How to Throw a Unicorn Party for All Ages

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How to Throw a Unicorn Party!

Whether you’re planning a unicorn party for a child or simply a crazy fun cocktail party for adults, here’s how to throw a unicorn party that everyone will love!

How to Throw a Unicorn Party! Whether you're planning a party for a child or simply a crazy fun cocktail party for adults, here's how to throw a unicorn party that everyone will love!

My friend Cathy and I have birthdays just three days apart. Cathy really wanted to have a birthday party for our 42nd birthdays. So I threw her a unicorn party! While unicorn cakes and other crazy rainbow colored desserts are fab, we got back in touch with our inner child a bit for this birthday and instead painted paper mache unicorns!

How to throw a unicorn party! Pair a paint your own unicorn paint project with fun DIY unicorn party hats and unicorn party favors for a magical event!

Following are some of the photographs from our unicorn birthday party as well as a tutorial on hacking mini party hats into unicorn party hats, what you’ll need to paint your own unicorns, a pitcher margarita recipe (Cathy LOVES margaritas!) and ideas for unicorn party favors.

DIY Unicorn Party Hats

DIY Unicorn Party Hat Hack! These mini pineapple party hats were transformed to dreamy unicorn colors with spray paint and glitter!

To create my DIY unicorn party hats, I hacked some mini pineapple party hats that I found at Target.

DIY Unicorn Party Hat Hack! These mini pineapple party hats were transformed to dreamy unicorn colors with spray paint and glitter!

I used Krylon Short Cuts Spray Paint, a glitter set, and a clear acrylic sealer to transform them.

DIY Unicorn Party Hat Hack! These mini pineapple party hats were transformed to dreamy unicorn colors with spray paint and glitter!

I placed all of the hats onto cardboard outside and sprayed each one a solid color with the spray paint. I painted four purple hats, four black hats and four blue hats.

DIY Unicorn Party Hat Hack! These mini pineapple party hats were transformed to dreamy unicorn colors with spray paint and glitter!

After painting each color I threw/tossed/sprinkled different glitters into the wet paint.

DIY Unicorn Party Hat Hack! These mini pineapple party hats were transformed to dreamy unicorn colors with spray paint and glitter!

I then went back and painted “highlights” of other colors onto each hat in a strip or along one side. So, for example, a black hat got sprayed with purple paint and a purple hat with black and/or blue.

DIY Unicorn Party Hat Hack! These mini pineapple party hats were transformed to dreamy unicorn colors with spray paint and glitter!

I then threw/tossed/sprinkled additional glitter into the freshly spray wet paint.

DIY Unicorn Party Hat Hack! These mini pineapple party hats were transformed to dreamy unicorn colors with spray paint and glitter!

Once that paint dried, I sprayed each unicorn party hat with a clear acrylic sealer to reduce glitter fall out.

How to throw a unicorn party and a DIY Unicorn Party Hat Hack! These mini pineapple party hats were transformed to dreamy unicorn colors with spray paint and glitter!

Then I completed the hats by sticking the “pineapple” green tops into each hat. This step of course is optional.

How to throw a unicorn party and a DIY Unicorn Party Hat Hack! These mini pineapple party hats were transformed to dreamy unicorn colors with spray paint and glitter!

All in all these unicorn party hats took no time to paint and decorate as there was no glue involved. (This is Cathy! She’s AMAZING!)

Pick your own party hat station and a DIY Unicorn Party Hat Hack! These mini pineapple party hats were transformed to dreamy unicorn colors with spray paint and glitter!

For the unicorn party I set up a “Pick Your Party Hat” station complete with stickers to decorate the hats if desired.

Paint your own unicorns!

How to throw a unicorn party! Pair a paint your own unicorn paint project with fun DIY unicorn party hats and unicorn party favors for a magical event!

When you’re turning 42 your birthday gifts are your friends and the many blessings you’ve accumulated throughout your life rather than physical gifts. So my gift to my friends for celebrating my life with me – and Cathy! – were these fun paper mache unicorns we all got to paint!

I picked up these paper mache unicorns from Target – one for every guest – and an assortment of paints, brushes and 0f course, glitter! I went a little crazy with Target’s Kid Made Modern line.

