At a family party honoring the betrothed, the reality star’s mom surprises the couple with two glittery mini horses

By People Staff
Updated May 25, 2011 07:00 PM

After accepting Kris Humphries’ marriage proposal at her Beverly Hills home on May 18, Kim Kardashian and her new fiancé celebrated their big news at a gathering that evening. It was an intimate family dinner full of smiles, food, fun and … glittery miniature horses?

“Kris really didn’t want a big celebration, but he had jokingly told my mom he’d be fine if there were mini horses there,” Kardashian tells PEOPLE. “Later that night at the party, my mom brought out two mini horses covered in glitter for us! It was hysterical!”

The reality TV starlet says her mother arranged to have the ponies trot out just after a delicious princess cake was served for dessert. “I didn’t understand how she ordered all this stuff without anyone figuring it out,” she says. “We had such a fun dinner. Hanging with the family and his sister.”

One thing definitely outshined those spectacular mini stallions: Kardashian s 20-plus-carat ring that Humphries designed with jeweler Lorraine Schwartz.

Read more about the sparkler, the proposal and their upcoming big day in the new issue of PEOPLE, on newsstands now.

With reporting by Jennifer Garcia