09 Jan

Vibrant Rainbow Unicorn Party {Adult Birthday}

Vibrant Rainbow Unicorn Party {Adult Birthday}

Inspired to celebrate her inner child, Elisa of Events by Elisa, whipped up a Vibrant Rainbow Unicorn Birthday Party! Rainbow chevron designs, fabulous friends and colorful sweet & savory edibles made this a bright birthday that her 8-year-old self would have loved (and that her adult self should be super proud of)! ;)

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

– Rainbow layered birthday cake with unicorn topper
– ‘Unicorn Horn’ swirl lollipop sticks + rainbow pinwheels on a bed of colorful gum balls
– Rainbow fruit & roasted veggie platters
– ‘Leave Your Mark’ paint activity + ‘Pin the Horn on the Unicorn’ game
– DIY paper flowers & silver spray painted unicorns

Vibrant Rainbow Unicorn Party {Adult Birthday}

Vibrant Rainbow Unicorn Party {Adult Birthday}

Vibrant Rainbow Unicorn Party {Adult Birthday}

Vibrant Rainbow Unicorn Party {Adult Birthday}

Vibrant Rainbow Unicorn Party {Adult Birthday}

Vibrant Rainbow Unicorn Party {Adult Birthday}

Vibrant Rainbow Unicorn Party {Adult Birthday}

Vibrant Rainbow Unicorn Party {Adult Birthday}

Vibrant Rainbow Unicorn Party {Adult Birthday}

Vibrant Rainbow Unicorn Party {Adult Birthday}

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PARTY DETAILS, as told by Elisa

I decided I hadn’t had a proper party since I was a teenager and it might be the last birthday I’d have without a baby in tow (I found out the following weekend that I was, in fact, pregnant!).  I’d created an inspiration board early in 2011 with a Rainbow and Unicorn theme that was the number one reason people were finding my blog (funny, since I primarily plan weddings!), and had said that it was the ideal party for my 8-year-old self.  Well, I realized it was the ideal party for my 30-something-year-old self too, so I decided to have fun with it!! :-)

I wanted to carry the rainbow theme throughout, so I had a baker friend make rainbow macarons and sugar cookies, another make rainbow cake pops, and a third, a rainbow cake!  I also made rice krispies treats with fruity pebbles and had fun picking out a rainbow of candies.  On the not-so-sweet side, I had a fruit rainbow, a roasted veggie salad “rainbow,” pasta salad, cold chicken, and rolls, all made from scratch.  My friend Desiree, an extremely talented florist, is also an extremely talented artist; she painted the “Pin the Tail on the Unicorn” game and created the giant rainbow flowers for each table, along with arranging the rainbow-colored blooms.  I spray painted plastic unicorns silver to go with the “Imagine” and “Dream” bookends and the silver vases we’d gotten.  And of course I had such fun designing the stationery for the party, complete with a chevron rainbow!

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 VENDOR CREDITS: 

– Planning, Stationery, Design & Styling: Events by Elisa
– Florals, Design & Styling: Penny Blooms Floral Design
– Photography: Hybrid Photography
– Pinwheels: Pinwhirls
– Rentals: Classic Party Rentals San Diego
– Rainbow Cake: San Diego Desserts
– Cake Pops: Calculated Whisk
– Macarons & Sugar Cookies: JennyWenny Cakes
– Straws: The Baker’s Confections and SerendipityPartyShop
– Bamboo Dinnerware: Sucre Shop
– Twine: Sweet Estelle’s Baking Supply
– Cups: Smarty Had a Party
– Plates: Party City

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8Comments

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Elisa SAYS:

Thank you so much for the feature!! I loved this party immensely, and it was SO beautiful… I’m so glad that other people do too! :)

Reply January 9, 2013 at 4:21 pm

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Valencia Cheatham SAYS:

Love love!

Reply January 10, 2013 at 1:32 am

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Noelle (fiestafacil) SAYS:

I love the idea! Why should an over-abundance of colour and fantasy only be for kid’s parties?

Thanks!
Noelle

Reply January 11, 2013 at 1:09 am

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popo SAYS:

es muy lindo , pero faltan cosas mas chéveres .

Reply July 31, 2013 at 11:44 am

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Alyssa SAYS:

So many great ideas here! And soo pretty! Can you tell me where the unicorn on the cake is from? I’m planning a unicorn rainbow party and would love to use the same one as my cake topper. Thanks!!

Reply November 4, 2013 at 1:37 pm

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