Category: Party

How To Throw A Magical My Little Pony Party With Oriental Trading


With the new My Little Pony movie about to hit theaters next week, little girls EVERYWHERE are going to want a My Little Pony Themed birthday party just like my daughter.  Yesterday my daughter turned 6, and thanks to my friends at Oriental Trading I was able to give her a fabulous party with every MLP decoration you could possibly imagine!  From decorations to games and even super cute My Little Pony trinkets, Oriental Trading has everything you need to put together a magical My Little Pony party every little girl dreams of.

Setting up the perfect table was super easy, and everything was available at a great price at Oriental Trading.  I don’t know what’s cuter, the tablecloth or the backdrop!  Everything pictured is available at Oriental Trading, and you can find more information about each item below:

  • My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic Backdrop – Decorate your birthday party room in an instant with this pretty scene setter. Featuring the popular ponies from the show My Little Pony™ Friendship Is Magic, this wall decoration makes the perfect backdrop for taking photos, too.
  • My Little Pony Magic Tablecloth – Fill the room with fun when you decorate your birthday party table with this full color My Little Pony table cover. Your little girl will love seeing her favorite ponies at her fairy tale party including Pinkie Pie, Applejack, Twilight Sparkle, Rainbow Dash, Fluttershy and Rarity, plus their pal Spike. This paper table cover is a great choice to complete your My Little Pony Magic party theme and make cleanup simple, too.
  • My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic Centerpiece Set – Your party table will look like a fairytale forest when you decorate for the special day with this My Little Pony™ Friendship Is Magic Centerpiece Set. The centerpiece features all her favorite ponies from the show My Little Pony.
  • My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic Party Hats – Make it a pretty pony party with your favorite girls’ hats! These My Little Pony™ Friendship is Magic hats are decorated with her favorite characters from the popular show.
  • My Little Pony Magic Paper Dinner Plates – Set a table with these full color My Little Pony plates for the birthday party of her dreams! Your little girl will love seeing her favorite ponies at her party including Pinkie Pie, Applejack, Twilight Sparkle, Rainbow Dash, Fluttershy and Rarity, plus their pal Spike. These fun paper plates are the perfect way to complete your My Little Pony party theme.
  • My Little Pony Magic Luncheon Napkins – When it’s birthday time, celebrate with her favorite theme — My Little Pony! Full-color My Little Pony luncheon napkins are a fun way to serve snacks to guests and make cleanup simple. Each napkin features Fluttershy, Twilight Sparkle, Rainbow Dash and Pinkie Pie.
  • My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic Paper Cups – Celebrate the birthday girl’s big day with her favorite theme — My Little Pony! Full-color and disposable, these My Little Pony birthday cups are a fun way to serve refreshments to guests. Each cup features Twilight Sparkle, Rainbow Dash and Pinkie Pie.
  • Pink Fork & Spoon Plastic Cutlery Set – Pink Cutlery Set. Remember to get extra cutlery for your next birthday party, breast cancer awareness event or wedding reception. Each set includes 8 each of plastic forks and spoons.
  • My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic Blowouts – If your birthday girl loves pink, purple and ponies, she’ll love these My Little Pony blowouts. Pass these noisemakers out to friends and have a fun time at your birthday bash. Blowouts feature My Little Pony characters Pinkie Pie, Rainbow Dash and more.

If you noticed the little treat bags in the corner of the picture above…you guessed it, I made those with the help of Oriental Trading too!  Just a few items came together quite nicely to make sure each party guest got a fun treat bag.  To make these treat bags I used:

  • Mini Light Pink Treat Bags – Fill them with fun! Mini Treat Bags are ideal for small gifts! The perfect size for small surprises, these paper treat bags let you easily hand out treats, gifts and more. These light pink treat bags are wonderful for multiple occasions. Is light pink one of your wedding colors? Hand out wedding or party favors to your guests at your reception or share cheer during the holiday season.
  • My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic Favor Pack – Party guests will love finding these fun surprises at your My Little Pony birthday party! Add these assorted favors to treat bags for a great way to say thank you, too. Includes an assortment of favors featuring characters from the show My Little Pony™ Friendship Is Magic.
  • My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic Pencils – If My Little Pony is her favorite, you’ll want to stock up on plenty of these pencils for school time and homework. These pencils also make great party favors you can tuck in treat bags for a fun surprise!

