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Wishing You Unicorn Magic This New Year

Happy New Year Cuties,

2018 has finally arrived, and although it is just another day I’m always excited about the start of a new year.  I did what I’ve done for many years now; laid on the sofa with Babe and the kids and said Happy New Year! Oh, I also had some Magical Rainbow Juice.

Unicorn Party Unicorn Happy Hour #UnicornHappyHour

The Invite

The week before Christmas I invited my girls over for a Unicorn Happy Hour. It was a chance for us to celebrate 2017, Christmas and cheers for the new year.  Any excuse to have a party is a good one but this one was different. The required attire was a onesie; because my friends know me well, they never even questioned it.

Unicorn Party Unicorn Happy Hour #UnicornHappyHour

In true MimiCuteLips fashion, I had planned out the theme and everything.  Upon arrival, each guest had to locate their respective placement on the table and put on their unicorn headband. I used pinks, blues, greens, purples and yellows with gold accents. I created the placemats and bottle labels and printed them out. I got the plates and napkins from Wal-Mart and the gold plastic utensils from Target. I already owned the decorative straws and milk bottles. The headbands were an Amazon purchase.

Magical Rainbow Juice: Pink Moscato + Sherbert

Unicorn Party Unicorn Happy Hour #UnicornHappyHour

Because I like to do the most I had coordinating water bottle labels and I dipped and drizzled chocolate pretzels to match my theme. Pretzels are such an easy way to bring out your theme and they make for pretty table decor as well.

Unicorn Party Unicorn Happy Hour #UnicornHappyHour

For the menu, I kept it light, after all this was a Unicorn Happy Hour. I made rainbow broccoli slaw, we had it on The Chew. It is easy to make and so delicious.

Unicorn Party Unicorn Happy Hour #UnicornHappyHour

We paired the slaw with pulled pork and beef brisket from Famous Dave’s. We had Sangria because it was our favorite until I made the Magical Unicorn Juice.

Unicorn Party Unicorn Happy Hour #UnicornHappyHour

I made these super cute Unicorn bags for their gifts. I used Sharpie to make the lashes and cardstock paper for the ears, horn, and leaves.  I used paper flowers to fill the middle.

Unicorn Party Unicorn Happy Hour #UnicornHappyHour

The Unicorn Hostess with the Mostess

Unicorn Party Unicorn Happy Hour #UnicornHappyHour

Ty was in a cute Minnie Mouse Onesie & Chrissy in a classic red/black box print with fur onesie.

Unicorn Party Unicorn Happy Hour #UnicornHappyHour

Te and Faye clearly had the same idea, so they showed up in the same stripped onesie.

Unicorn Party Unicorn Happy Hour #UnicornHappyHour

You know I had to rock a Unicorn Onesie, because Unicorn Happy Hour. This was another Amazon purchase.

Unicorn Party Unicorn Happy Hour #UnicornHappyHour

After eating and cocktailing it was time to open their gifts. I’m a giver and I pride myself on giving good gifts so I’m always extra giddy watching someone open a gift from me.

They got a Christmas Card, a girly lip print themed notepad and emery board plus custom stemless wine glasses with their names/brands on it from Personalization Mall.

This is what our glasses looked like. You know I got one for myself too.

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You know we had a photoshoot right? Actually, we had a few. I made us a backdrop because optics.

Unicorn Party Unicorn Happy Hour #UnicornHappyHour

After opening their gifts and checking them out it was time for a game. We played Pictionary, Christmas music style. We had too much fun and too many cocktails for me to capture the moment. Picture It: I wrote down a bunch of Christmas songs on torn pieces of paper. I put them all in a glass and grabbed a large dry erase board. When it’s your turn you grab a song from the glass and get to drawing.

Unicorn Party Unicorn Happy Hour #UnicornHappyHour

I only invited my besties over for a magical Unicorn Happy Hour. These four gals are my people and I’m so thankful for having dope girls in my life. They build me up, they make me better, they keep it real with me and I love them to pieces.  I’m so making this an annual tradition for us.

Lifestyle Media Correspondent MimiCuteLips shares her Magical Unicorn Happy Hour. Also known as a Unicorn Party with my besties. #UnicornHappyHour

How did you ring in the New Year? Chat with me in the comments below or FBIG, and Twitter.

Article written by:

Mimi Green is the Lifestyle Media Correspondent and editor behind MimiCuteLips®. She is a mother of two and a girlfriend to one. You can find Mimi working media at your favorite events, traveling and trying out new adventures, or working on a dope DIY project.

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  1. Candy

    Love this idea. You made this so fun. Love how you all dressed up. Easy to put together and serve with dishes you made.

  2. Tomiko

    I need that Grey and white onesie!! That looks so comfy.. I also need a branded wine glass! Too cute

  3. Amber Myers

    What a cute idea! My daughter is all about unicorns so she would love to do this!

