Eliza’s My Little Pony Craft Party

For her last two birthday’s, Eliza has had a princess theme with her favourite princesses coming to her party to play games with her and her guests.

Although she toyed with the idea of having princesses again, this year she decided she wanted to do something different and decided upon a My Little Pony party.

Now getting Rainbow Dash and crew to turn up to a party just was not going to happen, so we got our thinking caps on. Thankfully the answer was there thanks to a networking group I co-run, as one of the members runs Made By Me Craft Parties and had lots of My Little Pony ideas.

Lexy offers three packages to suit any budget and needs: bronze, silver and gold and
provides aprons, tablecloth and all the materials and equipment for the craft party.  All I had to provide was the venue and the food!

Eliza wanted the whole class to go, but as the craft party is quite involved we whittled it down to 12 and hired out one of the new party rooms in Lemur Landings as my house is not big enough for that many children, especially on a cold January day.

The itinerary for the party was set:

  • Making their own pencil case
  • Making charms for the pencil case
  • Making a My Little Pony Tail
  • Making a My Little Pony Headband

They started the party by colouring in their very own ponies on a special paper which magically shrunk when Lexy applied heat – these were to be their charms.

My Little Pony Party

Whilst the charms cooled, they decorated their pencil cases with stencils, pictures, stickers and their names, then adding beads and the charm to the zip when it was finished.

My Little Pony Party

Next it was tail making time and the girls got to choose three different colours of organza to make their own individual tails, which were super simple to make with just a safety-pin and a ribbon.

The headbands were slightly more tricky as they involved cutting out the ears and then sticking them around the headband before adding more coloured organza but thankfully some Mums and Abbey were on hand to help.

My Little Pony Party

We allocated 90 minutes for the craft and over-ran slightly, but the girls really enjoyed making their creations and were all ready for some food and of course that all important cake.

My Little Pony Party

I want to say a big thank you to Lexy for running the party so efficiently, to the staff at Lemur Landings who not only arranged for Lola to come and say hello to the birthday girl, but made each child a balloon animal and hosted the food so well, the Mums for staying and helping with some of the trickier activities and my very talented friend Michelle for making such a wonderful Rainbow Dash cake.

Eliza's 6th Birthday

Oh, and of course a very Happy 6th Birthday to Eliza!!




A Stylish Christmas with My Little Pony

Last weekend we were invited to to the launch of Rainbow Dash Style & Groom at Happy Faces in Wandsworth.

Happy Faces is a children’s hair salon that has the salon upstairs with hairdressing chairs that all the kids wanted to sit in, followed by two further floors with party rooms where the kids could get their nails painted, have glitter tattoos and most importantly get up close and personal with Rainbow Dash Style & Groom where they got to test out their hair styling creativity.

We started off downstairs where we were introduced to Rainbow Dash and the kids were quick to get started. Eliza demanded I put little plaits in her mane, whilst her and Isaac got stuck into covering her in stickers.

Rainbow Dash Style & Groom

Rainbow Dash comes with a long mane of multi-coloured hair which children can be adventurous in creating new hairstyles on the mane before trying the look themselves. Also included are colourful Cutie Mark stickers, gems, hair beads, a comb, clips and bobbles.

Once we had created our personal style on Rainbow Dash, Eliza got to have it recreated on her hair and we headed upstairs for some girly pampering.

Rainbow Dash Style and Groom

We had a lovely time playing with Rainbow Dash Style and Groom and catching up with some other bloggers and their girls. Poor Isaac and Sebby were the only boys there but gamely joined in and Isaac made Eliza a necklace out of all the beads he could find.

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Rainbow Dash Style and Groom is a great take on popular styling heads and a must have for any My Little Pony loving girls! It is available from Amazon, Argos, Asda, Toys R Us, The Entertainer, Hamleys, Harrods, John Lewis, Very, Littlewoods, Tesco Direct, Smyths and Boots priced at RRP £24.99.