Monday was the Babes' 4th birthday. For months she had been requesting a rainbow unicorn party. I did what I could starting with some rainbow cupcakes and a cake.
I made some homemade icing using the following recipe:
4 cups powdered sugar
1 stick butter
1 tsp vanilla
approx 6 tbsp milk
(adding a little more to make it creamy but not too much or it's runny and you'll need to add more powdered sugar to compensate).
Once I had the icing made, I divided it into 6 bowls and added food coloring to make the colors of the rainbow.
Here I am half way through icing the cupcakes and cake.
And here's the completed rainbow cupcakes and rainbow cake!
Since this wasn't just a rainbow party, but a unicorn party too, I wanted to add some unicorn flare to the cupcakes. I looked in the cake decorating aisles but couldn't find any unicorn or pony cup cake toppers. So I made my own.
I found some My Little Pony stickers and stuck them onto the ends of a toothpick as shown below. Then the Babes added them to her cupcakes. I know not all the ponies are unicorns but it still worked. I expanded the theme to include horses, because I'm the mom and I can do that.
She really wanted to ride a unicorn for her birthday, but since I couldn't find one, we did the next best thing and went for a pony ride. So of course she needed to get some cowboy boots. She was so excited. Not only did she get to ride a pony, but she also learned how to brush it.
Big sister got to ride a horse too, while the Spencinator helped guide the little pony. We went to the stables where the older two had attended horse camp this summer. It was a fun family outing and everyone loved being around the horses again. Overall this was a simple birthday party and fun for all ages.