Friday, November 21, 2014

Rainbow Unicorn Birthday Party ~ the dress

Well, I have started working on the printable party design for my daughter's 5th birthday in February! 

Yes ... I know, I know!  It IS only November, but these things take time to plan.  Little Princess has insisted on a rainbow unicorn party this year, and I am designing the printables from scratch. There are so many cute Rainbow themed decor ideas, particularly with unicorns.  However, everything starts to blur together after a while as the designs all seem very similar.  Most are very modern and clean with lots of white in the design.  Many are lovely and inspiring, but my little princess is very girlie and sweet like candy.  So, the clean, modern look just doesn't suit her personality.  Plus, I already have a great modern Unicorn Party Package and coordinating Invitation in this theme listed in my shop.  

My goal for the Little Princess is to always think "out of the box" when it comes to her party.  Since we had a pony and unicorn party a few years back, I am working on a unique design that I am currently calling "Shabby Chic Rainbow". I can't wait to show it to everyone! Details soon to come ... 

In the meantime, I thought I would share the outfit that I am considering for the party.  I found a darling dress on a quilter's blog, and I love the style.  The swirl pattern looks just like a rainbow when it is flared out, and Little Princess loves to twirl.  This dress suits her style perfectly!  You can view the dress here or look below for a sneak peek!

Now, I just need to add some vintage touches to match the theme.  Thankfully, my mother loves to sew which is extremely helpful when it comes to unique party attire.  After much begging, I have finally convinced her to help me out by sewing this dress for the party.  If you do not have a family member that is so inclined, there is a shop on Etsy who sells a similar dress here.  (I cannot vouch for this shop's services.  However, she was quite responsive when I contacted her regarding my blog post).  Please leave a comment below if you have used this shop before!)

My next idea is to add a Unicorn horn headpiece to tie in the Rainbow Unicorn theme.  There are lots of options out there, but so far, this one on Etsy is my favorite.  Let me know what you think in the comments below!  

This party is starting to slowly take shape!  Stay tuned ...

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