How to throw a unicorn party! Pair a paint your own unicorn paint project with fun DIY unicorn party hats and unicorn party favors for a magical event!

Supplies you’ll need for you and your guests to paint their own unicorns are: paper mache unicorns, acrylic paints, Krylon Short Cuts Spray Paint, glitter, Mod Podge and/or Elmer’s Craft Bond Fabric and Paper Glue, patterned tissue paper, stickers, small embellishments, Sharpie Paint Markers, foam and bristle paint brushes, small bowls or dishes to mix paint in, water glass with water for rinsing out brushes, and napkins or paper towels for drying brushes.

How to throw a unicorn party! Pair a paint your own unicorn paint project with fun DIY unicorn party hats and unicorn party favors for a magical event!

As my house is small and glitter is crazy messy even without margaritas, we had the painting portion of the unicorn party outside on my patio table. The party started at 8pm so I wrapped weather resistant white string LED lights around the patio railing, lit hand poured citronella outdoor candles, and turned the porch light on. It worked out beautifully!

How to throw a unicorn party! Pair a paint your own unicorn paint project with fun DIY unicorn party hats and unicorn party favors for a magical event!

And everyone painted really creative and amazing unicorns!

How to throw a unicorn party! Pair a paint your own unicorn paint project with fun DIY unicorn party hats and unicorn party favors for a magical event!

How to throw a unicorn party! Pair a paint your own unicorn paint project with fun DIY unicorn party hats and unicorn party favors for a magical event!

How to throw a unicorn party! Pair a paint your own unicorn paint project with fun DIY unicorn party hats and unicorn party favors for a magical event!

How to throw a unicorn party! Pair a paint your own unicorn paint project with fun DIY unicorn party hats and unicorn party favors for a magical event!

I also painted my legs with glitter…

Pink Cupcakes & Margaritas!

How to Throw a Unicorn Party! Whether you're planning a party for a child or simply a crazy fun cocktail party for adults, here's how to throw a unicorn party that everyone will love!

We also had chocolate cupcakes with a crazy amount of pink icing, pink sugar and sprinkles!

How to Throw a Unicorn Party! Whether you're planning a party for a child or simply a crazy fun cocktail party for adults, here's how to throw a unicorn party that everyone will love!

How to Throw a Unicorn Party! Whether you're planning a party for a child or simply a crazy fun cocktail party for adults, here's how to throw a unicorn party that everyone will love!

Cathy and I each had our cupcake that I loaded with Wilton’s Rainbow Ombre Birthday Candles.

How to Throw a Unicorn Party! Whether you're planning a party for a child or simply a crazy fun cocktail party for adults, here's how to throw a unicorn party that everyone will love!

How to Throw a Unicorn Party! Whether you're planning a party for a child or simply a crazy fun cocktail party for adults, here's how to throw a unicorn party that everyone will love!

The food, of course, was my dog Jasper’s favorite part of the night.

For the pitcher margaritas I used a variation of a recipe I found on Mouth.com as I already had a bottle of Fruitlab Orange Liqueur from a prior purchase.

Pitcher Margarita Recipe

32 oz. Jose Cuervo Especial
12 oz. Fruitlab Orange Liqueur
16 oz. lime juice
4 oz. Tres Agaves Organic Agave Nectar

Instructions:

Combine all ingredients in a gallon sized pitcher. Mix well, then fill the pitcher the rest of the way up with ice.

Create a drink station with your margarita glasses, a bowl of ice, lime wedges and a plate with margarita salt.

Adult guests can make their own drinks as it suits them. If salt is desired on the rim, they simply run a wedge of lime along the rim of the glass, then turn it upside down and press it into the salt!

DIY Unicorn Party Favors!

Learn how to make your own fabulous DIY unicorn balm! This tri-color DIY unicorn balm leaves just a hint of shimmer on your skin and can be scented with your favorite fragrance! Plus it makes a great homemade gift idea for anyone who loves unicorns - or simply wants sparkle like one for the day!

There are lots of fun unicorn party favors you can make. Following are my favorites. Simply use favor sized containers rather than full size ones! First up is this shimmering DIY unicorn balm.

Learn how to make fun rainbow colored moldable sugar scrubs with a cool original semi-solid rainbow moldable sugar scrub recipe that you can mold and shape!

