Hip Hip Hooray! I am finally getting around to blogging about Catherine’s Magical Unicorn Birthday Party. It feels like I started planning this ages ago! The moment Catherine told me that she wanted a Unicorn-themed party (which was many months prior to the actual party) I immediately started buying party supplies.
In the beginning, I wasn’t very organized. I would tuck items away in random places. When I realized that I had bought two sets of party plates, cups and napkins – it was time to consolidate. It seems silly, but I actually bought a plastic tote bin to store everything in. When it came time for the party, I grabbed the bin and it felt really great to have everything in one place!
Here are the highlights and photos. I’m careful not to include images of other people’s children, so I set-up the party backdrop separately so you can at least see what everything looked like. I’ve included links to everything in case you want more information about the products.
Catherine’s Magical Unicorn Birthday Party
Location: Our home in Connecticut. I decided to host Catherine’s party at home because it was going to revolve around hands-on activities. We kept the party size to 10-12 girlfriends from the neighborhood and her Kindergarten class.
Decorations: Two ginormous unicorn balloons, and regular balloons in every color. A rainbow banner that says YOU ARE MAGICAL, and tissue-paper flowers.
Glittery Unicorn Slime – As soon as all the guests arrived, we made Magical Unicorn Slime! My friend’s daughter, Abbie, is a professional slime maker. I am serious. She has her own Instagram Page and Etsy Store where she sells scented slime! The things that she creates are totally amazing and I hired her to lead the girls in a slime-making craft. The girls LOVED the entire process of mixing the ingredients and playing with the slime. Abbie even made personalized containers with each of the guest’s names so they could take home their slime.
Pin the Horn on the Unicorn – This was a cute game and got the girls up to stretch their legs before the next craft. It’s the same concept as Pin the Tail on the Donkey, where the girls are blindfold, turned around 3 times and then they have to try to get the horn as close to the target as possible. You can buy it HERE.
DIY Unicorn Dream Catchers – You can see photos and step-by-step instructions on how to make this at the end of the post. In hindsight, I should have allotted more time for this craft. The results were absolutely beautiful, but the party ran over about 15-minutes. If you plan to make this craft at a party, set aside at least an hour.
Cake & Cupcakes: The cake and cupcakes were made by one of the best local bakers in Connecticut. Alina, owner and master baker of Alina’s Cakes and Cookies. Catherine and I spent some time on Pinterest searching for her ideal cake. When we found it, I sent a photo over to Alina and she recreated it EXACTLY. She’s so talented. I created a Pinterest Board for Catherine’s Unicorn Party Ideas, click HERE.
The personalized cake topper was made locally by the Printed Society. In addition to cake toppers, she has insane calligraphy skills that she uses for wedding invitations, place cards and a whole host of other entertaining items. Please check her Instagram account out HERE.
It takes a village sometimes and I want to give a shoutout to my friends Soo and Jennie who arrived early and helped blow up balloons, decorate, assemble gift bags, and provide indispensable hands on help with the activities. Thank you ladies!
DIY Unicorn Dreamcatcher Supplies & Instructions:
– 6″ Embroidery Hoops (I got mine here)
– Yarn and/or ribbon of various textures and colors
– Hot gun and glue sticks (parental supervision is recommended)
– Felt squares (white and light pink for the ears)
– Decorative craft flowers
– Glitter paper for the horn
Step 1: Cut outer white ears and inner pink ears out of the felt. You can use a stiffer white felt for the outer ears so they stick up. Hot glue the inner pink ears to the white ears. Using the template above, I cut the shapes of the ears (outer and inner) and traced them onto felt squares.
Step 2: Cut out a paper horn shape from your glitter paper. Using the template above, I cut out the horn then traced the outline on the back of the glitter paper.
Step 3: Hot glue the glitter horn and ears to your hoop.
Step 4: Wrap yarn around your embroidery hoop and secure with a dab of hot glue when you’re done.
Step 5. Tie yarn around one end the hoop and then tie around the hoop, crisscrossing yarn tightly. Tie off the yarn when you are done.
Step 6: Cut out lengths of various colored yarns and ribbons for your hangings (cut as long as you want the yarn to hang, but keep in mind they will be folded over to make a loop)
Step 7: Determine how you want to arrange your flower pattern and hot glue the flowers on.
Step 8. Loop your yarn hangings through the embroidery hoop – and you are ready to hang it!