Unicorns have been a big hit this year and my daughter was no exception. In this blog I have put together some tips from our party and how we put it together on a budget.
First up we had to plan things out so Miss Bella and I did a trawl on the internet and combined some things that we really liked.
The first thing was the cake, we liked these three cakes so decided to combine them into one epic Unicorn watercolour candy cake.
Here is a fantastic tutorial on how to make a watercolour buttercream cake --> https://www.stylesweetca.com/2014/07/08/how-to-ice-a-cake-perfect-ombre/
Now I am an amateur with cakes, but I was pretty happy with how this one turned out. You can go the route of making your own or hire a cake decorator.
Next up was decorations. Kmart is a great source for decorations and so are the cheap stores located around. However if you are wanting something more localised and to support small businesses then there are a few places you can get in touch with to customise your decorations or to hire them from. My kids party is a great resource for a list of suppliers.
We checked out Kmart and luckily or us they had some tablecloths and other bits and pieces that were perfect.
*Diamond tablecloth for backdrop
*Matching loot bags
*Paper cups that we decorated with pink card and the childrens names
*We already had some pink and purple straws I had picked up earlier on in a sale somewhere
*Used our drinks dispenser for the unicorn juice (a drinks dispenser is always handy to have in your cupboard for such occasions)
*Rainbow fan bunting
*Happy birthday battery lights
We also used various candies in glasses for decoration and eating, one was left over meringues from the cake decorations. The photos are from Miss Bellas 1st birthday cake smash.
Another important feature of the birthday is of course the outfit! Miss Bella LOVES her blue and purple unicorns skirt so she opted to wear that and of course we paired it with one of the earlier prints of our unicorn birthday tees (click to see our range of birthday sets here). I had a super special unicorn headband that I originally made for myself to wear to a masquerade, but Bella stole it ;)
This is not the set that Cadence wore, but if I had made it at the time it would have been! :D
Because at age 6 the girls tend to want to just play we didn't have too many games set up. I dressed up in one of my outfits and with the help of a super friend we did face painting for the girls at the beginning. We used Snazaroo facepaint sticks which we bought from the Warehouse, they were easy to use and didn't make much mess.
Once everyone had their face painted we played our first game which was pin the horn on the unicorn. I just drew up a picture of a horse and cut some wee horns out of paper. We named each horn and the girls lined up for their turns.
We also had a pinata (the small unicorn ones from Kmart and we played pass the parcel. The rest of the time the girls danced to a variety of songs on YouTube.
It was loads of fun for the adults and the kids alike and the girls all went home with an epic loot bag! I made each girl a ribbon clip and a ribbon dancing streamer which was a hairtie with strips of ribbon attached. Super easy and half of the girls were wearing them to school the next day and the days beyond.