I love the show My Little Ponies. I grew up playing with the toys and watching the show, but I don’t remember much about it from my childhood. It wasn’t until I had a My Little Ponies theme party to plan that I was introduced to the wonder that is this show. I watched many episodes in preparation for this party and I counted only two male characters.
Shining Armor, a prince that is quite overshadowed by his bride, Princess Cadance. Im pretty sure Canterlot is Cadance’s kingdom and Shining Armor is only a prince through marriage. He’s also the brother of one of the main characters. The other male is Macintosh, who only says, “a yep” and works in Sweet Apple Orchards.
All the main characters are female. There are no damsels in distress. When something bad or difficult happens, all the ponies come together to help their friend. There’s no men that come to the rescue. It’s a fun show about friendship, working together, and female woman power! Okay, maybe it isn’t a super feminist movement, but I think it sends great messages about friendship and standing on your own two feet, or four hooves.
So many shows and movies focus on a love story and a woman needing a man in one way or another, or they focus on being a princess. There is a princess in this show, but she is not the main character. There are six main ponies (pictured below) and they each have their own strengths and weaknesses. They each at one time or another come to the rescue of their pony friends or need to be rescued themselves.
Canterlot Castle Bounce House was set up outside and Ponyville was set up inside.
Twilight Sparkle’s library (pictured at the top of this post) was available with all manner of magical books to peruse, including some My Little Pony comic books.
Rarity’s boutique was set up with clothing, jewelry and accessories for all party guests to dress up and have their photo taken.
Sugarcube Corner housed our dessert table, of course. With pink pink pink cupcakes as requested by Birthday Girl, marshmallows on sticks, and mini apple pies from Sweet Apple Orchards.
Sweet Apple Orchards also sent over some apple cider for the beverage display.
Pinkie Pie planned the menu with a good mix of party food staples, magical potions, and pony-friendly fare.
Chips and dip
Vegetable slices in cups with ranch dip already added. This makes it easier to pick up a snack with your hooves.
Triangle Tuna Sandwiches (the one thing Birthday Girl wanted)
Flower Tea Sandwiches
Rainbow Dash’s Fruity Rainbow
Apple Cider from Sweet Apple Orchards
Magical Pony Punch (a concoction created by Twilight Sparkle)
Mini Apple Pies
What’s that? Oh you won’t let me get away so easily with that little menu item called Magical Pony Punch? Hmm well okay. Here’s the deal. Twilight Sparkle studied long and hard to teach Birthday Girl a magical potion to dazzle and delight all her party guests. She started with a dark blue punch and magically turned it into a pretty pink punch! Oh that description isn’t enough for you? Then you’ll just have to come back and visit me here on Friday and I will reveal Birthday Girl’s secret!