Gotta share. We spent an entire afternoon filming this and the behind-the-scenes people worked even longer to create and organize the whole thing. It was so fun! Hoping we will do it again, because we are obviously all pros at it now.
I don’t know what I was thinking when I scheduled these past few months of my life. I bought a house, moved into the house, got married on top of working AND then decided I should do an Angry Birds program, Star Wars Reads Day, and My Little Pony Party on top of all the other things. So, needless to say, I didn’t do as much for these events as I wanted to but the attendees didn’t know that and they had a blast so yay for that!
Today was the My Little Pony Party. I scheduled it for a day our schools had an early dismissal because of a teacher in-service so it wasn’t connected to a holiday or anything, the kids just got out early and needed someplace to go. I made sure to REMIND parents of this anytime they mentioned the program’s 2pm start time.
I advertised the program for ages 5 and up and made sure to mention that it was for both bronies and pegasisters so everyone felt welcome.
It worked! We had a great turn out, around 50 kids, and the age range was a lot of early elementary. They all loved it!
Make yourself as a pony (blank pony coloring sheet with crayons)
Make a pony bookmark (corner bookmarks + one of these ponies glued on top)
Make a “cupcake” (accu-cut cupcakes with some tissue paper for “extra frosting”)
Make a unicorn horn (found here)
(I have a Pinterest board full of brainstorming, if you’re curious)
And, of course, a Scavenger Hunt because I love sending the kids into the library and they seem to love it too. I gave them a gem at the end because they were searching for Spike.
Here are a few photos of the cuteness. BRACE YOURSELF:
Wherein I should be reading books for a conference but get distracted by a bunch of comics for teens and kids that I just happened to see on the shelf:
Not quite as good as the first collection, but still adorable and fun. I love this series!!!
I really enjoyed this book. I think a lot of us have a “one summer” that we can remember. Maybe not quite as dramatic as this one, but I do remember having those crushes, the mystery of what being “older” was all about, and straddling that line between wanting to be a kid and wanting to be a teen. Tamaki and Tamaki capture it all perfectly.
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