We had a great time with this theme and every generation seemed to have had a great time! It all came together well (whew!) and as a bonus, we can reuse our party costumes for halloween this year! win-win
What People Ate
People really enjoyed the fruit and veggie trays! In fact, they ate so much, that our pasta barely got touched! (we'll be eating spaghetti for a week!) People also loved how the Rainbow Dash cake turned out (including myself!!) and, who can resist cereal treats?!
What People Drank
We had bottled water and "Sweet Apple Farms" Applejack applejuice juice boxes - a favorite among those under 16!
Our main cake was "Rainbow Dash". The cake needed a bit more batter than 1 box made, so with leftover batter, we made mini rainbow topped cupcakes. (we used strawberry flavored Duncan Hines cake mix and used ener-g egg replacer and applesauce in leu of oil. Also, we had to tweak the "Bridled Horse" mold just a touch to make it more MLP-like. We used AirHeads Xtremes Rainbow Berry Sour Belts for the cupcakes, and homemade icing.) We also had fruity pebble treats and rice crispy treats (using brown rice syrup in place of marshmallows). We placed cotton candy on a stick for eatable "clouds", and had rainbow colored licorice twists along with colored, candy coated licorice.
Activities / Games
We invited everyone to dress as their favorite Pony character and that was so much fun! We had a lot participate and it really took the party to a whole new level. We opened the party with our version of the "clothespin" game with our forbidden words being Pony and Rainbow. Our winner got to "taste the rainbow" with their own box of skittles (hidden behind our cloud on the mantel!) For the younger party guests, we had premade activity sheet packets to color, connect the dots, and complete the maze, etc. We also premade "cards" with MLP related characters & cutie-marks to play a few rounds of the "memory" game with.