Horse-Themed Birthday Party

A certain little girl in our house turned 11 recently and we celebrated with a horse-themed birthday party.  Marley is learning to ride Western-style and will eventually move up to barrel racing (insert terrified momma here) and we were thrilled when her trainer (one of our close friends) allowed us have her party at the barn.

I made some really cute Trail Mix Horse-Themed Party Favors for the kiddos and I’m excited to share them with you.

Horse Theme Party Favors

I wanted something different – not your average goody bag of candy.  I found this picture on Pinterest and became inspired:

{DIY Animal Jars by Mr. Froley}

Really cute, right?  So I was inspired.

Horse Theme Party Favors

I rounded up my supplies:

  • Ball jars – pint-sized
  • Toy horses from Michael’s
  • Scrapbook paper
Horse Theme Party Favors
Using the lid of the Ball jar as a template, I cut circles from the scrapbook paper.
Horse Theme Party Favors

Using a hot glue gun, I glued the circles of scrapbook paper to the lids of the Ball jars.

Horse Theme Party Favors

Then I attached the toy horses to the lids with the hot glue gun.

Almost done….now we need the trail mix.

Horse Theme Party Favors

My kid-friendly trail mix ingredients include:

  • Honey Nut Chex
  • Pretzels
  • Mini marshmallows
  • Milk chocolate chips
  • Peanut butter chips
Horse Theme Party Favors
I mixed it all together in a big grocery bag then scooped it into the Ball jars and attached the lids.
Horse Theme Party Favors
Cute, right?  Yep.  They were a hit.
Horse Theme Party Favors
We had a great party.  We all rode horses, ate cake, busted open a pinata…you know, the whole nine yards.  Yeehaw Y’all!

I like to party – here’s where you can find me:
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Weekends: Family Ever After, Crafty Scrappy Happy, Under the Table and Dreaming, Be Different Act Normal, Lovely Crafty Home, Nifty Thrifty Things, Life on Lakeshore Drive

8 Responses

  1. Those are super cute! My daughter is obsessed with horses right now and would love that.

  2. Super easy, too – that was the best part! 🙂 Thanks for stopping by today!

  3. Hi there from the sunny land Down Under. Just popped in to say G’Day! Love your blog and love these favour jars. My daughter is having a small horse party for her 11th birthday too.


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