Unicorn Parties… What’s the deal with that?
Clowns are out, fairies are passé and don’t even think about hiring a magician.
When it comes to children’s birthday parties, a unicorn theme is the celebrity trend du jour.
If you’re partial to the occasional Instagram stalk, you’ll have noticed a surge in unicorn-inspired festivities among famous mothers over recent weeks.
The likes of WAG queens Kyly Clarke and Terri Biviano have wasted no expense in throwing unicorn birthday parties for their cherished tots, all the while making sure to flaunt the merrymaking on social media.
Bakers-to-the-stars have also cashed in on the celebrity craze, with Rebecca Judd recruiting a couture desert chef to craft a unicorn cake for her precious three-year-old daughter Billie last year.
And while the price tags attached to these A-list affairs are undoubtedly exorbitant, mere mortals need not take out a home-loan to indulge in the trend.
C’mon, we reckon spending big bucks on unicorn-themed birthday parties is comparable to believing in unicorns in the first place: dumb.
One savvy mother who works in our office demonstrated the ridiculousness with her daughter’s recent unicorn birthday party, which set her back just $25. Yes, that’s a grand total of $25 bucks.
Instead of purchasing an expensive cake (and let’s be honest, most of it’s going to end up smeared on the kids’ faces anyway), our smartie Mum friend nabbed a stock-standard Woolies cake and decorated it with M&Ms – all for the tidy price of $5.00
As for gifts, she simply strolled down to Kmart to pick up three chalk bombs, a Creeper Keeper bug catcher, a make-your-own crystal set, a sausage dog night-light and a box of Kinetic Magic Sand – all for just $20.
In Mum’s words: ‘Kid as happy as a pig in poop and family love = priceless’.