It would be impossible to do a trend report this year and NOT talk about unicorns. They are showing up everywhere from Starbucks to decor to beauty products. The trend is characterized by vibrant pastels, shimmering pearly finishes, rainbows, and, of course, lots of glitter!
Unicorn parties are HUGE right now for birthdays and baby showers. This unicorn birthday party from TheIcedSugarCookie.com is a great example of all the whimsical, soft, and sugary goodness of a unicorn party.
Although incredibly sweet, these unicorn macaroons are way beyond my level of expertise. However, the cupcake and cake toppers here are an incredibly easy way to turn ordinary cakes into magical unicorns.
For party favors, these adorable unicorn necklaces are inexpensive and come in gold or silver. If you’re feeling crafty you can make easy unicorn gift bags.
And while we’re talking about getting crafty, I posted the easiest tutorial on how to make these adorable unicorn party lanterns here.
While it’s perfectly acceptable to go over the top with this theme, I do love the idea of incorporating unicorns in more subtle and sophisticated ways like this lamp from jillianharris.com.
Another great example is this statement wall from bloglovin.com.
Even more minimalistic examples are this shirt and framed art.
Finally, if you do host a unicorn party think about including a ‘pin the horn on the unicorn’ game. You can get one here or make your own and let the guests decorate their own horns!
Don’t forget to connect and show me your unicorn party pics!
Love + lots of glitter,
One of the more playful themes that is trending in parties and decor right now is donuts. Donuts are colorful, fun, and (of course) delicious! This theme can be used for all ages; baby showers, children’s parties, weddings, and more.
Let the donut puns begin, cause donuts are a ‘hole’ lotta fun.
Donut walls and bars are popular right now, especially at weddings. This monochrome donut display from Inspired By This is an elegant take on the trend. They can be incorporated into wedding cakes and other dessert tables too.
The use of pastel colors and floral accents gives donuts a more “grown-up”, bohemian feel, but it’s easy to add sophistication to even children’s parties.
For a birthday party I would LOVE to attempt this giant donut cake from The Cake Blog. How cute is that?!
As always, I’d love to see your party pics and donut themes. Please connect with me on social media and share with me!
Love + sprinkles,
For my son’s first birthday I wanted a unique theme that I could really great creative with. Because he is a Gemini, I started thinking about air, movement, and all things “flowy”.
Clouds, dreams, and feathers came to mind and I settled on the theme “Dream Big, Little Man”. See how I made the dreamcatchers here and the blessing stones here. I’d love to see your take on this theme. Please share your photos with me 🙂
Hand-painted feather cookies
Music makers, dancing ribbons, and bubbles for play
A shady play area by the pool
Blessing stones for party favors
Low table surrounded by pillows made it easy for parents and little ones to eat
Gold-dipped shortbread, chocolate sugar cookies, and cupcakes
Helium filled balloon clusters to resemble “clouds”
Dreamcatcher smash cake
A delicious assortment of foods that both the parents and kids loved!
Charcuterie with dried fruits and dark chocolate
Charcuterie and cheese board
Hand-painted party favors
Thank you to our guests
Music makers, dancing ribbons, and bubbles for play
Crafted toys for the kids to play with
Delicious feather-shaped cookies
More crafty play things
Inside the play area
Strawberry and goat cheese salad with roasted peas
The theme was traditional horsemen from Mexico, the crowd was lively, and the celebration was charming.
I am absolutely in love with the “Desert Rose” theme that I’m seeing in party decor, interiors, edibles, and more. Cacti have been extremely popular in weddings lately too. The cool greens of succulents and the darker, almost emerald, cactus greens make a beautiful contrast with dusty rose and blush.
Using crisp and clean design elements and metallic accents makes this a perfect theme for a bridal or baby shower. I would LOVE to host an eclectic desert rose dinner party for a more simple production, but I have seen some amazing weddings pulling from this trend.
These cactus cupcakes from Leslie Vigil at Tasteful Cakes are adorable! The metallic drip icing on the cactus cake below adds more elegance suitable for a wedding (see more at brides.com)
A tropical themed birthday party that transformed the lanai with vibrant colors, creative lighting, and a unique menu of Polynesian meatballs, toasted coconut treats, and more.
Tropical party decor
Toasted coconut treats, pineapple, and Polynesian meatballs
Lighting by the custom poolside lounge
My girlfriend had been out of state for several months and wanted to host an intimate, relaxed gathering to reconnect with friends after returning home. She loved my suggestion of a playful afternoon tea.
Fancy finger sandwiches, savory biscuits, and pastries were served with tea pairings. (Here is the full menu I designed: Tea_Menu).
I made soy-based non-toxic candles in an assortment of fancy teacups as party favors for the guests. The teabag-shaped thank you tag was an adorable touch.