...unless you can be a unicorn, then always be a unicorn! I don't know about you, but I can't think of anything more magical than unicorns! They very thought of them evokes rainbows and glitter and awe. My bedroom as a tween was riddled with all things unicorn, and of course Lisa Frank! I couldn't get enough - and now that I'm a party stylist for little girls' events, I'm kicking myself for not saving all the unicorn trinkets I collected over the years!
This summer my mind was overflowing with ideas for our camps and I just couldn't settle on one overall theme, so I ran with it and decided our second round of Princess Camp would most definitely HAVE to be a unicorn theme! Our first session was Snow White, which you can read about here.
Having tackled my first balloon arch during our first session of Under the Sea Camp, I was eager to take on another. I definitely wouldn't say that I have mastered them quite yet - I can't seem to decide which method I like best - but I'll keep trying because they pack such a big punch!
I'm actually allergic to latex, so minimal handling of the balloons is key for me. My amazingly supportive husband inflates them for me using a pump from Walmart to preserve his lungs. I worked on the decor for this one late in the evening, so he made a ton for me then left to get home to our son. I had WAY more than enough, so I figured why not make one for a centerpiece as well?
Adding the polyfil "clouds" and silver stars added the perfect extra touch don't you think?
As with all our camps, we channeled our inner artists and set about creating some magical crafts. Our first was a painted and bejeweled jewelry box...
...and then we had fun adding jewels and flowers to unicorn headbands (an obvious choice for a unicorn themed day don't ya think?!). I used a combination of tutorials from both Tikkido and Jen T. by Design.
The littles snacked on yummy "unicorn poop" by Say Anything Bakery, and cotton candy cookies and mini cupcakes from Target. Having store-bought treats was a real time saver and allowed me more to focus more on the fun stuff like crafts and decor.
I'm positively smitten with the way the mini unicorn piñatas turned out! The Target Spritz line has the cutest mini donkey piñatas, so I gave them a few coats of spray paint, added a glittery horn, DIY tissue festooning (following this tutorial), and a cute star rainbow and voila - mini unicorns!
The plates were a Dollar Tree find and couldn't have been more perfect for the theme.
The napkin rings were actually mini unicorn clothespins from World Market. They were originally white with traditional rainbow tails, but I gave them a little makeover to better fit our overall look.
My sweet friend Alex of Absolutely Alexandria created the magical printables and they coordinated perfectly.
Our cardboard unicorn head received a little makeover with silver spray paint and glitter, of course, and I added some flowers to make her a little more fancy. We usually have a happy birthday sign hanging on this door on the weekends for our parties, but I loved the unicorn hanging here so much that I decided to leave her for a while!
And the littles loved the unicorns so much, we've decided to add a new unicorn theme to our regular party offerings!
And because I love unicorns so much, I'll leave you with a little more eye candy, and a bonus alternate dessert table backdrop...
As much as I was wanting to test out a crisp, white backdrop for this theme, once I started playing with the balloons I knew this backdrop was a goner!
And again...always be yourself...unless you can be the magical unicorn version of yourself!
Unicorn Printables: Absolutely Alexandria
Photography: Moments by Maredith
Unicorn Poop: @SayAnythingBakery
Balloons: Party City
Cupcakes, cookies, piñatas, tissue paper: Target
DIY Jewelry Boxes: Oriental Trading
Large Unicorn: Antique Store Find
Unicorn Bust: Cardboard Safari