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Title: Minnesota Christmas Pony Party ~ Sunday Dec 8th
Post by: ponyqueen on August 17, 2019, 02:17:55 AM
Minnesota Christmas Pony Party!
TLDR: Flurry, chocolate, fancy, snowflakes, holiday spirit!

Host pony: Windy Wing Flurry
Theme: "Let it Snow!"
Date: Sunday December 8
Time: 1pm-5pm
Where: Ponyqueen’s house, South Metro

What’s happening?
"Fancy Gift" Dice Game
Card Exchange
Chocolate Fondue
Ornament Making
Snowflake Crafts
Group Photos
Raffle

Three Contests:
>Coloring contest, line-art provided
>Gift Wrapping contest
>Snow Globe contest

A word on the dice game- This time, instead of several $1-$3 gifts, we will instead assemble/purchase ONE nice gift of ~$10 value. To guide you, think about something YOU would want. May incorporate pony and non-pony items. Tea, chocolates, and socks have seemed popular in the past. Get creative! This is your time to shine! The game dynamics will run a little differently to ensure each person gets one gift (ie an exchange instead of steal).

A word on Pony- We love all pony, but keep in mind that G1 is more highly favored in our group.

:glitter: Gift wrapping contest- There will be an award for the fanciest, best, fantastically wrapped dice game gift!

What to bring:
Fancy gift for dice game
Flurry for group photo
One card for each attendee/couple
Snow Globe contest entry
Crafty bits for ornament making
Your holiday spirit!


RSVP

Coming!  :biggrin:
ponyqueen + ponyking
moondancermilkyway
Aurora
scarlettkitty81
SaraMari + Mom Lisa
Sapphire Rain
Foxfire

Marla & Ellery


Gotta check the calendar...  >_<
Christina

Can't make it  :cry:
Kazzellin
Jocelyn
Blackfrost
Wizzer
Nessa
Nimrodel
biancaferrano
Title: Re: Save the Date! MN Christmas Party ~ Sunday Dec 8th
Post by: ponyqueen on October 07, 2019, 07:51:20 PM
Deets are up, fam! Prep your party cannons!
Title: Re: Minnesota Christmas Pony Party ~ Sunday Dec 8th
Post by: achab1984 on October 10, 2019, 10:50:05 PM
Wonder what kind of winter we are going to have this year! Snow coming already! :(
Title: Re: Minnesota Christmas Pony Party ~ Sunday Dec 8th
Post by: scarlettkitty81 on October 22, 2019, 08:00:53 PM
Im coming. Will.we be doing secret santa?
Title: Re: Minnesota Christmas Pony Party ~ Sunday Dec 8th
Post by: Aurora on October 23, 2019, 05:49:57 PM
Well, Hi! This little gem snuck past! I have asked for the weekend off, now to find the Fanciest Prize!
Title: Re: Minnesota Christmas Pony Party ~ Sunday Dec 8th
Post by: MoondancerMilkyWay on October 23, 2019, 08:12:41 PM
I'm so excited!! I'm coming to this one for sure! I'm working in my wrapping skills and my fancy gift.  😁
Title: Re: Minnesota Christmas Pony Party ~ Sunday Dec 8th
Post by: SaraMari on October 24, 2019, 04:14:07 AM
I will be attending with my mom (Lisa) 💖 I have a gift idea already but wrapping may not be my strong point lol
Title: Re: Minnesota Christmas Pony Party ~ Sunday Dec 8th
Post by: Kazzellin on October 24, 2019, 03:39:22 PM
I’m afraid I won’t be able to make it this year. :( I’m out of town until Sunday night. You guys have fun, though! Try to remember to take photos! ;)
Title: Re: Minnesota Christmas Pony Party ~ Sunday Dec 8th
Post by: Strawberry Swirl on October 24, 2019, 10:26:51 PM
Ah, 5 days after my birthday! I might have to bring some cake or something. (thinking emoji)
Title: Re: Minnesota Christmas Pony Party ~ Sunday Dec 8th
Post by: Aurora on October 25, 2019, 09:09:47 PM
Haha! Deets!

