Believe it: These unicorn birthday party ideas are truly magical

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When it comes to throwing an enchanting birthday party, unicorns never go out of style. Whether your little one can’t stop talking about “My Little Pony” or simply loves dreaming of sparkly, mythical creatures, they’ll delight in a unicorn-themed birthday party put together with loving care. 

Lucky for you, planning a unicorn birthday party is nowhere near as difficult as actually finding a unicorn. Read on for tips on how to plan a magical event just as special as the birthday kid. 


The magical essentials: unicorn-themed birthday party 101

The best thing about unicorns? They capture the imagination. As you plan a unicorn-themed birthday party, aim to recreate that element of wonder and amazement. Here are a few unicorn standards you’ll want to include in your kid’s special day:


— Rainbows – By this, we mean all the colors. Every one. Think sprinkles, confetti, rainbow props, and multicolored balloons. The more colorful, the better. 


— Clouds – Of course, you can’t have a rainbow without some happy clouds. They’re fun. They’re fluffy. They keep the decor cute and cheerful—granted they’re balanced out by those rainbows. 


— Glitter – Anything that shines and sparkles is a unicorn theme staple. Whether you take on the challenge of actual glitter crafts is up to you, but shiny, sparkly, iridescent gold and silver are your best friends here.


— Pastel blue, pink, and purple – These gentle, undeniably pretty shades echo a unicorn’s multicolor mane and set the tone for a whimsical day. 


— Stars and moons – Get a little intergalactic with twinkling lights and celestial shapes as whimsical and otherworldly as unicorns themselves. 


These are just some of the can’t-do-without elements that’ll make a unicorn-themed party sparkle and shine. But what if you want to add some extra-special touches to your party? With just a little imagination you can really bring this party theme to life. Start by customizing your color scheme. 


Left: Pink and purple balloon installations surround a party table. Right: A party invitation shows a knight riding a voluptuous unicorn.Our Little Princess” by Paperless Post; Image by Kara Allen. 


Shades of delight: choosing a unicorn color scheme

To plan a unicorn party that inspires young party goers to giggle with glee, you can always add your own twist to the essential elements—including the color palette. After all, unicorns are mysterious, marvelous, make-believe creatures. Who could expect them to stick to just one set of colors? 

Some color scheme ideas to get your wheels spinning include:


— Classic unicorn – For a nod to a classic unicornesque color scheme, let the decor shine with elegant shades of shimmering white and silver. And don’t leave out the fluffy white clouds.


— Midnight unicorn – We can’t think of anything more enchanting than a unicorn—except perhaps a unicorn at night. Pair darker shades of blue and purple with plenty of silver. For an extra celestial touch, magnify those moons and stars with images of glittering galaxies.


— Sunshine unicorn – Think of a sunny field of daisies on a beautiful summer day. Yellow, white, and gold give this unicorn color scheme that extra warm glow.


— Garden unicorn – A gentle unicorn prancing happily through vines and rose gardens, stopping to let a butterfly rest on its velvety snout? This is what dreams are made of. This color scheme requires lots of green, plus plenty of pretty plants and flower crowns.


Whatever colors you choose, they’ll look just as dazzling when paired with plenty of unicorn motifs and decor—and even more unique, thanks to your original spin.

Unicorn-themed party supplies on a white background, including party hats, decor, and temporary tattoos.

Set the scene: unicorn-themed decor and supplies

Choosing a theme and a color scheme is half the magical battle—but our Party Shop makes the next part a piece of cake. It’s time to find some unicorn party supplies that are just as wondrous and majestic as your kid. Here are some of our favorites: 


— Unicorn adornments – Let your little guests don their unicorn finest with enchanting wearables and embellishments, such as Unicorn Horn Party Hats or unicorn temporary tattoos.


— Unicorn props – To give the party that fantastical atmosphere, you’ll need some unicorn-worthy party props. Set the stage with a Magical Unicorn Foil Balloon, a multilayered

I Believe in Unicorns Garland, or a dainty and delightful Pink Tassel Garland.


— Unicorn cake decor – Just like the unicorn’s horn, the birthday cake will need something special to top it all off. Try this Unicorn Glitter Candle.


— Unicorn tableware – Set the birthday table with some Magical Unicorn Napkins and shimmering Silver Wooden Cutlery.


— Unicorn party favors – Send your party guests home with something to gleefully remember the party by, like Unicorn Pinata Favors and a set of Mini Unicorn Stickers.

