A Magical Unicorn Birthday Party – Vivan’s 3rd Birthday!

A Magical Unicorn Birthday Party - Vivan's 3rd Birthday! by Utah mom blogger Sandy A La Mode

I can’t believe I officially have a 3 year old and that her party has come and gone! For her 3rd birthday party, I decided to do a unicorns and rainbow party because well of course, Vivian loves all things ponies and unicorns right now. I don’t think I can even count on two hands how many little unicorn dolls and stuffed animals she plays with on a daily basis. So naturally, a unicorn party was an easy choice! I decided to go with a more pastel unicorn and rainbow palette with pink, purple, yellow being the main colors, with touches of mint/blue and gold as well! Of course, when I party plan, the dessert table is always the centerpiece and most important part of the party. And this year’s did not disappoint!


A Magical Unicorn Birthday Party - Vivian's 3rd Birthday! by Utah mom blogger Sandy A La ModeA Magical Unicorn Birthday Party - Vivan's 3rd Birthday! by Utah mom blogger Sandy A La Mode

A Magical Unicorn Birthday Party - Vivian's 3rd Birthday! by Utah mom blogger Sandy A La Mode
A Magical Unicorn Birthday Party - Vivian's 3rd Birthday! by Utah mom blogger Sandy A La Mode
A Magical Unicorn Birthday Party - Vivian's 3rd Birthday! by Utah mom blogger Sandy A La Mode

A Magical Unicorn Birthday Party - Vivian's 3rd Birthday! by Utah mom blogger Sandy A La Mode

A Magical Unicorn Birthday Party - Vivian's 3rd Birthday! by Utah mom blogger Sandy A La Mode

A Magical Unicorn Birthday Party - Vivian's 3rd Birthday! by Utah mom blogger Sandy A La Mode

For the backdrop, I used a backdrop stand that extended about 7 foot tall and 5 foot wide. I set up a 6 foot table in front of it so it was the perfect width. And what I did was bought a green garden wire fence (or used for a chicken coop) and some fishing line. And basically, I took different colored streamers and cut them to different lengths and stuck them in the holes of the garden wire fencing. At first I was tying the crepe paper streamers through the holes, but realized that just sticking them through the holes was sturdy enough. Then I bought a balloon pump (LIFE SAVER) and a variety of colored balloons and blew them up to different sizes. Then I strung fishing line through the ends of 3 or 4 of the balloons and then tied them around the backdrop and fencing. The streamers, balloons, plates, cups, and unicorn banner were all purchased through Zurcher’s, an awesome party store!

A Magical Unicorn Birthday Party - Vivian's 3rd Birthday! by Utah mom blogger Sandy A La Mode

A Magical Unicorn Birthday Party - Vivian's 3rd Birthday! by Utah mom blogger Sandy A La Mode

 

A Magical Unicorn Birthday Party - Vivian's 3rd Birthday! by Utah mom blogger Sandy A La Mode

I still can’t get over the amazingness of this cake by local baker, Sugar Rush! All I told her was a 2 tier unicorn cake with a pastel rainbow bottom and she totally delivered! Not to mention the cake was delicious as well! This was such the perfect centerpiece for the dessert table!

A Magical Unicorn Birthday Party - Vivian's 3rd Birthday! by Utah mom blogger Sandy A La Mode
A Magical Unicorn Birthday Party - Vivian's 3rd Birthday! by Utah mom blogger Sandy A La Mode
A Magical Unicorn Birthday Party - Vivian's 3rd Birthday! by Utah mom blogger Sandy A La Mode

A Magical Unicorn Birthday Party - Vivian's 3rd Birthday! by Utah mom blogger Sandy A La Mode

And of course my girl from Summertime Sweets, who has made stuff for me before, made the cutest little desserts that were perfect for little fingers. Chocolate covered Oreos, amazing rice krispies with unicorns, and lots of other absolutely GORGEOUS desserts to fit the color theme.

A Magical Unicorn Birthday Party - Vivian's 3rd Birthday! by Utah mom blogger Sandy A La Mode

I have to admit, the only food thing I made was this fun little popcorn!  I got some bagged popcorn, sprinkled melted white chocolate over it, mixed in some rainbow sprinkles and the rainbows out of a Lucky Charms cereal box, and done! Yummy and pretty!

