A Unicorn Birthday Party for My Little Girl
For her sixth birthday my daughter wanted a unicorn birthday party. Not surprising as most little girls adore unicorns and rainbows.
And of course, this is a party idea every mom loves to pursue … Who doesn’t believe in unicorn magic, right?
We had so much fun creating the unicorn games, pinata, cakes, games and treats for the unicorn party and I hope you will enjoy reading all about it!
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Unicorn Birthday Party Invitations
Like any party, we started the party arrangements by printing invitations. I decided to keep it simple, and created a powerpoint slide with rainbow, unicorn, and balloons. Then, simply added all the what and when details.
We printed the invitations out and stuck the printed image on a beautiful cardstock. Inside an envelope, it went and ready for hand out. It doesn’t get any simpler than that! And, if you prefer the pretty printed ones, I can recommend these and these.
We decorated a dreamy table with soft pink, blues and greens, and a unicorn re-usable tablecloth. My daughter chose these pretty unicorn plates and napkins. These pretty plate and napkin set came a close second …
Unicorn Birthday Party Outfit
No party is without dressing up and that’s why we made some rainbow unicorn horns for every guest!
We easily created the unicorn horns with rolled felt, covered in rainbow ribbon and attaching an elastic. We made a horn for each friend and they sure love wearing them. I added a bit more ribbon to the horn for our guest of honor!
Another easy but brilliant idea is this unicorn paper masks. They are beautiful, affordable and lots of fun.
Other than the making the horns I sew a colorful tutu for my daughter and she wore it with a pretty unicorn t-shirt.
Want an all in one rainbow tutu and unicorn headband? You have to check this out!
No princess outfit is however complete without a crown. So we added some sparkly beads to a felt crown and made sure she can wear it together with the unicorn horn.
Not up to making your own, check out this beautiful unicorn headband.
Unicorn Birthday Party Cake
Baking the cake is always one of my favorite parts of arranging a party. I love working with fondant icing and creating this coach with a princess and a unicorn was lots of fun.
I baked my standard chocolate cake with chocolate frosting and decorated it with fondant. My daughter helped to make all the little fondant flowers and we shared some awesome mother-daughter time creating this cake.
You can also buy ready-made unicorn cake toppers to save time and still create the perfect cake.
Unicorn Birthday Party Treats
We made little unicorn faces from marshmallows and it was a super treat. You can find a step by step tutorial on how to make similar unicorn treats from The decorated cookie.
I simply added a white marshmallow to a straw and used a food pen to create eyes. The horn, ears, and stars were made from fondant icing and stuck onto the marshmallow using a little sugar paste.
So easy and yet so cute! This is one of my favorite suppliers of soft, fresh fondant icing.
We baked some chocolate cupcakes with girly pink frosting, and, topped them with fondant flowers and hearts for sparkle magic. Place them in a pretty cupcake wrapper and they are ready to be devoured. This cupcake kit makes life very easy!
A secret tip to transform a standard cupcake into an awesome cupcake …
Add some Nutella or mascarpone inside the cupcake after baking. A delicious surprise! This trick is easily done with this great Martha Stewart Decorating tool or Prepworks Bulb! One of my secret cake decorating weapons!
Unicorn Birthday Party Pinata
I made the first pinata 2 years ago, and since then it is the first thing my kids ask for when we plan their birthdays.
Having a pinata not only adds to your party decorations but also creates another activity and allows the kids to play with the toys and take it home. We always fill the pinata not only with sweets but also with a lot of small toys as I am not a fan of having too many sweets around … Just make sure the toys you add won’t break when falling on the ground.
No time to make your own pinata? No problem, luckily they are readily available online!
Unicorn Birthday Party Activities
Doing a fun activity is always a big part of our parties. Giving the kids a chance to create something to remind them of the awesome party they had. For the unicorn birthday party, we decided to paint unicorn tote bags and make dream catchers.
I found these unicorn tote bags at a local store and the kids used acrylic paint to color them. You can easily buy or sew plain tote bags and trace unicorn pictures on them to create the same thing. Amazon also has these awesome unicorn drawstring tote bags.
For the dream catcher, I cut the hoof shape from a paper plate, added a string at the top and punched holes at the bottom. The girls could then decorate their own with beads, crystals, ribbons, shapes, and feathers.
Unicorn Birthday Party Favors and Thank You Cards
The best part of any party is always leaving the kids with a little surprise to take home and remember the magic. Each little princess received a drawstring bag, a unicorn plush toy, and a unicorn crayon. They sure loved it!
Depending on your budget, you can make the party favors as big or small as you want. For an all-in-one unicorn gift set at an affordable price, check this out! It is awesome because it includes everything little unicorn lovers adore – a unicorn drawstring bag, makeup bag, bracelet, inspirational necklace and hair ties!
Here is a couple of affordable unicorn plush toy options
- Aurora Sparkle unicorn
- Nella the princess unicorn plush
- Aurora Rainbow unicorn
- Sparkle unicorn plush
- Lilyrose unicorn plush
I created a little thank you card and you are welcome to download it below and use the template!
They work well when printed and stuck onto cardboard (see the pic above).
Grab your free download here:
Unicorn Birthday Party Games
We played a lot of unicorn party games including Pass a Parcel and Musical Statues. And, who doesn`t love the old – pin a tail – game? And the best part of having a unicorn party, the old time favorite becomes – pin a rainbow horn! So much more magical!
I simply cut rainbow unicorn horn shapes, drew a unicorn on a large poster and gave it some color. We stuck it on the wall and the kids were blindfolded trying to pin the horn in the perfect position. Loads of fun!
Gifts for a little Unicorn Lover
I had so much fun looking for the perfect gift for my daughter and would love to share with you some of the most beautiful unicorn gifts I found
- fingerlings baby unicorn – super adorable!
- cute unicorn slippers – her brother gifted her these!
- a practical unicorn backpack
- furreal starlily unicorn
- show me a girl that does not love the Ty plush toys … fantasia unicorn backpack and purse
- an awesome unicorn nightlight
- unicorn necklace and watch
- unicorn charm bracelet
The Result: A Happy Daughter
We created an awesome unicorn birthday party and made everything ourselves. Arranging and preparing all the different items do take time. But, it also makes it so much more special and memorable.
My best Birthday Party Tip
Ask a friend to take as many pictures as possible. You will be too busy running around and organizing things. And, your daughter will be too busy having fun to take everything in.
There are few things as precious as sharing the awesome moments afterward by looking at photos together. You will both get to relive the magic again and again!
I hope you found some inspiration for your next unicorn birthday party. Leave a comment and let me know your favorite unicorn idea. And, remember to pin and save for later!
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