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9 Fanciful Unicorn Party Ideas To Try This Summer

June 13, 2023 6 min read

With their vibrant colors and mystical allure, unicorns have captured our hearts and imaginations — and now it's time to bring that magic to life.

Whether you're planning a birthday bash, a baby shower, or simply a chill gathering with friends and family, these fanciful unicorn party ideas will transport you to a realm of joy and wonder. 

So grab your unicorn horns and sprinkle some glitter because it's time to make your summer sparkle and shine with a fancy unicorn party — here are nine fab ideas to consider.

1. Set a Whimsical Tone From the Start.

Add a unicorn touch to your invitations and give guests a hint of what's in store. Choose playful colors like pink, purple, blue, or turquoise, and add some glitter, rainbows, stars, and other fantastical elements.

To really get the party started right, include a small gift with each invite — such as a unicorn-themed keychain or a mini bag of colorful jelly beans — to get everyone in the mood for magic. 

2. Decorate With All Things Unicorn.

When it comes to decorating for a unicorn party, the sky is truly the limit. Start with a pastel color scheme featuring hues of turquoise, pink, and purple. Add in plenty of iridescent accents and glittery decorations, like streamers, balloons, and confetti. And don't forget the unicorn-themed tableware, such as plates, cups, and napkins. 

Finally, soft, glowing lights play a crucial role in setting the mood for a magical unicorn party. Use fairy lights, lanterns, and candles to create a warm, inviting atmosphere that will transport your party to a fantasy world. 

Use projector lights or colored bulbs to cast enchanting patterns and hues around the room, further immersing your guests in the enchanting world you've created.

3. Serve Whimsy Treats.

What's a party without food? For a unicorn party, serve colorful treats that match the whimsical theme. One idea is to make unicorn cupcakes, using a mix of pink, blue, and purple frosting and topping them off with unicorn horns and ears made from fondant or candy. 

Four other dreamy ideas include:

  • Unicorn Popcorn: an irresistible mix of popcorn, candy melts, and edible sprinkles.
  • Unicorn Bark: layers of white chocolate topped with swirls of colorful fondant and edible glitter.
  • Unicorn Marshmallow Pops: a twist on the classic lollipop featuring marshmallows with a colorful swirl of fondant. 
  • Unicorn Fruit Kabobs: skewers of melon, pineapple, and kiwi slices adorned with a colorful fondant horn.

These treats are sure to bring some sweetness and sparkle to your unicorn party.

4. Pour Mystical Drinks.

Adding a few fanciful drinks to the menu will bring a unicorn party to life. Perhaps make a special "unicorn juice" by mixing together a combination of lemonade, limeade, pomegranate juice, coconut water, and your favorite spirit. Or you could make individual unicorn milkshakes for each guest, complete with edible sprinkles and glitter on top. Yum!

Want to keep things alcohol-free at your party? Consider serving up some magical mocktails. For example, you could make a sparkling raspberry lemonade topped with a colorful fondant horn and a few edible stars. Display your drinks in this Rainbow Cloud Inflatable Drinking Cooler, and people might just wonder if a unicorn is secretly your bartender. 

5. Go All Out on a Unicorn Cake.

No unicorn party is complete without a show-stopping cake. Whether you go for a classic round cake decorated with pastel colors or something more elaborate, like an ombre design with fondant horns and ears, be sure to wow your guests with this sweet centerpiece.

Take it one step further and turn your cake into a game. Simply hide some colorful jelly beans in the frosting and challenge your guests to find them for a special prize. Cake and a surprise? It doesn't get much better than that — truly.

6. Craft a Sparkling Photo Booth.

A DIY photo booth is always a hit at parties, and it will be even more fun for your unicorn bash. Hang up a colorful backdrop and add some props, such as hanging stars, clouds, and rainbows. Don't forget to provide plenty of unicorn-themed accessories for guests to wear — think light-up horns, ears, or rainbow manes and tails.

Once the photo booth is all set up, encourage your friends to take silly selfies and let the good times begin! These pictures will make for an unforgettable memento of the day.

7. Add a Touch of Magic. 

Make your unicorn party even more magical with some unicorn-inspired entertainment. You can hire a face painter to create whimsical designs like unicorns, rainbows, and flowers on children's faces. 