Or give this shimmery unicorn inspired rainbow moldable sugar scrub recipe a try for a few laughs.

Learn how to make these sweet unicorn soaps with my unicorn macaron soap tutorial! Made using a melt and pour soap base, my unicorn macaron soap tutorial will guide you through the steps of making your own unicorn macaron soaps! Just melt, pour then paint your soaps for a sweet homemade gift!

You can also make these sweet little DIY unicorn macaron melt & pour soaps!

Or browse my unicorn favorites on Etsy here for unicorn sweets, treats, party favors and more so you can save time!

You can find even more great ideas and inspiration for throwing your unicorn party on my Unicorn Lust Pinterest board!

How to Throw a Unicorn Party! Whether you're planning a party for a child or simply a crazy fun cocktail party for adults, here's how to throw a unicorn party that everyone will love!

I hope this provided you with some great ideas on how to throw a unicorn party.

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DIY Gift Ideas with Free Printable Labels

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Discover a fantastic collection of DIY gift ideas that all come with free printable labels for gifting your completed creations!

DIY Gift Ideas with Free Printable Labels

Explore this collection of DIY gift ideas that all come with free printable labels for gifting. Once you’ve made your homemade gifts, simply print out the PDF labels provided within the blog tutorial and adhere to your packaging for a DIY gift that’s sure to be remembered and appreciated.

1. Foaming Celtic Sea Salt Recipe (Pictured top.)

Discover a fantastic collection of DIY gift ideas that all come with free printable labels for gifting your completed creations! Explore this collection of DIY gift ideas that all come with free printable labels for gifting. Once you've made your homemade gifts, simply print out the PDF labels provided within the blog tutorial and adhere to your packaging for a DIY gift that's sure to be remembered and appreciated.

2. Sea Salt Face and Body Scrub Recipe // 3. Cayenne Pain Relief Salve Recipe // 4. Custom Scented Perfume Recipe with You’re Scent-sational Printables // 5. Natural Neem Oil Deodorant Recipe // 6. Natural Spray Deodorant Recipe // 7. Merlot Tinted Lip Balm Recipe

Explore this collection of DIY gift ideas that all come with free printable labels for gifting. Once you've made your homemade gifts, simply print out the PDF labels provided within the blog tutorial and adhere to your packaging for a DIY gift that's sure to be remembered and appreciated.

8. Homemade Mustache Wax Recipe // 9. Homemade Cocktail Bitters Recipes // 10. Cinnamon Sugar Homemade Non-Greasy Body Butter Recipe

Explore this collection of DIY gift ideas that all come with free printable labels for gifting. Once you've made your homemade gifts, simply print out the PDF labels provided within the blog tutorial and adhere to your packaging for a DIY gift that's sure to be remembered and appreciated.

11. Natural Homemade Deodorizing Shoe Powder Recipe // 12. Cranberry Chutney Solid Lotion Bar Recipe // 13. Cracked Heel Repair Balm Recipe // 14. Perfect Pumpkin Salt Scrub Recipe

Discover a fantastic collection of DIY gift ideas that all come with free printable labels for gifting your completed creations!

15. Ferocious & Fantastic Homemade Soap Recipe // 16. Gala Shimmer Stick Recipe // 17. Natural Mountain Man Homemade Detox Soap Recipe

Explore this collection of DIY gift ideas that all come with free printable labels for gifting. Once you've made your homemade gifts, simply print out the PDF labels provided within the blog tutorial and adhere to your packaging for a DIY gift that's sure to be remembered and appreciated.

18. DIY Homemade Holiday Wax Tarts

To view all of my DIY gift ideas with free printable labels, visit Soap Deli News blog here. As new projects are added, they will appear at the top. Or go here for more DIY gift ideas sans the printable labels. You can find bulk labels at great prices at WorldLabel. Have fun and happy crafting!

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Homemade Christmas Gift Ideas

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Looking for unique homemade Christmas gift ideas? Then be sure to consider this fantastic collection of 40+ unique homemade Christmas gift ideas that you can make yourself!

Homemade Christmas gift ideas for everyone on your list!

