Friday, August 24, 2012

Ballerina Birthday

 Here's the second birthday we celebrated this summer... (check out yesterday's yellow LEGO birthday & if you're looking for more birthday party ideas last year we threw an octopus party & princess Rapunzel party).

This year the birthday girl had a ballet themed party, the color scheme was pink with a little white & a touch of silver and here is how we celebrated...

The decorations:
:: store bought ballerina scrapbooking stickers
:: one roll of store bought pre-ruffled pink ribbon
:: 5 pink ballerinas using this template cut out of pink construction paper
 :: I sewed tutus for my daughter's 2 (doll size) dress forms
:: fish bowl shaped punch bowl filled with one yard of pink tulle
 The sweet treats:
:: pink marshmellows
:: pink & white heart shaped candies
:: pink cookies
 Step-by-step photos on how I created the ballerina birthday party invitations...

Inside the invitations:
Come dance and twirl with the birthday girl!
Ballerina (name) is turning (age)!
Date, time, location, RSVP.
Be sure to wear your favorite leotard!
 The cupcake topper was a bamboo kabob stick cut down to be shorter & store bought ballerina outfit scrapbooking sticker.
 The cupcakes:
:: pink ruffled cupcake liners
:: chocolate GF cupcakes with pink frosting
 20 apple juice boxes decorated with tutus
:: 4" X 8" pink construction paper
:: 2" X 8" pink tulle
:: 7.5" pink grosgrain ribbon
:: double sided tape

 One of the crafts: ballerinas with cupcake liner tutus
 We rented a dance studio & a conference room (for the party room) the first part there was dancing lead by a teacher which included "ballerina says" which is like "Simon says" but ballet themed, the girls also played tutu dress-up using tutus from my daughter's tutu collection.
 The birthday girl got a fancy bun hairstyle.

If you need some ideas for your own ballet birthday party, here are some:
ballerina printables
ballet slipper book mark
diy fun tutus
ballerina tote bag
tutu totes
ballerina pop-up cards
tulle pom party wands
tulle pom poms
Not too tutu tutorial
Ballerina cotton candy party favors

PS I've caught up on my summer blog posts and now I'm going to be taking a little blog break, it'll be pretty quiet around here the next 2-3 weeks as I'll be getting my three kids ready to go back to school, then sending them off to school, then I'll be sewing, sewing, and sewing for Project Run and Play Season 5. Until the next post, take care :)