My Amazing Horse Party!
For my 12th Birthday party, I decided to invite 5 of my friends. They all liked horses but they were not all particularly horsey, so it was important that I made the party as interesting as possible.
We were lucky enough to have a neighbour who has a horse, and they said we could use the gorgeous bay (named Storm) for the party! I sent out invitations which consisted of a picture of Storm on the front. The picture had been edited and Storm was ‘wearing’ a party hat and there were balloons in the background.
I told the guests to wear clothes that were OK to get dirty, because we would be doing a lot of things outside. When they arrived, I gave them each a slice of carrot and we went out to see Storm. We went into his field where I caught him and my friends got to feed the carrot to Storm. After that, we all got out the grooming kit and brushed Storm until he shone, before I showed them how to pick out his feet.
Next, I showed the guests how to lead horses and we timed each other in leading Storm around one lap of the field. Beforehand, I had made simple rosettes out of ribbon, and the guest who won received the rosette. We did lots of games like this, including a small jumping course and an obstacle course (with bending poles, etc.). All the winners got rosettes!
If you don’t have a horse, then you could do a show jumping course on foot! Just prop up some brushes on buckets and see how long it takes to complete the course!
After saying goodbye to Storm, we went inside and had our horsey meal. Our garage was decorated with hay bales, pictures of horses in stables and horsey balloons. The table was set with all kinds of delicious horse-themed food – carrots, apples, ‘straw’ flapjacks and some other party food (that wasn’t particularly to do with horses, but it didn’t matter)! We had the meal before the candles on the cake were lit; the cake was a basic sponge cake with a marzipan horse on it which I had made!
Before the end of the party, I gave each of the guests a party bag – inside, it contained a real horse-shoe, a bookmark which I made on the computer, some sweets and a little model horse.
All the guests really enjoyed the party, and so did I! It was great fun! If you don’t have a pony/horse, you could do something on foot (as mentioned before), watch a horsey film or play with model horses!