dipped in ranch dressing,
… apple slices dipped in caramel sauce,
and rice krispie treats that looked like little haystacks.
Okay, so maybe not just like horses eat, but the girls seemed to appreciate the little theme we carried throughout!
The maps on the back of the placemat were a big hit and the girls were all pretending they were marching their horse through the kingdom.
Then it was time to get down to business! Playtime that is! They were so tickled when they realized they could remove the pony’s hair and replace it with new hair! I even heard somebody scream that they were like transformer horses. So much fun to have interchangeable pieces and brushes to comb their hair! Even my youngest niece was impressed with the hair!
But, of course, the big girls (gulp!) liked it too and were all discussing who got which horse and how they were going to choose their next horse as their favor!
I did not disappoint my daughter this time… I caved and made her her little horse cupcakes. You know, the ones that got devoured in 1.4 seconds!
We seriously had so much fun chatting, and marching the ponies around! I had a couple little games planned, but the girls just wanted to keep playing. It was a great party for me, because normally the kids are all over the basement and bedrooms and running around outside. But for once, we had a party that stayed right there on the living room floor, playing with one toy that all got taken home with them when they left! Score 1 for the party favor that leads to no clean-up for the host!
Everybody was all smiles when they left that day!
The Pony Royale website is super cool too, because there are interactive buttons to meet your pony and travel around the kingdom! I love having a themed party that has a site like this because it makes it super easy to plan everything around your theme and even use some printables or coloring pages.
Take a look at this Pony Royale video to see for yourself! You daughter will probably get a kick out of it too, so grab her quick and then hit play!
Visit the Pony Royale website for more information. The Pony Royale collection will be available at Toys R Us in late July and in select Target stores in August.Meanwhile, be sure to check out Pony Royale’s Facebook page and follow them on Twitter! Be sure to grab one or a few now before they’re all gone during the Christmas rush!