This past weekend we hosted a Unicorn Spa Birthday party with 9 of my daughters friends! I’m excited to share some photos from the party and the activities we did to keep them busy for a 2-2.5 hours. The party was mostly inside our house, our house isn’t huge so we didn’t have a large party it was just the right size and thankfully with some extra helping hands the party was a huge success!
My daughter loves getting her nails done and loves unicorns so what better party theme than a Unicorn Spa party? Right? I’ve been very excited for this party since we decided on the theme. Unicorn stuff is everywhere so it was easy for me to find great party decor to make this a super cute part for my 6 year old!
The party started at 1:30. I knew there wouldn’t be too much time for sitting and eating a meal so I kept the food simple with fruit, veggies, snacks, cookies and homemade rice krispie treats. Since the party theme was a spa I decided to hire a face painter to give the girls unicorn make up AKA a lot of glitter and jewels! Best to do this part outside if possible. Once the girls arrived they waited for their unicorn make up before coming into the spa. They even got lipstick!
Girls entered into our kitchen and had a pink silk robe and a pair of flip flops waiting for them (I got the flip flops on clearance from old navy online). It was absolutely adorable seeing them all putting on their robes. It honestly made me want a spa day with all my girlfriends! They grabbed a snack and some pink lemonade before heading into the spa room!
For our Unicorn Spa favors I purchased these buckets from Party City for $1.50 each and filled them with; a pink loofa (found at target dollar spot) this unicorn mask sheet, a bath bomb (also from target) and this pretty hair clip.
Our Unicorn Spa was actually our playroom that I rearranged so that we could fit more kids in for pedicures. All of the pedicure and manicure things I purchased at the dollar tree or family dollar store. They have everything you need there for this and all very reasonable. I rolled a plastic sheet underneath a plus rug to make it extra cozy. I got baskets an filled them with a pumice stone, filer, nail brush and a little towel to dry their feet. I also got plastic gloves for my helpers to wear if they wanted to.
I’m so lucky my family was willing to help me because there is no way I could have attended all these little girls cute feet! Once they were done getting their pedicures I made a little manicure station on the outside of the playroom so they took turns going between manicure and pedicure stations. I also printed out spa and unicorn coloring sheets and had that on the floor with some markers so they colored while their nails dried. I was nervous about smudging happening all over my house but luckily the coloring sheets helped.
After nails came HAIR! These girls got pampered. I hired a local girl that works at a salon to do the girls hair. She set up a little braid bar and gave the girls whatever braid they wanted so this was the last party of the spa day. Once they were done with their hair they could sit at the table and get ready for cake and ice-cream! I made sure to also purchase mirrors at the dollar store too because they wanted to see how they looked of course!
I always find that I’m much more into the party decor prep vs. the party food prep. The food is where I always feel like I just don’t have enough time or energy left. I should have definitely asked for some help or planned in advance with a baker. The cake is a GROCERY STORE CAKE. Baking is really not my thing and I’m not ashamed to admit that, you can’t always do it all right? I added this adorable unicorn cake topper and gold candles to my store bought cake and it looked amazing!! Plus 6 year olds don’t really notice the difference right?!
I added simple gold touches to the table with a gold paper runner, gold cups and straws. I let the birthday girl pick out the fun napkins and she loved the rainbow. I used some pretty gold votive candles I already had on hand which added more sparkle. I picked up some simple white roses at the grocery store too and it just made the whole thing look so glam and fancy. I took out the greenery and put them in mason jars to keep it minimal and fresh. The back wall I put up a “Happy Birthday” banner with a fun balloon banner to really make a POP.
I’d say all in all the party was a huge hit! The girls seemed happy and I think this age is the perfect age to do something like this. There were times they had to wait for their turn and they all did with no problem. The coloring pages and music also made the party super fun too! We did some freeze dance when we finished up in the Unicorn Spa room. I’m so happy I enlisted the help of my family members but also that I hired a couple professionals to come in as well. I hope you enjoy seeing photos from the party and that it gives you some ideas for future birthday parties you might host! Definitely start planning and purchasing your decor/favors before. Target, Amazon, Dollar Tree, Party City and using stuff from my own house was really helpful.
Also as a gift here are two downloads one is a party favor tag and the other is the welcome to the party sign that I created for the party. Feel free to print and use them just please give me credit or tag me of you do!
Thanks for stopping by and checking out our fun Unicorn Spa Party!
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