Ballons?  Games?  Dangling decoration?  Banners?  Yeap, Oriental Trading has you covered there too.  I wasn’t lying when I said they literally had EVERYTHING!  You’ll be able to find these fabulous items at OT too:

  • My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic Add-An-Age Paper Jointed Banner – Celebrate her special day with a Happy Birthday banner featuring characters from My Little Pony™ Friendship Is Magic. Decorate your party room with this colorful pony banner and see her eyes light up! The My Little Pony™ Friendship Is Magic Add-An-Age Banner lets you customize the banner with the birthday girl’s age.
  • My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic Dangling Spirals – The perfect party theme for girls who know that Friendship is Magic! Decorate for a girl’s birthday party with these My Little Pony™ Friendship Is Magic Dangling Spirals featuring ponies from the popular show.
  • My Little Pony Magic 12″ Latex Balloons – Bright pink, purple and blue “Happy Birthday” balloons are the perfect way to complete your My Little Pony party theme. Decorated with hearts and stars, these balloons will make your birthday decorations magical.
  • My Little Pony Magic Party Game – The birthday girl will love spinning around and trying her luck at this My Little Pony™ Magic party game! Includes a paper blindfold and 8 numbered balloon stickers so everyone can do their best to put their sticker on Pinkie Pie. Make her birthday party a magical fairy tale come true.

It wouldn’t be a birthday party without cake, right?  Of course, my daughter had to have a pony cake for her pony party and it HAD to have pony candles.  Oriental Trading had these super cute My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic Birthday Candles which really helped tie the whole party together.

When it comes to throwing birthday parties, nobody beats Oriental Trading.  From weddings to birthdays, special occasions and holidays, let Oriental Trading be your one stop shop and see how easy life can be.


***I did not receive any financial compensation, simply the product free to me in exchange for my honest and unbiased opinion***

Spooky Fun Halloween Treats From Oriental Trading (And Allergy Friendly Treat Bags Too!)



Halloween is one of my absolute favorite times of year.  I love making goody bags for little trick-or-treaters but I often find myself disappointed at the selection of candy and small toys available in my local stores.  Thankfully Oriental Trading understands the struggle, and they have a whole HUGE variety of candy and treats to choose from that will knock your Halloween socks off.


Oozing Eyeballs Candy is a spooky-fun candy that all the kids will love.  “Mad scientists”, optometrists and other trick-or-treaters love these gooey treats!  These putrid peepers are macabre must-haves for Halloween trick-or-treaters and for trunk-or-treat giveaways.


Witchy Warts are sure to be a huge hit with kids of all ages.  These gruesome grape, orange, lemon and apple flavor candies delight Halloween trick-or-treaters and are great fillers for Halloween party favor bags.


These Gumball Eyes are real eye-poppers!  Put a handful in every trick-or-treater’s bag for a ghoulishly good treat, or make sure your Halloween candy dish is full.  They’re ideal party favors for your scary celebration!


Feast on some fingers! Add these gruesome Severed Finger Gummy Candies to their trick-or-treat bags this Halloween for a freaky fun touch.  Great for Halloween party favors, too, these mixed fruit flavor Halloween gummies are a tasty treat this spooky season.


These spooky specters will make a tasty treat.  Pass out these Halloween Candy Ghosts to your trick or treaters or serve them as Halloween party treats. Grape, orange, apple and lemon flavors.


These Halloween Hard Candy Rings are jewelry you can eat!  Place these mixed fruit-flavored accessories on each finger for a fun and frightful appearance!  Kids love wearing these Halloween candy rings in black cat, green monster and ghoulish ghost styles!  The perfect accessory for every costume! Mixed fruit flavors.


No bones about it, these assorted fruit-flavored Bone-Shaped Hard Candy Fun Packs are ideal for a variety of occasions! Drop them in trick-or-treat bags for some bone-chilling fun or add them to party favor bags. The perfect snack size for a little tasty treat after lunch or dinner!


