Eleanor’s fifth birthday is only a couple of weeks away, and Brandon and I had been asking her for the past month what kind of party she’d like. The answer? A horse/LEGO/Play-Doh/kitty theme. She had a Play-Doh birthday party last year (complete with the most amazing birthday cake), so after some further consideration, we’re going with horses this year. Which means I’ve been looking for horse birthday party ideas that don’t involve cowboys and cowgirls, derby hats (as much as I love ‘em), or the presence of a live horse.
Some of the ideas are way over the top compared to what we usually do for the kids’ birthdays. A cute cake and some show ribbons? Great! A party on location at a barn with horse rides for everyone? I’m sure Eleanor would flip, but sorry kid, your party’s here at home. Still, I’ve had a lot of fun using Bing to search for inspiration. Each search earns points too, with their free Bing Rewards program (even when I use Bing on my phone). I’m going to redeem some of the points I’ve accumulated for an Amazon gift card, so all of my searching will add up to one very large horse-shaped balloon for free.
Here are some of the items and ideas we’ll be using for Eleanor’s upcoming party. I’ve already shown some of these to her, and she’s super excited!
Decorations for a Pony Party
The vintage vibe and color palette are lovely.
DIY Horse Ribbons
These would be great for decorating, though I suspect they take some time to make in multiples! Vintage ribbons are plentiful on eBay and Etsy, too.
Horse Party String Lights
After the party, these can decorate E’s bedroom.
Horse-Shaped Jumbo Foil Balloons
Two or three of these ought to make a big impact.
Horse Topper on the Cake
A toy horse is a sweet, simple way to decorate the birthday cake.
Pin the Tail on the Pony
The perfect party game to play.
Tiny Toy Horses
For the goody bags, along with stickers, candy, and other assorted items.