A few weeks ago, I threw a joint birthday party for the girls’ second and fourth birthdays. It was their first joint party and I’m kicking myself for not doing it last year! They have the same friends and with their birthdays three weeks apart, it just made sense! The girls are really into My Little Pony right now, but I could.not. bring myself to buy character party supplies, you guys. Maybe a third or fourth child will break me! I thought a unicorn (a glorified pony, #amiright?) theme would be enough to win them over, and lucky for me it did!
I had these invitations in mind after seeing similar valentines for Valentine’s Day. The horns are made out of lollipops I found at Party City that were super cheap! I designed the invitations, printed them out, cut a hole for the lollipops and voila!
I wanted each little friend to have a place at the tables (24 kids!) that felt like their little space (among the madness!) complete with their party goodies.
Each place setting had a rock candy lollipop, a glitter-dipped cotton candy cone, a unicorn wand, a unicorn horn hat and a kid-sized water bottle.
I found the cute straws at Michaels in their dollar section. They’re the thick plastic straws that you find at smoothie places. I’m obsessed! I tied them to the bottles with gold cord to keep them from getting lost on the table.
I found these little unicorns on Amazon but, naturally, they were some super bright funky neon colors so I had Patrick spray paint them gold along with some wooden dowels to create wands. He screwed a hole in the middle of each one to place the wooden dowels and I hot glued some ribbon on to make them a little more magical!
With so many littles running around, I came up with a few activities to keep them busy in between food and opening presents. And because unicorns are synonymous with rainbows and clouds and magic, I added those into the mix too! One of the activities was a fruit loop rainbow necklace: cheap, easy for kiddos to do by themselves, and they can eat it or wear it!
I also had a ton of crayons, markers and colored pencils out to color on all of the tables. I had laid craft paper down on every table (even the ones with their party goodies) so they could color anywhere!
…And the store-bought cupcakes. Totally not the plan, but hey! Something’s gotta give, right?? They turned out super cute and yummy and saved me some time so it really worked out in the end! I had the cute cloud toppers leftover from a friend’s “baby sprinkle” (shower). I wanted something on the girls’ cakes/cupcakes that looked like a unicorn horn and the ice cream cone was perfect.
My girlfriend, Courtney, and I were talking about my party plans a few weeks before the party and she threw out the idea to give the girls mini-makeovers complete with hair and makeup! I was in love!! Courtney is a Younique presenter and used her gorgeous palettes to give the girls some magical looks! Allllll the heart eyes! Reagan felt so spoiled getting her makeup done!
And do you spy the cotton candy in Reagan’s fist?? We totally rented a cotton candy machine because unicorns eat clouds, right?! It was so fun, and the kids loved it!
I found some super easy hair chalk at Sally’s Beauty Supply and some glitter spray at Party City. It was so fun and super quick!! My sweet husband did a lot of the kiddos’ hair while I ran around chatting with mommas and snapping pics!
It was so much fun doing a joint party for the girls this year. I feel like it turned out even better than past parties because I had to make THIS the party of the year for them (literally!). Parties are my love language and I sure do love these babies a whole lot!! Every time we’ve talked about their party since, Reagan always says it was the “BEST.PARTY.EVER”. I’ll take it, babe! Happy Birthday to my Rea and Pey! I love you! XOXO