A balloon artist can also create unicorn-shaped balloons, as well as other animals and creatures. And for a truly unique experience, you can even rent a real-life unicorn pony for your guests to ride. With some imagination and creativity, your unicorn party will be the talk of the town.

8. Take the Party to the Pool.

What better way to end your unicorn party than with a splash? Turn your pool into a magical oasis with floating unicorns, rainbow-colored beach balls, and inflatable swans. 

Set up a pool bar filled with colorful drinks and pass out unicorn-themed pool floats like our Clear Pink Glitter Unicorn. Filled with shimmery glitter for a wild metallic unicorn float experience, this inflatable is nothing short of magical. Add an iconic playlist, plenty of sunscreen, and you're good to go.

9. Entertain With Games and Activities.

Keep the party buzzing with unicorn-themed games and activities. Organize a "pin the horn on the unicorn" game, where blindfolded participants try to place the horn in the correct spot. Set up a unicorn ring toss or have a unicorn piñata filled with magical surprises. You can also host a unicorn fashion show where guests dress up as their favorite mythical creatures and strut their stuff.

Some additional ideas include:

  • Unicorn Scavenger Hunt: Hide unicorn-themed clues and items around the house for guests to find. Start with guests following glittering horseshoes cut out of paper, and then each clue will lead to the next. Kids, in particular, will enjoy a focused scavenger hunt — does Sparky the Unicorn need help finding her hairbrush? Make it plot-driven for extra points from your parent friends. 
  • Unicorn Crafts:Provide supplies for guests to create their own unicorn-inspired artwork.
  • Unicorn Races:guests compete to see who can gallop like a unicorn the fastest. Throw in a few obstacles for an extra challenge.

Pro Tip: Be sure to provide prizes and rewards for winners — go bold with an Iridescent Beach Tote filled with candy, rainbow pens, and colorful beach balls

Create a Dreamy Sleeping Space.

If your fancy unicorn party is an all-night event, why not turn the floor into a sleepover dreamland? Set up some comfy mattresses, cozy blankets, and unicorn-themed pillows. Schedule crowd-pleaser late-night activities like making s'mores, doing face masks, and watching movies.

Don't forget to include a few surprises like a glitter bomb or magical confetti poppers, perfect for midnight snacking and fun photos! With this setup, your guests are sure to have a night to remember.

Pro Tip:For an experience that's second to none, trade your boring (and lumpy) sleeping bags for our Pink Convertible Sleepover Air Mattress. Featuring a deliciously soft flocked material for catching Zzzs, this sleepover bed is sure to leave your guests feeling enchanted. 

Send Guests Home With Magical Memories.

To thank your guests for coming, send them home with unicorn-themed goodie bags. Fill up their bags with small toys, books, and sweets to make them feel extra special. Bonus points if you add in a few unicorn-themed accessories for guests to wear — think light-up horns, rainbow hair clips, and face paint.

And for a final touch, leave your guests with some magical words of wisdom: "Always be yourself. Unless you can be a unicorn. Then be a unicorn.”

A Final Word

A unicorn party is perfect for the summer season when the weather is warm and magical moments are everywhere. With these nine fanciful unicorn party ideas, you can create a party that is as unique and memorable as the mythical creature itself. 

From colorful decorations to unicorn-inspired treats, games, and activities, there are endless ways to incorporate the whimsy and magic of unicorns into your next summer party. So don't wait — let the unicorns inspire you and start planning your own magical unicorn party today!

Here at FUNBOY, we make it easy to add a dose of unicorn fun to your event with our one-of-a-kind Pink Unicorn Pool Float. Filled with glittery details and mythical charm, this float will take every summer party to new heights. 

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What Are Pastel Shades? | Musical Expert

Camping with S'mores: 5 Ways to Make Them | SoCal Wanderer | Food & Discovery | KCET

How to Create Healthy Mocktails + 7 Nonalcoholic Drink Recipes | Food Revolution Network

35 Creative Scavenger Hunt Ideas for Kids | Good Housekeeping

The Ultimate Unicorn Quiz | HowStuffWorks


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