Aurora, Foxfire, and Jocelyn Welk are all planning to be there. I messaged a few more people, and will try to keep you updated when i hear things.
Title: Re: Minnesota Christmas Pony Party ~ Sunday Dec 8th
Post by: biancaferrando on October 27, 2019, 01:23:19 AM
Hello everyone, I will be there! If I can, I will be bringing the Xmas sweet bread typical of my city again. Quite a few people seem to really like it  ^.^
Title: Re: Minnesota Christmas Pony Party ~ Sunday Dec 8th
Post by: Aurora on October 27, 2019, 02:58:22 AM
I am planning to bring something a little more savory- I learned last time that an entire buffet of sugar makes me even more loopy! So maybe crackers or mixed nuts or a veggie tray--- it really depends on my mood. This might be the day after my extended family party, so I might just bring anything that they don't eat.

Is there going to be a raffle? It looks like there are plenty of activities, we don't really need one, but if you need something for the prize table, let us know.

I have a really cool idea for a present, and actually started shopping for it today. If anyone has wishlists, feel free to post them. It would be nice to know what sort of things people want.  I personally love handmade stuff- more art for my wall of art? My wall of art hasn't gotten any new additions since Neon stopped making posters.

Scarlet- I think the Dice Game is taking the place of Secret Santa.
Title: Re: Minnesota Christmas Pony Party ~ Sunday Dec 8th
Post by: ponyqueen on October 29, 2019, 06:27:57 PM
Scarlet- I think the Dice Game is taking the place of Secret Santa.
Correct!
Sorry but you are not allowed to view spoiler contents.

Ah, yes, a raffle. Yes. I do think so. A few top shelf items I think. And I'm brainstorming another contest. Standby for details!
Title: Re: Minnesota Christmas Pony Party ~ Sunday Dec 8th
Post by: Aurora on October 29, 2019, 06:32:54 PM
PQ, you sound like a British Pirate! I love it!

I will bring along something raffley. And money!
Title: Re: Minnesota Christmas Pony Party ~ Sunday Dec 8th
Post by: ponyqueen on October 29, 2019, 07:16:43 PM
PQ, you sound like a British Pirate! I love it!

 :lol: lol what? haha!  ^.^

Title: Re: Minnesota Christmas Pony Party ~ Sunday Dec 8th
Post by: MoondancerMilkyWay on October 29, 2019, 08:41:24 PM
PQ, you sound like a British Pirate! I love it!

 :lol: lol what? haha!  ^.^



You're the worst pirate I've ever heard of.
Title: Re: Minnesota Christmas Pony Party ~ Sunday Dec 8th
Post by: ponyqueen on October 29, 2019, 11:03:56 PM
PQ, you sound like a British Pirate! I love it!

 :lol: lol what? haha!  ^.^

You're the worst pirate I've ever heard of.

But you have heard of me!  :woot:

Post Merge: October 30, 2019, 07:19:51 PM

:glitter: Announcing New Contest! :glitter:

Mason Jar Snow Globe

I'm really excited about this one, everypony! A dash of arts and a balance of crafts await your creative endeavors in this party's featured contest: Mason Jar Snow Globe!* Click on the link below for some inspiration to get you started, and remember this year's Host Pony, Windy Wing Flurry, and our guiding theme: "Let it Snow!" Prize to be awarded for best!

*Please note: Globes do not *actually* need to contain water!


https://www.google.com/search?q=mason+jar+snow+globe&rlz=1C1CHBF_enUS747US747&sxsrf=ACYBGNQHmdCWu9H99LYIY4KhP7YojU949w:1572441756854&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjbpOOCisTlAhVFS6wKHS7RDXMQ_AUIEygC&biw=752&bih=676&dpr=2.75
Title: Re: Minnesota Christmas Pony Party ~ Sunday Dec 8th
Post by: Aurora on November 04, 2019, 05:46:50 AM
Oooh, a craft contest? I love those! And I just happen to have a jar or two sitting around!

