We love unicorns!
Especially, the rainbow variety. We love parties, (especially the rainbow variety! And we love cookies. One day, it came to our attention that these three (awesome) things go together like glitter and smiles, so we put together our seven best ideas for throwing the Unicorn Party of your rainbow-laden dreams!
Don’t worry—no actual magic is required—these are as easy as they are whimsical and can be adapted to meet your party (and sparkle) needs.
Pretty Picture Wall
It’s not a party with a hashtag and a gorgeous picture wall to make every selfie and group picture unique. The dazzling backgrounds on Instagram often come from the minds of famous designers, but you don’t need years of design experience to create something perfectly suited for this party’s unicorn theme. We build ours from three basic parts, every time:
Background + Accent + Personal Touch = Amazing photos
For your Unicorn Party try this easy and quick photo wall combo below!
- Assorted party balloons in orange, yellow, green, blue, and purple
- Pink gift tissue paper or gift wrapping paper
- Chalkboard and chalk
Start with a hot pink background by taping a single layer of tissue paper or giftwrapping paper to a wall that’s clear of furniture or anything else distracting, in a well-lit area. The paper can be matte, shiny, or even holographic—add what you love!
Tape on balloons in orange, yellow, green, blue, and purple on top of the tissue or giftwrapping paper you added in Step One. (After blowing them up of course.) The size is totally up to you! We love metallic ones. You can even go with fancy lettering (See our #designinspo, below!) or balloon shapes.
Write your party’s hashtag (it can be anything you want, to help you find all the fun photos later) on a chalkboard and leave it next to your photo wall for guests to hold while taking photos. (Pro Tip: Decorate your chalkboard with paint or glitter.)
That’s it! (Oh, and say, “Cheese!”)
Want some inspiration? Check out these great backdrops by Oh Happy Day.
We. Love. Cookies. That can’t be overstated—so we’re thrilled to introduce our Magical Unicorns Bouquet, BouTray, and Basket as the perfect complement to a gloriously gorgeous unicorn party.
As much as we love cookies—we have a soft spot for cupcakes, too! Try these for a shot of (yummy) technicolor fun:
Fun times call for fun drinks. Here’s an easy (and yummy) recipe for a Cotton Candy Cocktail that will bring out the kid in any adult. Click here for the full recipe.
PSST! To make this cocktail for everyone to enjoy, substitute the champagne for Berry-flavored La Croix mineral water, Tonic water, or Sprite. We like calling it rainbow unicorn soda.
What’s a party without games? (Answer: Boring!) Try one of these easy ones, for great memories, pictures, and plenty of good humor. This is a unicorn-worthy spin on an old-fashioned game.
Pin the Tail on the Unicorn
Unicorn Yarn Tails (PSST: Make tails following this tutorial. We suggest using different colors for even more fun!)
Tape (Use a strip of tape attached at the top of your unicorn “Tail” for the game.)
Unicorn Print out or Poster (Pin up a cute unicorn poster of your choosing. We like these—so cute!)
Blind-folded or with your eyes closed, spin in a circle three times with your unicorn tail. Then, try to tape it accurately to where it belongs on the unicorn in the poster. The person who gets closest to placing it over the tail of the unicorn in the poster wins!
With eyes open, spin in a circle for in one direction 10 times, and then other ten times. Then, do your best to tape your unicorn yarn tail over the tail of the unicorn in the poster.
(Good luck! Please play safely and responsibly!)
Want an easy way to send your guests home with a little bit of magic? Call your local Cookies by Design for custom unicorn cookie favors! Any color you like, even hearts and stars—they’ll bring your designs to life!
Want an easy, yet rewarding craft for your party that anyone and do–with a cocktail or cupcake in hand? Look no further! This amazing Pinterest find also provide another awesome party favor for your guests to take home. Click here for directions and the supply list. (Have fun!)
Magical Memory Catchers
Let’s face it…none of us every getting around to printing all those great Instagram pictures like we mean to. Not to worry! We’re going to share our secret for turning our most fashionable, fond, and fun Instagram moments into gorgeous coffee table books:
Link your Instagram account and they do the rest, while you wait for your gorgeous personalize photo book to arrive in the mail and grace your coffee table and conversations.