A Magical Unicorn Birthday Party - Vivian's 3rd Birthday! by Utah mom blogger Sandy A La Mode

A Magical Unicorn Birthday Party - Vivian's 3rd Birthday! by Utah mom blogger Sandy A La Mode
A Magical Unicorn Birthday Party - Vivian's 3rd Birthday! by Utah mom blogger Sandy A La ModeWe also had a cute pink letter board, unicorn plushes, rainbow decor and of course my mom’s signature 3 layer jello and some fruit in rainbow colors! One important thing for the dessert table was making sure that there was height.. plates that are low and some serving trays that are higher just to give it some more visual interest. Also, just had to give a little shout out to Pleaides Handmade, which is where Vivian’s pastel rainbow dress is from. We have always loved their gorgeous clothing for kids and that dress was just perfect for her party!

A Magical Unicorn Birthday Party - Vivian's 3rd Birthday! by Utah mom blogger Sandy A La Mode
A Magical Unicorn Birthday Party - Vivian's 3rd Birthday! by Utah mom blogger Sandy A La Mode
A Magical Unicorn Birthday Party - Vivian's 3rd Birthday! by Utah mom blogger Sandy A La Mode

As for games, well, you guessed it, I rented a unicorn to come to our house for the kids to ride on! Say what!? Well actually, I have to admit that both my kids were slightly terrified, some others didn’t want to ride it, but lots of kids wanted to ride the unicorn multiple times and were freaking out that they rode a real unicorn. 😉 We used Utah Pony Party for the pony rental – they even have opens to have a petting zoo come to your party too! We also had a pinata, which was apparently supposed to be a pull string one, but once the kids pulled out all the strings, not candy came out so we had to resort to hitting it haha!

A Magical Unicorn Birthday Party - Vivian's 3rd Birthday! by Utah mom blogger Sandy A La Mode

A Magical Unicorn Birthday Party - Vivian's 3rd Birthday! by Utah mom blogger Sandy A La Mode
A Magical Unicorn Birthday Party - Vivian's 3rd Birthday! by Utah mom blogger Sandy A La Mode

 

A Magical Unicorn Birthday Party - Vivian's 3rd Birthday! by Utah mom blogger Sandy A La Mode

A Magical Unicorn Birthday Party - Vivian's 3rd Birthday! by Utah mom blogger Sandy A La Mode

A Magical Unicorn Birthday Party - Vivian's 3rd Birthday! by Utah mom blogger Sandy A La Mode

And lastly, I had set up a party favor / prizes station for the guests as they were leaving. We served Lick’d Pops popsicles in a variety of flavors (in colors to go with the party theme) so that guests could have a cool refreshment. I filled some unicorn themed goodie bags with a variety of snacks and unicorn poop (ha!). And then for some of the older kids, unicorn poppers were a real hit and the Skip Hop line of unicorn items was actually a perfect fit colorwise with our theme so those made great game prizes as well!

Party Details:

Decor:

Invitation: Qtpaperie
 Backdrop Stand: Amazon
Crepe Paper Streamers: Zurcher’s
Unicorn Banner: Zurcher’s
Colored Balloons: Amazon
Gold “3” Balloon: Zurcher’s
Ombre Plates: Zurcher’s
Cupcake Toppers: Zurcher’s 
Unicorn Straws: Target
Ride on Unicorn: Land of Nod
Small Plush Unicorns: Land of Nod
Rainbow Suitcase: Shop Sweet Threads
Pink Letterboard: AlphaBoardCo
Gold “Vivian” sign: Ngo Creations
Rainbow Blanket: Little Big Bee

Food:

Cake/Cupcakes: Sugar Rush 
Small Desserts: Summertime Sweets
Popsicles c/o Lick’d Pops

Games/Favors/Prizes:

Favor Bag: Land of Nod
Rainbow Twisty Candy: Amazon
Unicorn Poop: Amazon
Unicorn Poppers: Amazon
Unicorn Suitcase: Skip Hop

Vivian’s Outfit:

Dress: Pleaides Handmade
“3” Party Hat: Little Blue Olive

My outfit:

Dress: Eliza J

Unicorn from Utah Pony Party

Photography by Shailynn Photo and Film

Also wanted to give a thank you to my friend Jenni for helping me with the backdrop and decorations!! If you are in Utah and need someone to help with party planning, decorations, or even decorating your Christmas tree, she is your girl!

