Planning a Unicorn Rainbow party

In 2wks time, my youngest daughter, my little Annabelle {who isn’t so little anymore!} will be turning five. FIVE! I’m currently living in a seat of denial and silently wishing {so incredibly hard} that she would slow down this growing up malarky. 

I do, however, love planning her birthday parties! I have done a themed birthday party for her every year since her first birthday and her ideas for them just keep getting bigger & better. Of course, I delve into Pinterest for inspiration {who doesn’t?} and even though I have these grand visions of how it will look, they’re never as Pinterest worthy in real life – but to my little girl? They are the best parties, EVER! And I’ll take that as a win. 

I also take it upon myself to bake their birthday cakes too, I’ve baked them all bar her 2nd birthday cake which a good friend of mine did – but this year, my little girl will get another Mum-made birthday cake. Last year she asked for a Finding Dory birthday cake and that’s exactly what she got. This year I am still trying to decide what cake she will get! 

What ‘party theme’ has she asked for this year?

I’m assuming, you already know due to the title of this blog post! “I’d like a Unicorn Rainbow party, Mama!” – and that is exactly what I am trying to make happen for her. A rainbow unicorn party is certainly a fun combination but it’s a perfect one, too. 

What will I be serving up at the party? 

I will be making some rainbow cupcakes with the Wilton food gel that I bought off Amazon – so excited to use those – I hear good things! I plan to make some cloud topped cupcakes {frosting} with little rainbow fizzy belts! Super simple – yet effective – my speciality! 

I will have fruit in some form or another served up, as always! I am not one of these party throwers who have an endless array of candy, sweets & crisps on the party table! I may make fruit kebabs or just make a rainbow style fruit platter – with four/five-year-olds I feel the platter is the safer option. 

I’ll have a selection of sandwiches – which are never the favourite with the birthday girl or her mini-sized guests! But I have them made nevertheless. I usually just stick with cheese & ham because little ones have a tendency to be fussy! 

I’ll do some white chocolate dipped breadsticks, with sprinkles! Almost like a little rainbow wand? As well as jelly beans as ‘Unicorn poop’, flumps as ‘Unicorn tails’ & finally golden chocolate coins because, what else do you find at the end of a rainbow?

What will I give out as party favours?

I usually go for the sweetie cone approach when doing party bags. It’s quick & simple and when you have 30 odd to make, it’s a good option to go with. Last year I made little party favour cups including bubbles, a little toy & some sweeties. Super simple and they looked super cute. However, this year, I got the idea off a lovely blogger – who I cannot remember the name of, so sorry! She shared the party favour idea on a Facebook group and I knew it was just perfect!

I will be making up little “Grow your own Fruit or Veg” party favours. I’ll get some small plant pots from Poundland, some soil, and lots of little seeds of lots of different things and make up little party favours for the kids. It’s something a little different and I think it’s such a lovely idea! Anything has to be better than sweets & fiddly toys, right? I’ll be sure to share those once I’ve put them together – maybe a blog post, who knows! Let me know if that’s something you would like to see. 

So there you go, my Unicorn Rainbow party plans! I cannot wait but at the same time, I want to hold onto her being four for a little while longer. Can someone have a word with her for me? She’s clearly rushing to be a ‘big girl’ and isn’t listening to me! Haha! 

Do you throw themed birthday parties for your children? 




  1. 18/01/2018 / 7:08 PM

    This is going to be such a bright and colourful party! I hope she has an amazing time. I wish i had a unicorn party when i was younger! x

  2. 18/01/2018 / 7:44 PM

    Oh wow what a fun sounding party it seems like you are planning! Full of colour, rainbows and unicorns what more could a girl want. Well perhaps a couple of those cupcakes all to herself ;).

  3. 18/01/2018 / 9:58 PM

    Oh my goodness that rainbow cupcakes are amazing. What a fun sounding party, I wish I was better at party planning. Love these ideas, very inspirational.

  4. 18/01/2018 / 10:34 PM

    Oh wow I LOVE this!! The rainbow is amazing! Eva is 6 in a few weeks and also wants a unicorn party, I am so going to try that!

  5. Hannah denton
    18/01/2018 / 10:35 PM

    Oh my word! Now this is my kinda party!

  6. hannah
    19/01/2018 / 12:20 AM

    I really like the theme. Those cakes look very good, I could eat one right now

  7. 19/01/2018 / 10:25 AM

    That food looks absolutely amazing and I bet your daughter’s party will be amazing. I would absolutely love this type of party even being in my late twenties x

  8. 19/01/2018 / 10:51 AM

    They grow up so quickly don’t they. Im loving these ideas, i want them for my next birthday nevermind the kids 🙂 loads of colour and unicorns and im there, love it x

  9. I want a unicorn party, it sounds like it’s going to be amazing. Love all the things you have planned, especially the party bag idea, so much better than some plastic junk that will end up in the bin!

  10. 19/01/2018 / 9:06 PM

    Your unicorn cupcakes are amazing. I tried them but they didn’t look like that!

    • 22/01/2018 / 9:44 AM

      Oh! These were little finds on Pinterest – I can only HOPE when I do mine this weekend that they even remotely look that good, lol!

  11. 19/01/2018 / 9:54 PM

    The party ideas sound lovely and I am sure your little one will have fab time. You can also make your own rainbow playdoh for party bags and get some cheap cookie cutters to go with it.

  12. 20/01/2018 / 7:29 AM

    Eliza turns 7 next week, I am not sure how!! She will love those cupcakes, what a lovely idea. She had a My Little Pony Party last year which was a real hit

  13. 20/01/2018 / 11:57 AM

    I love those cute unicorn buns. Unicorns are so on trend my friend is currently decorating her daughters room in Unicorns haha x

  14. 20/01/2018 / 6:06 PM

    Unicorns are everywhere aren’t they and the colours in this food look amazing. I just hope the kids won’t be bouncing off the walls for hours afterwards – still it is a party, isn’t it? I quite fancy coming along if you need a helper!

  15. 20/01/2018 / 10:24 PM

    I want a Unicorn party for MY birthday!!! This looks like such a fun idea and those cupcakes are so fabulous, yet super simple too. I love the idea of having growing things party favours. Much better than bags n bags of sweets.
    I hope Annabelle has a brilliant Unicorn Day!!

  16. 21/01/2018 / 1:46 AM

    Aww this sounds amazing! The treats sounds delicious (I’d scoff that whole fruit platter myself!) Hope the party goes well! xx

  17. 28/01/2018 / 1:39 PM

    I love those little rainbow cupcakes! Might use those for inspiration in the future. My little girl is 3 next month and am trying to come up with ideas. I’m not usually very good at coming up with birthday party ideas.

    Thanks for the ideas!

  18. 31/01/2018 / 1:30 PM

    Unicorns are so “In” at the moment, so I’m sure the party will be a great success! I love your rainbow unicorn cupcakes – they look delicious and relatively easy to make!!! Your fruit rainbow looks yummy too, and a great way to get the kids to eat their 5 a day!!!

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