Time sure flies when you're raising kids. My daughter is now almost 6. But here at long last I'm back to share her 5th birthday party, because unicorns are always a good idea. This was a small and simple backyard party, with bright cheerful color and some easy handmade touches. You can find the invitation and most of the graphics in my shop, and the rest is detailed below.
The world's cutest plush unicorns came from the Land of Nod and were the party favors, along with bags for the unicorn pinata treats. The other unicorns were all sprayed gold... and you may notice that I got a little liberal with the spray paint and sprayed the tops of the balloons gold too. You can't see much of the effect in the photos but I highly recommend trying this- they looked awesome.
For party activities, the girls first beaded their own rainbow necklaces and had their faces painted. Then after a (mystic) pizza lunch we had them design their own unicorn horns. The 'horns' were chocolate cupcakes baked inside ice cream cones and they got to frost them and decorate with chocolate stars, sprinkles and twizzlers. It was a super fun ridiculous mess!
We also had a game of pin the horn on the unicorn - on a poster I printed using the invitation design. And last but not least of course... the pinata, filled with sparkles, tiny rubber unicorns and an abundance of pink and purple candy.
As you can see, the girls had a blast. Though clearly having the streamers as a photo backdrop backfired on me... they doubled as a hiding place for those pretty faces. Also, one final tip for you. I used a roll of recycled art paper to make the brush painted table covers, and not only did they add fun color, but they made for the easiest clean up ever. See? Small and simple, as most of my favorite parties are these days.