When it comes to unicorns by now you guys know my obsession is real. Ever since my pregnancy with Milani, I fell in love with unicorns and knew I would be decorating her nursery and her 1st birthday using the popular unicorn theme. While searching for inspiration for her birthday party most all unicorn themes I would come across had several colors none of which were my personal favorite. I wanted to use a more of a classy palette using peachy blush tones & gold accents making it cohesive to my Unicorn Themed Nursery. In doing so, I hope to have inspired others who love unicorns as much as I do wanted to do something a little different than what you typically find when searching for inspiration.
If you guys are interested in viewing how my nursery turned out you can check out the details here. In the meantime let’s get back to what you guys originally came here for… The details of Milani’s 1st Birthday Party lol ?
For her 1st Birthday party, it was important for me to use items from her Unicorn Themed Nursery to keep the theme of her nursery and birthday party cohesive and also to avoid an increase in cost. In the following pictures, you guys will see those items. I will also share the links to everything if you are up for recreating this unicorn birthday theme for your little princess.
When it came to the planning process my first step was to find a gorgeous location so that I would have little to no decorating to do the day of aside from the dessert table & backdrop. That’s when I came across the most beautiful location Joelle’s Bakery & Cafe. Everything about this Bakery and Cafe is incredibly stunning. Once I found the location online I immediately thought it was too good to be true and decided to take a trip there to see the location in person.
As I made my trip to Joelle’s Bakery & Cafe I decided to also taste test some of their cupcake flavors and macarons as I intended to order some from the bakery for the day of the party. Everything was absolutely delicious, I couldn’t believe how incredible all of their flavors were and instantly decided I would love to use their event space and bakery for Milani’s 1st birthday party. Not only are their event venue rates affordable but the location was already decorated which made for very minimal work to be done the day of which in turn would be less stress on me.
Once I tasted their sweets, I decided to go with a two-tier Oreo buttercream flavor for the Unicorn cake. As for the details of the cake I wanted iridescent glitter on the white parts, gold shimmer on the gold details and gold shimmer accents on the hair. It turned beautiful and though I was unable to capture its true beauty via pictures & videos I will say it was everything I dreamed of.
Then comes the Macarons! I decided to go with two stacked unicorn towers. The unicorn macarons sides I requested to have gold sprinkles & the other solid macaroons while different in flavor I requested for them to be the same peach color to make things cohesive. I went with a pink champagne flavor on one tower and lavender flavor on another. The macarons are so addicting lol I could literally eat one or more every day if I could. My favorite flavors by Joelle’s Bakery & Cafe are Lavender, Pink Champagne, Birthday Cake & Vanilla. If you are local you definitely need to try them for yourself they are life changing.
Because the bakery is already absolute gorgeous, had the gold chiavari chairs I adored and beautiful centerpieces all I really had to focus on was prints, party favors, the dessert table’s placement/tablecloth, how I wanted her backdrop set, entertainment & food of course.
For the backdrop and final setup I collabed with Magical Moments by Lisi the rice krispie treats & chocolate covered oreos were also made by Magical Moments by Lisi. Many of the items for the backdrop were from Milani’s nursery which definitely helped with having to spend money on decor.
I wanted everything to be super unique and while scrolling on Instagram, Etsy and Pinterest for inspiration I was able to come across the vendors I decided to go with for my prints & party favors. You guys wouldn’t believe how stunning My Adopt a Unicorn Station turned out thanks to these vendors. I was also able to get you guys coupon codes to help you guys out in case you also wanted to use this idea for your party favors!
For the entertainment, I wanted to do something completely different than you would normally see so I decided to have a “unicorn” come to the event to give the children “unicorn rides”. This was an absolute hit with the kids and I would definitely recommend doing the same for your party.
Overall it was seriously the most magical event I could have ever dreamt of, I hope you guys enjoyed checking out all of the little details from this event. If you decide to recreate this theme please use the hashtag #inspirationsofstyle we’d love to see how it turned out!