Now to plot....
Title: Re: Minnesota Christmas Pony Party ~ Sunday Dec 8th
Post by: MoondancerMilkyWay on November 04, 2019, 08:17:10 PM
Does it have to be a Mason jar? Does size matter? I see several ways to put something together, but don't want to have to spend too much on the project if I can use existing materials... I'm excited to make something, though!
Title: Re: Minnesota Christmas Pony Party ~ Sunday Dec 8th
Post by: biancaferrando on November 05, 2019, 02:39:07 AM
This contest of the snow globe is super awesome, I have no clue what I am going to come up with but it is going to be way too much fun.  ^.^
Title: Re: Minnesota Christmas Pony Party ~ Sunday Dec 8th
Post by: ponyqueen on November 05, 2019, 10:57:08 PM
Does it have to be a Mason jar? Does size matter? I see several ways to put something together, but don't want to have to spend too much on the project if I can use existing materials... I'm excited to make something, though!

You can actually use any jar you find! I saw some SUPER cute ones at a thrift store today. so hard to decide!
Title: Re: Minnesota Christmas Pony Party ~ Sunday Dec 8th
Post by: Aurora on November 05, 2019, 11:13:40 PM
Does it have to be a Mason jar? Does size matter? I see several ways to put something together, but don't want to have to spend too much on the project if I can use existing materials... I'm excited to make something, though!

You can actually use any jar you find! I saw some SUPER cute ones at a thrift store today. so hard to decide!

Just thought of a super-funny one! But how will Flurry get out of her pickle???
Title: Re: Minnesota Christmas Pony Party ~ Sunday Dec 8th
Post by: MoondancerMilkyWay on November 06, 2019, 07:18:06 PM
Got my jar!!! And so many ideas! Trying to decide what will best fit inside. The jar is made up before hand, correct?
Title: Re: Minnesota Christmas Pony Party ~ Sunday Dec 8th
Post by: achab1984 on November 07, 2019, 01:04:42 AM
I wonder if I will ever be able to make it to a meet? I have to work that weekend of course! Friday threw Monday so no hope for me again! :( 
Title: Re: Minnesota Christmas Pony Party ~ Sunday Dec 8th
Post by: Aurora on November 08, 2019, 09:40:58 PM
My surprise package arrived! Hint: it's chocolate! And part of my $10 Big Dice Game Gift. I already want to order more! It reminds me of my (admittedly messed-up) childhood!

On an unrelated note, how do you guys feel about Pixie Stix?
Title: Re: Minnesota Christmas Pony Party ~ Sunday Dec 8th
Post by: MoondancerMilkyWay on November 09, 2019, 05:42:16 PM
I do enjoy chocolate,  and as a child I loved the straight flavored sugar that is pixi stix... now though, I couldn't take it.
Title: Re: Minnesota Christmas Pony Party ~ Sunday Dec 8th
Post by: ponyqueen on November 10, 2019, 08:09:15 PM
Chocolate!
Title: Re: Minnesota Christmas Pony Party ~ Sunday Dec 8th
Post by: Aurora on November 20, 2019, 06:19:56 AM
Got my dice game gift! Now to wrap it!
Title: Re: Minnesota Christmas Pony Party ~ Sunday Dec 8th
Post by: ponyqueen on November 20, 2019, 01:14:49 PM
Got my jar!!! And so many ideas! Trying to decide what will best fit inside. The jar is made up before hand, correct?

Just saw this... yes, the Snowglobe Jar must be completed before the party, and ready for competition!

Just two and a half weeks, everyone! I expect to have a nice line-art for the coloring competition completed soon. Still thinking about my fancy gift idea, too...
Title: Re: Minnesota Christmas Pony Party ~ Sunday Dec 8th
Post by: ponyqueen on November 24, 2019, 05:46:07 PM
omg only two weeks to go!

