Ballet birthday party

Moo loves ballet. Absolutely adores it. All dance actually. So when she decided about 11months ago that her 5th birthday should be a ballet party, I wasnt even slightly surprised. She didnt just want ballet themed though. She wanted to do ballet. And we had the most incredible time. Both preparing for and during the party.

Of course, Mama made her outfit (ish!) She was desperate for a new skater skirt, so I made a modified Boo! Twirly, changing it up slightly to encase the waist elastic. Her godmother bought her a beautiful Miss Bliss & Co necklace, designed to match the white arabesque fabric. We finished off the outfit with a new design of bow I am trialling, her first ever satins with ribbons and a beautiful flutter sleeve leotard from Sansha.

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Of course, we added a pettiskirt to the skater for full twirlability.The principal tied her shoes for her, one of the seniors did her bun and one of her besties helped her into her costume. She adored feeling like a prima ballerina for the day.

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So, the crafts! We had a great time with this… I am a bit obsessive when I start with a theme. The fact it had to be as pink and girly as humanly possible (at Moo’s request) gave me licence to really enjoy it!

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The party tea include pink fruit kebabs, a stack of pink party rings, strawberry pots (ice cream cones dipped in white chocolate and pink sprinkles.  IMG_8362

Every party needs a few treats – so there were tulle-covered old fashioned jars of sweets (pink of course) and a pink jar of biscuits.
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The marshmallow towers were also a big hit – again dipped in white chocolate. Very yummy!

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I made a tulle party wreath, with felt age number, sparkly ribbons and her most recently outgrown ballet shoes. The whole lot was sprayed with extra glitter for just a bit more sparkle!

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We had a lot of fun with the decorations. I made rag bunting from a selection of lace, ribbons, glitter fabrics, plain cottons and soft tulle.

 

IMG_8202 My wonderful friend at Rainbow Creations made us beautiful pompom bunting, which we trimmed with ribbon to match the rest of the decorations. IMG_8240
Of course party decorations wouldnt be complete without paper pom poms and pretty vintage bunting.

IMG_8244For her cake, I made a 2 tier victoria sponge. The bottom tier was covered in white fondant, glittered and then trimmed in beautiful lace I found at our local haberdashery. The top tier, I freehanded stencil of pointe shoes, hacked up a third tier of cake sponge and iced!

During the party, every child received a handmade twirling wand of beautiful glitter ribbon and the spotty ribbon that had been used through out the theme.  IMG_8279

Pass the parcel continued the ballerina theme with a little charm bracelet for each girl. IMG_4788

I loved making the favours for this party. I made each child a giant marshmallow pop, handmade necklaces from Ducky’s Jewellery and the bags were trimmed with a handmade ballet bow.

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The party stationery was a gorgeous free printable set that I found from Blowout Party!
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We had such an amazing day and can’t thank Moo’s ballet school enough for providing such special memories for my girl

 

 

 

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