Christmas ideas needed.
A friend and I have been asked to take my two driving ponies in the local Christmas parade: Loud bands, fire and police sirens, costumes, actors, floats with all manner of displays, kids yelling and screaming, balloons, flags:eek::eek: - get the picture?
We've been doing some major de-sensitizing and both ponies are really cruisy.
What ideas do you folks have for dress up / costume? There will be two ponies (both liver chesnut, one more dun shaded) and 4 people - one to drive and one to walk alongside each pony. We can dress us and ponies any way we want. Remember its summer here so will be hot - so no blankets covering the ponies and not too much heavy clothing for us. If needed we figure the ponies would be okay with antlers! We haven't got huge amounts of money.
Any and all ideas most welcome - pictures even better.
The one time we drove our pony in a Christmas parade we rented a Santa costume for the driver, put antlers, hoof glitter, mane and tail glitter and ribbons for the pony and the side walkers were elves. You might find elf costumes to rent but I found a green velvet "jogging suit" and some Star Trek, Mr. Spock ears. We stitched up a huge bag out of cheap, glittery fabric,and stuffed it with light weight shipping filler. The elf handed out candy canes to children Ing the parade route.
Lots and lots of red Christmas bows on every available piece of harness. Strings of greenery on the vehicle, again with lots of bows. Roped tinsel. Ear plugs (for the ponies).
Some Christmas Parade photos
Pictures are posted on Off Course on the thread "Ideas for Christmas Parade".