I kept with the "horse" theme and got apples and carrots to bring some "healthy eating" to the mix. Then we rounded out with pretzels and water bottles. Simple simple! :)
The bonus was towards the end of the party, we had enough carrots to go feed them to the horses in the barn!
You may notice my color scheme is not "typical" for a barn party, my justification is this, when you have a daughter who's been having horse themed birthdays for the past 7 years, you would break away from the browns and reds too!
Color scheme was blue and purple. Blue is Acilia's favorite color and purple compliments it quite well!
Favors worked out great! I happened to be at a Scholastic warehouse sale where if you could fill a box, you paid $12.50 for whatever was in it! I found Ponylicious books there, that retail for $11 each, put 9 of them in the box and still had room for other items! SCORE!! I went to Celebrate Express where they had the napkins I chose and saw they had a bag of 24 mini horses for a few bucks per bag. I ordered one bag and was able to give the party attendees 3 horses a piece! I went to Oriental Trading where I found multicolored cowboy/cowgirl hats for a great price! Favors complete and they didn't break the bank!!
|The birthday girl and her best friend Maddie|
|We filled our free time with drawing pictures! I bought brand new markers and sparkle crayons and just brought some computer paper.|
|The 30 minute horse back riding lesson was the highlight of the party! All of the kids LOVED the experience and I've been told by their parents they are still talking about it :)|
|Acilia rode Jetta. You can see her shirt in this pic, I made it, it says "Birthday cowgirl" :)|
|The kids played games on horse back, this was when they were asked to walked their horse to the cone and put a ring on it.|