Unicorns are a magical and popular theme for kids’ birthday parties, and with a little bit of creativity and a tight budget, you can throw an unforgettable celebration for your little one. So, let’s embark on a journey of rainbows and sparkles, and discover how to host a unicorn-themed birthday party on a $100 budget. Get ready to be amazed by the possibilities!
You can make unicorn horns by cutting a cone shape out of cardboard and covering it with foil or glitter. You can use hot glue or double-sided tape to attach an elastic band to the bottom of the horn.
You can make unicorn ears by cutting out the ears shape from cardboard and covering it with glitter, then you can use hot glue or double-sided tape to attach them to a headband.
Balloons are a cheap and easy way to add color and festivity to any party. You can use helium filled unicorn-shaped balloons or balloons in pastel colors to decorate the room.
You can make unicorn tails by using yarn or ribbon to make a tail, you can attach it to a belt loop or waistband, then you can use hot glue to attach a pom pom or other decorations to the end of the tail.
You can make colorful paper flowers by cutting out petal shapes from construction paper and gluing them together, you can use them to decorate walls or tables.
You can prepare a coloring station where guests can color unicorn pictures or a coloring sheet of a unicorn, this will help keep guests occupied and it will be a fun activity for the kids.
Paper Unicorn Garland
You can make a paper unicorn garland by cutting out unicorn shapes from colorful construction paper, then stringing them together using a ribbon or string. you can hang the garland along walls or across doorways to add a festive touch to the party.
You can set the table in a fun and festive way by using a unicorn tablecloth, and unicorn napkins. You can also add a unicorn cake topper to the cake, this will help add a unicorn touch to the party without spending a lot of money.
You can make your own confetti by cutting out small unicorn shapes from colorful paper or using a hole punch to make confetti from colorful cardstock. you can use this confetti to sprinkle on tables or to fill clear balloons to make them into unicorn themed decorations.
A balloon garland is a fun way to add a pop of color and magic to your party, and can be made easily and inexpensively by using different colored, shaped and sized balloons and a string or fishing line to tie them all together.
You can use streamers in pastel colors or unicorn prints to decorate the walls and doorways, this will help to add a pop of color and festivity to the party.
Create a special photo area, where guests can take pictures with a unicorn prop or with a unicorn backdrop, this will help create a special memory for your guests and will be a fun activity for the kids.
You can make colorful fruit skewers by threading different fruits like strawberries, grapes, pineapples and melons onto skewers. You can also add some unicorn shaped cutouts to the skewers.
Unicorn Hot Chocolate
To make this, heat up some milk in a saucepan and add food coloring (pink, blue, and purple work well) to create a magical swirling effect. Once the milk is hot, add some chocolate chips or cocoa powder and stir until melted.
Top with whipped cream, a sprinkle of rainbow sprinkles, and a unicorn horn cookie cutter made from a piece of a chocolate wafer or a pretzel stick to give it that perfect unicorn touch.
This one is super easy to make and only requires popcorn and food coloring. Simply pop your popcorn and divide it into different bowls. Add a few drops of food coloring (pink, blue, purple, yellow, and green work well) to each bowl and stir.
Once the popcorn is evenly coated, spread it out on a baking sheet to dry. Once it’s dry, you can mix them all together in a big bowl to create a rainbow popcorn treat that is perfect for a unicorn theme.
These are colorful and healthy, and you can make them in a variety of flavors. You can blend different fruits such as strawberries, blueberries, and kiwi to make a pink, blue, and green smoothie respectively. You can use either a straw or a unicorn horn shaped cookie cutter to create a beautiful swirl in the cup.
These are so fun and easy to make, even without any baking skills, you can make these with boxed cake mix and store bought frosting, then you can use food coloring to dye the frosting in different colors and put it in a piping bag with a unicorn horn shaped tip.
Then you can decorate the cupcakes with different colors and use some colorful sprinkles or candies to make it more festive.
You can create this by mixing together pink lemonade, blue raspberry lemonade, and purple grape lemonade. Then put them in a pitcher and serve with a side of a colorful straw.
You can make sugar cookies using a cookie cutter of a unicorn, or you can use a basic recipe to make your own and once it’s ready you can use different food colorings to make it in different colors, and add some sprinkles, or any kind of decoration.
This is a very simple and fun recipe, you can use different colors of tortilla chips, and top it with different colors of cheese, you can use shredded cheese or queso, and add some colorful veggies on top.
Unicorn Candy Apples
This is a fun and festive treat that you can make at home. You can make them using different food coloring in the caramel, and once it is set, you can add some sprinkles, or any kind of decoration.
Unicorn Party Invitations
Invitations set the tone for a party and are an important part of getting guests excited about the event. Unicorn-themed invitations are a great way to let your guests know that your party is going to be magical and fun.
You can find free printable unicorn-themed invitations online that you can download and print out at home. This can save you money on printing costs and you can make as many copies as you need.
Pin the Horn on the Unicorn
This is a fun twist on the traditional “pin the tail on the donkey” game. You can make a large poster or cut out of a unicorn and make small unicorn horn cutouts.
Blindfold the players and have them take turns trying to pin the horn on the unicorn. The player who gets the horn closest to the correct spot wins a prize.
Unicorn Treasure Hunt
You can hide small unicorn-themed trinkets, such as plastic unicorns, glitter, and stickers around the party area. Give each player a list of items to find and set a time limit. The first player to find all of the items on their list wins a prize.
You can set up a craft station where party guests can make their own unicorn horn headbands, or decorate their own unicorn-themed t-shirts or bags. This is a great way to keep the kids entertained and they can also take their crafts home as a party favor.
This is a fun and simple party game. You can use a broomstick or a unicorn horn shaped inflatable decoration as the limbo stick. Play music and have the guests take turns going under the stick, with each round the stick is lowered. The last person remaining without knocking the stick is the winner.
You can make a piñata in the shape of a unicorn and fill it with small unicorn-themed treats, such as candy, stickers, and small toys. Have the party guests take turns trying to break open the piñata to reveal the treats inside.
Unicorn Photo Booth
Unicorn Candy Bags
You can make these by filling small plastic bags with colorful candy, such as jelly beans, gummy bears, or sour candies. You can decorate the bags with unicorn stickers or a label with a unicorn image on it.
You can make these using small plastic unicorn figurines and attaching a key ring to the top. This is a simple and budget-friendly option, and kids can take them home to use as a fun reminder of the party.
Unicorn Coloring Books and Crayons
DIY Unicorn Slime
You can make homemade unicorn slime by mixing glue, food coloring, and some glitter and putting it in a small plastic container, it is not just budget friendly but also a fun activity for kids.
You can purchase small bubble bottles in bulk and add a unicorn sticker to the outside of the bottle. Kids will love playing with these during the party and can take them home as a fun reminder of the party.
A unicorn-themed birthday party on a budget is a great way to create an unforgettable celebration for your little one. With a little bit of creativity and careful planning, you can create a magical and unique party that everyone will enjoy.
From budget-friendly unicorn-themed foods, drinks and activities to unique party favors and invitations, these tips and tricks will help you create a magical celebration that’s both affordable and unforgettable