I wanted to share some photos with the world of the party that we had on Sunday for our dear daughter’s 4th Birthday.
She had been talking about a “Rainbow Unicorn theme” pretty much since the day after her 3rd birthday party, so I figured she really meant it, and tried to make her little unicorn loving dreams come true.
Note… this craft was very cool but a little too tricky for 3 year olds. They ended up just gluing dyed macaroni noodles all over their cardboard clouds and throwing cotton balls up into the air with glee, but that works too.
Organizing goody cups and party supplies the night before.
I went with a inbetween meals party time, so these foods were as a snack and just basically props/things for us to eat while we cleaned up the party… and pretty as a veggie rainbow looks, 4 and 5 year olds ain’t got no time for dat when there’s cake and candy to be had. And watermelon unicorns, (I used a cookie cutter) those were a HUGE hit too.
This was my cake effort. Boxed sprinkle birthday cake baked in 2 loaf pans because I couldn’t find any cake pans, (eventually I did find them, but they were soiled by a little furry squeeky guest thats sharing our house apparently, EWW! But that’s a whole nother story!) covered with marshmallow fondant and then covered in sprinkles (Shhhhh don’t tell anyone but I “glued” the sprinkles on with a very tiny layer of tequila painted on with a paintbrush… the recipe said “clear alcohol” and that’s all I had!) with a unicorn toy and a candle on top. The kids all wanted the cupcakes you can see in the bottom corners that had cream cheese icing and a piece of rainbow ribbon candy on top.
This GORGEOUS hand needlepointed pillow that had just arrived in the mail as a birthday present from Clara’s very talented and dedicated Nana Melissa served as a key centerpiece of the decorations because how couldn’t it, its horn is “REAL GOLD!” as Clara keeps telling everyone… not quite, but still so so incredibly beautiful! Thank you Melissa!
My lame efforts at a hand drawn pony for our pin the horn on the unicorn game.
Rainbow crepe paper and random colored balloons everywhere else and we were ready!
They did surprisingly well.
We also had a pinata smashing, and gift opening and cake cutting… but I was a little too run off my feet to capture much photographic evidence of that.
Here’s a terribly lit picture of the cake moment. (I need to get the picture my awesome grandma is snapping in the side of the frame!)
And here are pictures from our little birthday girl photo shoot when I drag out the giant ruler and keep track of how fast my weeds are growing
Attitude, yeah we got that.
Happy birthday my dear!
Incase you just can’t get enough, or you are a gramma, either one 😉 here are links to Clara’s: Birth Story, first Birthday, second birthday, and third birthday – oops. Apparently that one did not get blogged. Til now! Clara’s 3rd birthday in a nutshell and only 1 year late. See how she has grown!
Aw, she let me brush her hair that year.