This girls unicorn birthday party has everything you need to plan a sweet and simple celebration: food, decor, activities and a craft!

This girls unicorn birthday party has everything you need to plan a sweet and simple celebration: food, decor, activities and a craft!

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Unicorns are all the rage right now so it only made sense that my daughter would want to have a unicorn-themed birthday party this year.  I love having themes for parties because it makes figuring out all the details so much simpler, from the food to the decor to the games.

I think it’s helpful to keep in mind that when you are doing a themed party, not necessarily every part of the party has to be within that theme. For example, the food we had at the party was just my daughter’s favorite foods (with some healthy options thrown in). Don’t feel like you need to make everything unicorn themed if it feels too overwhelming or expensive for you.

Food

Dinner

One of my daughter’s favorite foods right now is pizza so I bought a Boboli pizza kit from Costco.  It came with eight mini crusts and sauce, so all I needed to get was pepperoni and cheese for the toppings.  I had the oven ready to go so that we could get four pizzas in at a time.

To help me know which pizza belonged to which girl, I cut small pieces of parchment paper, wrote their name on it and stuck the edge under their pizza.  When it cooked, I could still see the name and give the girls their pizza.  We also had a ton of fruit and veggies for the girls to snack on while their pizza was cooking.

A sweet and simple unicorn themed birthday party. Ideas for food, decorations, games and a craft!
A sweet and simple unicorn themed birthday party. Ideas for food, decorations, games and a craft!

Dessert

We had cake and rainbow sherbet for dessert.  For the cake, I used a simple white cake mix which I divided into three bowls and colored the batter purple, blue and pink.  I put spoonfuls of batter into two 8″round pans and then swirled them around a bit using a butter knife.  The frosting was just a simple white buttercream.

The decorations were definitely the best part though!  The sprinkles were a unicorn mix from Sprinkle Pop Shop, complete with little rice paper unicorn cutouts.  The top was decorated with a unicorn horn, ears, flowers and eyelashes that I found all together online.  I thought about making it myself but I was running short on time and this one was so cute!

A sweet and simple unicorn themed birthday party. Ideas for food, decorations, games and a craft!

Is your daughter not into cake? Another fun treat you could make are these galaxy bars. I’m considering renaming “unicorn bars” because that’s exactly what they remind everyone of when they see them!

A sweet and simple unicorn themed birthday party. Ideas for food, decorations, games and a craft!

Decorations

Speaking of decorations, I kept it pretty simple.  I bought a unicorn wall decoration kit online.  I had to construct the flowers but everything I needed came in the kit.  Plus, we are using it as a wall decoration in my daughter’s room now so I’m able to get even more use out of it!

If I’d had a little more time, there are a few more items I would have bought to tie it all together, such as:

A sweet and simple unicorn themed birthday party. Ideas for food, decorations, games and a craft!

Activities

Dance Party

After dinner, we had a dance party complete with a disco ball.  We bought my daughter this mini disco ball for Christmas and she loves it!  It has a remote that changes the settings for different patterns and colors of lights.  We just turned on a Pandora station, turned off the lights and the girls had a blast!  In between each activity, the girls kept wanting to have mini dance parties.  We switched it up a little and did some freeze dance and they giggled through it all.

Story Time

Something else my daughter loves is books and so we had a little story time towards the end of the party when they were feeling sleepy. Here are a few cute unicorn books you could read:

“Don’t Eat Pete” Game

In the years since my oldest daughter’s unicorn birthday party, my second daughter also wanted a unicorn party. We changed up the crafts and activities from this one. A favorite game that we played was “Don’t Eat Pete”, but we named the unicorn Petunia. You can get the free printable game board for this unicorn themed “Don’t Eat Pete” by entering your email below and it will be sent to you in an easy to print PDF.

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Craft

As with all the parties I’ve done for my kids in past years, we had a small craft that they were able to make and take home.  For our unicorn party, we made these darling little rainbow hand kites from Mouse Loves Pig.  They have a wooden ring that you tie colorful ribbon onto and then dance around.  Of course, when we finished, the girls wanted another dance party and I was happy to oblige.

When each of the girls first arrived to the party, they were given a unicorn headband.  Some of the girls stuck the wooden ring over the top of the horn like rainbow hair and others just twirled around letting the ribbon stream behind and around them.

A sweet and simple unicorn themed birthday party. Ideas for food, decorations, games and a craft!

And there you have it.  A simple unicorn themed birthday dance party.  We hosted five of my daughter’s friends for a late night birthday party.  Apparently I’d forgotten what it was like to be seven and hanging out with all my friends because I thought that six little girls wouldn’t make too much noise.  Well, the joke was on me because they were so loud!  But more than once I heard one of them exclaim, “This is the best party ever!” so I’ll take it (screams and all).

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This girls unicorn birthday party has everything you need to plan a sweet and simple celebration: food, decor, activities and a craft!
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8 Comments

  1. This was such a cute party! One of my twins loves unicorns, so I’ll have to keep these ideas in mind for their next birthday.

  2. That unicorn cake is so pretty! Also I love that the decorations don’t look as if they’d take you 10 days to do them. Also, the ribbon rings are so simple yet fun! Great party.

  3. SO cute Shani! Love the rainbow hand kites. They’d be fun just for a craft on a rainy day at home (and would use up some of my ribbon stash, haha). Hope you are doing well 🙂

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