15 Best Unicorn Baby Shower Ideas
When planning a baby shower, choosing a baby shower theme that you know mom will love is part of the fun! If mom is “girly”, feels like her new baby is the start of a magical adventure, and thinks glitter is non-optional, consider these unicorn baby shower ideas – I bet she’ll think they’re FANTASTIC.
(If she never had a unicorn party as a little girl, this might even be a dream come true for her!)
While I personally tend to think of a unicorn theme as a baby girl shower theme, the shower is really about MOM also, and a unicorn party can absolutely work as a baby boy shower theme as well! (Although my personal vote for boy shower theme would be adorable woodland animals. Just sayin’.)
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Pink, Gold + White Unicorn Color Scheme Unicorn Baby Shower
The first thing to keep in mind when reading this list of unicorn baby shower ideas is that you’ll want to choose one color scheme and stick to it for all of your décor.
The great thing about a unicorn baby shower theme is that it can be SO versatile!
Some moms expect traditional “gender” colors when it comes to a baby shower – so you may choose something that’s less in-your-face feminine if mom is expecting a baby boy, and dial up the pink if she’s having a little girl. Pastel colors work great for a gender neutral shower!
You can go with a much more “muted” and laid back theme of Pink, Gold + White, or you can choose bold colors, or pastel colors etc.
You can really set the tone of the party with your color scheme!
Purple, Pink + Blue Color Scheme Unicorn Baby Shower
While this is a picture of a child’s birthday party, it really demonstrates my point about the color scheme. This is a unicorn party that’s utilizing a bright purple, pink, and blue color scheme.
The tone is very different than the muted color scheme above!
Also, don’t miss the cool unicorn wall decoration in the background of this image – a simple unicorn face would look great over the food table or behind the gift table.
Whatever color scheme you choose, balloons are a fantastic way to carry your colors through out your baby shower venue.
Unicorn Balloon Mosaic
This spectacular unicorn balloon mosaic is could easily be the backdrop of the entire baby shower. I personally love that long “curly” balloons have been used in this one for the unicorn’s mane.
More inspiration for baby shower balloon ideas here.
Paper Tassel Banner
Another great way to carry color through out and tie everything together is a paper tassel.
A tassel can decorate a wall, or run a long the front of the dessert table.
A piñata is a fantastic baby shower activity.
It can also be a really fun piece of décor – sitting by the gift table or on the food table etc.
Here’s full instructions for making your own unicorn piñata at home. This will save you a pile of money – piñatas, especially unique ones, are quite expensive! (Plus, if you make it yourself, you can co-ordinate your color scheme better!)
Unicorn Table Centerpiece
If your guests will be seated at tables, you could make a centerpiece for each table – or you could just make a few of these and set them around the room (if it’s more of a mingling / living room / standing sort of shower.
Either way, these adorable unicorn table centerpieces will tie the tables into the over-all theme of the shower.
These can be easy DIY baby shower décor – you could also add a unicorn horn and ears to a mason jar filled with blooms, and stick some eyes to the mason jar to create the unicorn face – another perfect unicorn table decoration.
Unicorn Cake Pops
These adorable unicorn cake pops look SUPER fancy but in reality are pretty easy to make.
The secret is this shimmery gold fondant that you can use to mold the horn and ears – and even the eyes.
All you do is dip your cake balls in melted white chocolate, and add your fondant accessories before the chocolate is entirely hardened.
You can make the tiny rosettes with pale pink icing and a piping bag with a tiny tip.
Cake pops are an ideal baby shower finger food!
The baby shower cake is often the pièce de ré·sis·tance, and a stunning unicorn baby shower cake is easy to make.
This cake is simple – white icing, black eyes drawn on (don’t forget the eyelashes… the eyelashes are what makes it SO magical), with a gold horn + ears, and colorful icing rosettes as a mane.
The horn and ears can be made from painted cardboard or this shimmery gold fondant, and the icing rosettes will be relatively easy for even an amateur cake decorator to manage. The secret is to use a number of shapes and colors. Practice piping some of the colored icing onto a plate first.
You can make any cupcake a cute unicorn by adding ears, a horn, and eyes. (Then embellish with colorful bits!)
These unicorn cupcakes were made SUPER SIMPLE with cupcake toppers.
Decorating cookies is not for the faint of heart – I’ll be the first to admit that.
You should know going in that it takes some real skill to get your icing to co-operate and you should not expect overly great things if this your first try at decorating cookies.
Because a unicorn-themed baby shower can make use of so much color, there’s no end to sweet treats that you can include on your candy table. A plate of colorful macarons, a jar of jelly beans in your shower colors etc.
Unicorn Party Accessories
Because unicorns are a popular little girl’s birthday party theme, you can get all kinds of unicorn themed party accessories on Amazon.
Here’s a few fun things to look for – the little details don’t go unnoticed!
Colorful Tulle Table Skirt For Unicorn Baby Shower
This colorful tulle table skirt is PERFECT for the dessert table or the gift table, and if you’ve gone with a multi-colored unicorn baby shower, it will be the perfect addition!
Unicorn Party Hats
Make cute unicorn horn party hats for your guests!
You could take it a step farther and make the unicorn party hats part of a game:
If you’re familiar with the baby shower game “don’t say baby” (where each guest gets a clothes pin when they arrive, and if another guest catches them saying “baby” they lose their clothes pin to the guest that caught them), you can play this game with unicorn headbands instead!
Not only will it keep all the guests “looking their part”, but the winner of the game will look increasingly ridiculous the more headbands she collects. It’ll be a good laugh!
That sounds like my kind of game.
You can get unicorn balloons easily on Amazon – of course they are popular kids birthday party decorations, but no one says they can’t be used for a baby shower! They can be one of the best ways to add your theme to an empty corner.
Unicorn Baby Shower Invitations
Of course, you’ll want your invitations to tie into your unicorn baby shower theme!
You can get so many cute printable baby shower invitations on Etsy.
Unicorn Baby Shower Games
Just like printable invites, you can get just about any printable baby shower game in a unicorn theme on Etsy as well!
What are your favorite unicorn themed baby shower ideas?
Whatever unicorn baby shower ideas you decide to use, mom will have a magical time celebrating her coming bundle of joy.