Invitations / Cake / Unicorn Cones / Gift Tags / Number Balloon / Balloons / Lollipops / Drawstring Bags / Hair Bands
It’s officially party planning time here! Avery and I are hard at work on her 9th (HOW?!) birthday party planning. This year is the year of the unicorn birthday party. Avery is currently in the throws of a full-blown unicorn obsession, so we are going with a unicorn theme. Luckily, unicorn birthday party themes are all the rage, so finding everything to go with the theme is easy.
Avery requested a SkyZone party, so that made my life about ten times easier booking it and having it there. We have done most of our parties at home in the past, and they are just a lot more work than booking at a location. A newborn and still not together house makes that extra tricky this year. Lesson: praise hands for SkyZone this year!
I am breaking down our party planning below and sharing last year’s party!
If you live in Atlanta and know of a great bakery that can do a unicorn cake please let me know! I am not a good baker and could not make that happen on my own. However, the fun little unicorn cones I think I can handle. Fingers crossed they turn out!
I have already ordered the favors (bags, lollipops and hair bands) and added some fun goodies I found at Target to them (lip gloss and pencils with star toppers.) We are planning on putting everything in the unicorn bags and attaching thank you tags.
The decor is minimal since it is in a set space. We love a gold numeral balloon and the set of turquoise, pink and confetti balloons go perfectly with the invite. All of paper products will be provided so I am going as simple and easy as possible and sticking to just balloons. Am I a lame mom for only doing that?
The invitations are mine and Avery’s favorite part of the whole party. They set the tone and color scheme and make her so happy. Isn’t that all that matters? Paperless Post invitations are my go-to for online invitations and thank you notes. I personally love using online invitations because they keep costs down, offer so many fun options and allow you to track guests easily. Paperless Post invitations reached out to me about working with them, and I jumped at the chance since I have used them multiple times in the past. They have the best selection of invitations, card and thank you notes in my experience. I love that everything is very low cost and easy to personalize and send. Two of my favorite invites I have made with them are below.
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Adopt a Puppy Party
Writing this post had me going back through old pictures, and I realized I never shared any from Avery’s party last year. It’s so bittersweet to see them in our old house, so I will definitely treasure these. Last year’s theme was puppies. Avery collected donations for a local animal charity and had her guests “adopt” puppies. We made tote bags and collars for them and followed it all up with a raging dance party. Because that is what eight year olds like to do. 😉
It wouldn’t have been a puppy party without Maggie making a cameo at the end!
Thank you for reading! -XO
This post is sponsored by Paperless Post. All thoughts and opinions are my own.