While looking into unicorn decorations on Etsy for my friend's daughter's 6th birthday party (see previous blog post), I came across a couple sellers that had unicorn headpieces for sale. They were adorable but a bit more than what I wanted to spend. Whenever I see something cute online, I tend to ask myself whether it's doable to make it myself - then I can add my own personal touches and it's usually a lot more affordable. My friend didn't have any activities planned for the party so I suggested having all the little guests make their own party hats or unicorn crowns, in this case.
She liked the idea so I went to my fave spots - Dollar Store, Michaels and Hobby Lobby to buy fake flowers and ribbon. I bought plain white headbands on Amazon. I grabbed some of my craft supplies (scissors, glue guns/sticks, scrapbook paper) and setup a craft table at the party.
The crowns were a big hit. The little ones needed help from their mommies with the glue gun but they all had a great time designing their own crowns.
I, along with my other girlfriends, even made crowns. Of course, I couldn't leave Kelsey out so I made her a mini crown too. Yes, my crown was a bit much but unicorns are supposed to be fabulous and over the top, right?
Total cost was less than $23 and it made 11 crowns.
5 years ago, my friend Chantha, asked me where she could buy cookies in bulk. This was at a time when dessert tables were becoming really popular and she wanted to have a cookie bar at her daughter's 1st birthday. This was also around the time I started to get into baking so I recommended an obvious and logical choice - me! LOL. To my surprise, the cookies went over really well... and I've been in charge of taking care of Aiyla's birthday dessert table ever since.
Below are some pictures of Aiyla's past dessert tables.
2nd Birthday - Princess Sophia (I didn't make the cake)
3rd Birthday - Tinkerbell
4th Birthday - Inside Out
5th Birthday - Princess Tea Party
I love orders for this particular friend because she gives me creative rein on all desserts. I get to pick all the treats and come up with the designs. I just need to stick to the theme. This year, Aiyla wanted unicorns for her 6th birthday so cute, very girly and colorful was the goal.
The dessert table included: a unicorn cake (vanilla cake with fresh strawberries and cream cheese frosting filling), panna cotta, cake pops, pretzel rods, chocolate covered Oreos and sugar cookies.
Dessert details below (click to enlarge).
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