I mean seriously...the cake gets eaten and the decorations get tossed. I did some more searching and realized, I'd have to do my own less fancy unicorn party...with a budget!
Although I'd love to create the magical parties shared on Pinterest, and I'm pretty crafty, and probably capable...I needed to keep it simple....because I don't want to lose my damn mind over a birthday party... so, fun+cake+decorations=PARTY
Bought all of my supplies a week before the party and guess what, EVERYTHING came from Wal-Mart, Aldi's, or my basement, with the exception of the cakeboard that came from a local baking supply shop.
The first thing I made was a pinata`. I thought about skipping it, but they look cute in pictures, and it's sort of a tradition now. Cardboard from all of the amazon boxes stacking up in my basement and masking tape. Wrapped it in leftover tissue paper and added details with craft paper and crepe paper. Looking back at pictures, I wish I would have doubled up the tissue paper, but I don't think Ellie minded :)