This past weekend we celebrated the girls’ 3rd and 5th birthday with a joint unicorn party. Ever since the day after her birthday last year (where I completely got overwhelmed and canceled the entire thing after getting rained out) that her party when she turned 5 was going to be a unicorn party. There are so many great themes you can have for parties, it can often be overwhelming! But there are places that can help you out with things like decorations, balloons and Cheap Customized Party Favors. As the chosen theme for the party was unicorns, she insisted on unicorn cake, cupcakes, piñata, and unicorn decorations. She also told me Lilah wanted an Elmo party but, Lilah then assured me she liked unicorns also. Next year, I am planning to take the party outside and have fun activities like apple bobbing then also hire a party band.
Anyway, long story shot, this is going to be a post with way too many pictures (most of candy and unicorns) just so you know what you’re getting yourself in to….
We used a WeWork community room for the party on a Sunday afternoon – which isn’t exactly kid friendly but it’s a great big open space that could hold all of the 50 people who ended up coming and there was enough space to hold all of the presents, even the big ones like the Play Like Mum’s dolls prams they both got. I set up a coloring table with the kids of Unicorn pages I copied out of a coloring book.
We ended up just ordering pizza and putting out chips and dip for the food because I don’t have time to prepare a ton of special snacks and cart it over on the subway. We did get these flavored waters for the kids which were a big hit. I especially loved that they weren’t juice with a whole bunch of added sugar because Lord knows we had enough sugary treats to cover that.
I set up an iridescent backdrop for photos that I found on Amazon (Thanks for the idea Rye Workshop!) and it was a huge success. It didn’t translate that great on iPhone photos but it was super fun in person.
One of the other highlights for the kids was our very own cotton candy machine thanks to the talented ladies at Fluff + Fluff! It was so fun to have the kids pick their own flavor and toppings. I think I mostly ate cotton candy in between trying to break up sword fights, take pictures of the party, and play with the girls.
I can’t get over how sweet the girls’ looked in their birthday tutus (Thanks Sai for letting us borrow them last minute!). Lilah wanted to wear her “every day forever” she said.
I tried to incorporate lots of fun details for a unicorn wonderland like magic wands, confetti, and the starts and moon balloons. Everything had a metallic silver, iridescent, or purple theme. I also found this girl who makes the cutest unicorn macaroons that are a complete Pinterest dream come true so I picked up a couple dozen that we quickly ate up.
The biggest hit of the party (besides the insanely talented balloon artist) was the cupcakes and cake. I stumbled upon Broken Tart on Instagram somehow and completely fell in love. I knew they would created the perfect unicorn inspired cake to make all of Edie and Lilah’s birthday wishes come true.
We only managed to get all four of us in the shot for this one picture but it is definitely my favorite one of the day. We spent a total of 4 hours celebrating and I was one tired mama for sure at the end of it all but it was more than worth it to see the smile’s on their faces.
Sources: Venue / Unicorn Macaroons / Birthday Cake & Cupcakes / Cotton Candy / Balloon Artist / Wonder+Well Organic Flavored Water / Unicorn Balloons / Star Balloon / Magic Wands / Paper Plates / Napkins / Paper Cups / Iridescent Backdrop / Girls’ Dresses / My Jeans / My Silver Shoes
(PS – Special thanks to my dear friend Shannon for snapping a few pictures of me so I could concentrate on where I really needed to be that day <3 That's what real friends are for!)