Unicorn First Birthday Party

A's first birthday was yesterday. I had worked the night before and was very tired, and groggy. I am kind of unhappy with all the things I forgot and then wasn't able to start on time and was kind of running around like a chicken with my head cut off.



I try to remind myself that she really just cared about the presence of people who cared about her and didn't mind that I missed 2 pictures on her photo banner. Or that the table clothes weren't as long as I thought, or that the tables were in the wrong orientation.

Sometime's I think I can get caught up in the details that I see and that no one else notices. Of course, some people did notice that I had forgotten 2 pictures in the photo banner, which I was confused with until I had gotten home and realized that they were still in my printer's queue 😫. This doesn't really matter in the end, and my disappointment in myself really reflects my inability to accept my humanness. To err is human but not for me 😂.

Her theme was unicorns, the idea came from a friend of mine originally but then as I thought about the year we have had with her health problems and everything I realized she is unique. The beauty of her uniqueness is like a unicorn so I really enjoyed the idea then. I also thought that because it was trendy I could find a lot of stuff for it. Which I was right about. So let's get into the details of what I chose to do for her birthday.


Food 

I am a Pinterest mom, it runs in my veins like glitter in a unicorn. I really don't have much originality it pain's me to say. I am just really good at seeing a picture and being able to replicate that thing without much instruction. I guess it is a kind of creativity in itself. So I will link to all the things that I found from there, and if you have the time you can check out mine at Pinterest.com/mamaofthedrama 

On the menu was...

Unicorn Hot Chocolate by Favorite Family Recipes 
Rainbow Fruit and Veggies
Rainbow Pasta Salad
Cheesecake Bars
Pierogies
Pizza Bagels
PB&J 
Prancing Pink Lemonade
Vanilla and Chocolate Cupcakes with Unicorn toppers that I made on the Cricut from a beautiful SVG file you can find from Free Pretty Things for You



For A's cake, I would have to find a dairy and soy free recipe, which meant a boxed or bought cake was out of the question. Thankfully there are a lot of recipes for a healthy smash or first birthday cake that are healthy and allergen free. The one I chose was an Applesauce Cake by Five Heart Home, I tried it and it was delicious, but A was so tired by the time she was eating her cake she didn't really smash or eat it 😱. Like I said earlier she is as unique as a unicorn, so I guess I should expect the unexpected when it comes to her. 😆


Decorations

For the decorations I couldn't really do much, the place that we rent out for a lot of the birthday parties we have had for C doesn't allow you to use tape or stick anything to the walls. So the only decorations I really had were the food tents, and picture frames I had for guest's to sign A's birthday book.  I also made a high chair tutu out of tulle that was tied around elastic, something similar that I had made for a previous birthday party. I tell you what though, that is the last time I use glitter tulle, it was all over the place!

Games

I thought about having a rainbow hunt, which I thought about the night before while I was at work. I saw a bunch of printables that would've worked but I didn't have time on the day with sleeping to print them out. It ended up that a lot of the kids I anticipated coming, couldn't so it ended up not being a big deal. For the babies, I had bought a blowup baby pool and balloons. I had done something similar at C's second birthday so I knew it would be a hit and A had a blast. The baby pool also doubles as a present as it will definitely be used this summer.


Favors

For the favors, I bought these nice white bags and added cardstock ears, hair, and unicorn horns. It took a while to glue them all together but I was quite pleased with the results. They were also cut on the Cricut, it's my new favorite go-to crafting machine. I highly recommend it if you are a crazy frugal crafter like me. 

Outfit

I also made A's outfit with the Cricut, I used the SVG file I linked to above and added an "ONE" in the middle of it and used gold iron-on heat transfer vinyl to make her onesie. I also got her unicorn horn and leggings from Amazon.




That's all I have for today. I hope you enjoyed looking at my darling daughter's first birthday. Until next time!


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