My Little Pony 35th Birthday Celebration | Life

When I was little I loved the cartoon My Little Pony.  I watched it all the time and I had some My Little Pony toys that I absolutely treasured. I remember coming home from school one day to find that my little sister and her friend had drawn all over my favourite pony with pen and I was devastated. There's nothing like a little sister to wreck all ya stuff!

Back in October I was sitting at my desk getting some work done when I got an email from a promotions company with information and a link to buy tickets to a special My Little Pony 35th anniversary celebration. As soon as I saw it I had to buy tickets for the girls and I because just like I was, the girls are both absolutely obsessed with My Little Pony.

It's Punky's birthday in a couple of weeks and I knew this would be a fabulous early birthday surprise for her. I didn't tell them where we were going until the night before, and even then I only gave them basic details. It took them forever to get to sleep on Friday night, but the next day it was all worth it.

We headed over to La Porte Space at Roseberry and lined up outside, waiting for the party to start. Once we got inside and had a look around it truly was what little girls dreams are made of!

There was a lolly bag station, a photo booth, face painting, party-hat making, cupcake tasting and other fun things to look at, and the best part? The chance to meet their favourite pony heroes. They were also lucky enough to come away from the party with not just happy memories but with a small MLP blind bag toy and a large My Little Pony birthday tea party set, complete with not 1, not 2, not 3 but 4 ponies inside, 2 of which they didn't already have, which for them was the best thing about the day.

We had a lovely time but it was rather hectic. I think the organisers weren't very good at understanding how much space would be required for the number of tickets they sold, the room was small and it was packed with kids & parents and you couldn't move around comfortably. At one point we had to escape outside because Zee especially was just becoming too overwhelmed by the noise and being squashed by people.

Thankfully after spending a bit of time outside (parents all received a coffee and a sugared donut as part of their ticket, something the organisers got VERY right!) the party space had cleared out a bit and we were then able to move around freely, meet the ponies in person and finish off the last few activities we hadn't already gotten to.

All in all it was a lovely day, and I'm really glad I got to take the girls. It's something I know they'll remember for a long time, and if I'm completely honest, my inner 5-year-old-pony-loving self was pretty chuffed by it all as well!

Were you a My Little Pony fan growing up? Do your kids watch MLP now?

Disclaimer: This is not a sponsored post, I bought & paid for our ticket to this event.


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