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Sunday
Oct112009

Horse Party for Zoey

This has been an absolutely crazy week for me since my daughters birthday is on the 8th and my husbands is on the 9th.  Luckily, my husband only wanted Key Lime pie for his birthday dessert, but my daughter wanted a big birthday bash with 15 of her preteen friends. She wanted ANOTHER horse party since she is obsessed with horses! She rides English, so I thought it would be appropriate to have a cake that depicted that.

This is an 8" cake that I covered in white fondant first to make the white undershirt and then I covered the white with black to make the jacket. This was a trial and error kinda cake since I hadn't done it before, so I am sorry if I don't give the most detailed instructions.

 Anyway, I made the hat by using rice crispy treats that I bought in a box (i must have used 20 of the things) from the store. I smushed them altogether (doesn't sound to appetizing) to make the shape of the helmet and then built it up with black fondant to make it bigger. After getting it the size I wanted, I covered the whole thing in black fondant and then added the front part. I made the ribbon out of blue fondant and fan folded it in a circular motion (did this at least three times to get it right) and then let it dry and painted on the gold with luster dust mixed with extract. 

The whip is a piece of covered floral wire that I inserted into a piece of fondant that had been rolled to the size I wanted, and then I added the end, etc.

The buttons are done using fondant and two different sized circle cutters to make it look more realistic.

I am happy with the way it turned out, but my daughter and her friends were most impressed and that made me happiest!

 

Here a few other photos from the party:

 

I bought bags from Michaels and printed off initials of all the girls that were coming to the party. I used flower and circle punches I had from all my craft supplies. The polka dotted ribbon was purchased from Michaels and the green from WalMart. The colors matched the party theme perfectly!

   These were water bottles that I just added cut cardstock to and then happened to find Propel packets that matched the color theme to insert inside.

Here is a tutorial on How to make the water bottle pouch!

 

 This is an ice bucket I purchased from Southern living at Home! Love it ! I use it for every party I have!

Our aunt just happened to have an ice bucket to match the colors!

The girls got ribbons for winning the games we played. We played games like bobbing for carrots (we hung them from a string and they had to eat it fastest. We had a jumping course where they had to compete to see who could finish with the best time and then we threw horseshoes to see who could throw them the furthest. It was alot of fun but very hot and humid (as you can see by the way some of pictures are blurred)!

 

    My daugther decorated the yard with some of her horseback riding equipment! It was a great day and the girls seemed to have a great time!

Reader Comments (2)

What a beautiful story. I know that Zoey is a lucky little girl. I have an inside tip that the is loved very much. What
great parents she has, to make her childhood so special. God is good everyday. Just ask Eme.

November 22, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterEme

I am hosting a party based on your wonderful horse party for my daughter in only a week and a half!!! I am trying to find ribbons like the ones you gave out for the games. Could you please quickly tell me where you got those from? Thanks so much for the info and your inspiration!!!

March 2, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterHope

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