  4. Leslie

    I so love the creativity behind this event! Great ideas and fun had by all..my type of party! xo, Leslie~SobeSavvy.com

  5. Ola

    This is so hilarious. I’ve never heard of a unicorn party before. Looks like you all had a nice time.

  6. ricci

    What a FUN party! I love your snacks and your onesie is ADORABLE!! Get it girl!!

  7. Chubskulit Rose

    Those gift bags are sassy! The slaw looks delicious, I would love to try that. What a fun way to be with friends.

  8. Terri Beavers

    Now this is a fun idea. The pulled pork and beef brisket from Famous Dave’s sound delicious and I just love the pajamas.

  9. Bridgid

    This is so cute!! I love everything from the headbands to the onesies to the rainbow slaw. Looks like it was a bunch of fun. Great ideas!

  10. Jasmine

    This party looks like so much fun!! I love all the DIY party favors you made, they’re so adorable!

  11. Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle

    I love what you did here! We should always ring in the year with joy and laughter. I’m going to focus on my year being rainbow unicorn awesome.

  12. Serena hale

    It is too bad that this was not in my area. I would have totally came to take part in the festivities. Beautiful pictures too. I saw the branding. Nice!!!

  13. Ada

    This is such a cute idea! I absolutely love the unicorn theme and all of the decor.

  14. Nancy at Whispered Inspirations

    Oh my goodness, this is amazing. My daughter would love the theme but, with virgin cocktails! LOVE IT.

  15. Carissa

    I knew I couldn’t wait to read this after reading the title!!! How fun is this! You always decorate and come up with the most creative events! I wish I lived closer I would love to come to one of your events and this one looked so fun and comfortable!!!

    • MimiCuteLips

      Hahahha, this was a fun way to get ready for the new year. OMG, I wish you were, you could totally join in the crazy. The most comfortable party ever.

  16. Joely Smith

    Well what FUN!!! I love it all from the onsies to the decor and OMG the unicorn hair bands! Wish I had brought in the new year with all you!

    • MimiCuteLips

      Ahhh, thanks, Joely. Life can be so stressful, we just need time to unwind and cast our cares aside even if it’s just for a few hours.

  17. Natasha

    I absolutely love everything about this! You never need a reason to have a good party, and I love that your girls know you well enough to come fully in the dress code. Happy New Year!

  18. Elle (CleverlyChanging)

    It turned out great. I should have more parties at gatherings at my house. I need to do a better job of being a friend to my friends who are off-line type of folks because I don’t get to see them very often.

    • MimiCuteLips

      Elle, I always say I want to have more gatherings at my house and I don’t. This was a great reminder that it doesn’t have to be big to have fun. Invite them over for a few hours of reconnecting.

  19. Mary Edwards

    Aww this would have been great for our New Years Eve Party. Now I’m thinking it will be great for my daughters 10th birthday!!!

  20. Melissa Dixon

    We are all about simple foods and fun. We were sleeping when the ball dropped. I have lost interest in this kind of thing as my daughter gets older and cares less so do I. lol

  21. Janet

    OMG this is so darned cute! Love how you put everything together…taking tips from you!

  22. Joanna @ Everyday Made Fresh

    You are totally fun! I loved everything about this. It sounds like you and your friends had a blast. I love that onesie requirement!!

  23. wendy polisi

    That is an awesome party idea. Not to mention you are all gorgeous!

  24. Marissa Zurfluh

    I am stealing this idea this year! This looks like such a fun party idea.

  25. Zuqueta Brown

    I am so inspired by this event! I love it! It looks like you all had the best time. How did you enjoy the sherbet and moscato?

  26. angela

    This looked like so much fun. Always a great idea to hang with the besties and celebrate the arrival of a New Year. Happy New Year!

  27. Cyn Gagen

    How fun! I love this theme for a get together. I never thought to do it but it sure looks like everyone had a blast.

  28. Lyn Woods

    I love this idea! Looks like you all had a wonderful time. Since we’ve moved to Raleigh, I miss doing things like this with my girlfriends.

  29. Chrissy

    Ha! Totally loved this obviously- we all looked so freaking cute and had a great time! Until the next event! Love my gifts! 😘

  30. Our Family World

    You sure looked like you had a lot of fun. I haven’t seen my best friends for years since they all moved out of state. If we do get to meet up sometime in the future, I would want it to be as fun as your little party.

  31. HilLesha

    This is an adorable party theme! I love everything, especially the headbands and gift bags. What a cool way to bring in the New Year!

  32. Lynndee

    That looks like a fun night with your girlfriends. And unicorn for a theme? Awesome! Gotta love the onesies too!

  33. Kiwi

    Girl i wish i was there. I always see unicorn parties for kids but adults can be whimsical too so cute

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