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Title: Minnesota Pony Jubilee
Post by: ponyqueen on June 14, 2020, 04:13:51 AM
Hello Everypony! Ponyqueen here to pass a message along from our pony friend Tootie Tails. Sounds like her gal pal Sea Breeze raved about the cabana party she had a couple years ago, so TT has decided to throw one as well! Here is the message:

"I am excited to host this summer's Minnesota Pony Jubilee at my seaside cabana! Let's get excited about a day filled with games & activities, contests, watersports, and fun times with friends! My co-host and I look forward to seeing you soon!   :heart: Tootie Tails"

Date: Labor Day Weekend *Sept 6 & 7*
~Sunday Night Bonfire, Monday Beach Day~
Location: Crystal Lake Beach, Burnsville
Time: Sunday evening bonfire, morning/midday beach
Host pony: Tootie Tails
Co-host: Baby Sea Pony Dipper

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RSVP

Yes- I will be there!
ponyqueen
ponyking
Moondancermilkyway
Friend


Maybe- still thinking about it
SaraMari

No- sorry,  not this time.
Aurora
Nessa16
Kazzellin
Mngusty

Contests (three entries minimum for prizes)
Photo Scavenger Hunt
2D art
3D art (craft)
Custom Tootie Tails

Activities
Swimming
Floating
Suntanning
Kayaking
Pony show & Tell
Sunfading Demo
Group picture
Eating snacks
Sitting around in camp chairs and talking
Badminton probably

*Optional* Potluck
Dessert- ponyqueen, Pineapple Rum Cake

*Nurse Redheart will be onsite to make sure everyone is practicing good social hygiene!*

What to bring:
Contest entries
Show & Tell item
Potluck item
Cash money for buying beach treats (ice cream etc)
Beach stuff! Floaties, suits, towel, suncreen etc
Personal choice hand sanitizer
Title: Re: Minnesota Jubilee
Post by: SaraMari on June 14, 2020, 07:34:46 AM
Woohoo, see you soon Tootie Tails
Title: Re: Minnesota Jubilee
Post by: Aurora on June 14, 2020, 10:20:12 AM
Oh, TT, you crazy girl!

That is some fancy art you have on your cabana wall!

Thanks you for passing the message along, PonyQueen!

I think the co-host should be a sea pony. I am going to put my vote on a Baby Sea Pony, since the floats are so cute. Imagine the pictures! And to further those votes, my personal favorites are Backstroke and Tiny Bubbles.
Title: Re: Minnesota Jubilee
Post by: Kazzellin on June 14, 2020, 12:40:55 PM
A beach get-together? 😲 Okay! 😁

Not knowing what the regulations of the beach are, will we be grilling, or is prepared cold food (pasta salads, etc) going to be the more for the day? :awake:  In the interest of social distancing and potlucking, I’m now wondering if pineapple upside-down cupcakes are a thing. 😆

Also, since the beach is rather public, I’m assuming there’s little-to-no sales going on? (Which is fine, if that’s the case—less for us to gather together for the get-together!) 🤔

Either way, sounds great! Thanks for passing on the word! 😃
Title: Re: Minnesota Jubilee
Post by: ponyqueen on June 14, 2020, 01:21:15 PM
Yes grills,  correct no sales at beach. Sales event will happen at private residence if there is enough interest.
Title: Re: Minnesota Jubilee
Post by: Kazzellin on June 14, 2020, 05:02:28 PM
Yes grills,  correct no sales at beach. Sales event will happen at private residence if there is enough interest.
That would be Sunday, before the bonfire, I assume? :)
Title: Re: Minnesota Jubilee
Post by: ponyqueen on June 15, 2020, 03:47:45 PM
Yes grills,  correct no sales at beach. Sales event will happen at private residence if there is enough interest.
That would be Sunday, before the bonfire, I assume? :)

Another option is to execute sales is the UK way: car boot style! We'll be at the park early to set up our beach zone,  so I think some condensed buying/selling/ trading could be done in the parking lot. My memory recalls that sales at the pirate party were not outrageous,  and time was focused on games, activities, and visiting.
Title: Re: Minnesota Pony Jubilee
Post by: Kazzellin on June 16, 2020, 01:28:48 AM
Yes grills,  correct no sales at beach. Sales event will happen at private residence if there is enough interest.
That would be Sunday, before the bonfire, I assume? :)

