So every year I have tried to have a party at the in-laws horse farm…it rains. I tried to have one there on my eldest’s daughter’s first birthday and then again on the 7th. Both parties were cold and rainy. I had some BIG plans for a unicorn party at a horse farm. All in all, it turned out cute either way. Plus, I felt a little like jumping a plane and heading out of the country with my original plans anyways so, all’s well that ends well!
When you see this cake…do your bones light up with magic? If I could take this cake to bed to look at it every night, I would. Believe it or not, this is not a hard cake to make! Okay, so the fondant horn and ears maybe, but you can buy these on Etsy and add it to a cake you did all the icing work for. Icing swirling a bag is easy peasy and then, it is just simple, simple rosettes. I believe in you!
Tall birthday candles for the win! Target…you are my hero. You always are…
Next up, face painting! Hire a friend or artsy college student like I did and it will be good money for them, but savings for you! I snagged and printed some unicorn and rainbow face paintings from Pinterest, printed them out and let the kids choose.
Now is where the big plans came in and got smaller real fast, y’all. BUT, it was still magical! I made this horn/flower headpiece and fitted it on our mini horse. The fact the HE, yep, a dude horse, is mini, made it even more magical. The fact that when they came to the barn, they didn’t know a “unicorn” would be there? Even better! Every guest took a picture with the birthday girl and the unicorn…boy…the unicorn boy.
The DIY unicorn horn I made below took only about 15 minutes. I didn’t follow any plans. I just went to Hobby Lobby and looked for anything horn-like. I settled on a Styrofoam cone that I shaved down with a bread knife. I wrapped it in 2 white felt sheets, added fake flowers to the bottom, and wrapped the finished horn in a skinny gold ribbon from the trim aisle. I added two sturdy wide cotton ribbon to the underside at 12 and 6 o’clock. Those straps were used to tie the horn to the bridle of the horse so that nothing was attached to the actual horse. I used hot glue to make this whole horn which is perfect because hot glue has the power of 20 marines.
For one of the party activities we did sand art! Why is this awesome 80’s/90’s craft forgotten??!! Kids LOVE to do this! It isn’t near as messy as you think and the kids have a blast doing it. It’s colorful, creative, and something the children have either NEVER done or haven’t done in a while. It’s an activity AND a favor! Double duty party details are MY FAVORITE! JUST LIKE USING CAPS OVER AND OVER AGAIN IN THIS PARAGRAPH! Hobby Lobby has all you need to make your sandy dreams come true!
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