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Inspired to celebrate her inner child, Elisa of Events by Elisa, whipped up a Vibrant Rainbow Unicorn Birthday Party! Rainbow chevron designs, fabulous friends and colorful sweet & savory edibles made this a bright birthday that her 8-year-old self would have loved (and that her adult self should be super proud of)! ;)

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

  • Rainbow layered birthday cake with unicorn topper
  • ‘Unicorn Horn’ swirl lollipop sticks + rainbow pinwheels on a bed of colorful gum balls
  • Rainbow fruit & roasted veggie platters
  • ‘Leave Your Mark’ paint activity + ‘Pin the Horn on the Unicorn’ game
  • DIY paper flowers & silver spray painted unicorns

rainbow fruits

unicorn game

rainbow cake pops

rainbow candy unicorn horns

unicorn cookies

rainbow desserts

rainbow veggies

rainbow unicorn cake

rainbow paint activity

rainbow birthday party chevron utensils


PARTY DETAILS, as told by Elisa

I decided I hadn’t had a proper party since I was a teenager and it might be the last birthday I’d have without a baby in tow (I found out the following weekend that I was, in fact, pregnant!).  I’d created an inspiration board early in 2011 with a Rainbow and Unicorn theme that was the number one reason people were finding my blog (funny, since I primarily plan weddings!), and had said that it was the ideal party for my 8-year-old self.  Well, I realized it was the ideal party for my 30-something-year-old self too, so I decided to have fun with it!! :-)

I wanted to carry the rainbow theme throughout, so I had a baker friend make rainbow macarons and sugar cookies, another make rainbow cake pops, and a third, a rainbow cake!  I also made rice krispies treats with fruity pebbles and had fun picking out a rainbow of candies.  On the not-so-sweet side, I had a fruit rainbow, a roasted veggie salad “rainbow,” pasta salad, cold chicken, and rolls, all made from scratch.  My friend Desiree, an extremely talented florist, is also an extremely talented artist; she painted the “Pin the Tail on the Unicorn” game and created the giant rainbow flowers for each table, along with arranging the rainbow-colored blooms.  I spray painted plastic unicorns silver to go with the “Imagine” and “Dream” bookends and the silver vases we’d gotten.  And of course I had such fun designing the stationery for the party, complete with a chevron rainbow!

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