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How to Host and Decorate a Magical Unicorn Birthday Party + FREE Printables

What could be more fun and magical than a unicorn birthday party?

Make your toddler’s birthday extra special and go all out with a magical unicorn-theme party! You can weave your theme into every detail throughout the party, from the décor to the food.

It’s sure to be a party your toddler and their friends will never forget! Here are a few tips on how to DIY a unicorn birthday party.


Set the vibe with a unicorn-themed balloon arch and Garland Kit

There’s no better way to represent the theme of the party than with a unicorn balloon arch (also called a unicorn balloon garland)! They’re beautiful, festive, and fun. They’re a perfect backdrop for photos and they’re actually quite simple to put together!

The best part is you can buy a unicorn balloon garland kit, so you don’t have to shop for individual pieces.

Here are examples of unicorn balloon garland kits you might want to consider:

pastel unicorn balloon garland kit

pastel rainbow unicorn balloon garland kit

pearl unicorn balloon garland


Grab your FREE unicorn party printables

What's a unicorn party without unicorn-themed printables. Grab your FREE unicorn-themed invitation cards, "Happy Birthday" banner, water bottle labels, "Thank You" tags and more here!

Set up a unicorn birthday cake and dessert table

Unicorn Drip Cake with Meringue Wings - Cake by Veronica Arthur of With Love & Confection. My version of the ever so popular Unicorn cake with meringue kisses and MERINGUE WINGS! White chocolate drip painted in gold luster. Cake is 4 layers of unicorn swirl and iced in buttercream. BTW- I made this cake just for fun but it sold the next day after I posted it on facebook ;)

It’s not a birthday party without a birthday cake! You can set up an entire dessert table with a show-stopping unicorn cake in the center, surrounded by complimentary desserts.

Add colorful sprinkles to your desserts to keep with the theme as well. Sprinkles spark joy for everyone!

For unicorn birthday cake and dessert ideas, get some inspiration from our post available here.

Incorporate a costume element by giving guests unicorn horns and headbands

Allow the guests to feel just as magical as the theme with fun, beautiful unicorn headbands! We all know how much kids love to play dress-up.

Unicorn horns and headbands are fun to wear and adorable in photos. There are various colors and designs to choose from. Buy them here for $6.92.

Liven up the party with unicorn games and activities

Cupcake decorating is a fun activity to consider! Simply pre-bake the cupcakes. Decorate them with a cute unicorn cupcake decorating set. You can buy one here for $27.00 and it comes with cardstock cupcake wrappers and toppers. Then, provide frosting and sprinkles for the cupcake decorating station. Kids love hands-on activities at birthdays!

Include a special guest: a unicorn!

If your budget allows and you have enough space in your backyard, you can arrange pony rides as a fun birthday activity. Add a horn and you’ve got a unicorn!

Set up a unicorn-themed photo booth

Photo booths are always fun. They’re a beautiful way to capture the joy of the day. It’s really easy to make a festive photo booth. Start with a photo booth frame, available here for $19.99. Add some unicorn hanging swirls for a little extra sparkle and shimmer, available here for $35.00. And you’re all set.

Serve festive unicorn-inspired snacks and punch!

The unicorn theme is all about incorporating rainbow colors wherever possible! Serve a spread of fruits and vegetables making healthy snacks available to the kids in attendance. Arrange the fruits and vegetables in their own respective platters by color to build a rainbow!

Serve punch in unicorn cups! Stick on some cute unicorn eyes onto plain paper cups. Drop in a straw wrapped with a little cardstock unicorn horn. It’s a fun way to incorporate the theme into every last detail.

Don’t forget the unicorn party favors!

Gift birthday party attendees some fun, colorful unicorn wristbands or bracelets. They come in a variety of colors with a cute illustration of a unicorn face in the middle. These are sure to bring joy to guests. Buy them here for only $2.22.

There are also cute, simple white unicorn bracelets with varying illustrations of unicorns in the middle. You can buy a pack for $60.00 here.

Wrap Up on DIY Unicorn Birthday Parties

It’s easy and fun to execute a unicorn birthday party theme! It’ll be one of the most memorable birthday parties of all time. It’s fun for everyone! From the birthday girl or boy to their friends to the parents, this one is going to be a hit!

Happy party planning and don't forget to pin!


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