Birthday parties

How to throw a unicorn party

It’s time to get prancy! With sparkles, rainbows and pastels, this easy-to-throw fete is pure magic.

By Amy Valm

How to throw a unicorn party

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Neigh, Girl, Neigh

DECOR: To make your very own unicorn, grab some white bristol board, a marker, a ruler and scissors to make this bold cut-out. Adorn the horn with tissue paper flowers (see next slide). You can buy a large googly eye or draw your own.







ACTIVITY: Gather your mystical creatures for a fun take on horseshoes. Spray-paint a pylon (available at most hardware stores) in a pastel hue and add some sparkly stick-on rhinestones. Have kids stand back and toss hula hoops over the pylon. Whoever gets three hoops in a row wins a bubble wand (or sparkly sticker). This is a great outdoor activity, but if the weather isn’t all puffy clouds and rainbows, lead your herd to the basement.







 




How to throw a unicorn partyPhoto: Erik Putz

Invite

To summon little unicorns, you’ll need coloured and white cardstock, scissors, tape, cotton balls and glue. Cut a triangle from coloured cardstock and roll to form a cone, securing with tape. Fold white cardstock in half, draw a cloud shape and cut to make two identical shapes. Tape clouds together and onto wide end of cone. Write party deets, then fluff cotton and glue to other side.




How to throw a unicorn partyPhoto: Erik Putz

Decor

Add a little floral flair with these fluffy tissue flowers. You’ll need tissue paper, scissors and pipe cleaners.







1. Cut tissue paper into rectangles, about 3 1/2 x 7 in.







2. Stack the tissue paper rectangles and then fold them together, accordion style.







3. Cut a pipe cleaner into quarters. Cinch the centre of the folded tissue paper with one of these short pieces. Cut the corners off one end of the tissue paper, creating a petal-like shape.







4. Fluff out each tissue layer. Stick your blooms to the wall with double-sided tape.




How to throw a unicorn partyPhoto: Erik Putz

Craft


1. To make the horn, cut a triangle out of cardstock, roll into a cone and secure with tape. Cover with felt and hot glue to secure. Wrap silver rope around the cone, gluing as you go.







2. For the ears, cut two teardrop shapes from white felt and two smaller ones from purple. Glue purple shapes onto the white.







3. Hot glue horn to the centre of a hairband. Wrap fun fur around the horn, gluing it to underside of the band. Fold ears and glue on either side of fur.




How to throw a unicorn partyPhoto: Erik Putz

Treat

Follow these instructions for Unicorn Poop Cheesecake Cones



1. Microwave 1 1/2 cups candy moulding wafers in a bowl until just starting to melt, about 1 min. Stir until melted. Spoon about 2 tbsp melted candy into each of 12 ice cream cones. Place on a baking sheet and let stand until candy is firm, about 10 min.

2. Beat 250-g cream cheese with 3/4 cup sugar and 2 tsp vanilla in a large bowl until creamy. Fold in 1 L whipped topping. Divide mixture among 4 bowls. Fold 1/4 tsp pink gel food colouring into one bowl, 1/4 tsp blue into second bowl and 1/4 tsp yellow into third bowl. Leave fourth bowl white.



3. Fit a piping bag with a 1/2-in. round tip. Rest bag, tip down, in a tall glass. Fold the top edges of the bag halfway down around outside of glass. Spoon in dollops of alternating cheesecake colours until bag is three-quarters full. Pipe swirls of cheesecake mixture into cones. Add sprinkles. Chill until ready to serve. 

How to throw a unicorn partyPhoto: Erik Putz

Loot

Make a horn and ears using the same method as the unicorn horn (next page). Fasten ears to the back corners of a windowed cupcake box. Glue horn to the top and fill box with loot (a My Little Pony could do the trick).




How to throw a unicorn partyPhoto: Erik Putz

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