craftiness is not optional

craftinessisnotoptional.com · Jun 15, 2015

unicorn and rainbow birthday party

Charlotte is all about the sparkle right now, so a unicorn & rainbow party was right up her alley!

I always obsess over designing invites, it’s the OCD in me…but I was pretty happy with the way this one turned out from the get-go.

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I went all out with the rainbow theme and created the backdrop for the table with cheap plastic tablecloths stapled to the fence, and added 5 white tissue poofs along the top for “clouds”.

I had found an awesome deal on Zulily for Jones soda and I bought pink, orange, yellow, green, and blue sodas!

I wanted to line them up on a table but couldn’t think of a good way to chill them before the party, so we bought this large tub and filled it with the sodas and ice!

They were delish! the Pineapple cream soda was a hit!

I raided my straw drawer (no seriously I have a drawer just for my paper straw collection) and grabbed all the brights that were leftover from other parties! Tin from Target.

I made some white chocolate unicorn lollipops in rainbow colors of course, with this cute mold!

The stand was made with some craft foam taped together and wrapped with this gold polka dot tissue paper! Perfect for swapping out the color/style to fit other party themes!

I made some rainbow chip cupcakes in these plain white cups and frosted them to look like clouds, then made some cupcake toppers with toothpicks and this FREE printable!

the cute cake stand is from Pick Your Plum.

I layered some jelly belly beans in this glass container-I had to re pour them a few times cause the layers kept being uneven. and I’m insane.

I grabbed some adorable mini unicorn balloons to “hold up” the Happy Birthday banner!

I made it by glittering the heck out of some letters I printed off and cut into a banner shape.

This layered rainbow fudge is seriously awesome looking! And besides the chill time between layers (in the freezer, about 10-15 min), it was a cinch to whip up!

It tasted good too, I’m told! I’m just not a huge white chocolate fan.

The cake! Didn’t turn out how I wanted to, outside at least…I wanted to ruffle-ize it, but I lost my ruffle tip that morning pretty sure Ava took it and thus I went with the simple dot look.

still pretty cute, and Charlotte loved it which is what’s really important, right?

cake topper

Inside: RAINBOW ALL THE CAKE.

Also, a few of them were well done on the bottom…I should have cut the bottoms off…and rotated the cake pans while they were baking…but all in all, a win for rainbowtizing the cake!

These cookies were SO fun to make and look at and mostly, Look at. I mean, how cute are those unicorns? (that’s gold luster dust painted on the horns, hoofs, manes, and tails!) the girls loved them and enjoyed watching the sprinkle dipping go down. I loved not having to tint and pipe so many colors! I seriously adored doing the rainbows with sprinkles….super easy!

I had some rainbowtized fruit….jordan almonds, some turkey provolone spinach swirls…

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and rainbowtized veggies and dip as well!

Charlotte had such a great time! She got to have a friend from preschool come and she felt so grown up about that! I can’t believe she’s going to be 5! You can see a sneak peek of her outfit in this pic…more on that later in the week!

I made some gold glittered unicorn horns for the kids to wear! Quite a few adults wore them as well, including Rory…lol!

I have a how to and template coming for these bad boys, too!

I made some “rainbow” favor boxes with white popcorn boxes and rainbow ribbon. I love how the boxes look like little clouds!

fabric from Spoonflower.

I filled them with unicorn horn lollipops, gold wrapped mints, rainbow bracelets, unicorn erasers, and a few rainbow stickers!

I also encouraged people to load their boxes with those jelly beans on their way out!

We had a blast celebrating this sweet girl of ours!

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