If you think back to your own childhood, there are a few moments that stand out in your memories. Certain golden days where life was magical and perfect.

A holiday where everything sparkled with light. A birthday party that was so much fun, your friends didn’t stop talking about it for years. Even just a day shopping with your mom and going out for ice cream afterward.

Nobody’s life is perfect. We all have hard times we have to go through, and we hold on until we can make it back to the good, but if we’re lucky, we have plenty of those shiny memories from our childhood that make us smile.

As parents, we try to give our children those special moments. Every once in a while, we make a special effort to go above and beyond to ensure that our children have these memories.

And that brings us to this: If your little one likes unicorns, have I got a party for you!

1. Decorations

Hello, balloon garland! If your child is eight or older, a huge, glitzy balloon garland gives you a ton of bang for your buck. This one here has a variety of colors and finishes, including metallic blue. If you spring for one splashy, larger decoration, then all you really need besides this is a unicorn-centric cake.

The garland is also a perfect backdrop for pictures. Don’t let the party end without getting a number of pictures with all the guests.

However, if this party is for younger children–under the age of eight–then nix the balloons. They’re a strangling hazard. Kids like to put them into their mouth and the results can be fatal. So please, no balloons until your kids outgrow the I-must-put-everything-in-my-mouth stage.

But if you’re throwing a sleepover for children under eight, you might want to reconsider. I commend you for your bravery, but no.

Seriously, no. Unless their parents come with them.

2. Unicorn-Themed Birthday Card

No birthday celebration is complete without a heartfelt birthday card. Since your little one is having a unicorn-themed party, why not extend the magical theme to the birthday card as well? You can either purchase a ready-made unicorn-themed card from a store or get creative and make one yourself.

If you decide to make a DIY unicorn birthday card, here are some ideas to get you started:

a. Hand-drawn Unicorn: Get some colorful cardstock or thick paper and draw a cute unicorn on the front cover. You don’t have to be an artist; a simple and charming unicorn face with a horn will do the trick. Add some glitter or sequins to give it that magical sparkle.

b. 3D Pop-up Unicorn: Create a pop-up card by cutting out a unicorn shape from cardstock and attaching it to the inside of the card. When the recipient opens the card, the unicorn will pop up, delighting them with its surprise.

c. Unicorn Poem: Write a short unicorn-themed poem inside the card. It could be something like:

“In a land of dreams and magic,
Where unicorns roam free,
A birthday wish for you, dear one,
May all your dreams come to be!”

d. Personalized Message: Regardless of whether you buy or make the card, don’t forget to write a personalized birthday message inside. Express your love, wishes, and pride for your child on their special day.

Adding a unicorn-themed birthday card to the celebration will make your little one feel extra special and cherished, and it will be a keepsake they can look back on with fond memories as they grow older.

3. Unicorn Food

There’s a lot of tutorials out there for a unicorn cake. This one claims to be easy, so check it out. You may be a total Martha Stewart, but unless I’ve made something a few times, I want something to be as easy as possible if it’s for an event.

Another option is to order one from a bakery.

And check out these unicorn pancakes for the morning. Now THAT is easy. Thank heavens for sugar cones and whipped cream.

4. Unicorn Games

Figure out the best age-appropriate games: Here are some ideas

● Pin the Horn on the unicorn.
● Iridescent manicures/pedicures
● Horse, horse, unicorn (duck, duck, goose)
● Unicorn Pinata–make sure to have unicorn action figures come pouring out as well as candy. This bucket of unicorns and other fairytale creatures comes with a playland. Partygoers can all play together after the pinata.

5. Dress and Favors

For the girl of the hour, check out these little girl’s dresses from Presley Couture, especially these unicorn ones.

If the party is small, as in a party of two or three, the prices are reasonable enough you might want to consider buying one of these handmade dresses for the others, too.

If not, here are some unicorn squishies!

It’s always a good idea to have a backup plan. If the games go too quickly and you have some bored kids on your hands, have a couple of movies ready that are super popular and pop some popcorn.

Have a fabulous time!