Inspiration for a Horse Birthday Party for Kids

 
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.

Horse Birthday Party Bing Search

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.

Using #BingRewards

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!

Horse Birthday Party Ideas

  1. Decorations for a Pony Party
    The vintage vibe and color palette are lovely.

  2. 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.

  3. Horse Party String Lights
    After the party, these can decorate E’s bedroom.

  4. Horse-Shaped Jumbo Foil Balloons
    Two or three of these ought to make a big impact.

  5. Horse Topper on the Cake
    A toy horse is a sweet, simple way to decorate the birthday cake.

  6. Pin the Tail on the Pony
    The perfect party game to play.

  7. Tiny Toy Horses
    For the goody bags, along with stickers, candy, and other assorted items.

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Style: Sundial Skirt

I love this Sundial Skirt. Love it. I’m sorely tempted to buy it now and save it away for wear a year from now, when I ought to have a waist again after baby number three, but who knows what size I’ll end up at. (Smaller, right? Ha. Hahahaha.) So instead, I’m creating an outfit around it.

Sundial Skirt

I’d wear it as shown, necklace and striped belt included, but I wanted to put together a different take on it here.

Red/Orange Midi Skirt #makingitlovely

  1. Strike it Lucky Top, ModCloth
    My favorite blouse shape. Easy to wear, with a little detail at the neckline and sleeves.

  2. Ms. G Glasses, Rivet & Sway
    Such a good color, and a flattering shape.

  3. Givenchy Dahlia Noire Eau de Parfum, Sephora
    A new favorite. The notes as listed: pink pepper, mandarin, cedrat, rose, peach, cedarwood, sandalwood, vanilla, and amber.

  4. Say Yes “Yes” Necklace”, Kate Spade
    A small but positive statement to keep with you through the day.

  5. Daniela Bustos Maya Single Coin Necklace, Madewell
    A good layering necklace to go with the other.

  6. The Holepunch Transport Tote, Madewell
    A basic tote, punched up (literally) with a little detail.

  7. Sundial Skirt, Anthropologie
    Pretty pretty.

  8. Fores Bracelet, Tiro Tiro
    A delicate form that still carries some impact (and a bit of color).

  9. Nude Shot Vanilla Beige Nail Polish, Sephora
    The perfect done but not overdone color.

  10. Golden Hour Sling-Back Shoes, BHLDN
    Simple, with a nice manageable 2.5″ heel.

Living The Good Life

  • Thank you for all of your comments and advice on the built-ins this week.

    I’m not usually so emotional over things, but I took a little time to step away from the project (and away from the computer), and I’m feeling better. The beautiful weather outside isn’t hurting either. Brandon and I are going out tonight, tomorrow I have a date with Eleanor, and I’m looking forward to a show at a new spot in Berwyn on Sunday night with my sister. Things are good, despite some stupid and costly mistakes on a house project.

    I have a couple of bloggy/introspective links to share today…

  • Can a blog die? Of course. Should it? Sometimes.

  • A reminder: Writing a good life requires living that life.

Get the Look: Ione Skye's Bedroom
My Writing, Elsewhere…

  • Get the look: Ione Skye’s bedroom.

  • Need some stylish storage? I’ve rounded up a dozen of my favorite pieces.

    I’m loving that sunburst armoire. I’m sure it’s not to everyone’s liking, but I think it’s charming.

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