Another option is to execute sales is the UK way: car boot style! We'll be at the park early to set up our beach zone,  so I think some condensed buying/selling/ trading could be done in the parking lot. My memory recalls that sales at the pirate party were not outrageous,  and time was focused on games, activities, and visiting.
This is a neat idea! Definitely would require me to finally make a list of who/what I have for sale and what box they're in, too. :) Not to mention making sure the car is cleaned before the meet! :lol:
Title: Re: Minnesota Pony Jubilee
Post by: Aurora on June 23, 2020, 08:38:51 AM
Sales: I like the carboot idea! I was also thinking that we can message each other with sales, and just deliver to the meet. We can make sales posts here, or on the facebook chat. Kazzy, does the MN POny page allow for us to post individual sales albums? I'm not savvy enough to know the easiest way to do that.

Food: I have a snack mix that I have been dying to try for a couple of years now. I will make that, and individually bag them! As a bonus, popcorn is involved, and my new favorite toy is an air popper. So when potluck choices start being posted, put me down for snack bags!

Watersports: I have a couple kayaks, but if we are at the swimming beach, they are probably not allowed at the beach. Does anyone know about the rules for that? I would be perfectly happy to bring them and let people play in them (DO NOT HURT MY BOATS!!!!), if that is the sort of thing we are doing. Otherwise, it would be really fun to see who comes up with the strangest floating/relaxing thing! I have an inflatable sea serpent here somewhere....
Title: Re: Minnesota Pony Jubilee
Post by: ponyqueen on June 26, 2020, 02:47:46 PM
Food: I have a snack mix that I have been dying to try for a couple of years now. I will make that, and individually bag them! As a bonus, popcorn is involved, and my new favorite toy is an air popper. So when potluck choices start being posted, put me down for snack bags!

Watersports: I have a couple kayaks, but if we are at the swimming beach, they are probably not allowed at the beach. Does anyone know about the rules for that? I would be perfectly happy to bring them and let people play in them (DO NOT HURT MY BOATS!!!!), if that is the sort of thing we are doing. Otherwise, it would be really fun to see who comes up with the strangest floating/relaxing thing! I have an inflatable sea serpent here somewhere....

I have you down for popcorn snackie!

And bring on the kayaks! All manner of watercraft is allowed. Who's bringing the jet ski is what I want to know!
Title: Re: Minnesota Pony Jubilee
Post by: Kazzellin on June 27, 2020, 01:23:18 PM
The main book keeper has already requested Labor Day off; we did just train two more backups, though, so I’m going to request Sunday/Monday off, and we’ll see what happens. :)
Title: Re: Minnesota Pony Jubilee
Post by: mngusty on July 04, 2020, 04:06:57 AM
Funsie!  I will keep an eye on this thread!  I miss my pony friends!  Unfortunately August is looking pretty booked with alot of things pushed off til late summer cause of Corona :(  hopefully we can make it! 
Title: Re: Minnesota Pony Jubilee
Post by: Kazzellin on July 18, 2020, 03:39:02 PM
Having thought on this for a bit, how crowded is the beach likely to be on Labor Day? 🤔
Title: Re: Minnesota Pony Jubilee
Post by: ponyqueen on July 22, 2020, 06:47:12 PM
Having thought on this for a bit, how crowded is the beach likely to be on Labor Day? 🤔

Pretty crowded.
Title: Re: Minnesota Pony Jubilee
Post by: Aurora on July 27, 2020, 01:19:40 PM
Regretfully, I am going to have to back out of this. I've been preparing for it- I have a muumuu (really? That's how it's spelled?) and fancy paper plates and everything, but I have another event shortly afterwards, and I am not ready to play respiratory roulette at this point. PQ, let me know if you need any money for the rental--- I originally said I would go, so I am still happy to pay for my part if you need me to.

