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Throwing A Rainbow Unicorn Themed Birthday Party

January 24, 2016 // Parenting

I love planning birthday parties for my kids but I also love them to be simple without a lot of stress or fuss. After all, I don’t want to spend time being stressed out over party details when kids aren’t even focused on them. Turns out kids don’t care if you made the cupcakes or buy fancy ones, as long as there is icing to lick!


For Josie’s fourth birthday party I asked her what kind of party she wanted and I got a very fast reply, anything and everything unicorn! We love doing an old fashion party with games, cake and a piñata.

Party Games and Activities

We booked a professional face painter  I am so glad that we did. What a fun treat and all of the children loved it! Melanie Dawn came highly recommended and we loved having her professional expertise. If you are local and looking for a first class face painter I highly recommend booking Melanie.




Lucky for me my big sister is the queen of parties and also a kindergarten teacher. So, when I asked her if she could help me put together DIY rainbow bracelets she told me she already had all the supplies! Every party goer got to sit down and string together their own gorgeous rainbow of colours to take home.

About a month before the party I found a fun rainbow piñata and knew that our theme of unicorns was going to expand to include rainbows too.  I stuffed it full of treats and chocolate gold coins and was excited for it to be cracked open. How perfect to have a spray of gold coins once the rainbow piñata cracked open!



Party Food

In the past I’ve hosted full on luncheons and fed all of the parents too, but this year we made the birthday party during the afternoon and it was ideal. As much as we loved hosting lunches in the past, it always added a layer of stress, expense and planning too. At 4 years old and up, I like parents to drop off their kids, if they feel comfortable, and leave them.

Over The Rainbow homemade vanilla cupcakes. Soft vanilla cupcakes iced with blue buttercream icing. A rainbow belt and white fluffy clouds completed



Unicorn Rainbow Popcorn was waiting at the seat of each little guest. We popped some corn on the stove top, lightly salted the popcorn, drizzled in white chocolate with a dash of colourful sprinkles! Thanks to the lovely Erin of Sparkle Media for that idea!

An edible fruit rainbow: Remember, ROYGBIV? Great lesson for the little kids and healthy snacking to boot.

Special Touches

What I love about putting together birthday parties for my kids is the small touches that mean so much. I contacted Christine of La Macaronette and she put together these tasty and sweet unicorn cookie pops that each child took home at the end of the party. A fabulous tasty party favour.

Chic Fete, a Vancouver based company, has the cutest pint sized chairs and tables to rent for children’s parties. Since we were in our condo’s amenities room, we needed a few seats for the kids. The kid sized long table and chairs worked perfectly for our little guests.


The best part of throwing any birthday party is the happiness that I get to see on my kids faces. Josie was absolutely thrilled to have her friends all together in one place and that meant so much to me.




About the author

Hi! I'm Andrea, a 30 something girl who loves living the downtown lifestyle and didn't want to give it up once I started a family. Mama in the City since 2008 and blogging since 2009!


  1. Wow! I love this party! Amazing details and I absolutely loved those unicorn cookie pops. Your girl looks like she is beaming. Great job mama!

  2. omg Andrea I am dying! SOOOOOO cute, I can’t believe Josie is 4. So weird to me. I just called Christine I am going to try and get elephant cake pops made for Luca’s birthday and get them sent?!?!?!?!?
    Good job mama!


  3. Super fun! Love all of your colourful photos! Rainbow theme really adds to the fun of the photos and memories.

  4. Amazing ideas and details, I think I’ll host a party like this for my son 3 years old birthday 🙂 look like your kid had a lot of fun.

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