These Unicorn Poop Candy Fun Packs are the perfect addition to your Halloween party supplies.  Hand them out to all your lucky little trick-or-treaters and pass along a little pack of  fun.  Strawberry flavor. Individually-wrapped.


Don’t forget about the little ones with allergies!  We love being able to give treats to little ones who can’t have certain ingredients, and this fun Treasure Chest with Toy Assortment is the perfect thing for those little ones.  This treasure chest comes pre-filled with 100 toys and prizes for your Halloween celebration!  Let little ones pick their own toys or put together little toy goody bags…it’s always fun when everyone can join in.


These Spooky Halloween Cellophane Bags are perfect for putting all the Oriental Trading Halloween goodies in!  Fill these 11″ cellophane bags with cookies or candy and give one to each trick-or-treater!  With pumpkin, bat and spider prints, these goody sacks are a Halloween party essential.  Also perfect for haunted bake sales!


Aren’t these goody bags just super cute?  I had so much fun putting them together and I can’t wait to pass them out to all the little trick-or-treaters!


We have super fun candy filled bags that are packed with spooky candies kids will love.


And of course, we have toy filled bags for the little ones with allergies so they can have fun on Halloween too.

No matter what you’re shopping for this Halloween, make sure you check out everything that Oriental Trading has to offer.


***I did not receive any financial compensation, simply the product free to me in exchange for my honest and unbiased opinion***

Make Your 4th Of July Party Epic With Oriental Trading



If you’re looking to throw the best 4th Of July party ever, Oriental Trading is your one stop shop for all of your patriotic party needs.  From patriotic tablecloths to party supplies for guests of all ages, Oriental Trading has a little something special for everyone.



I picked out a variety of party supplies that will fit our 4th Of July party perfectly this year.  We’ll have a mix of adult and child party guests, so I got a wide variety of items so that nobody gets left out.


Having a patriotic party scene to throw a great 4th Of July party is a must.  Thanks to Oriental Trading I was able to completely deck out my table and keep everything in the traditional red, white, and blue.  The Stars and Stripes Plastic Tablecloth really helps set the patriotic mood while everything else compliments it so well.  (The tablecloth is actually a lot bigger than pictured here, I have it folded over in half.)  I love the ‘rustic’ look and I was pleasantly surprised to find some rustic patriotic tableware as well.  The Rustic 4th Square Paper Dinner Plates, Rustic 4th Square Dessert Plates, and Rustic 4th Luncheon Napkins all pair so perfectly together!  Throw in the Patriotic Tableware Caddy and Patriotic Paper Straws and you’ve got the cutest 4th of July table ever!


What better way to offer some fun for the kiddos than a patriotic themed pinata?!  I thought the Baseball Pinata would be perfect for our party, it is a classic American icon after all.  I was surprised by how vast the patriotic candy selection is at Oriental Trading!  There were so many great options that I couldn’t help but pick a few.  The kids will have fun bursting this pinata open and finding the patriotic lollipops, USA Flag Tootsie Rolls, Red White And Blue Taffy, Patriotic Bubblegum, and USA Candy Bracelets!


With all of that candy up for grabs, kids will love these Patriotic Goody Bags!  Throw in some Stars & Stripes Folding Hand Fans and Patriotic Glow In The Dark Bracelets and your little party guests will mark this down in their book as the best. party. ever.


If you’re throwing a pool party this 4th Of July (like we are) you HAVE to have one of these Inflatable American Flag Coolers!  Don’t underestimate the size of this thing…it is HUGE!  I’m 5′ 3″ and this inflatable cooler comes up to my hip, so keep in mind the size to make sure you can accommodate it.  Despite the patriotic theme, this is something that we will be using often as residents of Arizona.  On our next river trip we’ll be bringing this cooler and staying hydrated and cool all day long.

Make your 4th Of July Party the most epic party on the block with Oriental Trading.


***I did not receive any financial compensation, simply the product free to me in exchange for my honest and unbiased opinion***