Looking for unique homemade Christmas gift ideas? Then be sure to consider this fantastic collection of 40+ unique homemade Christmas gift ideas that you can make yourself starting with Frosted Cranberry Coconut Milk Soap Recipe pictured above! This festive holiday soap recipe is scented with a frosted cranberry fragrance and is made with rich, luxurious butters and moisturizing coconut milk. Keep reading for even more homemade Christmas gift ideas.

Looking for unique homemade Christmas gift ideas? Then be sure to consider this fantastic collection of 40+ unique homemade Christmas gift ideas that you can make yourself!

1. Natural Homemade Coffee Soap Recipe / 2. Homemade Non-Greasy Cinnamon Sugar Body Butter Recipe / 3. Homemade Chocolate Orange Body Butter and Sugar Scrub Recipes / 4. Homemade Green Tea and Turmeric Soap Recipe / 5. Homemade Chamomile Balm Recipe / 6. Cranberry Chutney Homemade Solid Lotion Bar Recipe / 7. Mineral Bath Soak Recipes / 8. Argan and Rosemary Facial Cleansing Oil Recipe / 9. Neem Oil and Tea Tree Foot Scrub Recipe / 10. Homemade Orange and Espresso Soap Recipe

(Re-pin this collection of homemade Christmas gift ideas here.)

Looking for unique homemade Christmas gift ideas? Then be sure to consider this fantastic collection of 40+ unique homemade Christmas gift ideas that you can make yourself!

1. Easy No Maintenance Faux DIY Terrarium / 2. Easy DIY Mix Tape Soaps / 3. Homemade Cocktail Favors with Printable Labels / 4. Super Easy DIY Gem Bath Melts / 5. Homemade Strawberry Lip Balm Recipe / 6. Easy DIY Melt and Pour Polar Bear Soap / 7. Lemon and Poppyseed Homemade Soap Recipe / 8. Natural Foot Repair Salve Recipe / 9. Heal and Protect Winter Lip Balm Recipe / 10. Vanilla & Fig Non-Greasy Body Butter Recipe

(Re-pin this collection of homemade Christmas gift ideas here.)

Looking for unique homemade Christmas gift ideas? Then be sure to consider this fantastic collection of 40+ unique homemade Christmas gift ideas that you can make yourself!

1. DIY Goldfish in a Bag Soap / 2. Homemade Coffee Flavored Lip Balm Recipe / 3. Patchouli & Fir Needle Homemade Hand Cream Recipe / 4. Winter Blue Snowflake Solid Lotion Bar Recipe / 5. Homemade Apple & Pumpkin Spice Lotion Recipe / 6. DIY Frosted Cranberry Massage Candles with Printable Labels / 7. Homemade Soap Recipe for Men with Printable Labels / 8. Seriously Sexy Handmilled Soap Recipe for Men / 9. DIY Gingerbread Men Snow Globe Soaps / 10. Natural Facial Cleansing Grains Recipe

(Re-pin this collection of homemade Christmas gift ideas here.)

Looking for unique homemade Christmas gift ideas? Then be sure to consider this fantastic collection of 40+ unique homemade Christmas gift ideas that you can make yourself!

1. Easy Homemade Solid Perfume Recipe / 2. Easy Marimo Moss Ball DIY Light Bulb Terrarium / 3. Starry DIY Snow Globe Ring / 4. Homemade Cranberry Body Butter Recipe / 5. DIY Moss Terrarium / 6. DIY Terrarium Magnets  / 7. DIY Homemade Holiday Wax Tarts / 8. Easy DIY Red Velvet Cake Lotion / 9. DIY Perfect Pumpkin Massage Candles with Printable Labels / 10. Easy DIY Tea Tins with Printable Labels

(Re-pin this collection of homemade Christmas gift ideas here.)

For even more homemade Christmas gift ideas, be sure to check out and follow my Christmas gift idea boards on Pinterest including my Unique DIY Christmas Gift Ideas and my DIY Stocking Stuffer Sized Christmas Gifts. You can also find and follow me via Blog Lovin’ and TumblrFacebook, Twitter, G+and Instagram.

Easy No Maintenance DIY Terrarium

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This easy no maintenance DIY terrarium is a snap to make and is terrific for DIY wedding favors or stocking stuffer gifts! Learn how to make your own DIY terrarium now by clicking through to the tutorial at Soap Deli News blog!

