Guys, my baby just turned one. And I have officially thrown my first birthday party! Omg it was stressful, but it turned out exactly how I hoped that it would. I am so appreciative of all the love Penelope received over the weekend to celebrate her year of life!!
Penelope’s nursery is unicorn themed, so I decided to carry that over for her first party. I even made a unicorn cake! I’ve never made a cake before 😂 we had unicorn juice, sparkly cupcakes, and unicorn popcorn too. It was simply magical.
We had a photo booth and played a little unicorn name game!! I found this cute unicorn name decoder on Pinterest and put name tags on all the tables so people could wear their names during the party.
I’ve linked the photo booth items and name tags at the very bottom!
Okay, if you are not a baker, this is not easy. I am not a baker. I used a cake mix because I was not about to also worry about how it would taste. I ended up using two boxes poured into four, 9-inch cake pans. The layers came out about an inch thick, which I was worried would be too thin but after icing in between each layer it was fine! I used squeeze gel color from Sunny Side Up Bakery to customize each cake layer with our party colors.
I then piped the icing mane and used edible markers for the eyes. I used store-bought cream cheese frosting, but mixed in powdered sugar so the mane would be stiff and wouldn’t melt. The horn and ears are made out of fondant and colored with the same gel colors. It was hard. I’m not gonna lie, but oh so satisfying to say I made her cake. That’s the last time though 😂
We got so much of our bday stuff from amazon!!! All of the balloons and even one of penny’s outfits!! I’ve linked some of the items below:
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