UPDATE: Shirts are now available!
Introducing the Rainbow Unicorn Yippitee birthday shirt collection!
The second design in Yippitee’s exclusive snap-on finger puppet shirts will be ready for you starting July 30th! A whimsical rainbow, fluffy clouds, and exclusive embroidered unicorn finger puppet frolic together on these awesome new unicorn birthday shirts.
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How Yippitee Got Started
For those who are new to the Yippitee story, I got the idea to make these shirts when my son (now three-and-a-half) was turning two. He was really into bugs and I remembered a shirt my sister had (and loved to death) as a kid that had snap-on plastic bug toys. I searched in vain for a similar shirt but couldn’t find anything. The only thing close I found were cheap souvenir-shop-quality designs on stiff boxy t-shirts. I couldn’t let go of the idea so I decided to combine the snap-on toy idea with a birthday shirt since we moms of the Instagram era so love celebrating our kiddos’ milestones.
My Idea for Unicorn Birthday Shirts
My first collection of monster shirts delighted tons of kids and adults. I was lucky to find an awesome toy company willing to partner with a start-up like me and those cute silly guys definitely make my shirt more awesome!
Yet, even though both boys and girls wore the shirts, monsters tend to be a more popular theme with boys and I got a lot of requests from girl moms to make a new design. Because of my own personal desire to keep all my designs gender neutral and tons of feedback from girl moms that too many “girl clothes” were unnecessarily frilly with ruffles and bows and glitter, I made sure this new design was modern and fun and great for ANY unicorn fan!
My Pride and Joy – Custom Unicorn Finger Puppet
Although the entire shirt design is born from my own sketches, I’m the most proud of this finger puppet! I turned my own drawing into an embroidered puppet so that the toy would lie more flat on the shirt and look more like an integrated part of the design. Then it becomes a big surprise that kids can snap the puppet off for play! This also means I don’t have to partner with toy companies for each shirt (or create my own 3D toy designs, which is $$$$$!) giving me a ton of flexibility for future shirts.
Find Your New Favorite Unicorn Shirt
My unicorn shirts come in numbered styles for ages 1-5 as well as a simple rainbow design for kids (and adults!) older than 5. Check out the whole rainbow unicorn collection on this page.
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