So, it happened. Lane turned six. And I have learned that six means many things. It means a little more sass. A little more confidence. A little more individuality. It also means a birthday party with a very specific creative vision. For Lane, that vision was a unicorn-themed trampoline party.
Unicorns are all the rage right now, so I knew it wouldn’t be hard to bring this theme to life, but my challenge was the location. Lane decided she wanted to have her party at a trampoline park, and there was no changing her mind. I was OK with the trampoline part of it – but that party room! It would need a serious transformation to create a festive, magical vibe from a space that reminded me of a locker room. On top of that, the venue wouldn’t allow us to bring in any outside food other than the birthday cake, which definitely made my party prep lighter, but took away a lot of the fun unicorn-themed treats and sweets that Lane had pinned to her Pinterest board.
Everything turned out great – Lane had the best time. And as far as the party decor, Lane told me that it looked like a real unicorn had decorated the room, so I took that as a win. Fewer details to photograph due to the no food rule and limited decor options, but here are a few photos from her special day.
This was my first attempt at a sprinkle cake. Not perfect, but it tasted good and Lane loved it!
How cute are these plates and napkins from Meri Meri? And the wooden forks?! I couldn’t resist… The unicorn party hats were a magical touch that the kids loved.
These DIY goodie bags were super simple to make – plain white bags with drawn-on sleeping unicorn eyes, hand-cut and glued on ears, and a lollipop horn.
I found some cute quotes about unicorns online, and decided to print and mount them as decor.
I’m not sure if you can tell from this picture, but Lane’s glasses have only one lens. She was playing with them and accidentally popped out a lens. It didn’t stop her from wearing them, anyway.
We did our best to counter the locker room vibe with lots of wavy, iridescent skirting, sparkly confetti for the table, and of course – balloons!
The kids had the best time bouncing – and so did I!
This rock-climbing wall was pretty awesome, too.
The happy birthday girl!
We couldn’t bring any outside food, but pizza is life, so no one seemed to mind.
Lane really wanted a unicorn shirt to wear to her party, and was super pumped to find this “Unicorns are born in February” t-shirt online. I mean, the unicorn is dabbing, so can you really blame her?
And so it goes that another fiesta is in the books. My little Pinterest monsters are already saving ideas for the next one…