Last weekend Little Miss got to spend the afternoon playing with her friends and eating far too many sweets. I always say this about the kids parties but this was a really fun theme to put together! We found most of what we needed in the party section of the Dollar Tree and Target. Between the two we were able to get tablecloths to create a rainbow table, colorful cutlery and unicorn patterned napkins.
Frugal Tip: If you love the look of themed paper products but don’t love the price tag just buy 1 pack to go with the theme and supplement with lesser expensive ones. The Dollar Tree is a great option because they have such a variety of colors to coordinate with any theme. Also, dessert plates tend to be cheaper and have a higher quantity in a pack.
Early on I had envisioned a table full of color, sweets, and unicorn inspired quotes done in different mediums. It was fun to mix things up between Photoshop and my Silhouette by adding hand lettering, glitter, and watercolor.
Mix of water color, a metallic pen, and Sharpie
Digital print using Photoshop and printed at Costco
651 vinyl and double sided adhesive vinyl with glitter using my Silhouette
The text was created using the new Silhouette Pens and then double sided adhesive and glitter for the unicorn
Wooden frame from Michaels and a print from KidsPartyPrintables, and printed at Costco
Created using my Silhouette, scrapbook paper, and Scotch tape to secure to the wall
The flowers were garland from Target a year or so ago
Milk bottles from the Dollar Tree, food coloring for the water, and a bunch of fresh flowers from the grocery store
Glass jars from the Target Dollar Spot painted white and drawn on with Sharpie
We had the party in the afternoon so we kept the menu fairly small. Having a fruit platter filled with the colors of the rainbow was a double win and a hit with all the kiddos. I found the rainbow cream cheese dip on Pinterest which everyone LOVED. The cake was ordered through a good friend and amazing artist, Creative Cakes by Erin.
One tradition that continues to be my favorite is finding a book for guests to sign that has to do with the theme. This year I picked Phoebe and Her Unicorn which is more of a comic format but such a cute book.
I had to share this photo of Henry, we caught him enjoying some of the cake when we were saying goodbye to our guests.