HOLY RAINBOW DASH BATMAN!
First, I have to give mad props to all those party planners out there. Planning a party was a lot of work but it was ALSO so fun to plan…kind of like a PARTY! (see what I did there) I’ve done one other kind of party thingy when I threw a sprinkles party for Baylor …other than that, I haven’t thrown a big party before! I have been dying to throw an over-the-top fun themed party for so long and I finally did it! I felt it was very appropriate that my first rodeo at party throwing was a PONY party! (…keeping the puns coming) but for reals, rainbows and ponies! What could be better??? I had no idea where to start or what I was doing but, I love baking and decorating, so put those things together with some spastic crazy kid games and you’ve got yourself quite the party.
Don’t worry you guys, from one first time party planning mama to another…you’ve got this! Let’s just start from the beginning and I will break it all down for yea!
DESSERT TABLE… umm yes please! Who else just LOVES to bake…talk about the most therapeutic thing on the planet.
Did you know that like at least 300 other people have thrown My Little Pony/Rainbow Dash parties, AND they are all documented on Pinterest. Like ALLLL of them. SO, when I started to write down what I wanted on the dessert table I just looked up all the rainbow foods and My Little Pony/Rainbow Dash foods. If you are wanting to specifically throw a Rainbow Dash party, you have way more wiggle room to be more creative with food. I just committed to the rainbow goodness and went all out!
Let’s start with the cake. Oh the cake! Can I get an amen for rainbow layered cake… an amen and an Advil?! It takes so much time to divide the batter, color it, shave off the top, and perfectly frost in between each little layer, but cutting into the cake and revealing a fun surprise to my little Reagan Jane is always worth it! I bought the little figurines on top of the cake at Walmart from the individually packed surprise bags. You know what I am talking about right? They are in the My Little Pony section and about $3 a piece. (just a little hint…there is a tiny clear spot on the top of the package that you can push the figurine up to see which figurine you are buying so you don’t buy the same one twice!!) tricky tricky
As for the candles, I got them at ZURCHERS, like pretty much every other thing at this party… HUGE party hint: you want your party to be cute and fun and STRESS FREE? Shop for everything at ONE STORE! hi.
AND…as for the TOP of the cake, guess what… it is FAKE! Like for reals! I got the “cake dummy” AND the adorable tassel cake topper from the extremely beautiful etsy shop GLAMFETE! Please go check out the other amazing cake dummies that she has, I am serious, I’ve never seen anything like them! So so cool! I just frosted mine to match the color of my frosting and placed it on top of the real cake. NOW it’s like I’m a fake legit cake maker or something! But really, doesn’t that extra layer add so much goodness!
Now, let’s get to the other yummy treats on the table!
Those rainbow marshmallows are literally just marshmallows dipped in water and then dipped in JELLO! Like for reals… JELLO mixes people! Who knew! I showed EXACTLY how to do these on my snapchat (SIMPLYSADIEJANE) so if you didn’t see it or you don’t follow me? TOOOO BAD… you missed it. Okay, JK.
All you do is this:
pour an entire box of jello into a gallon sized ziploc bag (one gallon sized bag for each color)
dip the mallow in the water
shake access water off the mallow
throw or chuck or lightly drop the mallow into the bag
zip the bag up and shake what yo mama gave yea!
open the bag, grab the mallow, and place it on some parchment paper until it is dry
Then layer all the mallows in the rainbow order and BOOOOM you’ve got yourself a PEEP on STERIODS!
(if you use the 6 ounce boxes of jello, you can make like 12 mallows per color)
What’s next, what’s next…
let’s talk about the only healthy part of this party! The RAINBOW FRUIT TRAY! What what!
in case you can’t see or figure out all those fruits on your own… let me break it down for yea.
strawberries | tangerines | pineapple | green grapes | blueberries | red grapes | and more mallows (those are not a fruit, in case that confused you)
oh look, there’s a veggie tray too!
tomatoes | carrots | yellow peppers | broccoli (what’s the plural word for broccoli?) | cauliflower (I don’t know this one either…) | olives
so fun. so cute. so healthy.
WHAT THE JELLO SHOTS?
I used this LAYERED RAINBOW JELLO TUTORIAL
Also, these took me 200 years to make. and like maybe 3 total were eaten. like fo real!!
Was it worth it…I don’t know, they DO look really cute on that table soooooo
I will let you be the judge of that!
