DIY Unicorn Party Ideas for a Magical Birthday on a Budget

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Throwing a memorable birthday celebration for your little one doesn’t have to break the bank. With a touch of creativity and some enchanting DIY unicorn party ideas, you can create a magical and budget-friendly experience. In this article, I’ll guide you through make-at-home unicorn-themed decorations, activities, and party favors that will leave your little ones in awe.


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So, let’s dive into the world of unicorns and discover how to plan a spectacular birthday celebration without emptying your pockets.

DIY Unicorn Party Ideas: Budget-Friendly Centerpieces

Creating captivating centerpieces for your unicorn-themed party is easier than you might think. With a few simple materials, you can craft charming centerpieces that will transport your guests into a mystical realm. Here’s a budget-friendly idea to get you started:

DIY Dollar Store Unicorn Party Centerpieces

These unicorn party centerpieces were super easy to make and really affordable, as I found all of my supplies at the Dollar Store. Follow the instructions below to recreate these Unicorn Horn Centerpieces. 

DIY Dollar Store Unicorn Party Centerpieces

Materials needed:


  1. Start by opening up your tissue paper pouf packages and carefully unfurl the tissue paper (do this slowly and carefully so as not to tear your tissue paper)
  2. Cut ear shapes from your felt sheets. I used white for the outer ear and a contrasting color for the inner ears.
  3. Attach your inner and outer unicorn ear shapes using hot glue. Press firmly to adhere.
  4. Next, get your party hat ready, or cut a horn from your glitter foam sheet.
  5. Once you have your ears and horn ready to go, you’ll attach them to your tissue paper pouf by hot gluing the tissue paper to either side in the center.
  6. Give your pouf a final fluff and voila!

To complement these unicorn horn centerpieces, I made small floral arrangements using small glass jars, flower foam and faux pink, purple and blue flowers from the Dollar Store. I put one each on either side of the unicorn horn centerpiece for a cute and affordable unicorn party table decoration.

Complete the Unicorn Party Look!

Iridescent Tablecloths

Pastel Tableware

Birthday Bannner

DIY Unicorn Party Ideas: Whimsical Backdrops

Setting the stage for an unforgettable unicorn birthday party requires a captivating backdrop. With some creativity and a few supplies, you can create a stunning backdrop that will transport your guests to a world of wonder. Here are two DIY unicorn birthday backdrop ideas that won’t break the bank:

Ombre Tablecloth Unicorn Birthday Backdrop

Ombre Tablecloth Unicorn Birthday Backdrop

In the article “DIY Ombre Tablecloth,” by Green Wedding Shoes, discover how to create a breathtaking ombre tablecloth backdrop that will elevate your unicorn party décor. The step-by-step tutorial guides you through the process of dyeing a plain white tablecloth into a beautiful gradient of colors, perfect for adding a touch of enchantment to your celebration.

With easy-to-follow instructions and tips, you can achieve a professional-looking ombre effect that will impress your guests. Get ready to transform your party space into a magical wonderland with this stunning ombre tablecloth backdrop that will be the centerpiece of your unicorn-themed event.

Rainbow Fringe Unicorn Birthday Backdrop

rainbow fringe unicorn birthday backdrop

Another idea, by A Kail O Chic Life, provides a step-by-step guide for creating a stunning DIY rainbow fringe backdrop, perfect for a unicorn-themed birthday celebration. By layering multiple metallic colored fringe curtains, you can create a stunning whimsical rainbow backdrop for your unicorn party space.

Whether you’re a DIY enthusiast or a beginner, this tutorial will help you create a show-stopping backdrop that will make your unicorn-themed party truly enchanting.

Shop This Look:

Purchase fringe curtains in a variety of fun unicorn shades like those shown below and layer on top of one another to create a whimsical party backdrop.

Free Printable Unicorn Party Games & Activities

What’s a unicorn themed birthday party without unicorn games and party activities? Not one I want to attend! Make party activity planning a breeze to keep your young guests entertained with these free printable unicorn games and coloring pages.

