How to Plan a Unicorn Birthday Party: 9 Magical Elements

Has your little girl been begging for a unicorn theme for her upcoming birthday? But you’re feeling a bit iffy about how to pull it off? Well, the good news is that with unicorns being such a huge favorite among the tots to tweens party set, there are dozens of inspirational posts and pins out there for this magical motif. Plus there are party ware selections that are practically ready made for a unicorn theme. You’ll see what we mean with these adorable ideas we discovered. Take a peek and let your imagination soar!

Unicorn Party Ideas: Decorations, Treats and Games

As any party planner/parent knows, you can actually throw a kiddie party with just the key elements creating the look—without breaking your budget. So that was our basis for choosing these finds below to share with you: definitely enchanting, yet doable and affordable!

Unicorn Party Ideas--Decorations, Treats and Games

Birthday cake and party hats – Note how this darling cake (1) simply features a glittery unicorn cutout and candle number, atop swirls of pink frosting roses. While the party hats (2) can be ordered online all prettied up and ready to use, or can be DIYed with pink and blue tissue fringe and gold glitter paper!

Delightful decorations – An instant backdrop (3) can come courtesy of giant letter balloons to spell out the celebrant’s name, age or a fun unicorn-related word. Meanwhile, the party tables (4) can simulate an enchanted world of rainbows, clouds, frills and flowers—using pastel ribbons, tissue streamers and pompoms, floral garlands for the chairs, gold painted vases of blooms, and pink and blue wrapped packages on each plate.

Unicorn-themed activities – To get the little ones truly into the theme, have a “DIY unicorn horn” activity (5) where they decorate sugar cones (that you’ve pre-dipped in melted white almond bark) with a delightful array of sprinkles, pearls, and sparkly sugar.

Outdoors, you can set up the cutest “unicorn rides” station (6) for the guests to take flight, and an adorable unicorn photo booth (7) for capturing all the sweet smiles!

How to Bring Magic to a Unicorn Birthday Party

Instant party look – If you’re really pressed for time and want a quick and easy pulled-together party look, turn to store-bought and online options.

How delightful is this ready-made unicorn piñata (8) that you simply need to fill with themed treats then hang as a party activity and decoration in one! Plus you can order a coordinated collection of party ware (9) in ombre pastel “unicorn colors.” Then, lay them out on glittery table covers.

Enchanted favors – A final budget-friendly tip. The decorated “unicorn horns” above can be packaged in cello bags with ribbon as edible favors, while the snapshots taken in the photo booth would make wonderful mementos. But another party favor idea, too, would be “cotton candy clouds” with unicorn horns (3). A sweet and inexpensive treat for each little lady to take home!

Now, do you believe in party magic? A unicorn-themed birthday party is actually something you can do—to the delight of that special miss wishing for her dream celebration!


1 – Birthday cakeAll That Glitters is Gold

2 – Birthday hatProp Shop Boutique (etsy shop)

3 – Favors and backdrop balloonsThe Alison Show

4 – Party table decorationsLittle Big Co.

5 – DIY “unicorn horn”Vacuuming in High Heels & Pearls

6 – “Unicorn rides”Little Big Co.

7 – Photo boothJe Adore, via 100 Layer Cakelet

8 – Piñata – by Tikkido

9 – Party ware – Oh Happy Day (image), Oh Happy Day Shop (products)

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