Sophia’s Unicorn Birthday Party

Hello loves! I’m so excited to share Sophia’s Unicorn birthday party with you all!  I can’t believe she is already one year old. Like every mother before me, I’m shocked by how fast the first year went. I think the biggest transformation is to see your baby going from a newborn to a little person walking around and starting to talk! Time flies by in a blink of an eye, what everyone will tell you is the absolutely true.

Unicorn Birthday cake, Unicorn Birthday party




When it came to the theme of the party I was really undecided for a while, at first I thought I wanted a princess theme, then star theme and the list goes on and on, lol! Then finally I saw this unicorn cake on Instagram and I was sold! I love unicorns and how whimsical they are and thought it would be perfect for her first little party. You can see my inspiration board here.

Unicorn Birthday cake, Unicorn Birthday party

For the main sweets table, I did a pastel balloon arch with flowers and a curtain backdrop. For the balloon arch, I used this tape as the base, and added the bigger balloons to it. I then used a low temperature glue gun to glue the smaller balloons. Once all glue dried, I added faux peonies from Ikea and other flowers from Michael’s.
Unicorn Birthday cake, Unicorn Birthday party

On the main table, I had this beautiful unicorn cake and a mix of sweets done by Flora Deserts. The donuts cake and unicorn cupcakes were made by my sister in law!

Unicorn Birthday cake, Unicorn Birthday party




Unicorn Birthday cake, Unicorn Birthday party

Here are some tips on creating your own balloon arch:
  • Blow the bigger balloons in different sizes but don’t blow them up all the way. You want them to be a little round and if they are too full u won’t be able to attach as many onto the tape
  • Blow up the balloons 2 or 3 days before and store them in plastic bags
  • Attach the balloons to the tape in different directions
  • Get an electric pump (you will thank me!!), I did over 300 balloons in 2 hours
  • Use cluster of colors (I suggested a minimum of 3 balloons of each color)

unicorn birthday party
Since the place didn’t have a lot of natural light, I added Christmas lights to the background and used cheap Ikea curtains attached it to a photo background stand. I then added these beautiful glitter letters to it. I huge thanks to Funky Letter Boutique for making the beautiful “Sophia” script letters for the background. Britaine was great to work with and she customized the letters to the size that I needed.  The Unicorn invites and all the party printables are from Sprinkled Designs on Etsy.  Linda has so many great options on her site and she worked with me to create all the cute designs!

Unicorn birthday party
Unicorn Birthday cake, Unicorn Birthday party




Unicorn Birthday cake, Unicorn Birthday party
Unicorn Birthday cake, Unicorn Birthday party
Unicorn Birthday cake, Unicorn Birthday party
Unicorn Birthday cake, Unicorn Birthday party




Unicorn Birthday cake, Unicorn Birthday party
Unicorn Birthday cake, Unicorn Birthday party
Unicorn Birthday cake, Unicorn Birthday party
Unicorn Birthday cake, Unicorn Birthday party
Unicorn Birthday cake, Unicorn Birthday party




Unicorn Birthday cake, Unicorn Birthday party

I had a second table with this rainbow background that unfortunately I was not able to finish. It was supposed to have a cotton candy cake stand, but due to the snow storm the cotton candy did not arrive on time. I still used the second table for water, star shaped peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, and her smash cake.
For activities, we had a bead station for the girls to do bracelets, it was a super hit! Everyone loved it. I also made unicorn headbands and star wands.

Unicorn Birthday cake, Unicorn Birthday party
Unicorn Birthday cake, Unicorn Birthday party




Unicorn Birthday cake, Unicorn Birthday party
Unicorn Birthday cake, Unicorn Birthday party




unicorn birthday party
Unicorn Birthday cake, Unicorn Birthday party

I have linked all the balloons and tools I used here:

As always, let me know if I forgot to list something or if you have any other questions. Hope you enjoyed her little party!
With love,
Ceres

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22 Comments

  1. Luxmy
    March 27, 2017 / 9:46 am

    Absolutely beautiful! Great job!!!

    • Ceres
      March 27, 2017 / 10:29 am

      Thank you doll!!! 😘😘✨

  2. Stace
    March 27, 2017 / 12:32 pm

    Everything looks amazing!! Thank you for sharing all the info, very helpful! Quick questions, how did you attach the balloon arch to the stand?

    • Ceres
      March 27, 2017 / 1:07 pm

      Hi Stace! Thank you for visiting! I didn’t use anything to attach, I basically threw the balloons on top and they stayed! I think you could probably use some fishing line to tie? 😘

  3. christine
    March 30, 2017 / 5:58 pm

    Amazing!! So talented💙💚💛💜💖. Do you have pictures of your table set up?

    • Ceres
      April 3, 2017 / 9:36 pm

      Hi doll! What table? 😘

  4. Melissa
    June 16, 2017 / 4:45 pm

    BEAUTIFUL decor! I am so inspired for my friend’s colorful pastel design! Where did you get the tulle, and how many balloons approx would you say you used? Again, STUNNING!

    • Melissa
      June 16, 2017 / 4:59 pm

      Sorry- I meant to say for my friend’s colorful pastel bridal shower design

    • Ceres
      June 17, 2017 / 10:54 am

      I got the tulle online, Will look to see from where. I think I used around 150 balloons, maybe less?? Sorry don’t remember the exact number 😘😘

  5. Sheryl
    June 19, 2017 / 9:50 pm

    Hi! How’d you get the lights to hang behind the curtains? Did you just use one box of lights? I want to try to recreate this for my friends shower!

    • Ceres
      June 20, 2017 / 11:45 am

      I used tape to hang the lights on the curtains, it was a little tricky but it stayed! 😘

      • Shery
        July 7, 2017 / 8:47 am

        Hi Ceres, which curtains and how many did you use? I actually bought the photo backdrop frame but need to get curtains to recreate this backdrop. Thank you!

        • Ceres
          July 7, 2017 / 12:05 pm

          I got 3 sets of the cheapest one from ikea. Let me know if you need me to send you the link. 😘

  6. Eun
    June 28, 2017 / 9:09 am

    Hi! Beautifully done!
    What did you use to attach the letters to the curtain?
    Thank you!

    • Ceres
      June 28, 2017 / 11:53 am

      Fishing line! 😘

  7. June 28, 2017 / 9:12 pm

    Hi Ceres!! Clients keep mentioning that they found us through your amazing blog post!! Thanks again for allowing us the invitations & party signs for Sophia’s 1st birthday! You were an absolute pleasure to work with, & we’re blown away by how beautiful the party turned out!! XO, Linda (SprinkledDesigns.com)

  8. VALERIA
    July 7, 2017 / 11:16 am

    Absolutely amazing!! I am trying a balloon arch for the first time for my daughter’s 5 bday. I’d like to know why you recommend to inflate the balloons two or three days before. And what kind of bags you have to put the balloons into? Thanks!

    • Ceres
      July 7, 2017 / 12:07 pm

      I had a lot to do on the day of the party. So I chose to do a couple days before. Regular plastic trash bags! 😘😘

      • Valeria
        July 8, 2017 / 1:02 pm

        Thanks a lot!!!

  9. Kimmesha
    August 14, 2017 / 10:16 am

    Hey can you leave the link to the curtains please?

      • Kimmesha
        August 18, 2017 / 1:45 pm

        Thank you. How did you get the balloon arch to stay up? Did you use a base?

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