Friday, February 7, 2014

My Little Pony and Spider Man Birthday

We do combined birthdays a lot since the kids birthdays are only 2 days apart and I usually go big with 20+ kids for 4 hours and I make everything myself and we have a meal as well as cake and icecream. Or we have just a few kids but I make everyone their own costume. (no joke, did that for my daughters fairy birthday party, need to blog about that one too someday)  But this year we decided to go a little smaller, less kids, less time and buy a lot of stuff rather than make it all. It felt really weird (especially when everyone left after only 2 hours) but it worked out ok. Life's been a little crazy and there just wasn't the time or energy to go super epic big. The important thing though is the kids had fun and enjoyed it. I have to admit that yes, some of the really super big epic parties can turn into something that's more for me than the kids. True there's the high bar of the pinterest world but for me parties are just one of my things, I did big ones before I found pinterest and even before I had kids, even back when I was a teenager.

The themes this year were My Little Pony and Spiderman. The main thing my son wanted was a Spiderman pinata, both of them like My Little Pony so it was a great fit all around. I bought a My Little Pony tablecloth, birthday banner, gift bags and plates. We also bought Spiderman plates and gift bags. I did make a few things including two cakes and a Pin the Tail on the Pinkie Pie game.

For the cake I mad a rainbow/tiedye interior following the method on this site (I've done this a couple of times now and it always turns out so cool but I did learn my lesson, since we live at a higher altitude and have to add extra flour and water to the cake mix, it makes too much batter so that's how we got the small cake that I put on the top) and for the outside decoration I followed this great tutorial for a Rainbow Sprinkle Cake

Pin the Tail on the Pinkie Pie!
I had this awesome idea, do pin the tail, but use a bunch of tails from other ponies instead of her own tail. The trick was we had more kids coming than the basic characters so I started looking up a few others and I got a bit carried away and did something like 25 tails, but it was fun finding them and the kids LOVED it! They loved figuring out who the tails belonged to, some are obscure characters that I really liked the look of their tail and there are a few that are designed by fans and aren't in the show at all but looked really cool. The kids each picked a tail they liked and we played with the blindfold and then they had fun just putting one tail on at a time to see what it looked like. I uploaded a PDF on my deviantART account that you can download for free


 While waiting for their turn to pin a tail on the other kids colored My Little Pony pictures.
 For the pinata it worked really well to have the kids sit on the stairs so they were out of the way but could still see.
 Then it was cake and icecream time! Yep, let's blindfold and spin the kids around for not one but two games and then stuff them full of sugar. Best Party Ever! ;)

 We had all the kid friends over on my daughters birthday and on my sons birthday 2 days later we had some family over so I made him a Spiderman cake. It was my first icecream cake and the first time I had ever made my own fondant. I made marshmallow fondant with these directions and it came out really well. The topper is a bank we bought at ToysRUs and I loved the way it worked out!


  1. Awesome post for kids...i like it.

    hey guys..!!

    Must check this free kids learning android game - Pony Hospital. Kids love to Play this game .!!

  2. Wow, this Little Pony and Spider Man Birthday bash looks so enjoyable. I wish I could have been there. Keep sharing such fun photos here. Anyways dear, I also would be attending a DIY Disney inspired wedding in the next month. It will be hosted at the local DC wedding venues and I am so super excited!