Birthday parties for the littles are a big deal around our house. The kids don’t need themed parties, but I love the idea of creating a special day dedicated to celebrating each child and his/her interests. Our family definitely doesn’t have an unlimited budget…it is actually pretty far on the limited side… so I DIY a ton and shop for discount when preparing for a child’s birthday. Our middle child, A, LOVES horses. She has been riding since she was old enough to walk and she is a natural! A horse birthday party theme was perfect to celebrate her 2nd year of life 🙂
Horse Birthday Party Ideas
Pony Party Food
We ordered a cake that featured a saddled horse, rope, fence, and Western star & sign. This mama has tried making birthday cakes on her own and…well… let’s just say that I am thankful for a wonderful & affordable local bakery.
Small Rice Krispies Treats make the perfect “Hay Bale” snack! If you can’t find the small treats, then you can cut the large treats in half.
Our horses love their veggies and, believe it or not, the kids enjoyed them as well! We stuck to the basics with carrots and broccoli, but you could add any other fruits & veggies that you like.
You can’t have a horse birthday party without a little “Trail Ride Mix”, can you? Open bags of store-bought Trail Mix or make your own with your favorite treats! We like a Salty & Sweet mix around here:)
“Pink Pony Punch” is a simple mix of Raspberry Sherbet & 7-Up or Gingerale. You can add some pineapple juice if you want to get fancy with it.
The decorations for our horse birthday party were fairly simple… We used a pink & purple homemade banner, homemade food labels, pink balloons and streamers, and a purple tablecloth from the Dollar Tree.
Games & Activities
Let the fun begin!
For this party, my mom and I made custom stick horses for the kids to ride. The horses were kept in “The Stables” until time for this activity. My kids are still playing with these horses just as much as they still play with the homemade light sabers! DIY for the win!
Obviously A loved it! :):)
After completing the indoor activities, we took the kids outside to see the horses and goats. Each child had the chance to ride our pony, Ginger, in the round pen. It was wonderful to see how happy the children were to successfully ride a horse. In hind sight, I wish that we would have made homemade horse treats so the kids could feed the horses as well.
You can use the same printable banner, food labels, and invitation that I used for this party by clicking on the images below or you can make your own with Canva!
How do you do birthday parties at your house?