Let’s party with rainbows and unicorns!

Hello there! I’m Cindy Alfino (from 3 Kids, 2 Dogs and 1 Old House). I’m back to share another awesome party theme with you on Let’s Party with Cindy. As you know, we’ve been running a freaking awesome competition with Berry & Flambé Southern Suburbs where you could win a themed party for your child! comp_bf_cover-image_small

It’s even more awesome because we’ve done all the work for you… All you have to do is enjoy! In order to stand a chance to win, you have to live in the Southern Suburbs of Cape Town and enter here by sending us your dream theme.  If you missed out – don’t worry!  You can still enter.  Do that HERERight now.  I’ll wait.

OK, good!  Thanks for entering.  Now let’s chat about our first winner. We sifted through LOTS of great ideas and we settled on a firm favourite…

  A Rainbows and Unicorns Party

Well done to JODIE SAMUALS for thinking up this Rainbows and Unicorns theme for your rainbow baby! Your prize is a very special voucher from Berry & Flambé for a themed cake of your choice!!! Mellissa will be in touch soon!

So, let’s do this!! Let’s Party with Rainbows and Unicorns!

Lets Party with Rainbows and Unicorns intro
1. Why this theme?

Unicorns are all the rage right now. And I get it – I totally get it! It is a brilliant theme, because every little girl (and boy) wants to believe in a bit of magic. The fact that unicorns pair perfectly with rainbows and the little girl who this theme was created for is a very special rainbow baby, adds its own brand of magic. So, let’s make some magic with this party theme!

2. Decor

You could swing two ways with this theme… bold, bright rainbow colours or lots of white with pastel rainbows.  I personally love the white-with-pastel look. It makes the food pop on the party table, which makes all the effort that goes into choosing it so much more worth it. The party designers at Berry & Flambé Southern Suburbs come up with the greatest ideas for the treat table to bring your theme to life!

unicorns dangles

Decor can be relatively simple and clean, a white table cloth and pastel rainbow backdrop or details. Additional decor for the table can be anything that resembles a unicorn or rainbow, colour themed treats or anything with glitter. We particularly love the detailing that Berry & Flambé does on their parties. Every decor item for your party is designed and made JUST for you!

rainbow unicorns background

 3. Cake

The cake is often the focal point of your table and brings your theme to life.  Depending on your decision on cake, you could focus on the Rainbows or the Unicorn themes. Or you could go all out and do both!

all the cakes

For added awesome, you should get the inside layers of the cake in rainbow colours!

4. Food

One of the best things about rainbows and unicorns is that you could literally add sprinkles and glitter to any party food and the kids will devour it.  But some special party food ideas would be…

Unicorn Horns – Sugar cones covered with icing, sticky sauce and cake toppings. Don’t forget the edible glitter and hundreds and thousands! You can even set this up as a make-your-own edible craft!

sweet unicorns horns

Unicorn Cupcakes. We love these examples from Tessa’s Bakery!

rainbow unicorns cupcakes

And then there are colourful marshmallows, speckled eggs, rainbow meringues, sparkly lollipops or cake pops, various jelly sweets or themed or pastel coloured macaroons. To tie all the rainbow colours to the unicorn theme, you could use sugar cones as holders for some of the sweets!

Rainbows and unicorns sweets
5. Activities

No Rainbows and Unicorns party would be complete if you didn’t leave the party feeling like a unicorn yourself! Which means that the craft would be making and decorating your very own unicorn horns. Provide the children with pre-cut cardboard as well as string, pastel streamers and stickers.  They’ll have lots of fun creating their masterpieces! You can even download the template created by a crafty American mama here.

unicorns Craft
6. Party packs / take homes

Last, but not least, it’s a tradition to send something home with the kids as a thank you for coming.  There are so many different forms of party packs available! Berry & Flambé create such gorgeous original ones, boxes, bags, buckets, if you think of it, they can do it.

If you would prefer something a little less traditional, you could give rainbow lollies with little thank you notes, cutely packaged macaroons with personalised labels or even a pair of unicorn macaroons. As a special extra, you could add properly made unicorn head bands.

Unicorns take home

Have you ever had a party with this theme? What did you do differently?

Do you have a party theme in mind and you just can’t think of how to bring it all together?

Be sure to enter our Berry & Flambé Southern Suburbs competition! You could win a themed cake, an article just like this one, and even a full party for 15 children!

Questions? Pop us a mail on editor@tums2totsonline.co.za with the subject line “Let’s Party with Cindy”.

*We can’t wait for our next Let’s Party with Cindy column; you can learn more about Cindy here.

Thank you to Berry & Flambé, Tessa’s Bakery, Kelsey’s Confectioneries, itsyBell and Project Nursery for allowing us to use the gorgeous images of your creations!

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Cindy Alfino

Cindy Alfino

Cindy is a happily married mom of 3 little humans, Kyla (6), Riya-Ray (5) & Knox (3). She has her own business, and is the always-funny voice behind Best Parenting Blog of 2015, 3 Kids, 2 Dogs and 1 Old House! Being a mom of 3 means she gets to indulge in one of her favourite pastimes - planning awesome themed parties. Every month Cindy's column Let's Party with Cindy will share ideas (and occasionally free downloads) on everything from decor and food to costumes and party packs on a different theme.

26 Comments
  1. #PartyWithMe

    Emily and Erin
    11 & 18 November
    4 years and 8 months

    Would be awesome to have a joint 5 and 1-year-old party this year. this theme is so much fun.

  2. #PartyWithMe

    Ayla
    6 June
    14 months

    I adore this theme, girly and bright with a touch of magic. We didn’t have a first birthday party for her and this would be the perfect prize to make the second one amazing.

  3. Ella Goldschmidt, 2 , 27th December.
    She would be in her element!!! What a great prize for parents too as then we won’t have to stress about anything. All done by the professionals.

  4. #PartyWithMe
    I would love to celebrate Mila’s 3rd birthday with (A) a Rainbows and Unicorns Party on 7 July 2018.

  5. I would love to win this party for my daughter’s 3rd birthday party on the 6th of February 2018.Her name is Isabella Kendall Matthee.

  6. Zoe took one look at the birthday cake (while reading over my shoulder) and decided this would be the perfect theme for her 10th birthday on 4 November

  7. #PartyWithMe love this theme!! My daughter -Mikayla is 2 -her birthday is the 25th May. Definitely have bragging rights if we won this 🙂

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