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!
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!
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
To create my DIY unicorn party hats, I hacked some mini pineapple party hats that I found at Target.
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.
After painting each color I threw/tossed/sprinkled different glitters into the wet paint.
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.
I then threw/tossed/sprinkled additional glitter into the freshly spray wet paint.
Once that paint dried, I sprayed each unicorn party hat with a clear acrylic sealer to reduce glitter fall out.
Then I completed the hats by sticking the “pineapple” green tops into each hat. This step of course is optional.
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!)
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!
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.
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.
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!
And everyone painted really creative and amazing unicorns!
I also painted my legs with glitter…
Pink Cupcakes & Margaritas!
We also had chocolate cupcakes with a crazy amount of pink icing, pink sugar and sprinkles!
Cathy and I each had our cupcake that I loaded with Wilton’s Rainbow Ombre Birthday Candles.
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
Combine all ingredients in a gallon sized pitcher. Mix well, then fill the pitcher the rest of the way up with ice.
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!
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.
Or give this shimmery unicorn inspired rainbow moldable sugar scrub recipe a try for a few laughs.
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!
I hope this provided you with some great ideas on how to throw a unicorn party.
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