Unicorn parties have been the rage for years now – and they’ll stick around as long as little kids keep loving all things magic and sparkly (ie. forever). You’ve probably seen a number of perfect blogs, showing perfect pictures of the perfect unicorn party. But you don’t need to work yourself to the bone to host a unicorn party that is fun in all the right ways.
We’ve rounded up some of our favourite easy unicorn party ideas. No tricky-looking unicorn cake in sight (though you can attempt that if you’re feeling brave).
First things first: food!
1. UNICORN POPCORN
Step 1: Make popcorn.
Step 2: Unicorn-ify it with some coloured melted chocolate, mini marshmallows and sprinkles.
Step 3: Eat Unicorn-ified popcorn. Easy!
2. UNICORN POOP
Stick a label on some colourful mini marshmallows and voila! Your work here is done.
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3. UNICORN OREOS
All you need to do is half-dip Oreos into white chocolate that has been marbled with drops of pastel food colouring. Hot tip: Use colouring sparingly or the pastels will not be pastel.
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4. UNICORN WAFERS
Even easier than the marbled Oreos – opt for wafer biscuits and sprinkles!
5. UNICORN STRAWBERRIES
For a fruity dipping alternative, try these magical strawberries!
6. UNICORN RAINBOW PIZZA
Because what do unicorns eat? Rainbows. Duh.
7. UNICORN DIP
This multi-coloured dip is actually less gross, healthier and easier to make than it looks. (It’s mainly just Greek yoghurt!)
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Now that we’re well fed … let’s think activities!
8. DECORATE UNICORN HORNS
As kids arrive, you can get them into the party spirit by decorating an ice cream cone (“unicorn horn”) with frosting and edible glitter/trimmings.
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9. UNICORN FLUFFY SLIME STATION
Kids can play with it at the party, and possibly take it home in their goodie bags (if you don’t care about pissing off a whole lot of parents).
10. UNICORN HORN RING TOSS
You can either buy a ring toss game, or make your own! It can be as simple as some cardboard wrapped into a cone shape that kids have to try and throw a hula hoop over. (Use a smaller scale hoop for younger kids.)
11. DIY UNICORN HEADBANDS OR MASKS
Unicorn masks just require some cardboard print outs and coloured textas! Never has it been easier to make a unicorn costume.
12. PIN THE TAIL ON THE UNICORN
And now to send them home …
13. UNICORN GOODIE BAGS
A plain white party bag can be transformed into a unicorn with some drawn-on eyes and a well-placed horn. You could even get attendees to decorate their own!
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14. Feeling brave enough to try your own unicorn cake?
These cute DIY cake kits from Bake Believe guide you through the process and come with everything you need to make your own unicorn cake.
And just in case you do feel like attempting the beast that is a unicorn cake from scratch – here’s a good tutorial: