I recently did a “My Little Pony Party” on a small budget. I rave on how I can plan a “theme” party on a budget as small as $75. This party I tried to keep it under $150 as much as possible. It was for 15 children attending with their parent(s).
Once the birthday girl picked a theme, I started planning. We had a free location at our church’s fellowship hall complete with a full kitchen. The time would be 2-4 p.m. which doesn’t require a full menu or lunch, keeping to our budget.
We decided to serve sandwiches in case attendees were somewhat hungry. Here we have butterfly shaped peanut butter and jelly sandwiches.
Flower and heart-shaped ham and cheese sandwiches.
Rainbow Dash’s Sonic Fruit in Rainbow colors was the most expensive food items. It cost about $15 for all. Strawberries for red (could do apples instead), Cantaloupe for orange (could do peaches), Pineapple for yellow, honeydew for green (could do green apples or green grapes), blueberries, and purple grapes.
The cupcakes were made at WalMart 12/$6. They came with a ring in the top which can be a gift for attendees. Also served a WalMart Cookie Cake.
Fluttershy’s cheese and crackers.
Trio crackers and 2 different cheddar cheese’s.
Princess Celestia’s Party Mix. Goldfish Smore’s pack with M&Ms and marshmallows.
Rarity’s Fruit Snacks. Also used in treat bags as favor. Sorry the picture came out blurry.
Served small water bottles. We also had Pinkie Pie’s Pink Lemonade and Applejack’s Apple Juice.
I hung rainbow color streamer to cut off the church’s back kitchen from guests.
Had a section for Presents.
Planted My Little Pony toys throughout as decor.
Rarity’s Fashionable Bracelets was the first station. Attendants could make bracelets with stretchy string and fruit loops. Guests loved this as they could eat on the bracelets throughout the party.
Rainbow Dash’s Hoof Salon was our second station. The girls got their nails and toes painted.
Third station was Toola Roola’s Art Center. Attendants could color coloring pages and small coloring books. I found a “My Little Pony” puzzle at Big Lots that I put on the table for the younger guests to put together.
I purchased a “My Little Pony” favor cup for each girl attendant. In it I put candies, fruit snacks, a fairy pony from Target and bookmark. We placed the cups on the tables with balloons to use as decor. I found “My Little Pony” board books in the dollar spot section at Target for the younger guests.
The boy attendants received a “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle” favor cup and bookmark instead of ponies.
I got the chevron printables from Etsy as a set. I printed off the bookmarks on cardstock and then glued to heavier cardstock bookmarks I had purchased at Michael’s.
These bookmarks and the “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle” ones I got from familyshoppingbag.com
They have an assortment of printables for free that you can use for your personal use.