Is is party time! It is UNICORN party time! We celebrated my daughter’s 8th birthday over the weekend with a (low key) unicorn party!
The celebrations started on Thursday-her actual birthday, when we sent easy peasy unicorn cupcakes to school. (You will find the recipe and details for the cupcakes HERE) and we topped it off with white icing, sprinkles and mini ice cream cone mallows to mimic unicorn horns.
On Friday, the school holidays began so the school closed early. We had ice cream cake after school at our house, a fab cake made by Papoulis Ice Cream , before we went to the trampoline place(iJump). Going to a party venue meant not much entertaining done by mom, and also no cleaning up afterwards!
The birthday girl was very much impressed with her cake!
We had some decorations at home, then we used it again at the party venue(using the same decor meant less work for mom). A bunting with her name and the number 8, balloons and unicorn colored sweets!
The unicorn poster below was part of the decor and a game- “Pin the Horn” too! I did not make it myself but got it from Darling Darleen. (Find the bunting’s download instructions is at the end of this post)
The game was lots of fun, filling a few calmer minutes after all that jumping! Even the adults joined in, but at the end a friend was the closest!
Another fun(calmer) activity we had was Decorate-a-Unicorn-Horn! Each child had a wafer cone, small sweets plus sprinkles and a small box to keep the horn upright. I added royal icing to a shaker and mixed it at the venue(no need for an electrical mixer then)and dipped the cones into the icing. This is way less messy than having the kids spread the icing! The kids decorated the cones as horns, adding edible glitter at the end! A fun activity AND a treat afterwards too!
The venue provided a food platter with mini hamburgers, chicken nuggets, fries and salad. And popcorn, slush puppies(ice drink) and water as part of the party package. Before the friends went home they each received a treats bag in the shape of a unicorn- with cotton candy/candy floss, mini marshmallows and other small sweets.
The kids enjoyed the party, it was low key in term of organizing and also not much cleaning up afterwards- low key indeed, so I would say a great success!
You can download the bunting and name tags as templates and add your own names with Powerpoint(use the png. files for this) or simply add by hand(print the PDF’s). Use the round printables as name tags or water bottle stickers(printed on sticker paper).