So, I was quite pleased when Pip Squeak decided to have a Unicorn Party.. a nice change from Princess Party themes (not that there is anything wrong with a princess party of course!!). A unicorn party allowed for lots of lovely horse crafts, as well as some rainbow fun. Brilliant. So Unicorn Party it is.
Unicorn Party Invites
We started off with our Unicorn Party Invites. Pip Squeak was turning four and I wanted them to be age appropriate:
As per our Unicorn Invites post – I cut the strips, she stuck them in rainbow colour order. I then printed off a Unicorn for her to cut out and stick. I think she did a great job. I encouraged her to sign all the cards with her name too. Great writing practice.
Next up, we had to plan the Unicorn party itself!
Unicorn Party Food
I decided to be ambitious and make a Rainbow Cake for her… actually, not just any rainbow cake, but I made her a Pinata Rainbow Cake!! It went down a treat!
I saved the centre of the cake – and she had that the next day with a playdate that couldn’t make her party! We topped the Rainbow Cake with some Unicorn Playmobil.
Happy Girl Indeed! And just to let those food colouring nay sayers know – all 8 children were perfectly well behaved after this cake – no bouncing off walls! I think a little food colouring is fine and so long as the kids are entertained, there usually isn’t a problem.
In addition to the Unicorn Rainbow Cake, the kids got pink cheese sandwiches (we have a bread machine and I added some pink food dye.
Rainbow cookies are a great addition to any Unicorn Party Food – you can make them a week or two in advance and store them in an air tight container!
I also bought a Unicorn Cookie Cutter and made some Unicorn Cookies. I used Royal Icing to decorate the ones for the party bag… and the kids got to decorate some on the day!
Rainbow Fruit Platter
Unicorn Party Activities
Decorating Unicorn Cookies
We had to many “party crafts” – firsly the kids decorated some Unicorn Cookies (as mentioned above), these were great to do, as the kids were arriving – it kept the early arrivals busy, whilst waiting for the later ones.
We set out some baking paper per child and a spoon and had a cookie rack all ready for the drying of the finished cookies. Top tip: keep some sticky notes handy and write the child’s name on them as you place your cookies for drying. Will be quite tricky to figure whose is whose afterwards!
Unicorn Hobby Horse
Next we made Unicorn Hobby Horses from light card stock. I prepped the parts ahead of the time and the kids got to assemble and have FUN!
Once finished the kids went off for a little Unicorn Hobby Horse ride! Again… remember to put names on your horses… we did have one mix up and tears at the end of the day..
Next… our Unicorn Party Games.
We played Pin The Unicorn’s Tale and Main (using the same basic template as for the Hobby Horse) and
….”Hoop the Unicorns Horn” (We have a toy horse and added a rainbow horn to it (to make the horn, cut a QUARTER of a circle out of rainbow paper or similar, roll up and glue, then add some elastic around the bottom. I also added some glitter glue just because!)
We played other traditional games such as Musical Statues too.
We also played “Match the Unicorn Halves” and I created a free Printable for you.
Instead of SWEETS, we gave out TOKENS as prizes. At the end of the party, they were able to exchange the tokens against one lolly. This managed the sweet consumption a little. I love how Pip Squeak designed her own tokens.. this his is her own Unicorn! I also love that the kids helped me cut these out. Nothing quite like a little bit of child labour (and saving some time!!)
UPDATE – we have since made these wonderful Unicorns, that you may also like:
Unicorn Costume DIY made from a Paper Bag!
Unicorn Party Bags
Finally time to go home and for the Unicorn Party Bags.. ours included:
- Rainbow coloured wooden beads
- Mini water colour set
- Two unicorn cookies
- Rainbow Cake
- Some glow sticks
- Unicorn Tattoos
- ..and of course their Unicorn Hobby Horse
More Unicorn Party Ideas (via my lovely Facebook Readers!)
- Make rainbow jelly
- Get the kids making unicorn horns as a party activity – (by making a cone from a piece of cardstock & decorating it, then hot gluing ribbon to tie under our chin to keep it on)
- Upside down icecream corns as “horns”
- Paper plate unicorn crafts
- Make “unicorn food” mixture to lure unicorns (sunflower seeds for sunny smiles, powdered sugar for energy, skittles for bright rainbows, etc. etc.)
- Hoof print treasure hunt
- Throw the horse shoe (for outdoors parties only.. ours will be indoor, so not realistic)
- “any” rainbow craft
- Little unicorns for the party bags!
Unicorn Party sorted!