Want to simplify your unicorn party planning experience? Check out our all-in-one I Believe in Unicorns Party Kit, filled with everything you need to make your kid’s special day a magical, unique occasion their friends will never forget.


A children’s birthday party invitation shows a two-tiered floral cake with a unicorn horn, ears, and eyelashes. Right: Decorated jars of unicorn slime.Unicorn Cake” by Paperless Post; Image by The Best Ideas for Kids.


Create your own magic with unicorn-themed activities

What’s one way to make your unicorn party extra special? Keep small hands busy and spark your guests’ creativity with some unique unicorn party crafts. Here are some ideas we love:


— Unicorn paper plate masks – For youngsters who love to play pretend, this unicorn mask craft is an easy and silly way to DIY your unicorn dress-up. Supply some feather boas and sequin scarves, and put on a unicorn fashion show when they’re all done.


— Unicorn slime jars – To keep the magic going, we love the idea of a craft that’s just as much fun to play with as it is to make. (Note: This craft is best for unicorn-loving guests who are old enough to handle a pair of scissors and some glue.)


 — Unicorn puppets – If you’ve got some crafty, natural-born performers in attendance, this activity is bound to be a hit. Let party guests decorate unicorn cutouts with glitter pens, ribbons, markers, crayons, yarn, googly eyes, and stickers—and glue a large popsicle stick to the back. When they’re all done and the glue is dry, it’s time for them to put on a captivating puppet show. Make sure you have your camera ready. 


Left: Rainbow cupcakes with unicorn ears and horns. Right: An invitation with a photo of a young girl and illustrated unicorn ears and horn.Image by Adrienne Emmel; “Plenty of Horn” by Paperless Post.

Serve up something special with unicorn themed snacks and treats

It’s true that horses feast on grass and hay, but unicorns? They demand a meal that’s a little more extravagant. Serve your party guests a magical feast filled with rainbow and unicorn-themed foods. Some fun ideas include:


— Unicorn fruit tray – For a healthy snack, set out a tray of fruits in a rainbow of colors—strawberries and raspberries for red, grapes for purple, blueberries for blue, kiwi for green, pineapple for yellow. Swirl some food coloring into vanilla yogurt for a rainbow unicorn fruit dip.


— Unicorn milkshakes – We love this unicorn spin on a classic strawberry milkshake. Top the smoothies with clouds of whipped cream, rainbow sprinkles, and multicolored marshmallows for an extra whimsical treat.


— Magical unicorn bark – For a treat as sweet as it is unique, swirl up a tray of unicorn bark. We adore this recipe from A Magical Mess, where the main ingredients require nothing but a few bags of cute candy melts and some rainbow sprinkles. 

With these treats on the table (and on some super special unicorn plates), you’re guaranteed to keep your herd of unicorns happy.


Magical messaging: how to word your unicorn-themed invitations

Just as a unicorn’s very presence creates an aura of wonder, the invitations you send out will set the tone and give your guests a sneak peek at all the fun and excitement ahead of them. But just any ordinary missive won’t do. Once you find the perfect unicorn-themed invitations at Paperless Post, you’ll want to give the wording a uniquely unicorn touch.

To spark your imagination, try borrowing from the examples below.


Option 1:

Delilah is turning 4!

Join us for a unicorn birthday celebration

Sunday, April 10

At 2 p.m.

The Enchanted Forest


Please RSVP by April 2.


Option 2:

Calling all magical creatures!

Beth is turning seven

Celebrate with us

Friday, April 23

At 6 p.m.

Land of Unicorns and Rainbows


Please RSVP.

Option 3:

It’s Kyle’s 5th birthday…

And we’re having a unicorn party!

Join us Saturday, April 16

At 12 p.m.

The Williams Castle



With such spellbinding invitations, your petite party guests are sure to dream of the big celebration until the big day arrives.


A pink and blue Flyer invitation with a galloping unicorn in the night sky. Unicorn Run” Flyer by Paperless Post.


Paperless Post: the unicorn of party supplies and invitations

Sure, finding an actual unicorn in the midst of an enchanted forest—and in time for your kid’s birthday!—is nigh on impossible. But tracking down the perfect supplies and invitations you need to throw a delightful unicorn party doesn’t have to be.

At Paperless Post, we have everything you need to make a birthday party that’s just as legendary. Send an enchanting, personalized online invite with one of our unicorn-themed party invitations or Flyers, and find everything else you need for a magical unicorn birthday at our Party Shop

With a theme so delightful, your little party guests will have to see it to believe it.


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