7 Ways To Throw A Unicorn Birthday Party On A Budget

Planning birthday parties for kids is definitely a joy, knowing that at the end of the day, you’re going to make your child’s dreams come true. For one kid, that may be a unicorn-themed party with rainbows and glitter everywhere. Here are seven ways you can do just that for your little one without breaking the bank. 

1. Unicorn Headbands 

What better way to reel your guests into the magical world of unicorns by being unicorns themselves? As soon as they arrive, hand out unicorn headbands to each one of the kids. See them gallop with joy around your living space with the others. A lot of cheap unicorn headbands can be found and ordered online. You just have to be diligent with your search. 

2. Unicorn Piñata 

Piñatas can serve as cool-looking centerpieces for any birthday party. But they aren’t made just to be looked at, because inside these papier-mâché horses are sweet treats and small toys that will make any kid giggle with joy. 

If unicorn piñatas are hard to find in your local stores, you can always make one yourself using a few pieces of cardboard, crepe paper, a whole lot of glue and glitter.


3. Pin the Horn on the Unicorn 

A quirky twist to the classic party game “pin the tail on the donkey,” the unicorn version will fit in perfectly with the theme. The goal is simple. With the kids blindfolded, they have to correctly place the horn on the unicorn’s forehead to complete the image. 

If you have a knack for drawing, setting this up will be fairly easy. On a poster board, illustrate a unicorn’s head without its horn (so basically, just a horse’s head). On separate sheets of paper, draw the horn, and stick double-sided tapes at the back.


4. Unicorn Pastries 

The thing with birthday parties for kids is that they’re fairly easy to please. Just roll out a few dozen sweet pastries and baked goods, and you’re good to go. Cupcakes have got to be the most common. Your best bet would have to be vanilla. It has the most basic of ingredients and will go pretty well with the unicorn aesthetic you’re going for.


If you don’t want to do the preparing at home, there’s always the easy option of getting store-bought goods. If you trust the baker and know that the pastries are good, then there’s really no problem with that.


5. Unicorn Ice Cream 

Unicorns are said to be the purest creatures in the world to the point that they poop rainbows. Turn unicorn poop into a reality by making homemade unicorn ice cream

Start with your basic vanilla ice cream. Separate the mixture into different bowls depending on how many colors you want your ice cream to be. Add a little food coloring to each of the bowls, layer them into a container, and freeze the entire thing overnight.


6. Rainbows Everywhere 

It’s not a party if there aren’t any balloons or streamers hanging on the walls and ceiling. Luckily for you, a unicorn-themed party is a no-brainer when it comes to decor. You just have to fill the space with rainbows and pastel tones. 

You can find unicorn party decorations online or in your local craft stores. If you’re feeling especially artsy, go get your supplies and DIY all the decorations. Pinterest has got your back on this one.


7. Unicorn Spa Jar 

The fun doesn’t end when the party’s over. Before your guests leave, give them a unicorn-spa jar filled with all things relaxing to make sure that the magic of the party stays with them. In a mason jar, include things like bath bombs, lip gloss, scrub, and the like. All these can be done at home, with basic ingredients and simple recipes to follow. 

Pro tip when it comes to being frugal in throwing parties: set a budget and stick to it as much as you can. Knowing how much you can spend allows you to plan things ahead of time so you only get what’s necessary for the party. But be flexible as well because things don’t always turn out the way you planned.