Post Merge: November 24, 2019, 08:11:37 PM

Just finished the Flurry line art for the coloring contest!
Title: Re: Minnesota Christmas Pony Party ~ Sunday Dec 8th
Post by: MoondancerMilkyWay on November 27, 2019, 12:33:28 AM
Jar coming along, still need to wrap my gift though . ..
Title: Re: Minnesota Christmas Pony Party ~ Sunday Dec 8th
Post by: Aurora on November 27, 2019, 12:55:25 AM
Gift wrapped! Supplies for savory snack purchased- we will give it a test run at Thanksgiving. Ornament supplies packed. Yearly craft, coming along quite nicely.  Christmas cards.... not so much yet. Working on it!


You should add Marla & Ellery to the YES list. They are a couple.
Christina is a maybe.
Blackfrost, Wizzer, and Nessa are all "No."

I will check with our facebook friends and see who knows what they are doing.

Post Merge: November 27, 2019, 10:10:35 PM

Brittany/ Loverofbalto will not be there, either.
Title: Re: Minnesota Christmas Pony Party ~ Sunday Dec 8th
Post by: mngusty on December 01, 2019, 12:27:04 AM
Have fun everyone!  I will be at a basketball tournament all day on the other side of the metro....  sorry to be missing out, the Christmas meet is always a fave!!  Merry Christmas my pony friends!! 
Side note: I just hung up Auroras amazing plush pony ornaments on my tree!  My faves!  I should commission you for a Gutsy;)
Title: Re: Minnesota Christmas Pony Party ~ Sunday Dec 8th
Post by: Aurora on December 01, 2019, 12:29:13 AM
Have fun everyone!  I will be at a basketball tournament all day on the other side of the metro....  sorry to be missing out, the Christmas meet is always a fave!!  Merry Christmas my pony friends!! 
Side note: I just hung up Auroras amazing plush pony ornaments on my tree!  My faves!  I should commission you for a Gutsy;)

Done and done! But not actually done yet...
Title: Re: Minnesota Christmas Pony Party ~ Sunday Dec 8th
Post by: Kazzellin on December 01, 2019, 04:37:25 AM
Change of plans! I have a sick kitty, so will not be going out of town after all. Do you have room for one more person at the meet? I make a wonderful pumpkin swirl cheesecake.... ;)
Title: Re: Minnesota Christmas Pony Party ~ Sunday Dec 8th
Post by: Aurora on December 01, 2019, 05:26:38 AM
Yay, Kazzy!

The snack mix passed the test run, but I want to try a different flavor. Good thing I like snacks, otherwise this would be a real sacrifice.

Pretty excited about the Christmas Card Replacement that I am making. Lots of steps, but really worth it! I can't wait for you all to see them!

I have two prizes for the prize table. 

It is only a week away, time to figure out how to assemble the mason jar thing I have loosely wandering through my head. Other than that, I think I am ready!
Title: Re: Minnesota Christmas Pony Party ~ Sunday Dec 8th
Post by: Kazzellin on December 01, 2019, 06:07:07 AM
Right, right, prizes. Will need to figure something out for those. 🤔 *has ideas already* 😏
Title: Re: Minnesota Christmas Pony Party ~ Sunday Dec 8th
Post by: ponyqueen on December 03, 2019, 02:03:38 PM
Prizes provided, no pressure to bring one. But if you already have something yay! I'd say focus up on that Snow Globe craft to better your chances of winning! I mean, having fun. Yes, fun.

Just days away!!
Title: Re: Minnesota Christmas Pony Party ~ Sunday Dec 8th
Post by: MoondancerMilkyWay on December 04, 2019, 02:45:54 PM
Oh my gosh.  I need to find the thing for the final touch on my globe!! Ack!!! Only a few days left! *runs around screaming*
Title: Re: Minnesota Christmas Pony Party ~ Sunday Dec 8th
Post by: Aurora on December 07, 2019, 11:32:29 PM
I got it all ready! Big ol box of snacks, snow globes, feathers, ornaments, cards, prizes, and an extra bucket of glitter to rub into the dogs. The gift that keeps on giving!