This easy no maintenance DIY terrarium is not only a snap to make, but it’s also great for gifting! You can quickly and easily create these faux DIY terrariums in bulk to gift as DIY wedding favors or even as homemade stocking stuffers. And because it’s a faux terrarium you never have to worry about it dying! Keep reading to learn how.

This easy no maintenance DIY terrarium is not only a snap to make, but it's also great for gifting! And because it's a faux DIY terrarium it will never die!Faux DIY Terrarium

© Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen

What you’ll need:

8 dram glass vials with a black phenolic cone lined cap (one for each terrarium)
small rocks, pebbles and/or stone white gravel
preserved chartreuse reindeer moss
craft miniature mushrooms from the floral department or similar
Jim Holtz idea-ology tag labels
tweezers or a pencil
baker’s twine
scissors

This easy no maintenance DIY terrarium is not only a snap to make, but it's also great for gifting! And because it's a faux DIY terrarium it will never die!

What to do:

Begin by twisting the ends of the two mushrooms together and up so they sit the desired height in the glass vial when placed inside.

Place a few small pebbles or stones in the bottom of the vial. Now add the mushrooms to the vial so the center of the stems are surrounded by the first layer of rocks. You can use tweezers to help you to position the mushrooms properly.

Now add some stone white gravel to the vial so it falls around the stems of the mushrooms. Add to desired height.

Next add some sand to the vial to suit.

This easy no maintenance DIY terrarium is a snap to make and is terrific for DIY wedding favors or stocking stuffer gifts! Learn how to make your own DIY terrarium now by clicking through to the tutorial at Soap Deli News blog!

Using your tweezers, add the reindeer moss to the vial. Position it around the mushrooms so the stems are no longer visible and the mushrooms appear to be growing out of the moss.

Finally, screw the lid onto your glass vial and the tag by tying it around the neck of the bottle with baker’s twine. And voilà, you’re done!

Note: You can buy these awesome little vials by the case at SKS Bottle & Packaging to easily make these a more cost effective DIY wedding favor gift or for bulk holiday stocking stuffer gifts. Don’t feel limited by the mushrooms and rocks though! You can customize your DIY terrariums in so many ways. Try using tiny fairies and glitter and stars for girls or any other exciting combination of materials.

You can also make these into magnets by using E6000 to glue a 1/4 x 1/16 neodymium magnet (also known as a rare earth magnet) to the back of each terrarium.

For more fabulous DIY terrarium ideas, be sure to follow my Terrarium Lust board on Pinterest. Or follow my Jonesing for Crafts Pinterest Board for more craft project ideas.

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How to Make Homemade Soap Last Longer + a DIY Soap Dish

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Proper drainage is key to getting your soaps to last longer! Learn how to make this minimalist DIY wooden soap dish to help you get the most out of your homemade soaps.

The key to make homemade soap last longer is proper drainage. The one thing your homemade soaps should never do is sit in a pool of water. A soap dish that allows proper drainage – like this minimalist DIY wooden soap dish via How Did You  Make This? – is an easy way to help ensure your soap drains properly and dries in between uses. (Re-pin this project here for later!)

Harder soaps also last longer than softer soaps. Therefore giving your homemade soaps a longer cure time can help your soap last longer as it inevitable results in a harder bar. You can also cut your homemade soaps in half so they are able to dry more quickly and thoroughly between uses.

Have a homemade soap that just doesn’t seem to get hard enough? Cure soft soap issues by changing your homemade soap recipes from the start. Using oils that create a harder bar from the get go will ensure a harder finished bar. There are many soapmaking ingredients that help to create a hard bar including shea and cocoa butters – or any butter for that matter – babassu oil, palm oil, palm kernel oil or flakes, lard (tallow), and coconut oil. (Using the soap calculator at soapcalc can help you determine the hardness of the final bar.)

Other ingredients like salt, stearic acid and sodium lactate – at around 1 teaspoon per pound of oils – will also result in a harder soap. You can also use a water discount to start out with a harder soap coming out of the mold. I always discount my water at 33% or slightly less for soaps I know tend to be softer when unmolding them.

For more inspiring soap ideas be sure to follow the Pinterest Makers Soapmaking Group Board as well as my DIY Bath and Body Pinterest Board! You can also find a collection of my own homemade soap recipes as well as bath and beauty DIY’s at my main website, Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen.

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