See Vivian’s 1st birthday garden party here and her 2nd birthday boho party here!

35 Comments

  1. Mindy
    October 11, 2017 / 12:05 pm

    Such a cute party. Everything looked amazing, job well done 😍

  2. Kaori
    October 11, 2017 / 12:13 pm

    Amazing, as always! So glad it turned out so well!

  3. Angela
    October 11, 2017 / 12:18 pm

    This is an amazing party! Wow! So many fabulous details. It’s obvious you love your little girl!

  4. AnGela
    October 11, 2017 / 12:32 pm

    Everything was beautiful! Great job! 😍🦄✨

  5. Nicole
    October 11, 2017 / 1:01 pm

    So cute!!

  6. Caryn
    October 11, 2017 / 1:21 pm

    Such a fun theme! Perfectly organized for anyone looking to plan a magical party!

  7. October 11, 2017 / 2:48 pm

    Omg that is such a creative and adorable birthday party!

  8. Amy P.
    October 11, 2017 / 2:49 pm

    Every girl should have a unicorn birthday at least once in their life haha! Super cute- I love the backdrop decor you made & also her dress- looks like she had fun! I couldn’t convince my daughter for a unicorn party this year, but she got that Skip Hop backpack as a gift for her bday!

  9. Ilene
    October 11, 2017 / 5:05 pm

    I love her Party! All the unicorn details are amazing!

  10. October 11, 2017 / 7:10 pm

    Can you come here and throw MY party next year??? So so cute I love all of the details! Happy bday to your girl, I can’t belibe she’s three already! I still remember when you did the evened video for her when you were pregnant!

  11. BaHar
    October 12, 2017 / 10:19 am

    Everything was so so adorable. You did an amazing job

  12. Stephanie F
    October 12, 2017 / 11:11 am

    You should be a party planner!! The party looks so fun and everything is so pretty!

  13. Danielle
    October 12, 2017 / 1:14 pm

    This is so picture perfect! What an adorable idea.

    xx, Danielle | Pineapple & Prosecco

  14. October 12, 2017 / 9:52 pm

    Wow girl! You can throw a hell of a party! Happy birthday Vivian!! Xo

  15. October 12, 2017 / 11:01 pm

    oh my gosh this birthday, amazing!!!!

    xo
    Stesha

  16. October 13, 2017 / 1:40 am

    This party looks like a success! You did a beautiful job planning, everything looks amazing!

    Megan | http://www.pipmegan.com

  17. October 13, 2017 / 8:10 am

    Aw I bet she had the best birthday!!!!

  18. October 13, 2017 / 11:20 pm

    Oh man, how cute is this party!? Every little magical detail is perfection. Great work, Sandy!

  19. October 15, 2017 / 11:58 pm

    Adorable party! I wish I was Vivian!

  20. October 16, 2017 / 1:44 am

    First of all I hear ya on the “I can’t believe’ it goes by too fast! What a beautiful girl your daughter is, her party was adorable you are amazing for putting this together!

  21. October 16, 2017 / 2:34 pm

    That Vivian was one lucky girl! The pony is too cute!!! I’m not sure what I love the most. Fantastic party! Sharing on Fb & Twitter. Thank you for sharing on Merry Monday! Hope to see ya next week!
    Kim

  22. October 21, 2017 / 3:55 pm

    What a cute party. I think my 12 year-old would love a unicorn party like this too.

  23. October 26, 2017 / 10:07 am

    This is the cutest kids party ever! So fun, I thought the cake was amazing, and then you pulled out the unicorn (pony) lol. Happy 3 looks magical. Pinned & shared. Thanks for joining us at the Inspiration Spotlight party.

  24. December 24, 2017 / 5:02 am

    Love the colours and imagination that has gone into this. #littlemakes

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  26. July 25, 2018 / 2:09 pm

    Wow, what an amazing looking party! Vivian is such a cutie!

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