One of the parties over the past year that I went to that completely inspired me was my friend Carly’s birthday party. She blogs over at The Floridelphian and is awesome. (Favorite post by far is her one on online dating.) Despite entering her late 20s (her words, not mine, I think she can still rock mid-twenties), she decided to host a Rainbows & Unicorns themed birthday party. I was a little bit skeptical at first (I kept having Lisa Frank flashbacks), but she completely rocked it. She found a way to take our childhood, kick it up a notch, add some wine, and keep it classy. She used white as the main color as opposed to the rainbow, which made all of the colors appear to be a ‘pop!’ added to the backdrop.
Some of the ideas she got from Pinterest, but some she kept from previous parties that she knew worked for her and her space.
4 Things to Make the Day Festive:
- She sprinkled confetti on the floor, which looked magical when you walked in the room
- She developed and I assembled rainbow fruit skewers, which looked gorgeous; strawberry for red, cantaloupe for orange, pineapple for yellow, honeydew for green, blueberries for blue, grapes for purple
- She drew out a pin the horn on the unicorn game, which we definitely actually played
- She asked everybody to wear a color of the rainbow, and then took a picture in color order with her guests
4 Party Standards:
- A crock pot full of chili from Trade Joe’s. It’s just so easy and so yummy.
- Bite-sized mozzarella, basil, and tomato snacks
- A tub full of ice for the alcohol and drink station
- Rearranging her room to provide the best circulation for the party guests
Something else that Carly commented on that made me smile was the fact that one of her good friends from the city wasn’t able to make the party so she provided a playlist for the day. So even though she couldn’t be there, she was still there in spirit. So cool, right?
I can’t wait to see what theme she decides on next 🙂
Have you been to any cool birthday parties recently?