My daughter’s best friend Ellie just turned 8 and all she wanted was a magical unicorn party. I teamed up with her mom to make the magic happen. I don’t see the unicorn party trend dying down anytime soon so in order to make this party a little different I decided to mix the pastel rainbow colors with a bit of a garden feel.
We started at the front door so as soon as the guests arrived, they were greeted by a massive pastel rainbow balloon garland covering the entire staircase. At the top of the staircase we used a cascading gold star curtain for everyone to walk thru. If you peeked thru the stars you would see the kids table along with the dessert and favor table. To give the dessert a more garden feel I used a garden arch adorned with a cloud of white balloons. Mixed in with the balloons I weaved a gold star garland and hung some yarn wrapped stars to give it a magical feel. Flower garlands were hung on the front of the arch to frame it all together. We had a dainty little 2 tier cake with a flower topper that was just the right size to serve our 8 guests. Also displayed next to the cake were some unicorn favor cups that we would use later to make ice cream sundaes. Multi colored chocolate candies doubled as “Magic Bean” favors which I displayed in custom candy jars and custom ‘Born To Sparkle” pins finished off the display. The pins were a huge hit with the girls to pin on their backpacks for school.
To give the kids table a more woodsy garden feel I used moss as a centerpiece base and kept the table uncovered to showcase the wood table. The bright unicorn centerpiece was a great pop of color against the dark green moss. Each place setting had their own magical unicorn horn, plate, cup, napkin and gold glittered unicorn. The birthday girl made handmade place cards as a finishing touch. When the guests arrived, they each got their own unicorn tail made out of different colors of cascading tulle. They found their place at the table and put on their horns while lunch was being served. Simple croissant sandwiches, beautiful strawberries & marshmallow blueberry pops were dished out with pink lemonade. The drinks were displayed in the corner on another wood grain table and a foam flower backdrop. I made custom water bottle labels that said “Enchanted Water” to match the candy favors and sparkle pins. There was a lounge area set up next to the fireplace that was adorned with an enchanted rose tree and the cutest poster made to match all the other custom items. It said “The Magic Starts Here”. I was able to pick the backdrop design, the font and change all the colors to match my theme which made it very easy to coordinate them all together.
After the kids ate, we spent some time just dancing and taking photos with the coordinating photo props and we had some craft time to make unicorn dreamcatchers. Before we knew it the party was almost over so we sang Happy Birthday, enjoyed some cake and made delicious ice cream sundaes with a variety of different sprinkles. Ellie said it was the most magical birthday ever.
What People Ate
What People Drank
cake, ice cream sundaes
dreamcatchers, magic beans, custom buttons