I used sweet clear serving cups from ZURCHERS #obvi
hmmm let’s do the rainbow cupcakes next… I was so original and came up with these all on my own.
HA! Just kidding. But I did find the rainbow belts at my gas station! They are just the SOUR PUNCH sour ribbon candy. #winning
Look at those rainbow sugar cookies!
no, the frosting isn’t weird…
no, it didn’t melt on the 11 hour drive to Washington…
no, they didn’t squish each other…
no, I didn’t try to fix them with more frosting only to ruin them some more…
If you look really closely the one lone ranger in the middle made it through the drive. Just imagine they all look like that okay?!?
Good thing they still tasted like magical rainbow power gems. Wait what? it’s like really late right now…
What I am saying is they are delicious and adorable. #winwin
The FIX in Draper, UT made them for the party. They were awesome to work with, affordable, and delicious (have I said that yet?)
LAST BUT NOT LEAST
pop. sugar. candy. sugar. and more sugar!
fun soda pop, unicorn pops, rock candy, gum balls, sour patch kids ALL from ZURCHERS!!
Oh, and all the containers and jars are plastic and from ZURCHERS too #obvi
I interrupt these sugary messages to talk about Reagan’s killer Rainbow Dash birthday outfit!
that bomb custom made party crown from THE PINK RAFFY
My Little Pony bloomers from LOVEY LAKE
psychedelic Rainbow Dash dress from TARGET
rainbow sticker from ZURCHERS #obvi
okay, continue scrolling through a couple more delicious pictures!
Have I talked about that rainbow tassel garland? Uhhh HI! It’s from GLAMFETE too. I told you her Etsy shop is to die for!
NOW, onto the PARTY TABLE!!
Where I got everything from ZURCHERS #obvi
NO party is complete without party favors!
Here is the secret about party favors…
Party favors are like THE PLACE to
hide fill the cheesiest most ridiculous amazing character toys and pencils and hair clips and bracelets!
AS long as the kids get to take home all the My Little Pony character essentials, that is all that matters.
I placed the bags filled with cheesiness on their chairs and made sure each chair was dressed with a fun pair of PEGASUS wings!
from ZURCHERS #obvi
To decrease the cheesiness of the character plates and napkins. Okay, wait. That sentence sounds insensitive…errr something. Let’s try that again…
To make the My Little Pony plates and napkins pop with even more awesomeness, I layered the plates and added some cute gold foil napkins on top. Simple party hats with gold glitter add a fun touch too, especially when they are in mini size!
Add some colorful paper straws, some decorated wood utensils, My Little Pony confetti, and party horns and you have yourself a seriously awesome party table! (All of which can be found at ZURCHERS) #obvi
I finished off the table by adding some mason jars filled with crayons (which I would buy RIGHT NOW because they are so cheap) and fun cut out MY LITTLE PONY masks! FIND THE PRINTABLE FOR THE MASKS HERE
While they colored their masks, I went around to each kid and found out their pony name!
A rainbow sticker for their face, a pony mask, a pony name, and pony wings.
Here is the list of the other games we played!
FIND your pony name and color your pony face
PIN THE CUTIE MARK OF THE PONY (kit for game available at ZURCHERS.COM
FIND THE RAINBOW (throw a bunch of Skittles all over the grass) whoever finds all the colors of the rainbow first, wins! #yay
AND we had a sweet PONY PINATA (found on ZURCHERS.COM)
We also put up this amazing, ginormous My Little Pony photo booth that you can buy from ZURCHERS, but we didn’t even take pics in it. How dumb is that? Like it would have been so cute with their masks… ugh! #fail
RAINBOW DASH HOOF SALON (rainbow nail polish colors)
We didn’t get through all the games because the kids wanted to go swim in the pool but they would have all been so fun! I just know it…
A party isn’t complete unless you have decorations hanging from the ceiling, or in this case, the tree!
Super fun tissue pom-poms, flowers, and balls added the perfect rainbow touch.
Rainbow Dash balloon and all tissue paper decor from Zurchers!
BIG number 5 and balloon letters from Northstar Balloons
Reagan’s cute little cousin made that rainbow balloon center piece just for Reagan’s birthday!
Other than the annoying wind that made it really difficult to take pictures, the party went amazing and was so easy to place together…
I mean, after I finished my rainbow jello and rainbow cake. #ridiculous #worthit
HUGE thanks to family for helping me set everything up!
AND thanks again to all the people that contributed to this party…
OH, and thanks Reagan Jane for being born so that I could throw this party.