By sandi | April 18, 2011
This year when I asked Madeline what she wanted to do for her birthday I was overjoyed when she responded with something other than a monkey party. This year she chose a Unicorn party, a Rainbow party, and a nacho party all in one.
We started planning her party and found that the only place to buy unicorn party supplies was online. I know this is becoming more the norm, but it pains me greatly that I cannot just run out and get things. So, Madeline and I sat on the couch and pulled up sites on the laptop to order the unicorn party stuff she liked best.
I had a lot of ideas for rainbow foods and decorations so we made some of them.
Rainbow chocolate covered pretzels. These are so easy and the kids loved helping make them. Each Girl chose 2 colors to do and we made 10 of each color. I placed the pretzels in my fiestaware mugs to add to the fun!
They were delicious and all 60 of them were eaten before the party was over. I know one little man who had several just on his own.
Madeline got dressed in her unicorn rainbow outfit made especially for her by Mommy. She helped pick out the fabric for this outfit and I created it.
Her friends started arriving and hanging out. Once the nacho bar was open everyone started digging in.
I almost forgot about the Rainbow jello because it was out in the other fridge. Bill ceremoniously brought it around to everyone already eating and they all loved it. So much that one of the kids said to Bill, “you should put this online.” So for Jax I will put it online.
The games included:
Ring toss onto the unicorn horns.
Pin the horn on the unicorn:
The standard prize for every game was a unicorn. Pretty easy to dole out since they are imaginary and Bill and I could make as many as we needed.
My Mother had a horse pan from years back that we decided to make into a unicorn cake for Mimi. This was the first time I had ever used a cake pan like this and I had a lot of anxiety about it. I now understand why I often left the task of making a cake to my parents. My Mother came over Saturday night to help me frost it and after trying a couple of things we got it going. I think it turned out pretty darn cute. Especially surrounded by the cupcakes.
I had seen an idea online where you pre-scoop the ice cream into cupcake liners. Then you freeze it and bring it out for the party. I have to say this worked like a charm! Bill wasn’t struggling to dish out ice cream and there was no mess.
Everyone seemed to enjoy it. Especially the birthday baby!
Then it was time for Mimi to open up her mountain of birthday gifts. She is blessed with good friends amazing family that adore her.
After the party guests left the cousins all went swimming.
It was a wonderful party. It was a bit warm but all the guests were troopers about it. Just in case you didn’t think the party was rainbowy enough get a load of the fruit tray and veggie tray. My Mother actually soaked the radishes in a bit of blue dye to make the blue part of the rainbow.
People sometimes gawk and ask how I get all this done or why I go to such lengths. Well, because these are my babies and they only get to be babies once. Soon a time will come where they will want me to take them and a couple of friends to a movie and then they will go in their room with their friends and hang out. I will soak up every moment I can with them. If that means I have a lot to do, so be it. My babies are worth every moment. Besides, I really have fun doing it. Bringing joy, magic and happiness to their childhoods makes me happy. Just look at this adorable girl riding her unicorn at her 6th birthday party!