See you all tomorrow!
Title: Re: Minnesota Christmas Pony Party ~ Sunday Dec 8th
Post by: biancaferrando on December 08, 2019, 12:31:27 AM
 :cry: I am very sorry everypony, but I am not going to make tomorrow's meet, I thought I could but a few things did not go as I was hoping. I have my finals in 1 week and my efforts were not enough to still make the meet despite working 32 hrs a week and taking 3 classes. The good news is, I am graduating after this semester if all goes well.
You better eat and have fun a little bit for me as well!

Hugs everypony
Bianca
Title: Re: Minnesota Christmas Pony Party ~ Sunday Dec 8th
Post by: Kazzellin on December 08, 2019, 05:21:12 PM
Aww! That happens, Bianca. Hopefully we'll see you at the next meet, then. Good luck on your finals! :D

My bad news is that the cheesecake isn't going to work out--I purged old spices in the spring, and never replaced the cloves. Making bars instead. :)
Title: Re: Minnesota Christmas Pony Party ~ Sunday Dec 8th
Post by: Kazzellin on December 09, 2019, 07:01:49 PM
That was great fun! Looks like @Blackfrost and some others are already seeing if we can get together for a post-Valentines meet. Hope to see everyone again then! :D
Title: Re: Minnesota Christmas Pony Party ~ Sunday Dec 8th
Post by: Aurora on December 09, 2019, 07:05:29 PM
It was a really good meet! Very chill, which was awesome! There are pictures popping up on the facebook chat- if anyone needs a link, let me know.

Thank you, Pony Royalty, for hosting! I can't wait for "next time!"
Title: Re: Minnesota Christmas Pony Party ~ Sunday Dec 8th
Post by: SaraMari on December 09, 2019, 07:42:59 PM
It was a very fun Christmas party! Much thanks to Ponyqueen and Ponyking for being such wonderful hosts
Title: Re: Minnesota Christmas Pony Party ~ Sunday Dec 8th
Post by: Aurora on December 09, 2019, 08:12:32 PM
Can next years Christmas Host be Gingerbread? I'm not saying I'm already planning for next year, but I'm not not saying it.
Title: Re: Minnesota Christmas Pony Party ~ Sunday Dec 8th
Post by: ponyqueen on December 10, 2019, 02:57:51 PM
Can next years Christmas Host be Gingerbread? I'm not saying I'm already planning for next year, but I'm not not saying it.

 She very nearly was the host this year. Cookies!!
Title: Re: Minnesota Christmas Pony Party ~ Sunday Dec 8th
Post by: Aurora on December 10, 2019, 03:33:56 PM
And gingerbread houses! Kazzy, how is that castle mold coming along?
Title: Re: Minnesota Christmas Pony Party ~ Sunday Dec 8th
Post by: Kazzellin on December 11, 2019, 10:04:51 PM
And gingerbread houses! Kazzy, how is that castle mold coming along?

Slowly. Haven't been able to get the microwaveable molding compound yet. :( 
Title: Re: Minnesota Christmas Pony Party ~ Sunday Dec 8th
Post by: Aurora on April 27, 2020, 11:37:56 AM
Hey! Remember that time we all gathered in a room and had fun together? That was cool.
Title: Re: Minnesota Christmas Pony Party ~ Sunday Dec 8th
Post by: ponyqueen on May 15, 2020, 05:45:18 PM
I WAS thinking about that! Remembering 2019 fondly. :)
Title: Re: Minnesota Christmas Pony Party ~ Sunday Dec 8th
Post by: Strawberry Swirl on May 16, 2020, 06:01:27 AM
Yes. Which reminds me, I have all these cards and a present STILL ready to go for this event that never got delivered. I would really like them to go to their intended recipients but I'm not sure how this would work. I feel like it'd be weird to ask you all to send your shipping addresses to me.
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