Sad, as this is the first MN Pony Meet I will be missing! I expect disjointed and very weird pictures!
Title: Re: Minnesota Pony Jubilee
Post by: nessa16 on July 27, 2020, 06:20:51 PM
I will not attending this year, again either.  With COVID and expectations of it being crowded, I cannot risk it for my job as a nurse.  Also, and the main day being on Monday, is usually the day I would make the trek back home.
Title: Re: Minnesota Pony Jubilee
Post by: Kazzellin on July 27, 2020, 06:21:46 PM
Sadly, I’m going to have to bow out as well. The kitchen isn’t coming along as quickly as I’d like, and I need to get it done as soon as I can, so can’t justify taking the time away from it—especially now that it’s looking like we’ll have to replace the window in the wall I’m re-sheet rocking (water damage). :( I’m hoping I’ll be able to get the floor done and put the appliances back before Labor Day, but that leaves an entire wall to be installed, sanded, and painted, plus a booth to be made—assuming the window is even in by then. 😓
Title: Re: Minnesota Pony Jubilee
Post by: ponyqueen on July 27, 2020, 06:51:27 PM
Thanks for the updates all! I was just preparing a post as well, to introduce co-host, new contests, jubilee merch and ask for soft RSVPs... so let's start there.

Please let's rsvp at this time:

Yes- I'll be there!
Maybe- still thinking about it.
No- Sorry, I can't make it this time.
Title: Re: Minnesota Pony Jubilee
Post by: ponyqueen on July 30, 2020, 02:50:04 PM
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Introducing your MN Pony Jubilee Cohost, Sea Sparkle Baby Sea Pony Sea Breeze!

Baby Sea Pony Sea Breeze would love to meet your favorite baby sea pony. Bring her in a bedazzled jar to enter Decorated Jar Contest!

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What's a contest without an awesome prize? Compete to win one of these totally great prizes! Details on contests to come, but with only a month+ to go, time to start working!

Also upcoming announcements: exclusive Jubilee Merch!

Title: Re: Minnesota Pony Jubilee
Post by: Aurora on July 30, 2020, 08:29:01 PM
Man... a jar contest is really fun!!!

And i may have drooled on my screen looking at the prizes. What is that poster thing?
Title: Re: Minnesota Pony Jubilee
Post by: ponyqueen on August 01, 2020, 11:17:50 PM
The poster is from an artist I met at Everfree. There are three or four other posters there, each with a different image!
Title: Re: Minnesota Pony Jubilee
Post by: ponyqueen on August 04, 2020, 06:05:15 PM
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Baby Shovels and Baby Sandcastle are super excited for a beach party, and today they are having a friendly sandcastle building competition! Here's Baby Shovels- she's certain she's just build the most magnificent castle ever... she'll just glance behind her to see what Baby Sandcastle has made...


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What a stunning day the twins have had! Blue sky, peaceful surf and good company made for a memory filled afternoon.
Title: Re: Minnesota Pony Jubilee
Post by: ponyqueen on August 18, 2020, 05:40:52 PM
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For reference, this is how "crowded" it was midday at Crystal Lake Beach on a recent Saturday.
Title: Re: Minnesota Pony Jubilee
Post by: Aurora on August 19, 2020, 12:28:23 PM
That isn't too bad for crowds, which is nice to see.

The poster is really cute, do they still do Everfree?

And Sandcastle and Shovels! They were the very last set of twins I completed! That orange twin is sneaky.

Post Merge: August 19, 2020, 12:29:27 PM

ETA: You might want to take my popcorn treat off the potluck list, though I suppose I could send it in the mail...
Title: Re: Minnesota Pony Jubilee
Post by: MoondancerMilkyWay on August 28, 2020, 01:32:16 PM
Sandcastle and shovels are so cute!!!
Title: Re: Minnesota Pony Jubilee
Post by: ponyqueen on August 31, 2020, 03:39:25 PM
One week out from the Minnesota Pony Jubilee and the temperature highs are in the 60s! Partly cloudy! No rain in the forecast yet. I'd like to get a better idea of who is coming so I can send out addresses etc. Please RSVP asap if you are coming or not... if we don't hear anything, we wish you the best and hope to see you at the next pony party! :hug:

Official events:

Sunday Sept 6th Bonfire 7pm

ponyqueen's house in Burnsville, MN

Monday Sept 7th Beach Day 11am-2pm
Crystal Lake Beach, Burnsville, MN
Title: Re: Minnesota Pony Jubilee
Post by: mngusty on September 03, 2020, 02:43:03 AM
Have fun everyone!  We won't be there, enjoy all the pony goodness!!
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