Free Printable Unicorn Party Coloring Pages

Keep your young party guests entertained and unleash their creativity with unicorn-themed coloring pages. These free and printable coloring activities are perfect for a calm and relaxing unicorn party activity corner. Here’s how to incorporate them:

Editable Coloring Page Template for Unicorn Party

Materials needed:


  1. Customize your free printable unicorn coloring page 
  2. Print out multiple copies of the coloring pages to accommodate all your young guests.
  3. Purchase a variety of coloring materials such as crayons, colored pencils, or markers. 
  4. To make it more of a unicorn party craft activity, you can provide additional embellishments like cotton balls (for clouds), or glitter (proceed with caution on this if your craftersare on the younger side!)
  5. Set up a designated coloring area with clipboards or hard surfaces for each child.
  6. Let your young crafters get to work creating their own Unicorn masterpiece!
Unicorn Party craft station

Pin the Tail on the Unicorn Free Printable

A party classic with a unicorn twist, “Pin the Tail on the Unicorn” is an entertaining game that will keep your guests engaged at your unicorn birthday party. Here’s how to add a budget-friendly unicorn-themed spin to this beloved activity with my free printable.

Girl pinning a horn on a pin the horn on the unicorn game at birthday party

Materials needed:

  • Free printable “Pin the Tail on the Unicorn” poster (click through to access my free download!)
    • Also note that I gave mine a fun twist – Pin the Horn on the Unicorn!
  • Cardstock paper for printing at home (though I recommend printing through an online printer like FedEx or VistaPrint so you can enlarge this to full size)
  • Double-sided tape or sticky putty
  • Blindfold


  1. Access your free printable “Pin the Tail on the Unicorn” poster and horns
  2. Print the poster and horns either at home or through an online printer 
  3. Attach the poster to a wall at an appropriate height for the children to participate comfortably.
  4. Cut out your horns and affix double-sided tape or sticky putty to the back of each horn.
  5. Blindfold the participants, spin them around gently, and watch as they try to pin their horns in the correct spot on the unicorn.
  6. Award a small prize to the child who pins their horn closest to the designated spot.

DIY Unicorn Party Ideas: Budget-Friendly Favors

No birthday party is complete without party favors for your young guests to take home. But, favors can get pricey! Here are unicorn party favor ideas that are as fun as they are budget-friendly.

DIY Dollar Store Unicorn Horn Headbands

No unicorn party is complete without magical accessories. Create your own unicorn horn headbands for an affordable unicorn party favor that your young guests will adore. All you need is a few Dollar Store supplies and DIY crafting tools. Follow the step-by-step guide in my article “Unicorn Party Hats: The Perfect Unicorn Party Favor”  to create these personalized unicorn party hats for your guests.

Create DIY dollar store unicorn horn headbands as budget-friendly party favors

DIY Rainbow Star Wand Favors

What goes perfect with unicorn horn headbands? Star wands. Now, you can purchase these rainbow star wand favors on Amazon, OR, you can easily make these yourself by following the below instructions from A Pumpkin and a Princess Blog.

DIY Rainbow star wand favors



  1. Begin by cutting the colored ribbon into desired lengths. Typically, a length of around 12-14 inches works well for a wand.
  2. Fold your ribbon in half and tie at the center.
  3. Glue the center of your tied ribbon to one end of your wooden dowel.
  4. Next, using a star stencil, cut two stars per wand out of your glitter paper. 
  5. Dab glue at each point of one star and in the middle (the non-glitter side).
  6. Sandwich the end of your dowel that you glued your ribbon to between two star shapes
  7. Press down firmly to allow the glue to adhere.
  8. Repeat steps 4-6 for each wand. Allow the glue to dry completely before using the star wands.

With these budget-friendly unicorn party favors, your guests can get into the magical spirit while at the event. Whether you choose to leave them out for when your guests arrive, or add them to a unicorn party favor bag, they’ll appreciate these fun mementos. So, let your creativity shine and have fun!

Unicorn Birthday Favor Bags

Ready to Plan Your Magical Unicorn Party on a Budget?

With these DIY unicorn party ideas on a budget, you can plan a magical birthday celebration that will leave your child and their guests with memories to cherish. From festive unicorn centerpieces and mesmerizing rainbow backdrops to engaging unicorn party activities and one-of-a-kind party favors, you’re ready to plan a unicorn-themed party that’s enchanting and affordable. Embrace your creativity, explore my free printable unicorn games and DIY templates, and let the magic unfold as you create an unforgettable celebration filled with joy, laughter, and the mystical allure of unicorns.

Remember, the true magic lies in the love and care you put into planning the perfect unicorn party for your child.

Happy planning!


The Savvy Swaréy

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